That’s So 80’s – Trading Places (1983)


THAT’S SO 80s! takes a nostalgic trip down VHS memory lane, remembering some of the cheesiest movies from one of the cheesiest decades.

trading_places_xlgFellow movie connoisseur MOVIEROB joins forces with SLIP/THROUGH for a semi-regular column highlighting some of the best scenes (and fashion choices) of the era.

This edition of That’s So 80s! gets its retro comedy on with the hilarious way back cult classic TRADING PLACES, starring Eddie Murphy, Dan Aykroyd, and Jamie Lee Curtis. Think PRINCE & THE PAUPER, except this R-rated concept is less Mark Twain and more SNL. Still prevalent to contemporary times, this financial What If? scenario sees Murphy and Aykroyd switch stations in life – from poor to rich – after a bet by two old rich White guys.

Rob and Dan breakdown what they love about this retro gem, from the 80s fashion to the 80s sensibilities.

Enjoy! And Stay Rad!

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