Trading Places
Release: June 08, 1983
Release: June 08, 1983

Louis Winthorpe III is a successful Philadelphia commodity broker with mansion, manservant and girlfriend to match. Billy Ray Valentine is a hustling beggar. Winthorpe's employers, the elderly Duke brothers, make a bet that by switching the lifestyle of the two Billy Ray will make good and their man will take to a life of crime. Suddenly Louis finds himself uncomprehendingly with no job, no home and only a new acquaintance, glamorous hooker Ophelia, prepared to help him. So at least in one way things could actually be worse.

Ophelia: "(Covering herself up to Louis) Food and rent aren't the only things around here that cost money!"
Randolph Duke: "Money isn't everything, Mortimer."
Mortimer Duke: "Oh, grow up."
Randolph Duke: "Mother always said you were greedy."
Mortimer Duke: "She meant it as a compliment."
Dude in prison cell with Billy Ray: "It ain't cool being no jive turkey so close to Thanksgiving."
Louis Winthorpe: "I had the most absurd nightmare. I was poor and no one liked me. I lost my job, I lost my house, Penelope hated me and it was all because of this terrible, awful Negro."
they don't know what pressure is. In this building, it's either kill or be kille: "Louis:"Think big, think positive, never show any sign of weakness. Always go for the throat. Buy low, sell high. Fear? That's the other guy's problem. Nothing you have ever experienced will prepare you for the absolute carnage you are about to witness. Super Bowl, World Series"
we got to kill 'em!": "Billy Ray:"Yeah, we got to kill the motherf..."
Billy Ray: "Merry New Year!"
Beeks: "That's "happy." In this country we say "Happy New Year."
Billy Ray: "Oh, ho, ho, thank you for correcting my English, which stinks!"
Louis: "Looking good, Billy Ray!"
Billy Ray: "Feeling good, Louis!"
Louis: "He was wearing my Harvard tie. Can you believe it? My Harvard tie. Like oh, sure he went to Harvard."
Louis: "Nenge? Nenge Mboko? It is me, Lionel Joseph!"
Billy Ray: "Lionel! From the African Education Conference!"
Louis: "Yah, mon, I was Director of Cultural Activities at the Haile Selassie Pavilion."
Billy Ray: "I remember the pavilion - we had big fun there!"
Both: "Boo-boo yah, boo-boo yah, boo-boo yah, hah! Boo-boo yah, boo-boo yah, boo-boo yah, hah!"
Billy Ray: "Oh, memories!"
Big Black guy in cell with Billy Ray: "You beatin' 10 cops. How come I don't see no bruises on you?"
Billy Ray: "'Cause I'm a karate man, see! And a karate man bruises on the inside! They don't show their weakness. But you don't know that because you're a big Barry White looking motherfucker! So get outta my face!"
Billy Ray: "(while acting blind and legless) Hey, baby, what's happening? How are ya doing? Once you have a man with no legs, you never go back, baby. I know what you're thinkin'. You seen "Porgy and Bess?"
Billy Ray: "(as the women is walking away) We can make it, baby! Me and you!... You BITCH!"
Billy Ray: "When I was growing up, if we wanted a Jacuzzi, we had to fart in the tub."
Officer Reynolds: "Strip, you little shit, before I tear you a new asshole!"
Louis: "Those men wanted to have sex with me!"
Billy Ray: "Hey that's the motherf- I mean... that's the gentleman that had me busted."
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."
Billy Ray: "I wish my bitches would get here. I ain't got time to be sitting in this cell with you!"
Billy Ray: "That's called the "quart of blood" technique. You do that, a quart of blood will drop out of a man's body."
Beeks: "Hey. Back off! I'll rip out your eyes and piss on your brain!"
Randolph Duke: "(Trying to lure Billy Ray into the car by waving a bottle back and forth) We have whisky!"
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