#123movies #fmovies #putlocker #gomovies #solarmovie #soap2day Watch Full Movie Online Free – Louis Winthorpe is a businessman who works for commodities brokerage firm of Duke and Duke owned by the brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. Now they bicker over the most trivial of matters and what they are bickering about is whether it’s a person’s environment or heredity that determines how well they will do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler and assumes he is trying to rob him, he has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, the brothers decide to make a wager as to what would happen if Winthorpe loses his job, his home and is shunned by everyone he knows and if Valentine was given Winthorpe’s job. So they proceed to have Winthorpe arrested and to be placed in a compromising position in front of his girlfriend. So all he has to rely on is the hooker who was hired to ruin him.
Plot: A snobbish investor and a wily street con-artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
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Is it offensive? Very much. Is it worth watching? Absolutely. Is it funny as hell? Hell yeah!
This classic OUTRAGEOUS comedy caper is the perfect holiday film to watch in between Christmas and New Year’s Eve.
The Prince and the Pauper with Eddie & Dan on sparkling form.
Mortimer & Randolph Duke are two repugnantly rich brothers, they make a bet that sees the role reversal of top toff yuppie, Louis Winthorpe, and wise cracking street hustler bum, Billy Ray Valentine. That’s about the strength of the films plot, yet it makes for a very funny film that crackles with glee due to it’s excellently written script. Watching the respective characters rise and fall respectively creates laughs aplenty whilst asking the question of how we all would cope in similar circumstances?
Sure the film does beat one over the head with its social message, we are in no doubt from the off about the gap between the rich and the poor, and yes the colour of a persons skin also rears its ugly head here to make this one of the more braver comedies of the 80s. Billy Ray Valentine (a brilliant dual performance from Eddie Murphy) is elevated up the social ladder, he becomes a force in industry, but as the progression enthrals him it also makes him aware that the things at the top end of the ladder aren’t exactly stand up doings. Winthorpe (a perfectly casted Dan Ackroyd) drops further down the social ladder and resorts to behaviour that nobody from the upper echelons could ever have dreamed he would be capable of – it’s only an encounter with prostitute Ophelia (Jamie Lee Curtis at the peak of her sexiness), and her good heart, that starts to see an upturn in his now dead bottom fortunes.
The gags come thick and fast, both verbally (Murphy on fire) and visually, as the film sees the whole cast fusing together to create a cracking comedy. Come the denouement on Wall Street we are privy to a joyous and savage turn of events that ice the clever Christmas cake we have just digested. It does have an 80s sheen about it, and viewing now in post 9/11 times it’s got a tint of nostalgia value to it, but really it’s all about the script, the stars and a kick in the eye for those who think nothing of treading on the people below them, enjoy. 8/10
A shocking tale of life in business
Dan Aykroyd (The Blues Brothers) stars as Louis Winthorpe, a smart and rich businessman who gets his life turned around when he is kicked out of his house and is forced to live on the street, all because of 2 other businessmen who have placed a wager to see if a street thief would succeed in his place.
In this ambitious and dramatic tale, viewers are invited into the hard and cruel life of the business world and what goes on behind closed doors, and though unrealistic, is a tale of cunning and loyalty in a great comedy drama.
In his best ever role, Eddie Murphy (Beverly Hills Cop) stars as street urchin Billy Ray Valentine, a cheeky and egotistical man who can’t believe his luck when he is invited to work for the Dukes, the two businessmen who are scamming against him. Murphy excels in his own way, with that big smile and that own sophistication that he does so well, and the reason that this is his best ever role, is because as well as the comedy, there is a strong and determined belief about his character that is admirable and watchable and through his portrayal, we can see differences in the type of culture his character takes to.
Murphy is matched on every level by an excellent performance by Aykroyd whose life falls through our very eyes. The way his life can’t seem to get any worse is one of the many reasons this film works so well.
These performances are matched with a gripping plot that sees viewers taken into the dark side of the business life, and through two evil and manipulative money driven owners, the Dukes. And the concept of money drives the film forward and the cruelty behind their bet is unbelievable and horrible to even think about, and is shown in such a dramatic fashion.
There is plenty of illegal activity, not to mention racial abuse and discrimination through the hierarchy that it is unthinkable that business was once like this.
Though I was completely lost during the final couple of scenes, this is a serious ideology encoded into a fairly humorous and dramatic film about the dealings and the life in business.
Murphy’s best film
The combined talent of Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy provide us with a terrific comedy that proves two big stars don’t necessarily have to outshine each other to make the comedy work.
The story is recycled from the old Three Stooges shorts from the 1930s but with a unique twist. Using their resources, the Duke Brothers switch a prissy businessman (Aykroyd) and street hustler (Murphy) to see if it’s heredity or environment that shapes a person’s success.
The helmsman here is John Landis who had scored three years earlier with “The Blues Brother” also starring Dan Aykroyd and this follow-up film rivals that in terms of just how funny it really is. The cast is just fantastic (everyone from Denholm Elliot to Frank Oz to even Bo Diddly) and the production values are just exquisite. It has some raunchy humor which is a trademark of Landis’s but it doesn’t detract from the charm and wit this movie has.
Despite lagging slightly in the middle, “Trading Places” is funny, charming, very well-made and strangely timeless. I advise any Murphy or Aykroyd fan to see it.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 56 min (116 min)
Director John Landis
Writer Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Actors Denholm Elliott, Dan Aykroyd, Maurice Woods, Richard D. Fisher Jr.
Awards Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 4 nominations.
Production Company Cinema Group Ventures, Paramount Pictures
Sound Mix Mono
Aspect Ratio 1.85 : 1
Camera Panaflex Cameras and Lenses by Panavision
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (prints), Technicolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length 3,191 m (6 reels)
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Spherical
Printed Film Format 35 mm