History Film / TradingPlaces

26th Feb '17 5:36:00 PM Lanes17B
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* PoliticallyIncorrectHero: Early in the film, Winthorpe had Valentine arrested for attempted robbery after accidentally bumping into one another, and even after Valentine apologized for it.
** While coming to after his suicide attempt, Whinthorpe blames everything thats happened to him on "that awful negro" (Valentine.)
20th Feb '17 12:08:00 PM MikeW
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* PersonaNonGrata: Thanks to the Dukes, this is what happens to Louis. He's fired from his job, arrested on fake drug charges and his fiancee is made to believe he slept with Ophelia. It doesn't truly sink in for Louis until he shows up at the local club to ask for the help of his friends as character witnesses (and a loan for legal fees) and they coldly make it clear they want nothing to do with him.
10th Feb '17 12:15:28 PM Farnham
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* PhonyVeteran: Billy Ray's con scheme at the beginning of the movie.

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* PhonyVeteran: Billy Ray's con scheme at the beginning of the movie. Blown to smithereens when the two cops who approach him turn out to be ''real'' Vietnam War veterans.
4th Feb '17 1:11:16 PM Premonition45
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* BecomingTheMask: Ophelia is introduced pretending to be Louis Winthorpe's lover. By the end, she genuinely becomes his love.

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* BecomingTheMask: Ophelia is introduced pretending to be Louis Winthorpe's lover. By the end, she genuinely becomes his love.actually falls in love with him.
31st Jan '17 10:35:12 AM eaterofworlds
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* TranquilFury: Valentine didn't take too kindly on The Duke Brother's racial slur that he overheard within the bathroom stall.
31st Jan '17 10:25:20 AM eaterofworlds
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** Ophelia happens to be well-versed in Shakespeare.
25th Jan '17 8:34:54 AM JamesAustin
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The movie did well at the box office ($90 million gross in 1983, $233 million adjusted gross) and with critics (89% Fresh at RottenTomatoes), who deemed it an entertaining and intriguing social satire (thanks chiefly to the stellar cast and the well-written script).
21st Jan '17 4:33:46 PM Premonition45
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* BecomingTheMask: Ophelia is introduced pretending to be Louis Winthorpe's lover. By the end, she genuinely becomes his love.
1st Jan '17 3:27:48 PM Premonition45
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--> '''Beeks:''' And no more goddamn jerky beef.

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--> '''Beeks:''' -->'''Beeks:''' And no more goddamn jerky beef.



** During the opening credits, when Coleman makes Winthorpe's breakfast, what's the first item he prepares? Orange juice.



* LastSecondWordSwap: Billy Ray when describing his thoughts on why they should let prices drop a bit more.

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* LastSecondWordSwap: Billy Ray when does this after becoming a successful stockbroker.
** When
describing his thoughts on why they should let prices drop a bit more.



--->'''Billy Ray:''' [''on phone''] Security?\\

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--->'''Billy -->'''Billy Ray:''' [''on phone''] Security?\\



** Later, as Louis briefs him on trading:
-->'''Winthorpe:''' You make no friends in the pits and you take no prisoners. One minute you're up half a million in soybeans and the next, boom, your kids don't go to college and they've repossessed your Bentley. Are you with me?
-->'''Billy Ray:''' Yeah, we gotta kill the motherf-... we gotta kill 'em!



* NiceToTheWaiter: The Duke Brothers don't treat their hired help well, [[TheScrooge offering only $5 bonuses]] during the holidays. Louis himself doesn't treat hired help, [[PetTheDog except Coleman]], particularly well. While arriving at work, he doesn't even look his helpers in the eye. [[CharacterDevelopment Until after having lost his wealth]]. After arriving with Billy Ray [[spoiler:at the World Trade Center, he explicitly tells their taxi to keep his change upon paying him]].

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* NiceToTheWaiter: The Duke Brothers don't treat their hired help well, [[TheScrooge offering only $5 bonuses]] during the holidays. Louis himself doesn't treat hired help, [[PetTheDog except Coleman]], particularly well. While arriving at work, he doesn't even look his helpers in the eye. [[CharacterDevelopment Until after having lost his wealth]]. wealth]], that is. After arriving with Billy Ray [[spoiler:at the World Trade Center, Center]], he explicitly specifically tells their taxi driver to keep his change upon paying him]].him.


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* StealthPun: When trading time begins at the World Trade Center, the traders who were in the toilets immediately get going [[{{Squick}} without washing their hands]]. So, that's becoming dirty money.
1st Jan '17 9:37:57 AM Premonition45
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* EasilyForgiven: While he was admittedly JustFollowingOrders, Winthorpe seems to hold nothing against his butler Coleman for his involvement in the Dukes' scheme that completely destroyed his life and caused him near suicide-inducing hell for the past couple of days. It probably helps that Coleman was disgusted by it.

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* EasilyForgiven: While he was admittedly JustFollowingOrders, Winthorpe seems to hold nothing against his butler Coleman for his involvement in the Dukes' scheme that completely destroyed his life and caused him near suicide-inducing hell for the past couple of days.month. It probably helps that Coleman was disgusted by it.



--> '''Louis:''' It wasn't heroin, it was angel dust -- PCP.

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--> '''Louis:''' -->'''Louis:''' It wasn't heroin, it was angel dust -- PCP.



* NiceToTheWaiter: The Duke Brothers don't treat their hired help well, [[TheScrooge offering only $5 bonuses]] during the holidays. Louis himself doesn't treat hired help, [[PetTheDog except Coleman]], particularly well, [[CharacterDevelopment until after having lost his wealth]]. After arriving with Billy Ray [[spoiler:at the World Trade Center, he explicitly tells their taxi to keep his change upon paying him]].

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* NiceToTheWaiter: The Duke Brothers don't treat their hired help well, [[TheScrooge offering only $5 bonuses]] during the holidays. Louis himself doesn't treat hired help, [[PetTheDog except Coleman]], particularly well, well. While arriving at work, he doesn't even look his helpers in the eye. [[CharacterDevelopment until Until after having lost his wealth]]. After arriving with Billy Ray [[spoiler:at the World Trade Center, he explicitly tells their taxi to keep his change upon paying him]].
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