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Trading Places (1983)

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TRADING PLACES John Landis 1983 • 116 Minutes • 1.85 : 1 • United States Paramount Pictures 
Cast: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis Screenplay: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod Cinematography: Robert Paynter Producer: Aaron Russo
Awards
Academy Awards Nominee: Best Music, Original Song Score and Its Adaptation or Best Adaptation Score - Elmer Bernstein 
BAFTAs Winner: Best Supporting Actor - Denholm Elliott  Winner: Best Supporting Actress - Jamie Lee Curtis  Nominee: Best Screenplay - Original - Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod 
Golden Globes Nominee: Best Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical Nominee: Best Performance by an Actor in a Motion Picture - Comedy or Musical: Eddie Murphy 
SOME VERY FUNNY BUSINESS

SPOILERS AHEAD
You know, it occurs to me that the best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people.
In this modern re-telling of Mark Twain's The Prince and the Pauper, John Landis explores class and race divisions of the 198…

Now On YouTube: Short Subjects - A Look at the 2018 Oscar Nominations

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The Essential Films Podcast Ep. #20: Short Subjects - A Look at the 2018 Oscar Nominations

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In today's Short Subjects episode, I go down the entire list of Academy Award nominees, announced on January 24th. From Best Picture to Best Visual Effects; From Call Me By Your Name to War for the Planet of the Apes. I cover my thoughts, my predictions and why I think Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri is overrated.

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Now on YouTube! The Essential Films Podcast Episode #019: Short Subjects - The Holiday C...

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