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What Do You Know About the Movie, "Trading Places?"
by J. Reinoehl
Cinema Group Ventures Eddie Murphy Productions

"Trading Places" is the 1983 film featuring two of the '80s most popular comic actors Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. Many say it was inspired by the Twain novel, "The Prince and the Pauper," as two young men, a wealthy professional and a homeless hustler, are portrayed as a bet inspired by the '80s obsession with Wall Street. 

"Trading Places" was one of the most popular films of 1983, grossing over $90 million over its box office release. You're an obvious fan of '80s movies, so how much do you think you remember from this hilarious movie that is all about the culture of the '80s? For starters, do you remember the disabilities Billy Ray Valentine pretends to have at the beginning of the movie? Or, how Valentine makes his first $15,000 profit for the Dukes? 

Those questions are just a starter to get your lips wet and your mind flowing. But it gets harder from here. Do you remember the $7,000 item that Winthorp tried to pawn, and how much the pawnbroker actually offered him for the item?

It's time to make your bet on how well you'll do with this quiz. But, how much is a bet truly worth? $1, $50, or thousands of dollars? Not sure?  Why don't you just ask Mortimer and Randolph?

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