Director: John Landis

116 minutes, U.S.A., 1983, Colour, Blu-ray

At the core of Trading Places is a question of values; the value of wheat, orange juice and pork belly which, Ralph Bellamy explains to Eddie Murphy’s Billy Ray Valentine, is used to make bacon, “which you might find in a bacon, lettuce and tomato sandwich.”

Such truths abound in a film about two commodities brokers who wager that someone off the street could run their company as effectively as their most senior employee, Dan Aykroyd’s pampered Winthorpe who, as anticipated, turns into a wreck when stripped of his wealth and comforts. A memorable lowpoint sees Winthorpe dressed as Santa drunkenly tucking into a stolen fillet of salmon on a bus-ride home. (Notes by Alice Butler.)

Customers can enjoy all of our canapés below, served with a glass of festive Mulled Wine.

Salmon Skewers with Dill Hollandaise

Turkey & Ham Vol-au-vents

Blue Cheese & Onion Tartlets

Pork & Chestnut Sausage Rolls

This screening will include the short film DIY Pastry by Aoife McElwain and Mark Duggan of Forkful TV (www.forkful.tv), and will be followed by festive foodie fare in the IFI Café Bar (tickets €20).

This is screening as part of IFI Christmas Crackers, a season of family favourites, classics and archive films in December. 


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