Trading Places

1983 R 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD

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Trading Places

1983 R 1h 56m Blu-ray / DVD
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Streetwise hustler Billy Ray Valentine trades places with wealthy investment executive Louis Winthorpe III as part of a bet cooked up by the rich, greedy Duke brothers. But when Valentine and Winthorpe find out about the wager, the payback begins.
Blu-ray DVD
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, French: Dolby Digital Mono
Widescreen Anamorphic 1.85:1
English, English SDH, French, Spanish (Neutral)
English: Dolby Digital 5.1, French: Dolby Digital Mono, Spanish (Neutral): Dolby Digital Mono
R - Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian. Contains some adult material. Parents are urged to learn more about the film before taking their young children with them.
age 17+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 17+
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age 17+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this film is too bawdy for children under 17 as it has explicit female nudity, coarse language, and visualizations/discussions of hard-core drugs (including PCP, cocaine, Quaaludes). Besides profanity, there are racist remarks. The mature content depicts stereotypes of social classes and different races. Avarice drives many of the characters, yet the film does a good job showing the ill effects of greed.

Sexual Content

Several scenes of topless women; one of the main characters is a prostitute.


Not applicable


Packed with profanity.

Social Behavior

Showing no remorse for their actions, two characters drastically alter the lives of two complete strangers for their own personal amusement. Many characters are greedy and selfish and indulge in drugs and alcohol. The film also elevates prostitution as an acceptable means of earning a living.


Not applicable

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

References and visualizations of several drugs; binge drinking.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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