over 6 years
Absolute classic and sets up one of the all time great cameos in Coming to America!
Funny and entertaining, with lots of twist that make this movie a comedy classic.
over 7 years
Comedy was good in the 80s. This isn't a standout, but is better than what you find now.
over 7 years
It was good, but not nearly as hilarious as I'd hoped it would be. Good story though.
Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film, of the satire genre, directed by John Landis, starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. 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 storyline has been commented upon as a modern take on Mark Twain's classic 19th century novel The Prince and the Pauper, which itself was also a satire. Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott and Jamie Lee Curtis also star.
The film was written by Timothy Harris and Herschel Weingrod and was produced by Aaron Russo. It was released to theaters in North America on June 8, 1983, where it was distributed by Paramount Pictures. The film earned over US$90 million during its theatrical run in the United States, finishing as the fourth highest earning film of the year and the second highest earning R-rated film of 1983.
Denholm Elliott and Jamie Lee Curtis won the awards for Best Actor in a...