Blood, Boobs, and Carnage

Say it Rah-shay By May 18, 2015 16 Comments



Trading Places (1983) (affiliate link) starring Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd

Trading Places

About the movie: A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires, the Duke Brothers.

Why carnage:

The final act of the movie has con man Billy Ray Valentine (Murphy) and snobbish guy turned poor dude (Aykroyd) giving the Duke Brothers a taste of their own medicine. To accomplish this, they come up with an elaborate plot to steal government secrets from the Dukes’ henchman Clarence Beaks which results in Clearance being sent to Africa as the mate of a gorilla. The scene at the New York stock exchange is pure chaos resulting in the Dukes’ investor passing out, one Duke suffering from a heart attack and the men losing a seat they’ve  held on Wall Street for over 200 years.

If this ain’t carnage, then what is?

Favorite line:

President of Exchange: [Randolph Duke has just collapsed with shock] Mortimer, your brother is not well. We better call an ambulance.

Mortimer Duke: Fuck him! Now, you listen to me! I want trading reopened right now. Get those brokers back in here! Turn those machines back on!

[shouts – it echoes pathetically throughout the trading hall]

Mortimer Duke: Turn those machines back on!

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  1. Great choice for the B,B&C Blogfest!

  2. chemistken says:

    Hot Fuzz was great, and not just because of all the British accents. I loved Trading Places too, although I never would have thought of including it here.

    1. Rachee says:

      Hot Fuzz was like the ultimate cop movie!

  3. Hot Fuzz is an awesome film! And this is the second time I’ve seen Outlander mentioned today. I’ve read the book, but I haven’t seen the show. Must watch it!

    1. Rachee says:

      The show follows the book pretty closely. I will say that I like “book” Claire more than I like “TV” Claire.

  4. dolorah says:

    A bloody comedy. Those can be interesting 🙂

  5. Excellent choice! Great movie.
    Thanks for participating in our blogfest.

  6. Debbie D. says:

    Sounds interesting and a great choice for the BB&C Blogfest! Will definitely check it out.

  7. M.R.R. says:

    One of my friends has this movie, but I haven’t seen it.

  8. greyzoned/angelsbark says:

    I love Outlander!!! Completely hooked on it and really enjoyed the book too. Haven’t seen the other movies you posted about but they sound good. Happy BB&C!
    Michele at Angels Bark

  9. Hot Fuzz was pretty darn funny. Most things Mr. Pegg does are. I haven’t read either of those series, though I’ve heard good things. I like your chest cold comment. 🙂 Trading Places is an oldie but a goodie!
    THANK YOU for joining Alex and me in this EPIC blogfest!
    Heather M. Gardner

  10. Trading Places is one of my favorite movies of all time. I haven’t seen it in ages!

  11. babymakinmachine says:

    Ok I don’t know if I’m lame, old, or just not with it, but I haven’t seen any of these yet! haha. Good news is you’ve made me want to check a couple of these out!

  12. I don’t think I’ve seen Trading Places all the way through and I’m due for a good laugh!

  13. Ha! Loved that movie! My hubs and I are big fans of all his movies! And what a fun link up, hmm, might join in next time! Great to see ya again, mama!

  14. Bri says:

    wow, Trading Places is my movie. I loved the whole plot line & this movie is a great comedy.

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