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A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.

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Coleman
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Louis Winthorpe III
Maurice Woods ...
Duke & Duke Employee
Richard D. Fisher Jr. ...
Duke & Duke Employee
Jim Gallagher ...
Duke & Duke Employee
Anthony DiSabatino ...
Duke & Duke Employee
Bonnie Behrend ...
Duke & Duke Employee
Sunnie Merrill ...
Duke & Duke Employee
James Newell ...
Duke & Duke Employee (as Jim Newell)
Mary St. John ...
Duke & Duke Employee
Bonnie Tremena ...
Duke & Duke Employee
David Schwartz ...
Duke & Duke Employee
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Randolph Duke
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Mortimer Duke
Tom Degidon ...
Duke Domestic
William Magerman ...
Duke Domestic
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Duke Domestic
Florence Anglin ...
Duke Domestic
Ray D'Amore ...
Duke Domestic
Bobra Suiter ...
Duke Domestic
Herb Peterson ...
Duke Domestic
Sue Dugan ...
Duke Domestic
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Duke Domestic
B. Constance Barry ...
Duke Domestic
P. Jay Sidney ...
Heritage Club Doorman
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Billy Ray Valentine
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Ezra
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Officer Pantuzzi
Charles Brown ...
Officer Reynolds
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Todd (as Robert Curtis-Brown)
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Harry
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Andrew (as John Bedford-Lloyd)
Tony Sherer ...
Philip
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Attendant
Robert E. Lee ...
Cop #1
Peter Hock ...
Cop #2
Kristin Holby ...
Penelope Witherspoon
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Doo Rag Lenny
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Big Black Guy
James D. Turner ...
Even Bigger Black Guy
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Cellmate #2
Steve Hofvendahl ...
Cellmate #3
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Guard
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Clarence Beeks
Gwyllum Evans ...
President of Heritage Club
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Corrupt Cop
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Cop #3
John McCurry ...
Cop #4
Michelle Mais ...
Hooker #1 (as Michele Mais)
Barra Kahn ...
Hooker #2
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Bartender
Joshua Daniel ...
Party Goer
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Ophelia
Jacques Sandulescu ...
Creepy Man
W.B. Brydon ...
Bank Manager
Margaret H. Flynn ...
Duke & Duke Receptionist
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Muffy
Tracy K. Shaffer ...
Constance
Susan Fallender ...
Bunny
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Pawnbroker
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President of Exchange
Lucianne Buchanan ...
President's Mistress
Paul Garcia ...
Jr. Executive #1
Jed Gillin ...
Jr. Executive #2
Jimmy Raitt ...
Ophelia's Client
Kate Taylor ...
Duke's Secretary
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Doctor
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Newscaster
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Harvey (as James Belushi)
Deborah Reagan ...
Harvey's Girlfriend
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Baggage Handler #1
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Baggage Handler #2
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Gorilla
Stephen Stucker ...
Stationmaster
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Wilson
Paul Austin ...
Trader #1
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Trader #2
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Trader #3
Bernie McInerney ...
Trader #4
Maurice Copeland ...
Secretary of Agriculture (as Maurice D. Copeland)
Ralph Clanton ...
Official #1
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Official #2
Gary Howard Klar ...
Longshoreman (as Gary Klar)
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Longshoreman
Shelly Chee Chee Hall ...
Monica
Donna Palmer ...
Gladys
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Demitri
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Murray Bandel ...
Man at Police Station (uncredited)
Peter Fey ...
Extra (uncredited)
George Folsey Jr. ...
Extra (uncredited)
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Man with briefcase (uncredited)
Shirley Levine ...
Bag Lady (uncredited)
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Cop (uncredited)
Yvonna Russell ...
Girl in Park (uncredited)
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Woman at Party (uncredited)
Ronald Sylvers ...
Rolls Royce Driver (uncredited)
Marlene Willoughby ...
Woman passed out on Couch at Party (uncredited)

Directed by

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John Landis

Written by

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Timothy Harris ... (written by) &
Herschel Weingrod ... (written by)

Produced by

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George Folsey Jr. ... executive producer
Aaron Russo ... producer
Irwin Russo ... associate producer
Sam Williams ... associate producer

Music by

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Elmer Bernstein

Cinematography by

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Robert Paynter ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Malcolm Campbell

Editorial Department

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Margaret Adachi ... assistant editor
Jill Demby Guest ... assistant editor (as Jill Demby)
Lori Hollingshead ... assistant editor (as Lorinda Hollingshead)
Dennis McNeill ... color timer
Emily Paine ... assistant editor
Peck Prior ... apprentice editor
Brian Ralph ... negative cutter

Casting By

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Bonnie Timmermann

Production Design by

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Gene Rudolf

Set Decoration by

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George DeTitta Jr.
George DeTitta Sr. ... (as George DeTitta)

Costume Design by

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Deborah Nadoolman

Makeup Department

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Frank Bianco ... hair stylist
Jack Engel ... makeup artist
Jay Cannistraci ... additional makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Christopher Cronyn ... assistant production manager
William C. Gerrity ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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George Folsey Jr. ... second unit director
Linda Montanti ... second assistant director
Mindy Ordan ... dga trainee
Joseph Ray ... second assistant director
David Sosna ... first assistant director

Art Department

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Richard T. Allen ... shop craftsman (as Richard Allen)
Henry Bauer ... shop craftsman
Billy Bishop ... props (as William Bishop)
William Chaiken ... scenic
Linda Conaway-Parsloe ... assistant art director (as Linda Conaway)
Tony Gamiello ... set dresser (as Anthony Gamiello)
Sue Gandy ... buyer
Michael Gerrity ... construction grip
Pete Grippaldi ... construction grip (as Peter Grippaldi)
Richard Guinness Jr. ... construction grip
Richard Guinness ... construction grip
Ronald Paquette Jr. ... shop craftsman
Bruce J. Paquette ... shop craftsman
Eugene Powell ... master scenic artist (as Gene Powell)
Jimmy Raitt ... property master
Bruno Robotti ... scenic
Leslie Salter-Griffin ... scenic
Dave Weinman ... set dresser (as David Weinman)
Robert Wilson Sr. ... props (as Robert Wilson)

Sound Department

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Neil Burrow ... foley editor
Charles L. Campbell ... supervising sound editor
Larry Carow ... sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound editor (as Sam Crutcher)
Don Digirolamo ... re-recording mixer
Robert Glass ... re-recording mixer
Frank Graziadei ... sound recordist (as Frank J. Graziadei)
Maggie Greenwald ... adr assistant
Robert Knudson ... re-recording mixer (as Buzz Knudson)
Larry Mann ... sound editor
Chuck Neely ... assistant sound editor
Bruce Richardson ... sound editor
John Roesch ... foley artist
Joan Rowe ... foley artist
James Sabat ... sound mixer (as James J. Sabat)
Louis Sabat ... boom operator
Larry Singer ... adr editor
Jerry Stanford ... sound editor
Greg Orloff ... foley recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Andy Perillo ... special effects

Camera and Electrical Department

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Jerry DeBlau ... best boy (as Jerry W. DeBlau)
John W. DeBlau ... gaffer
Jon Fauer ... second camera operator
Dennis Gamiello ... key grip
Vincent Guarriello ... dolly grip (as Vince Guarriello)
Jim Hovey ... assistant camera: second unit (as James Hovey)
Richard C. Kratina ... camera operator (as Richard Kratina)
Gary Muller ... second assistant camera
Hank Muller ... first assistant camera
Steve Nallan ... second grip (as Steven Nallan)
William J. Nallan ... grip (as William Nallan)
Warren Rothenberger ... camera operator: second unit
Donald Sweeney ... camera operator
Josh Weiner ... still photographer
Sal Martorano ... electrician (uncredited)
Scott Rathner ... additional second assistant camera (uncredited)
Lance Shepherd ... electrician (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Cynthia Neil ... assistant extras casting
Bernard Styles ... extras casting
Gary M. Zuckerbrod ... casting assistant (as Gary Zuckerbrod)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Gary Jones ... assistant costume designer
William Loger ... wardrobe: men
Teresa Alba Schipani ... wardrobe: women
Guy Tanno ... costumer

Location Management

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David Schwartz ... locations: Philadelphia
Michael Sweney ... assistant location manager

Music Department

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Peter Bernstein ... orchestrator
Jeff Carson ... music editor
Kathy Durning ... music editor
Dan Wallin ... music recording engineer
Dan Goldwasser ... soundtrack producer (uncredited)

Other crew

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Jim Barr ... assistant auditor
Leslie Belzberg ... assistant: George Folsey
Renee Bodner ... script supervisor
Martha Burczyk ... assistant office coordinator
Lucia Butts ... production assistant
Anthony C. Castelbuono ... provider: Phantom V Rolls Royce Limousine
Patrick J. Feerick ... teamster
Cornelius Forrest ... teamster
Christopher T. Gerrity ... production assistant (as Christopher Gerrity)
Maureen Hudson-Murari ... assistant auditor (as Maureen Hudson)
Larry Kirsh ... production assistant
Adeline Leonard Seakwood ... production office coordinator
Reggie Life ... intern: AFI (as Regge Life)
Scott MacQueen ... production assistant
Charles Miller ... production assistant
Edward Mulhern ... teamster
Eric Myers ... unit publicist
Tom O'Brien ... teamster captain
Thomas Reilly ... teamster
Randi Rosen ... production assistant (as Randy Rosen)
Lucille Smith ... production auditor (as Lucille Cannon)
Randee Lois Smith ... assistant: John Landis (as Randee Smith)
Mitchell Tadross ... production assistant
Victoria Theodore ... assistant auditor
Nathalie Vadim ... production assistant (as Nathalie Plemiannikov)

Thanks

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John Hanemann ... thanks
David Jones ... thanks
Rachel Landis ... thanks
Mel Lazarus ... thanks
Jim McHale ... thanks
Charlie Rasher ... thanks
Frank Siciliano ... thanks
Crew believed to be complete

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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 rcs0411@yahoo.com

Plot Keywords
Taglines They're not just getting rich... They're getting even. See more »
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Also Known As
  • Black or White (United States)
  • Un fauteuil pour deux (France)
  • Die Glücksritter (Germany)
  • Entre pillos anda el juego (Spain)
  • Ombytta roller (Finland, Swedish title)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $15,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $7,348,200, 12 Jun 1983

Did You Know?

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Trivia In 2010, as part of the Wall Street Transparency and Accountability Act, which was to regulate financial markets, a rule was included which barred anyone from using secret inside information to corner markets, similar to what the Duke brothers tried to do in the movie. Since the movie inspired this rule, it has since become known as the Eddie Murphy Rule. See more »
Goofs At the end of the futures trading sequence, Louis and Billy Ray's trader ID badges, which have been a bright green, are suddenly the same gray color as Billy Ray's suit. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Eddie Murphy/Jennifer Richards/Reggie Joule (1983). See more »
Soundtracks OVERTURE, MARRIAGE OF FIGARO See more »
Crazy Credits Ron Taylor is credited as 'Big Black Guy' and James D. Turner as ' Even Bigger Black Guy' See more »
Quotes [last lines]
Louis: Looking good, Billy Ray!
Billy Ray: Feeling good, Louis!
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