I ♥ RETRO – TRADING PLACES + COMING TO AMERICA

Rating: M
Length: 247 mins
Cast:
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall & Dan Aykroyd

A hilarious Eddie Murphy double feature of Trading Places + Coming to America. *Please note: Trading Places screens first*

Trading Places is a 1983 American comedy film directed by John Landis and starring Dan Aykroyd and Eddie Murphy. It tells the story of an upper-class commodities broker and a homeless street hustler whose lives cross paths when they are unknowingly made part of an elaborate bet. Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, and Jamie Lee Curtis also star. The storyline is often called a modern take on Mark Twain’s classic 19th-century novel The Prince and the Pauper.

“Featuring deft interplay between Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd, Trading Places is an immensely appealing social satire” – Rotten Tomatoes

Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos.
Murphy stars as an extremely pampered African Prince who travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.

“Murphy has dealt audiences the movie equivalent of a royal flush and he is now clearly Hollywood’s reigning king of comedy” – New York Daily News

Official Trailer