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The Top 80 movies from the 1980's in 80 Days (DAY 68):

13. “Trading Places” (1983)

 

Movie Summary:

A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

 

From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086465/

 

 Cast:

Eddie Murphy—Billy Ray Valentine

 

Dan Aykroyd—Louis Winthorpe III

 

Jamie Lee Curtis—Ophelia

 

Relph Bellamy—Randolph Duke

 

Don Ameche—Mortimer Duke

 

Paul Gleasom—Clarence Beeks

 

Denholm Elliott—Coleman

 

 Director:

 

John Landis

 

Facts about the this movie:

*Opening Weekend: $7,348,200 (USA) (12 June 1983)

 

*Gross: $90,404,800 (USA)

 

*Randolf and Mortimer always wear matching suits and tie patterns, only Randolf a bow tie, and Mortimer a necktie.

 

*The punch line of Bunny's story ("...and she stepped on the ball") is a reference to Auntie Mame, in which Gloria Upson tells a joke with the same punch line.

 

*The story about the Dukes' cornering of the orange juice market was probably inspired by the "Silver Thursday" market crash of 27 March 1980, during which the Hunt brothers of Texas tried to corner the silver market and subsequently failed to meet a $100 million margin call.

 

*The character Clarence Beeks shares his name with a jazz musician who recorded under the name "King Pleasure."

 

*Richard Pryor was originally considered for the role of Billy Ray Valentine.

 

*Ray Milland was the first choice for the role of Mortimer Duke.

 

*The film was conceived as a vehicle for Gene Wilder and Richard Pryor. But when Pryor dropped out and Eddie Murphy came on board, he made a motion to get Wilder replaced because he didn't want people to think he was just trying to be another Pryor.

 

*The original title: "Black and White".

 

*In the scene when Louis visits the club to borrow money, the actress who plays "Muffy" is Kelly Curtis, the sister of Jamie Lee Curtis.

 

*In the scene when Louis visits the club to borrow money, the actress who plays "Muffy" is Kelly Curtis, the sister of Jamie Lee Curtis.

 

*Frank Oz plays a role somewhat similar to his role in The Blues Brothers, also directed by John Landis and also starring Dan Aykroyd.

 

*Eddie Murphy later admitted that while on the floor of the stock exchange in the final scene, he only followed the script, he had no idea what was going on as he found stock trading incredibly confusing.

 

*John Gielgud and Ronnie Barker were offered Coleman the butler.

 

From: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0086465/trivia

 

Why I Picked this movie #13:

1.  It is timeless.

 

2. Funny has hell

 

3.Has some of the most memorable quotes / dialog in film history.

 

4. It has Eddie Murphy from the 80’s when he was nothing but money. And he could actually make you laugh, unlike now a days. Was able to play three or four different people in the movie and everyone of them was funny has hell.

 

5. Has some of the most memorable scenes in film history.

 

6. Awesome chemistry with the cast.

 

7. Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd play off of each great.

 

8. Non-stop laughing, with a touch of thinking from beginning to conclude.

 

9. Once again shows how great of actor Eddie Murphy could have been.

 

10. Great cast.

 

11. Jamie Lee Curtis fat and firm cans.

 

 12. Great Script.

 

13. Awesome ending.

 

14. John Landis was nothing but money in the 1980’s

 

First time seeing it:

 

On VHS at home

 

Movie trailer:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZjDbJQKDXCY

 


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