John Landis “Trading places” is a comedy film presented in a satirical manner. The film was written by Herschel Weingrod and Harris Timothy and produced by Russo Aaron. The thematic content of the movie is centrally based on the existing disparity between the unfortunate poor in the society and rich members within the same society. In the movie, he represents ghetto and low life scammers in various societies. Eddie’s life is affected by several agents of socialization in the movie. Peer influence is the first socialization agents that affect Eddie’s life. Initially, he is portrayed as an untidy street hustler. He lives by hustling as a job. Psychologically, this lifestyle normally come about due to certain factors, the major one being peer influence. Peer influence occurs from the late childhoods through adolescence age and early adulthood. It makes a child come up with or form his or her own decisions and relationships without the supervision of adults. It encourages either good or bad interests, for instance, in this case, it encouraged wrong interest and decisions interfering with the teenage lifestyle of Eddie. He is put in as a criminal accused of robbing Duke & Duke Company Managing Director, Louis Winthorpe III (Landis, 1983). When the movie is analyzed and watched accurately, there is little evidence that proves his fault or crime. He accidentally bumped into the director when walking along the street. Winthorpe took this as an intention to robbery and acted legally sending the
poor street hustler to jail.