Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places
Dan Aykroyd Denholm Elliott Maurice Woods Richard D. Fisher Jr.
IDMB rating
7.5 (98405 votes)
Netflix rating
Release date
Jan. 1, 2014 (Netflix)
Expire date
Jan. 1, 2016 (Netflix)

It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate bet.  The comedy finished as the fourth highest earning film of the year and the second highest earning R-rated film of 1983.

Louis Winthorpe is a businessman who works for commodities brokerage firm of Duke and Duke owned by the brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. Now they bicker over the most trivial of matters and what they are bickering about is whether it's a person's environment or heredity that determines how well they will do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler and assumes he is trying to rob him, he has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, the brothers decide to make a wager as to what would happen if Winthorpe loses his job, his home and is shunned by everyone he knows and if Valentine was given Winthorpe's job. So they proceed to have Winthorpe arrested and to be placed in a compromising position in front of his girlfriend. So all he has to rely on is the hooker who was hired to ruin him.

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