R | | Comedy
A snobbish investor and a wily street con artist find their positions reversed as part of a bet by two callous millionaires.
Several funny moments in the film came about by accident. The scene where Mortimer Duke (Don Ameche) is trying to catch the money clip, and having trouble, wasn't supposed to happen that way, but both kept going with it, and not breaking character, so it was kept in the movie. Ophelia's "Swedish" disguise came about because Jamie Lee Curtis couldn't do the correct Austrian accent.
Your breakfast, sir.
When Eddie Murphy first gets into the Duke's limo the handle over the door is broken and hanging askew. in subsequent shots the handle is fine and not hanging.
Ron Taylor is credited as 'Big Black Guy' and James D. Turner as ' Even Bigger Black Guy'
There was a scene in the movie that was not included in the final cut, but can only be seen when the movie is shown on television (presumably to fill a longer time slot with commercials). This "TV-only" scene occurs after Clarence Beeks talks to the Dukes via telephone and Billy Ray eavesdrops on their scheme. In the original cut, he goes from the phone booth to the Amtrak train platform, holding the briefcase with the crop report. Yet in this added scene, we see Beeks go and procure the reports from a secured vault where he drugs a security guard and uses the guard's keys to open a safe-deposit box.
$7,348,200 12 June 1983