History Film / TradingPlaces

18th Jul '17 1:30:33 PM fruitstripegum
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* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The cover makes it pretty clear that eventually Winthorpe gets back on his feet and works with Valentine.



* TrailersAlwaysSpoil: The cover makes it pretty clear that eventually Winthorpe gets back on his feet and works with Valentine.



18th Jul '17 1:29:13 PM fruitstripegum
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* IntercontinuityCrossover: In ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', which came out five years later, Eddie Murphy's character Prince Akeem gives money to two bums on the street. Those bums are [[spoiler:the Duke brothers]], who fail to notice [[YouLookFamiliar Akeem's resemblance to Valentine]], but are really happy about the loads of cash they just got.



* IntercontinuityCrossover: In ''Film/ComingToAmerica'', which came out five years later, Eddie Murphy's character Prince Akeem gives money to two bums on the street. Those bums are [[spoiler:the Duke brothers]], who fail to notice [[YouLookFamiliar Akeem's resemblance to Valentine]], but are really happy about the loads of cash they just got.
18th Jul '17 1:28:12 PM fruitstripegum
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* TheBet: Also drives the plot, for the mere sum of [[spoiler:one dollar (as it was less about the money than pride -- also, the Duke brothers are just that stingy)]]. Winthorpe and Valentine give it a mocking IronicEcho at the end of the film.


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* TheBet: Also drives the plot, for the mere sum of [[spoiler:one dollar (as it was less about the money than pride -- also, the Duke brothers are just that stingy)]]. Winthorpe and Valentine give it a mocking IronicEcho at the end of the film.
7th Jul '17 6:15:02 AM fruitstripegum
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* BadassBoast: Billy Ray in prison. It nearly ends in tears.
--> ''"A karate man bruises on the inside! They don't show their weakness. But you don't know that because you're a big Music/BarryWhite looking motherfucker! So get outta my face!"''



* BadassBoast: Billy Ray in prison. It nearly ends in tears.
--> ''"A karate man bruises on the inside! They don't show their weakness. But you don't know that because you're a big Music/BarryWhite looking motherfucker! So get outta my face!"''
6th Jul '17 5:10:34 AM SkidTroper
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* DrivenToSuicide: Winthorpe makes two back-to-back suicide attempts when he thinks his life is ruined beyond repair. The first fails due to the gun jamming, and he's saved from the second attempt of trying to OD on pills.
* 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 month. It probably helps that Coleman was disgusted by it.

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* DrivenToSuicide: Winthorpe makes two back-to-back suicide attempts when he thinks his life is ruined beyond repair. The first fails due to the gun jamming, and he's saved from the second attempt of trying to OD on pills.
pills [[spoiler: by Valentine and Ophelia]].
* 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 month. It probably helps that Coleman was disgusted by it.it and helps Winthorpe put his life back together.



* FalseFriend: Louis' acquaintances at the country club treat him like the plague when his life falls apart.

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* FalseFriend: Louis' acquaintances at friends and fiance. When Louis' life falls apart, rather than help their friend or question the country club treat out-of-character accusations against him, his friends ostracize him like the plague when his life falls apart. apart. The films implies they were false even before Louis is accused of theft. One of them (Todd) seemed to be trying to steal away Louis' fiance Penelope, or get her to cheat on him. Downplayed with Penelope herself, though she is quick to doubt, and then dismiss, Louis when the accusations pile up (and is in a physical relationship Todd ''less than a week'' after calling off her engagement to Louis). They're even implied to be untrue to ''each other'', as seen in the ''a capella'' song (see LyricalDissonance below).



* LyricalDissonance: Listen to the lovely ''a capella'' song that the {{Gentleman Snarker}}s perform for Penelope and the other girls in the scene where Louis tries to borrow money. The song's about how all the girls are complete sluts.

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* LyricalDissonance: Listen to the lovely ''a capella'' song that the {{Gentleman Snarker}}s perform for Penelope and the other girls in the scene where Louis tries to borrow money. The song's about how all the girls are complete sluts. The lyrics;
-->"[[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces Muffy in a bathroom stall]],
-->[[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces Margaret by the lake]].
-->[[OnTheRebound Penny back in Whitley Hall]],
-->[[MakingLoveInAllTheWrongPlaces Constance on the make]]."

-->"[[MyGirlIsASlut Constance Fry, Constance Fry]],
-->[[ReallyGetsAround Anytime you call]],
-->[[ExtremeLibido Constance will fulfill your needs]],
-->Winter, spring, or fall."
1st Jul '17 12:44:39 PM redandready45
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** Billy Ray: [[spoiler:That when you feel like you've worked hard for what you've got, it's a lot easier to care about what happens to it.]]

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** Billy Ray: [[spoiler:That when you feel like you've worked hard for what you've got, it's a lot easier to care about what happens to it.]] He also learns to be less of a lout and more professional in his manners]]
25th Apr '17 2:10:15 PM Ciara25
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* StereotypeFlip: While most of the wealthy main characters are good caricatures of rich, blase, arrogant rich people, Billy Ray and Ophelia prove to be more than just a street hustler and hooker, respectively. Quite against Mortimer's predictions, Billy Ray proves just as adept at being a commodities broker as Winthorpe. Ophelia makes no bones about being a hooker, but she's remarkably bright and business savvy for one, going so far as to have a retirement plan from her life on the street.

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* StereotypeFlip: While most of the wealthy main characters are good caricatures of rich, blase, arrogant rich people, Billy Ray and Ophelia prove to be more than just a street hustler and hooker, respectively. Quite against Mortimer's predictions, Billy Ray proves just as adept at being a commodities broker as Winthorpe. Ophelia makes no bones about being a hooker, but she's remarkably bright and business savvy for one, going so far as to have a retirement plan from her life on the street.street and completely avoiding drugs, booze or a pimp controlling her life.
16th Apr '17 8:33:13 PM glasswalker
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** Winthorpe's fiancee stripping to her skivvies so they can screw in the living room counts, too.
4th Apr '17 12:58:28 PM LordYAM
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** The guy in the gorilla suit and the real gorilla. The guy in the gorilla suit follows Beeks hoping to get some tail and the real gorilla, seeing Beeks attack what seems to be a gorilla, beats the crap out of him, saving them from Beeks
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.)
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