Coming to America

1988

John Landis
Director
Paramount
Studio

African Prince absconds to America looking for true love. Funny as hell comedy pairing of Murphy and Arsenio Hall, directed with comic flair by veteran, Landis. The singing bit is an ordeal though.

-The Sloth

African prince finds the perfectly logical place to look for a regal wife--Queens. One of both Landis' and Murphy's finest films, both charming and hilarious. Plenty of subtle references to films both past and future (note James Earl Jones is playing a king wearing a lion...) The concept of Zamunda, a prosperous and peaceful African kingdom, is an inspiring one. The only downside is that this is the film where Murphy decided to play multiple characters, which unfortunately for all of us led him down the road to horrors like Norbit (2007). I personally liked the musical numbers. Best Whitney Houston cover ever!!

-Dave W.



29th June 1988
Cinema




1.78:1

Coming To America
9th March 1999
DVD



114 mins
1.85:1


7th May 2001
DVD



112 mins
1.78:1


5th June 2007
DVD



116 mins
1.85:1


5th June 2007
HD



116 mins
1.85:1


5th June 2007
Blu-Ray



116 mins
1.85:1




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Eddie Murphy
Prince Akeem
Clarence
Randy Watson
Saul
Arsenio Hall
Semmi
Extremely Ugly Girl
Morris
Reverend Brown
James Earl Jones
King Jaffe Joffer
John Amos
Cleo McDowell
Madge Sinclair
Queen Aoleon
Shari Headley
Lisa McDowell
Paul Bates
Oha
Eriq La Salle
Darryl Jenks
Frankie Faison
Townsend, Landlord
Vanessa Bell Calloway
Imani Izzi
(as Vanessa Bell)
Louie Anderson
Maurice
Allison Dean
Patrice McDowell
Sheila Johnson
Lady-in-Waiting
Jake Steinfeld
Cab Driver
Calvin Lockhart
Colonel Izzi
Samuel L. Jackson
Hold-Up Man
Feather
Rose Bearer
Stephanie Simon
Rose Bearer
Garcelle Beauvais
Rose Bearer
Vondie Curtis-Hall
Basketball Game Vendor
Elaine Kagan
Telegraph Lady
Don Ameche
Mortimer Duke
Ralph Bellamy
Randolph Duke
Clint Smith
Sweets
Victoria Dillard
Bather
Dancer
Felicia Taylor
Bather
Michele Watley
Bather
Raymond D. Turner
T-Shirt Hawker
Billi Gordon
Large Woman
Cuba Gooding Jr.
Boy Getting Haircut
Ray Murphy
Stu
(as Uncle Ray Murphy)
Ruben Santiago-Hudson
Street Hustler
(as Ruben Hudson)
Paulette Banoza
Soul Glo Woman
Clyde Jones
Soul Glo Man
(as Clyde R. Jones)
Patricia Matthews
Devil Woman
Mary Bond Davis
Big Stank Woman
Kara Young
Stuck-Up Girl
Carla Earle
Tough Girl
Karen Owens
Ex-Siamese Twin / Dancer
(as Karen Renee Owens)
Sharon Owens
Ex-Siamese Twin / Dancer
(as Sharon Renee Owens)
Lisa Gumora
Kinky Girl
June Boykins
Strange Woman
Janette Colon
Fresh Peaches
Vanessa Colon
Sugar Cube
Monique Mannen
Boring Girl / Dancer
Mindora Mimms
Awareness Woman
Cynthia Finkley
Awareness Woman
David Sosna
Cartier Delivery Man
Arthur Adams
Mr. Jenks
Loni Kaye Harkless
Mrs. Jenks
Montrose Hagins
Grandma Jenks
Tonja Rivers
Party Guest
Michael Tadross
Taxi Driver
Steve White
Subway Guy
Helen Hanft
Subway Lady
Birdie M. Hale
Elderly Passenger
Jim Abrahams
Face on Cutting Room Floor
Dwayne Chattman
Dancer
Shaun Earl
Dancer
Randolph Scott
Dancer
Roy Milton Davis
Homeless Man Around Garbage Can Bonfire
(uncredited)
Nick Savage
Toothbrusher
(uncredited)
Tobe Hooper
Party Guest
(uncredited)
Sid Caesar
Himself in Anti-Smoking Ad on TV
(uncredited)
Unknown 3729-01
Guy Photographing McDowell's
(John Leguizamo??)
Dottie Dog
Dottie
(uncredited)

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