• Publication date: January 7, 2014

Trading Places

Duke brothers, Randolph and Mortimer, decide to lay a $1 bet to seal their argument over whether genetics or environment makes people behave the way they do. They decide to trade poor street-hustler Billy Ray Valentine with aristocratic broker Louis to see what happens…

Program data

Duration: 120

Production Year: 1983

MBC Max:

March 1, 2014 18:00 (KSA) ~ March 1, 2014 17:00 (CLT)

Duke brothers, Randolph and Mortimer, decide to lay a one dollar bet to seal their argument over whether people behave the way they do due to nature or nurture. They decide to elevate street-hustler Billy Ray Valentine to their circle by making him a commodities broker replacing the aristocratic Louis Winthorpe III whom they crush and throw to the depths of poverty and despair, all to see how each would perform and ultimately prove which of the Dukes was right and therefore won the dollar

 

Starring:

  • Eddie Murphy as Billy Ray Valentine
  • Dan Aykroyd as Louis Winthorpe III
  • Ralph Bellamy as Randolph Duke
  • Don Ameche as Mortimer Duke
  • Denholm Elliott as Coleman
  • Jamie Lee Curtis as Ophelia
  • Kristin Holby as Penelope Witherspoon
  • Paul Gleason as Clarence Beeks

Directed by:  John Landis

Rating:  R