Trading Places

1983

John Landis
Director
Paramount
Studio

Two wealthy business men switch the places of a street bum and a socialite as part of a bet about heredity vs. environment.

Excellent modern day updating of Mark Twain's The Prince & the Pauper, with a dash of his Million Pound Bank Note and Mozart's The Marriage of Figaro tossed in (the music over the main titles is no accident).

Probably what makes this movie so great, besides the great performances, is how satisying the revenge is. The Dukes are thoroughly evil old money one-percenters, and to see them get their comeuppance is part of why this movie is still popular three decades later.

-Dave W.


Trading Places
8th June 1983
Cinema



116 mins
1.85:1

Trading Places
24th September 2002
DVD



116 mins
1.85:1


2nd December 2002
DVD



111 mins
1.78:1


5th June 2007
DVD



118 mins
1.85:1


5th June 2007
HD




1.85:1


5th June 2007
Blu-Ray




1.85:1




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Dan Aykroyd
Louis Winthorpe III
Dan Aykroyd
Louis Winthorpe III
Dan Aykroyd
Louis Winthorpe III
Dan Aykroyd
Louis Winthorpe III
"Lionel Joseph"
Eddie Murphy
Billy Ray Valentine
Eddie Murphy
Billy Ray Valentine
Eddie Murphy
Billy Ray Valentine
"Nanga Eboko"
Eddie Murphy
Billy Ray Valentine
Ralph Bellamy
Randolph Duke
Ralph Bellamy
Randolph Duke
Don Ameche
Mortimer Duke
Don Ameche
Mortimer Duke
Denholm Elliott
Coleman
Denholm Elliott
Coleman
Denholm Elliott
Coleman
Denholm Elliott
Coleman
Kristin Holby
Penelope Witherspoon
Kristin Holby
Penelope Witherspoon
Kristin Holby
Penelope Witherspoon
Paul Gleason
Clarence Beeks
Paul Gleason
Clarence Beeks
Paul Gleason
Clarence Beeks
Jamie Lee Curtis
Ophelia
Jamie Lee Curtis
Ophelia
Jamie Lee Curtis
Ophelia
"Inga from Sweden (not Austria)"
Jamie Lee Curtis
Ophelia
Alfred Drake
President of Exchange
Bo Diddley
Pawnbroker
Frank Oz
Corrupt Cop (Clendennon)
James Belushi
Harvey
James 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
James Newell
Duke & Duke Employee
(as Jim Newell)
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
(as Robert Curtis-Brown)
Nicholas Guest
Harry
John Bedford Lloyd
Andrew
(as John Bedford-Lloyd)
Tony Sherer
Philip
Robert Earl Jones
Attendant
Robert E. Lee
Cop #1
(not 100% sure)
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 (Bates)
Gwyllum Evans
President of Heritage Club
Eddie Jones
Cop #3 (Bane)
John McCurry
Cop #4 (Taylor)
Michelle Mais
Hooker #1
(as Michele Mais)
Barra Kahn
Hooker #2
(I think)
Bill Cobbs
Bartender (Terry)
Joshua Daniel
Party Goer
(believe most of scene cut)
Jacques Sandulescu
Creepy Man
W.B. Brydon
Bank Manager
Margaret H. Flynn
Duke & Duke Receptionist
Kelly Curtis
Muffy
Tracy K. Shaffer
Constance Fry
Susan Fallender
Bunny
Lucianne Buchanan
President's Mistress
Paul Garcia
Junior Executive #1
Jed Gillin
Junior Executive #2
Jimmy Raitt
Ophelia's Client
Kate Taylor
Duke's Secretary
(not 100% sure)
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 (Harry)
Jack Davidson
Trader #3 (Hank)
Bernie McInerney
Trader #4
Maurice Copeland
Secretary of Agriculture
(as Maurice D. Copeland)
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
Ronald Sylvers
Duke's Chauffeur
Yvonna Russell
Woman Grabbed by Billy Ray in Rittenhouse Square
Charles Pendelton
Cop in Heritage Club
John Landis
Man with Briefcase on Police Station Steps
Marlene Willoughby
Woman Passed Out on Couch at Party
Arleen Sorkin
Woman at Party
Jan Saint
Man in Police Station
Shirley Levine
Bag Lady
Mike Strug
Wrong Santa
Murray Bandel
Man at Police Station
George Folsey Jr.
Extra
World Trade Center
World Trade Center

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