Saturday, 29 August 2009

Trading Places


Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd) is a successful Philadelphia commodity broker with mansion, manservant and girlfriend to match. Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) is a hustling beggar. Winthorpe's employers, the elderly Duke brothers, make a bet that by switching the lifestyle of the two Billy Ray will make good and their man will take to a life of crime. Suddenly Louis finds himself uncomprehendingly with no job, no home and only a new acquaintance, glamorous hooker Ophelia, prepared to help him. So at least in one way things could actually be worse.

Denholm Elliot, Bonnie Behrend, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Jamie Lee Curtis.

This is a really hilarious movie from back in the days when Eddie Murphy was actually really funny! Dan Ackroyd is also very good as the toffee nosed wall street trader that Eddie Murphy trades places with. All in all a great movie!!!

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