Trading Places

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Trading Places The movie Trading Places takes place in Philadelphia Pennsylvania. We first see Louis Winthorp III going to his work, to whom he works for the Duke Brothers, Randolf and Morter. While the Duke's were inside their car they are watching the stock exchange screen they have in their car. They call Louis for his advice on what they should and he tells them when to buy and of course he saved them 300,000 in stocks.

Finally the Dukes get out of their lemo and run into Billy Ray Valentine before they enter a party and Billy tries to get some money off of the 2 brothers, of course being as cheep as they are they don't give him any. While inside the party they see Louis, he is counting the checks when he discovers a very high amount check to someone he does not know. He asks the Dukes about it, they said they will handle it.

As we leave the party we see Billy outside in the parking lot pretending he can't see or walk when the police come. Then amazingly he can now walk and see all thanks to the police! As Billy is sneaking away from the cops he runs into Louis and Louis yells that Billy stole the briefcase with the payroll in it, when he didn't want to take it at all. So the cops chase Billy around and catch him and Winthorp says "I will press full charges on this man!!" Billy's incident with the briefcase gave the Dukes a big question mark in their head. So they made a bet that if they can make Billy Ray Valentine do the same exact job and as good as Louis Winthorp does. So they bet the usual amount on this and...



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