R | | Comedy
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
The theme of rich men taking in a bum and passing him off as an aristocrat is reminiscent of the George Bernard Shaw play Pygmalion, and also includes specific elements of Hoi Polloi (1935), a previous American film parody of the same play. The theme of a rich and poor person ... ...
Your breakfast, sir.
During the frenzied trading floor scene, just after the announcement of the Secretary of Agriculture saying, "Ladies and Gentlemen, the Orange Crop Estimates for the next year..." The very next frame shows Dan Akroyd with his stock exchange pads facing the camera, completely covered in scribbles. No note taking or information on who he bought or sold to.
The names of the major actors/actresses are shown superimposed on short clips from the film. The clips showing Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy and Jamie-Lee Curtis respectively are obvious outtakes as they all crack up and burst into smiles and/or laughter.
$7,348,200 (USA) (12 June 1983)
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