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Trading Places

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Original title
Trading Places
Year
Running time
117 min.
Country
United States United States
Director
Screenwriter
Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Music
Elmer Bernstein
Cinematography
Bob Paynter
Cast
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Producer
Paramount Pictures
Genre
Comedy | Business & Stock Exchange. Buddy Film
Synopsis / Plot
As the result of a bet between two wealthy commodities traders, the lifestyles of a street hustler (Eddie Murphy) and a blue-nosed employee (Dan Akroyd) of the brokerage are reversed. The innocent victims of the bet scramble to make it in their new foreign environments, with hysterical results. Once they discover the switch played on them, they set out to exact their comic revenge on the execs, played by the grand old actors Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche..
Awards
1983: Nominated for Oscar: Best Original Song of la OST
1983: 2 nominations for Golden Globes: Best Comedy, Best in Comedy (Eddie Murphy)
1983: 2 BAFTA Awards: Best Supporting Actor (Elliott) & Best Supporting Actress (Lee Curtis)
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