Trading Places (1983)

Trading Places (1983) Is it nature or is it nurture? John Landis directed Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy in this comedic fairy tale where a bankrupted broker and a street hustler take revenge on the Duke Brothers [Ralph Bellamy and Don Ameche] for upsetting their lives just to wage a bet.   The commodities market of orange juice and pork bellies becomes the playing field.  Although Eddie Murphy improved the script with many hilarious improvisations, the scene with Dan Aykroyd in blackface should still make modern viewers cringe.   Nevertheless, the success of this plot where government information is used to trade futures led to Section 746 of the Dodd-Frank Wall Street Reform and Consumer Protection Act of 2014, referred to as the “Eddie Murphy rule,” that prohibited use of insider trading on commodities. And, even if you can’t follow the shenanigans of Wall Street markets, there is still Elmer Bernstein’s channeling of Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro into the musical score to enjoy.


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By shorting their Moderna vaccine.

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As robber-bandits poker closer

To robber-barons in broken cages.

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Bit coins or dollars, it’s all hallucination.

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Money’s value is pure speculation.

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