Louis Winthorpe is a businessman who works for commodities brokerage firm of Duke and Duke owned by the brothers Mortimer and Randolph Duke. Now they bicker over the most trivial of matters and what they are bickering about is whether it's a person's environment or heredity that determines how well they will do in life. When Winthorpe bumps into Billy Ray Valentine, a street hustler and assumes he is trying to rob him, he has him arrested. Upon seeing how different the two men are, the brothers decide to make a wager as to what would happen if Winthorpe loses his job, his home and is shunned by everyone he knows and if Valentine was given Winthorpe's job. So they proceed to have Winthorpe arrested and to be placed in a compromising position in front of his girlfriend. So all he has to rely on is the hooker who was hired to ruin him. Written by
Some very funny business.
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Did You Know?
Was filmed immediately after the Twilight Zone: The Movie
(1983) accident, when Vic Morrow
and two child actors were killed when a helicopter crashed during production. John Landis
was later tried and acquitted of manslaughter, the first time in history that a Hollywood director was charged for a death which had occurred on set. See more
The amount of tinsel Ophelia has in her left hand while decorating the Christmas tree changes between camera shots. See more
[holding a breakfast tray while Louis is still asleep
Your breakfast, sir.
Ron Taylor is credited as 'Big Black Guy' and James D. Turner as ' Even Bigger Black Guy' See more
THE LOUIS WINTHORPE III BLUES
Performed by Michael Lang
(as Mike Lang), Chuck Domanico
, George Doering
Ron Lee See more