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Dec. 15, 2020

Episode 43 - Trading Places

Episode 43 - Trading Places

The best way to hurt rich people is to turn them into poor people.  So said the immortal Billy Ray Valentine as.this week we've woken up in our manor house to a smiling Eddie Murphy in Trading Places.  Half social-commentary, half racially inappropriate ...


The best way to hurt rich people is to turn them into poor people.  So said the immortal Billy Ray Valentine as.this week we've woken up in our manor house to a smiling Eddie Murphy in Trading Places.  Half social-commentary, half racially inappropriate and an ending that needs more than half of an explanation.  Join your favourite TransAtlantic podcasting crew – Ian, Liam, & Ellie as we begin a trilogy of Christmas Themed reviews with this John Landis classic. Nobody wants to buy Louie’s drugs in our 43rd review as we discuss

  • The original pairing that was supposed to headline this film
  • The pay cuts that several actors had to take to get in the movie
  • Does the presence of black cast members excuse some of the racially inappropriate parts of this film or does it make it worse.
  • Ian & Liam once again gush over how great the score to a film is
  • What was Don Ameche so uncomfortable saying that he only allowed the crew to film one take
  • What’s the deal with the 15 foot high clothes peg?
  • Who’s the only person involved in this film whose career doesn’t take off on account of the film
  • We’ve got a casting story you’re not going to believe.
  • Ian explains the confusing ending and we come to the conclusion that Billy Ray & Lewis commit several federal crimes.
  • Is suicide ever funny
  • Whether or not Trading Places is the Best Film Ever