Trading Places Movie Review Summary

Actors: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Denholm Elliott

Detailed plot synopsis reviews 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.
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The review of this Movie 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.
The review of this Movie prepared by Ari Rosner

Script Analysis of Trading Places

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Plot & Themes

Comedy, primarily    -   Yes Time/era of movie:    -   1980's-1999 Comedy or Parody about    -   rags to riches Job/Profession/Poverty Story?    -   Yes Job:    -   stockbroker

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   business executive    -   trader Age:    -   20's-30's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White American


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   Northeast    -   Midwest City?    -   Yes City:    -   New York    -   dirty, grimy (like New York)    -   dangerous    -   wealthy    -   rude people Misc setting    -   fancy mansion    -   prison    -   moving train    -   bar

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   no torture/death    -   generic/vague references to death/punishment Sex/nudity in movie?    -   Yes What kind of sex:    -   seeing breasts Any profanity?    -   A lot of foul language

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