Actors: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Denholm Elliott
|Plot Summary of Trading Places|
The Duke brothers make a bet on nature vs. nurture and switch the lives of Winthorpe and Valentine. One is given a life of luxuries and the other is put on the street and resorts to crime. The two get together and ruin their business while getting rich off of the stock market.
This synopsis report prepared by Dan McMillen
The Duke brothers (Bellamy & Ameche), a pair of wealthy businessmen, decide to have a wager over environment vs. genetics. They take their best employee, the wealthy & up-and-coming stockbroker Winthrop Louis III (Ackroyd), and arrange a trading of places between him and Billy Ray Valentine (Murphy) a con man who was recently arrested. But once Valentine and Louis find out about the wager, they decide to enact a hilarious revenge on the Duke brothers for toying with their lives.
This synopsis report prepared by Ari Rosner
|Script Analysis of Trading Places|
Ratings are on a 1-10 scale (Low to High)
Time/era of movie:
Comedy or Parody about
- rags to riches
- business executive
- White American
- New York
- dirty, grimy (like New York)
- rude people
- fancy mansion
- moving train
Accounts of torture and death?
- no torture/death
- generic/vague references to death/punishment
Sex/nudity in movie?
What kind of sex:
- seeing breasts
- A lot of foul language
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