Has it really been 30 years since "Trading Places" first hit theaters? When it opened on June 8, 1983, Dan Aykroyd wasn't yet a Ghostbuster, Eddie Murphy was that funny guy from "48 Hrs.," and Jamie Lee Curtis was known more for bloodcurdling screams than comedy. The film, about a rich white guy and a poor black guy who are forced to trade places because of a bet by two rich old coots, became the fourth highest-grossing film of the year, earning $90 million, as critics and audiences ate it up.

Denholm Elliott and Jamie Lee Curtis won BAFTAs for their roles in the film, while Murphy's performance and the movie itself were nominated for Golden Globes. The comedy also has an unusual legacy, having inspired the "Eddie Murphy Rule" regarding insider trading.

Below, we take a look at what happened to the cast of the comedy classic.

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Emmy Flashback: Eddie Murphy '83