Trading Places (1983)

Feature Film
Director: John Landis
Writers: Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
Cinematographer: Robert Paynter
Composer: Elmer Bernstein
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliott, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Kristin Holby

Landis’s tremendously satisfying film, with some cracking comic performances and a decidedly witty script, is, despite a couple of rather silly scenes on a train towards the end, an often hilarious and delightfully critical look at Reagan’s America. Iain.Stott