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Coming to America

Coming to America(1988)

Also Known As: Il Principe cerca moglie | Principe cerca moglie, Il | Un Prince a New York |

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Brief Synopsis

Where is an African prince supposed to go to find the woman who will one day be his queen? Obviously that would be Queens, New York and that's where Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) goes in this hilarious fish out of water story. Traveling with the prince is his trusted friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) and, hiding the prince's identity, the two of them get jobs at a fast-food restaurant. While the prince is trying to adjust to a minimum wage lifestyle, he falls for Lisa (Shari Headley) the daughter of his boss Cleo (John Amos). As romance blooms, Akeem finds it hard to hide his royal secret, especially when the king (James Earl Jones) arrives with his regal entourage.

Cast & Crew

John Landis Director
Eddie Murphy Clarence; Prince Akeem; Randy Watson; Saul
Arsenio Hall Extremely Ugly Girl; Morris; Reverend Brown; Semmi
James Earl Jones King Jaffe Joffer
Cuba Gooding Boy Getting Haircut
Samuel L. Jackson Hold-Up Man
Garcelle Beauvais Rose Bearer
Feather Rose Bearer
Stephanie Simon Rose Bearer

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  R Premiere Info: 
Release Date:  1988 Production Date: 
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures
Sound:  Production Co:  Todd-Ao .....Production Company, Glen Glenn Sound Company .....Production Company, Thiederman .....Production Company, Record Plant Scoring Inc .....Production Company, Reel People Inc .....Production Company, Cinema Research Corporation .....Production Company, Panavision, Ltd. .....Production Company, Mcdonald'S Corporation .....Production Company, Waldorf Astoria Hotel .....Production Company, Kathryn Post Jewelry .....Production Company, Wenco .....Production Company, R J Reynolds Tobacco Company .....Production Company, New York City Mayor's Office of Film, Theatre and Broadcasting .....Production Company, New York City Police Department .....Production Company, Zamundan Film Commission .....Production Company, Paramount Pictures .....Studio, Randy Mcdonald .....Cable Operator, Paramount Pictures .....Domestic Theatrical Distributor, United International Pictures .....Foreign Theatrical Distributor, Paramount Home Media .....Domestic Video Distributor
Duration(mins):  Country:  United States (USA)

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  • Coming To America (1988)

    James Higgins 2010-03-27

    The first thing wrong with this, there are NO countries in Africa with this kind of royalty and wealth. Having lived in Africa, it is incredibly absurd.... MORE>