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Trading Places Behind The Scenes

AKA:
Trading Places Picture
1983
Schooled in the finer points of upscale life
Go behind the scenes and learn what went on during the making of the 1983 Comedy movie starring Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Jamie Lee Curtis et al.
Contributed by: Redtigershark
The baggage handlers were supposed to be the Mackenzie brothers (Rick Moranis and Dave Thomas). When they fell through Aykroyd or Murphy recommended Davis and Franken from their SNL days.
Contributed by: Mick Johnson
The scene involving Valentine and Winthorpe when they come face to face in the back of taxi/limo was filmed outside the hall in Philadelphia where the declaration of indepenence was signed, the road was blocked off in 2004 when I visited, its a great place.
The train scene and stock market manipulation is inspired by Fritz Lang's 'Dr. Mabuse the Gambler'.
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Deleted Scenes
When movies are made, scenes are often left on the cutting room floor.
When Billy Ray Valentine arrives at Duke and Duke on his first day of work. Folsey greets him just as he did Winthorpe in the beginning and asks for his Coat, scarf, and gloves. All of the same people say good morning to Valentine that said good morning to Winthorpe.
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Alternate Versions
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