Film of the Week: Trading Places (1983)


John Landis directs Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd and Jamie Lee Curtis in this Christmas classic where a stockbroker and a hustler have their lives swapped by some mischievous one percenters. 

Randolph Duke: Ezra. Right on time. I’ll bet you thought I’d forgotten your Christmas bonus. There you are.
Ezra: Five dollars. Maybe I’ll go to the movies… by myself.
Mortimer Duke: Half of it is from me.
Ezra: Thank you, Mr. Mortimer.
[mouthing silently]

Every scene, absolute gold. Perfection.


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