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Trading Places

Dan Aykroyd plays Louis Winthorpe III, a rich, smug investment broker set up by brothers Randolph and Mortimer Duke (Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche) in their experiment to prove that environment counts for more than breeding.

Stripped of his home, money, fiancée and job, he sees the homeless Billy Ray Valentine (Eddie Murphy) take his place instead.

The only person interested in helping Winthorpe is hooker Ophelia (Jamie Lee Curtis). But when the three discover Randolph and Duke's plot, they plan to get even (and rich) in John Landis' landmark, rip-roaring comedy.

Trading Places synopsis

Two unscrupulous Wall Street brokers make Dan Aykroyd's supercilious city boy and Eddie Murphy's smart street-bum swap lives for a bet in this smart satire on corporate greed and social snobbery

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