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Trading Places

Trading Places

Blu-ray Disc - 2018
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Two old business partners bet that they can turn a street hustler into a successful businessman. Bonus features include pop-up trivia and featurettes.
Publisher: Los Angeles, CA :, Paramount,, [2018]
Edition: 35th anniversary edition.
Branch Call Number: BLU FEATURE TRA
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (116 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
4 3/4 in.,rda
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mono dolby digital (French Spanish)
English 5.1 Dolby digital
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Tony_Jeffers
Aug 11, 2019

Next time you are approached by a pan-handler remember this movie. Ask yourself if you suddenly found yourself in that person's place "Could I do better? could this unfortunate person handle my job? maybe even do it better?" Never judge a person until you've walked a mile in her or his shoes.

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roystreet
Aug 10, 2019

Still brings out the laughter; great cast, with exception of that dud Aykroyd - why did anyone ever think he was funny?

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GeorgeH131
May 05, 2019

Absolutely one of the funniest comedies from the 80's. Great supporting cast; Murphy and Ayckroid are at their best. Not to mention Jamie Lee Curtis!

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LaNomada01
Dec 15, 2018

One Dollar. That is the price of the bet - that will eventually lead to the hilarity inducing ups and downs of two innocent bystanders (played by Eddie Murphy and Dan Akyrod) in this 80s comedy. This movie is infinitely re-watchable and it's great to see a pre-9/11 NY in all its grimy glory.

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NorfAmericana
Dec 09, 2018

Most rewatchable comedy of the 80’s. So many amazing performances and layers of comedy. There are incredible cameos with memorable moments (Frank Oz, Bo Diddly, Al Franken, etc.) and lines that make me laugh every time.

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matcat44
Aug 10, 2018

very funny first time around, but found it not so much this time. Tastes change.

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mammothhawk229e
Sep 29, 2017

Movie deftly explained the futures market to average person using Florida Oranges analogy.

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JeanieG
Jun 11, 2017

Now a classic! So funny and silly and still relevant. A gem!

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isaachar
Feb 11, 2017

If you were making a list of the funniest movies of the 80's, Trading Places would have to be in the top 5. It comes in just behind Coming to America as far as 'funniest Eddie Murphy movies' in my opinion. I've probably seen Trading Places 50 times in my life, and even after more than 30 years the humor holds up. It's an American comedy classic.

SaraLovesBooks Dec 05, 2016

A solid comedy from the 1980's, with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd on top of their comedic game, it has a solid script, director, and acting from everyone involved. The film does feature some site gags, but most of the comedy comes from snarky humor and wit, which I personally prefer to slapstick. It holds up well as a good example of the era it was filmed in. This is a movie for adults, and if you're looking for something beyond the usual Christmas standard fare, this is a good movie to turn to.

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

Sexual Content: One character is a prostitute. Female nudity is exhibited, but not any sexual acts. Innuendo is also used throughout.

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

Violence: Slapstick violence occurs.

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

Coarse Language: Cussing throughout the film can be expected.

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

Other: Some jokes may be considered racist against African Americans; personal judgment may need to be used.

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jeannecrisp
Feb 14, 2017

"It wants to be funny, but it also wants to tell us something about human nature and there are whole stretches when we forget it's a comedy and get involved in the story." Movie critic Roger Ebert, June 9, 1983

laustcawz Sep 17, 2013

Racist line that favors blacks/African-Americans--One of the Dukes (Randolph [Ralph Bellamy], I think), commenting on the singing in the tub by Valentine (Eddie Murphy): "They're very musical people, aren't they?"

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britprincess1
May 08, 2013

britprincess1 thinks this title is suitable for 16 years and over

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