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Trading Places

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Trading Places

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
118 minutes
performer:
Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy
director:
John Landis
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
genre:
Comedy

We gave it an A-

THE SETUP A street hustler (Eddie Murphy) switches lifestyles with a Wall Street yuppie (Dan Aykroyd).

VINTAGE EDDIE Murphy’s Billy Ray insists to the cops he’s a blind, legless Vietnam vet: ”I was in Sang Bang, Dang Gong — I was all over that place…. I was Agent Orange.”

WORTHY EXTRAS? Yes, if only for the one archival promo clip that shows Murphy and Aykroyd, both in their prime, doing dueling old-Jewish-man impressions. A-

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