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The Daily Movie Quote: Trading Places

Updated on September 17, 2010
The cast of Trading Places
The cast of Trading Places

"He was wearing my Harvard tie. Can you believe it? My Harvard tie. Like oh, sure he went to Harvard." - Louis Winthorpe III, Trading Places (1983)

Paramount Pictures, Rated R, 118 minutes.

Directed By: John Landis


Dan Aykroyd - Louis Winthorpe III

Eddie Murphy - Billy Ray Valentine

Jamie Lee Curtis - Ophelia

Ralph Bellamy - Randolph Duke

Dan Ameche - Mortimer Duke

Denholm Elliott - Coleman

Paul Gleason - Clarence Beeks

Domestic Box Office Gross: $88,621,914

Synopsis: Two wealthy brothers put hereditary versus environment to the test when a wall street hotshot swaps lives with a con-man over a bet.

Fact: Frank Oz, Miss Piggy voice as well as mediocre director, plays an almost identical role as he did in The Blues Brothers.

Trivia: Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche reprise the Duke Brothers role in a cameo appearance in Coming to America. They were homeless and were given money by Eddie Murphy's character.

Movie Mistake: When Billy Ray is at the restaurant with the Duke's, listening to the 'S Car Go' joke, the Duke's are eating dessert at the beginning and dinner at the end of the brief rib tickler.

My Take: This is one of my favorite movies and is on the over 100+ viewed list. I first saw Trading Places when I was a kid and wanted to live in that investment world. I then watched it because of it's timeless humor, now I watch it because its an effin great flick.

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