|Language and/or Subtitles:||English|
|Availability:||Available at 8 Libraries 8 of 11 copies|
The "nature-nurture" theory that motivated so many Three Stooges comedies is the basis of John Landis's hit comedy. The fabulously wealthy but morally bankrupt Duke brothers (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) make a one-dollar bet over heredity vs. environment. Curious as to what might happen if different lifestyles were reversed, they arrange for impoverished street hustler Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) to be placed in the lap of luxury and trained for a cushy career in commodities brokerage. Simultaneously, they set about to reduce aristocratic yuppie Louis Winthorpe III (Dan Aykroyd to poverty and disgrace, hiring a prostitute (Jamie Lee Curtis) to hasten his downfall. When Billy Ray figures out that the brothers intend to dump him back on the streets once their experiment is complete, he seeks out Winthorpe, and together the pauper-turned-prince and prince-turned-pauper plot an uproarious revenge. With the good-hearted prostitute and Winthorpe's faithful butler (Denholm Elliott) as their accomplices, they set about to hit the brothers where it really hurts: in the pocketbook. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Stockbrokers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama.
Swindlers and swindling -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama.
Homeless persons -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama.
Impostors and imposture -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama.
Wagers -- Pennsylvania -- Philadelphia -- Drama.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
|Publisher|| Hollywood, Calif. :Paramount Home Entertainment,2007
|Edition||"Looking good, feeling good" ed., widescreen.|
Landis, John, 1950-
Murphy, Eddie, 1961-
Bellamy, Ralph, 1904-1991.
Curtis, Jamie Lee, 1958-
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis.
Music, Elmer Bernstein ; editor, Malcolm Campbell ; director of photography, Robert Paynter.
MPAA rating: Rated R.
In English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese with optional English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Title from container.
Originally released as a motion picture in 1983.
Special features include: Insider trading : The making of Trading places; Trading stories; deleted scene with optional commentary by executive producer George Folsey, Jr.; Dressing the part; The trade in Trading places; trivia pop-ups; industry promotional piece.
DVD; region 1; NTSC; widescreen presentation, enhanced for 16:9 TVs; Dolby Digital 5.1, Dolby Digital 2.0, Dolby Digital mono.
1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.