Welcome to the sister article to Comedy Clicks! Each week, we will be taking an in depth look at some of the best comedy films that the world of cinema can offer! Today we will be looking at Trading Places
About the Film
Summary of Plot
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.. – iMDB
Year Of Release
1 Hour 56 Minutes
They’re not just getting rich… They’re getting even
Box Office Opening Weekend
Eddie Murphy – Billy Ray Valentine Dan Akroyd – Louis Winthorpe III Ralph Bellamy – Randolph Duke Don Ameche – Mortimer Duke Denholm Elliott – COleman
Song From the OST
In 2010, as part of the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act, which was to regulate financial markets, a rule was included which barred anyone from using secret inside information to corner markets, similar to what the Duke brothers tried to do in the movie. Since the movie inspired this rule, it has since become known as the Eddie Murphy Rule.
For a period of time the restaurant at the Westin Hotel in Philadelphia was named Winthorpe & Valentine, after two of the main characters in this movie. It later became the Lea Restaurant & Bar.
The story about the Dukes’ cornering of the orange juice market was probably inspired by the “Silver Thursday” market crash of March 27, 1980, when the Hunt brothers of Texas tried to corner the silver market and subsequently failed to meet a one hundred million dollar margin call.
Randolph Duke (Ralph Bellamy) and Mortimer Duke (Don Ameche) always wear matching suits and tie patterns, only Randolph wears a bow tie and Mortimer a necktie.
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