It's time for some New Year's movies to help ring in 2015 everybody! We're starting with this classic Eddie Murphy comedy from his rising star days, and it's a perfect example of the kind of wisecracking charisma that made him such a huge star at such a young age. Dan Aykroyd and Murphy are the unwitting subjects of a bet by the callous millionaire Duke Brothers (old Hollywood vets Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) to see if they can turn street hustler Eddie into a successful stock broker and snooty rich guy Aykroyd into a cheap crook by New Year's Eve. John Landis directed this hilarious story that spins The Prince and the Pauper on its head, and despite how very, very '80's the message is in this Reagan-era film (literally nothing in the world matters or can make you happy except money) it still holds up today...for the most part. There are a few homophobic and racially insensitive jokes that would never make it into a movie now, but movies like nothing else reflect the cultural values of the time in which they were made, don't they?
Original 1983 Trailer: