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Coming to America

Cast

Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos View All


Crew

John Landis (Director), David Sheffield (Screenplay), Barry W. Blaustein (Screenplay) View All

Release: Jun. 28th, 1988
Runtime: 1 hour, 56 minutes
Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.
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Gideon58
Eddie later became involved in a lawsuit that claimed he stole the idea of the film from someone else which also casts a pall over the film which makes it hard to view all these years later, but it was one of Eddie's biggest hits and for his hardcore fans, there are laughs to be found, but personally, I think Eddie has done better work (Boomerang, The Distinguished Gentleman, Bowfinger, Beverly Hills Cop, Dreamgirls), but judge for yourself.


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