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Quote of the Day: Trading Places


Billy Ray Valentine: [after breaking a vase] Hey, sorry about that.

Randolph Duke: It’s perfectly all right William. It was your vase.

Billy Ray Valentine: That was a cheap vase, right? That was a fake? Right?

Randolph Duke: I believe we paid $35,000. But if I remember correctly, we valued it for the insurance company at $50,000. You see, Mortimer? William has already made us $15,000.

[Coleman, Mortimer, Randolph, and Billy Ray start laughing]

Billy Ray Valentine: You want me to break something else?

Randolph Duke , Mortimer Duke , Coleman: NO!


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Quote of the Day: Trading Places

Billy Ray Valentine: [watches Louis clean his shotgun] You know, you can’t just go around and shoot people in the kneecaps with a double-barreled shotgun ’cause you pissed at ’em.
Louis Winthorpe III: Why not?
Billy Ray Valentine: ‘Cause it’s called assault with a deadly weapon, you get 20 years for that shit.
Louis Winthorpe III: Listen, do you have any better ideas?
Billy Ray Valentine: Yeah. You know, it occurs to me that the best way you hurt rich people is by turning them into poor people.
Coleman: You have to admit, sir, you didn’t like it yourself a bit.

Happy 67th birthday to director, John Landis!!!


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Quote of the Day: Trading Places

Louis Winthorpe III: [after ruining the Dukes] Happy New Year!

Randolph Duke: [hoarsely] Winthorpe.

Mortimer Duke: [stunned] Valentine.

Billy Ray Valentine: Hey! How’d y’all make out today?

Mortimer Duke: How could you do this to us after everything we’ve done for you?

Billy Ray Valentine: Oh, see, I made Louis a bet here. See, Louis bet me that we couldn’t both get rich and put y’all in the poor house at the same time. He didn’t think we could do it. I won.

Louis Winthorpe III: [grinning] I lost… One dollar.

Billy Ray Valentine: Thank you, Louis.

Louis Winthorpe III: After you.

Billy Ray Valentine: Certainly.