Trading Places

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  • R
  • Genre(s): Comedy Drama
  • Release year: 1983
  • Running time: 116 min
What happens when you combine the comic genius of Eddie Murphy with Dan Aykroyd and director John Landis? You get a timeless comedy classic laced with sidesplitting, satiric humor. Murphy stars as a small-time con artist who gets a chance to switch... read more
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What happens when you combine the comic genius of Eddie Murphy with Dan Aykroyd and director John Landis? You get a timeless comedy classic laced with sidesplitting, satiric humor. Murphy stars as a small-time con artist who gets a chance to switch lives with Aykroyd's big-time stock market maven. But their reversal of fortunes is just a cruel joke perpetrated by two bored mega-rich brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) as part of an idle bet. When the truth comes out...the consequences are sheer comedy gold!

Original Release

06/08/1983

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Cast

Eddie Murphy Billy Ray Valentine
Dan Aykroyd Louis Winthorpe III
Jamie Lee Curtis Ophelia
Denholm Elliott Coleman
Ralph Bellamy Randolph Duke
Don Ameche Mortimer Duke
Paul Gleason Clarence Beeks
Kristin Holby Penelope Witherspoon
Frank Oz Corrupt Cop
Robert Earl Jones Attendant
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

John Landis

Writers

Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod

Cast

Eddie Murphy Billy Ray Valentine
Dan Aykroyd Louis Winthorpe III
Jamie Lee Curtis Ophelia
Denholm Elliott Coleman
Ralph Bellamy Randolph Duke
Don Ameche Mortimer Duke
Paul Gleason Clarence Beeks
Kristin Holby Penelope Witherspoon
Frank Oz Corrupt Cop
Robert Earl Jones Attendant
Richard Hunt Wilson
Jim Belushi Harvey (as James Belushi)
Ron Taylor Big Black Guy
Bo Diddley Pawnbroker
Kelly Curtis Muffy
Al Franken Baggage Handler #1
James Eckhouse Guard
Alfred Drake President of Exchange
Tom Davis Baggage Handler #2
Ralph Clanton Official #1

Producers

Editors

Malcolm Campbell

1984 Oscar Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
1984 Golden Globe Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominated
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