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Trading Places (8-Jun-1983)

Director: John Landis

Writers: Timothy Harris; Herschel Weingrod

Music by: Elmer Bernstein

Producer: Aaron Russo

Keywords: Comedy, Wager, Wall Street

The wealthy Duke brothers, owners of a Philadelphia commodities trading firm, conduct a Prince and the Pauper wager: they engineer a swap between Louis Winthorpe III, one of their brokers, and Billy Ray Valentine, a homeless man whom Winthorpe tried to have arrested. Nature vs. nurture -- will Valentine rise to the challenge? Pairing of Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy works spectacularly well, yielding comedy gold.

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Don Ameche
Actor
31-May-1904 6-Dec-1993 Trading Places
Dan Aykroyd
Actor
1-Jul-1952   Saturday Night Live, Dr. Detroit
Ralph Bellamy
Actor
17-Jun-1904 29-Nov-1991 Trading Places
Jim Belushi
Comic
15-Jun-1954   According to Jim
Philip Bosco
Actor
26-Sep-1930   American character actor
Bill Cobbs
Actor
16-Jun-1935   Tony on The Drew Carey Show
Jamie Lee Curtis
Actor
22-Nov-1958   True Lies
Kelly Curtis
Actor
17-Jun-1956   Daughter of Tony Curtis and Janet Leigh
Bo Diddley
Guitarist
30-Dec-1928 2-Jun-2008 Blues diddler and rectangular guitarist
Alfred Drake
Actor
7-Oct-1914 25-Jul-1992 Broadway actor, Kismet
James Eckhouse
Actor
14-Feb-1955   Jim Walsh on Beverly Hills, 90210
Denholm Elliott
Actor
31-May-1922 6-Oct-1992 A Room with a View
Giancarlo Esposito
Actor
26-Apr-1958   Gus Fring on Breaking Bad
Al Franken
Politician
21-May-1951   US Senator from Minnesota
Paul Gleason
Actor
4-May-1939 27-May-2006 The Breakfast Club
Eddie Jones
Actor
1937   Jonathan Kent on Lois & Clark
Eddie Murphy
Comic
3-Apr-1961   Beverly Hills Cop
Frank Oz
Actor
25-May-1944   Yoda, Miss Piggy, and The Stepford Wives

CAST

Dan Aykroyd   ...   Louis Winthorpe III
Eddie Murphy   ...   Billy Ray Valentine
Starring
Ralph Bellamy   ...   Randolph Duke
Don Ameche   ...   Mortimer Duke
Denholm Elliott   ...   Coleman
Kristin Holby   ...   Penelope Witherspoon
Paul Gleason   ...   Clarence Beeks
and
Jamie Lee Curtis   ...   Ophelia
with
Alfred Drake   ...   President of Exchange
Bo Diddley   ...   Pawnbroker
Frank Oz   ...   Corrupt Cop
Jim Belushi   ...   Harvey
Al Franken   ...   Baggage Handler #1
Tom Davis   ...   Baggage Handler #2
Maurice Woods   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
Richard D. Fisher, Jr.   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
Jim Gallagher   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
Anthony DiSabatino   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
Bonnie Behrend   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
Sunnie Merrill   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
Jim Newell   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
Mary St. John   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
Bonnie Tremena   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
David Schwartz   ...   Duke & Duke Employee
Tom Degidon   ...   Duke Domestic
William Magerman   ...   Duke Domestic
Alan Dellay   ...   Duke Domestic
Florence Anglin   ...   Duke Domestic
Ray D'Amore   ...   Duke Domestic
Bobra Suiter   ...   Duke Domestic
Herb Peterson   ...   Duke Domestic
Sue Dugan   ...   Duke Domestic
Walt Gorney   ...   Duke Domestic
B. Constance Barry   ...   Duke Domestic
P. Jay Sidney   ...   Heritage Club Doorman
Avon Long   ...   Ezra
Tom Mardirosian   ...   Officer Pantuzzi
Charles Brown   ...   Officer Reynolds
Robert Curtis-Brown   ...   Todd
Nicholas Guest   ...   Harry
John Bedford-Lloyd   ...   Andrew
Tony Sherer   ...   Philip
Robert Earl Jones   ...   Attendant
Robert E. Lee   ...   Cop #1
Peter Hock   ...   Cop #2
Clint Smith   ...   Doo Rag Lenny
Ron Taylor   ...   Big Black Guy
James D. Turner   ...   Even Bigger Black Guy
Giancarlo Esposito   ...   Cellmate #2
Steve Hofvendahl   ...   Cellmate #3
James Eckhouse   ...   Guard
Gwyllum Evans   ...   President of Heritage Club
Eddie Jones   ...   Cop #3
John McCurry   ...   Cop #4
Michele Mais   ...   Hooker #1
Barra Kahn   ...   Hooker #2
Bill Cobbs   ...   Bartender
Joshua Daniel   ...   Party Goer
Jacques Sandulescu   ...   Creepy Man
W. B. Brydon   ...   Bank Manager
Margaret H. Flynn   ...   Duke & Duke Receptionist
Kelly Curtis   ...   Muffy
Tracy K. Shaffer   ...   Constance
Susan Fallender   ...   Bunny
Lucianne Buchanan   ...   President's Mistress
Paul Garcia   ...   Jr. Executive #1
Jed Gillin   ...   Jr. Executive #2
Jimmy Raitt   ...   Ophelia's Client
Kate Taylor   ...   Duke's Secretary
Philip Bosco   ...   Doctor
Bill Boggs   ...   Newscaster
Deborah Reagan   ...   Harvey's Girlfriend
Don McLeod   ...   Gorilla
Stephen Stucker   ...   Station Master
Richard Hunt   ...   Wilson
Paul Austin   ...   Trader #1
John Randolph Jones   ...   Trader #2
Jack Davidson   ...   Trader #3
Bernie McInerney   ...   Trader #4
Maurice D. Copeland   ...   Secretary of Agriculture
Ralph Clanton   ...   Official #1
Bryan Clark   ...   Official #2
Gary Klar   ...   Longshoreman
Afemo Omilami   ...   Longshoreman
Shelly Chee Chee Hall   ...   Monica
Donna Palmer   ...   Gladys
Barry Dennen   ...   Demitri

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