Paramount Pictures released Trading Places on June 8, 1983. John Landis directed the film starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, and Ralph Bellamy.
‘Trading Places’ 30-Second Summary
The film tells the story of an uptight and upper-class commodities broker named Louis Winthorpe III who has his life turned upside down when his employers, Randolph and Mortimer Duke, decide to switch his life with that of a poor black street hustler named Billy Ray Valentine. Soon, both men struggle to adapt to their new lives. However, they soon learn of the Duke’s plan and work together with a prostitute named Ophelia to turn the tables on the Dukes.
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