Trading Places
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Louis Winthorpe III: He was wearing my Harvard tie. Can you believe it? My Harvard tie. Like oh, sure he went to Harvard.

Policeman: Strip, you little shit, before I tear you a new asshole!

Even Bigger Black Guy: I mean you beatin' 10 cops? You putting a man in the hospital? How come I don't see no bruises on you?
Big Black Guy: Yeah.
Billy Ray Valentine: 'Cause I'm a karate man! And a karate man bruises on the inside! They don't show their weakness. But you don't know that because you're a big Barry White looking motherfucker! So get outta my face.

[Guys in cell are holding Billy Ray Valentine against the bars.]
Billy Ray Valentine: Back the fuck up! Back up! You know you're fucking with cell number four on the ninth floor!

[Randolph Duke grabs his chest and falls over.]
Stock exchange guy: Oh, Mortimer, your brother's not well. We better call an ambulance.
Mortimer Duke: Fuck him!

Randolph Duke: That man is a product of a poor environment. There's nothing wrong with him, I can prove it.
Mortimer Duke: Of course there's something wrong with him... he's a Negro.

Harvey: Monkey? monkey! I'm a fucking gorilla, you clown.

Todd: Looking good, Louis.
Louis Winthorpe III: Feeling good, Todd.
Harry: We, uh, need a fourth for squash today, Louis. Are you interested?
Louis Winthorpe III: No can do. I'll be having dinner with Penelope tonight.
Andrew: Oh, lucky you.
Louis Winthorpe III: It's not luck. Todd.

Clarence Beeks: Hey. Back off! I'll rip out your eyes and piss on your brain.

Even Bigger Black Guy: It was a stone groove, my man! You are, the most, righteous.
Billy Ray Valentine: Yeah right, just get the fuck out, man! Let's go.

Mortimer Duke: This is an outrage! I demand an investigation! You can't sell our seats! A Duke has been sitting on this exchange since it was founded! WE founded this exchange! IT'S ours! IT belongs to US.

Louis Winthorpe III: I had the most absurd nightmare. I was poor and no-one liked me. I lost my job, I lost my house, Penelope hated me, and it was all because of this terrible, awful Negro.

Even Bigger Black Guy: It ain't cool being no jive turkey so close to Thanksgiving.

Baggage Handler #1: I'm dressed as uh, as a baggage handler.
Baggage Handler #2: You can imagine how embarrassed I was, when I saw someone at the party with the same costume I had.

Billy Ray Valentine: Hey that's the motherf - I mean... that's the gentleman that had me busted.

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Continuity mistake: When Louie is released from jail his hair is sticking up all wild, then it's flat, then it's all wild again. (00:47:25)

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Trivia: In every John Landis film, you can see or hear the phrase "See you next Wednesday." In this film, it's a movie poster (starring Lawrence Olivier) right next to Ophelia's bed.

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Question: I don't understand when Louie's finance was waiting at the police station for him to get released, a man sits down and asks about her purse - what was that all about?

Answer: It's about nothing. The man is not exactly normal, and he begins a nonsense conversation with a very prim, uptight woman who looks like she should be anywhere but there.

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