History YMMV / TradingPlaces

18th Jan '16 8:48:28 PM RAraya
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** And it had another nasty connotation much quicker, given the deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during filming of John Landis' segment of the ''[[Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie Twilight Zone]]'' movie.
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** And it had another nasty connotation much quicker, connotation, given the deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during filming of John Landis' segment of the ''[[Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie Twilight Zone]]'' movie.movie one year earlier, making it a very clear case of TooSoon.
24th Nov '15 3:12:03 AM erforce
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: We can thank ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' for helping this be remembered as the film where Jamie Lee Curtis flashes her breasts on screen for the first time.
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* BestKnownForTheFanservice: We can thank ''Film/{{Scream 1996}}'' for helping this be remembered as the film where Jamie Lee Curtis Creator/JamieLeeCurtis flashes her breasts on screen for the first time.

** And it had another nasty connotation much quicker, given the deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during filming of John Landis' segment of the ''Twilight Zone'' movie. * GeniusBonus: The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.
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** And it had another nasty connotation much quicker, given the deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during filming of John Landis' segment of the ''Twilight Zone'' ''[[Film/TwilightZoneTheMovie Twilight Zone]]'' movie. * GeniusBonus: GeniusBonus: ** The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.
3rd Nov '15 8:17:43 PM LaptopGuy
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Winthorpe saying "It's kill or be killed" and "Nothing you've seen in your life can prepare you for the unbridled carnage you're about to witness" as he and Billy enter the World Trade Center for the climax.
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* FunnyAneurysmMoment: Winthorpe saying "It's kill or be killed" and "Nothing you've seen in your life can prepare you for the unbridled carnage you're about to witness" as he and Billy enter the World Trade Center for the climax. Funny at the time, rather disturbing after the 1993 WTC bombing, heartbreaking after 9/11.
1st Sep '15 5:45:25 PM seandmon
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**Billy Ray Valentine's liberal use of the word 'faggot' in the earlier portion of the film couldn't fly today, especially for a character the audience is supposed to like.
6th Feb '15 2:57:11 AM maxwellsilver
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* GeniusBonus: The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.
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* GeniusBonus: The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart Creator/WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.
6th Feb '15 2:56:53 AM maxwellsilver
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* GeniusBonus: The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.
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* GeniusBonus: The music theme of ''Trading Places'' is the Overture to ''TheMarriageOfFigaro''. ''Theatre/TheMarriageOfFigaro''. The WolfgangAmadeusMozart Music/WolfgangAmadeusMozart opera is about a servant who outwits his master. Also, the movie's title has a double meaning. It not only refers to the main plot in which two men are forced to switch lives, but also to the climax, which plays out at the New York Mercantile Exchange: a trading place.
1st Jan '15 3:51:15 PM Cerrida
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Mark Twain as an example
** Older than THAT, even. The story bears strong similarities to the Book of Job (God and the Devil make a bet about whether Job will stay faithful when God ruins his life in every conceivable way), right down to them just doing it because they were bored. Job is probably the inspiration for all stories of this type, come to think of it.
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** Older than that: Mark Twain had a short story about two rich men betting on whether or not a bum would benefit if bearing only a single 10,000 pound note. *** Older than THAT, even. The story bears strong similarities to the Book of Job (God and the Devil make a bet about whether Job will stay faithful when God ruins his life in every conceivable way), right down to them just doing it because they were bored. Job is probably the inspiration for all stories of this type, come to think of it.
28th Nov '14 7:56:10 AM redandready45
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* MoralEventHorizon: While the Dukes had slowly gained their way up into this territory already, the BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults scene depicts them not only gloating about switching the lives of two men (and thus destroying the life of one) over a bet for ''one dollar'', but also deciding to leave both men homeless and worse off than before (they have no interest in rescuing Winthorpe from the gutter and intend to get rid of Valentine, adding a racial slur just for a final touch). From this point their immensely satisfying downfall starts to take place.
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* MoralEventHorizon: While the Dukes had slowly gained their way up into this territory already, [[spoiler: the BathroomStallOfOverheardInsults scene depicts them not only gloating about switching the lives of two men (and thus destroying the life of one) over a bet for ''one dollar'', but also deciding to leave both men homeless and worse off than before (they have no interest in rescuing Winthorpe from the gutter and intend to get rid of Valentine, adding a racial slur just for a final touch). From this point their immensely satisfying downfall starts to take place.place]].
22nd Sep '14 9:26:12 AM Eegah
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** And it had another nasty connotation much quicker, given the deaths of Vic Morrow and two child actors during filming of John Landis' segment of the ''Twilight Zone'' movie.
14th Mar '14 2:44:07 PM Aiguille
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** The method by which the Dukes get theirs is pretty similar to what happens to Danglars in ''{{The Count Of Monte Cristo}}''.
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** The method by which the Dukes get theirs is pretty similar to what happens to Danglars in ''{{The Count Of Monte Cristo}}''.''Literature/TheCountOfMonteCristo''.
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