||15 in UK
||Timothy Harris, Herschel Weingrod
||Dan Akroyd, Eddie Murphy, Don Ameche, Jamie Lee Curtis, Denholm Elliott, Ralph Bellamy, Frank Oz, James Belushi
|Source of story
||An original screenplay
||At the whim of a couple of financiers a homeless man and a young businessman have their places changed. How will the street hustler manage as a financial trader, and how will the young man used to experiencing a life of priviledge survive?
||There are prostitutes in this film, so some nudity, and young women in their underwear, but all played for laughs. No actual violence but some handguns involved.
||This is a movie you can watch a few times because it is such fun. But I never quite understood one aspect of it, but having seen “The Big Short” now I do. So just to help out “shorting” is gambling on the likely reduction in the price of something. You make contracts to supply a share or commodity at a certain price at a future date, but when the date arrives you are able to buy the item you are about to sell much more cheaply than the contracted price, so you win.