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Trading Places Movie

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Another funny 80’s movie with Eddie Murphy as the main actor; this time he will interpret a poor man who, suddenly, becomes very rich thanks to a bet between rich men.

Trading Places DVD


Trading Places begins with the story of two men. The first one is Louis Winthorpe III, a wealthy man who lives in New York, and is an investor for a very important firm owned by the Duke Brothers.

The other man in Trading Places is Billy Ray Valentine, a poor man who belongs to the lowest of America’s social structure. However, the Duke Brothers have a better destiny for him: Winthorpe’s life.


Louis Winthorpe III - Dan Aykroyd
Billy Ray Valentine - Eddie Murphy
Randolph Duke - Ralph Bellamy
Mortimer Duke - Don Ameche
Coleman - Denholm Elliott
Penelope - Jamie Lee Curtis


Originally, Richard Pryor was considered for the main role in Trading Places.

The original title of Trading Places was “Black and White".

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80's Film Facts:

The Movie Trading Places was released to theatres on 06/08/1983 by Paramount Pictures, and grossed $90,400,000 at the box office in the US.

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