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
They're not just getting rich... They're getting even.
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Did You Know?
The barbershop quartet song sung by Todd and his pals at the tennis club is sung to the tune of "Aura Lea" an American Civil War song written by W.W. Fosdick
(words) and George R. Poulton
(music). Elvis Presley
's "Love Me Tender" is a derivative of it as well. Another version of Aura Lee is done in Revenge of the Nerds
(1984). It's the song the Pi's sing to offer themselves as dates to the the Tri-Lambs (Hello Lambdas we're the Pi's/And we're here to say/We think you are special guys/Lambdas all the way...) See more
In the back of the Duke's car are 2 clocks, showing times in Hong Kong and Kuwait. The difference shown is 6 hours, when in fact those 2 places are only 5 hours apart. 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