Coming to America Movie Review 1988

Information and Film Reviews for Coming to America the Movie

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An African prince (Murphy) decides to come to America in search of a suitable bride. He lands in Queens, and quickly finds American women to be more confusing than he imagined. Sometimes overly cute entertainment relieved by clever costume cameos by Murphy and Hall. Later lawsuit resulted in columnist Art Buchwald being given credit for story.


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Available on VHS, DVD
Running time 116 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Romantic Comedy, Role Reversal, Africa, Top Grossing Films of 1988, Royalty, Marriage, Otherwise Engaged, Immigration, New York, New York, African America, Cuttin' Heads, Urban Comedy
David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley, Don Ameche, Louie Anderson, Paul Bates, Allison Dean, Eriq La Salle, Calvin Lockhart, Samuel L. Jackson, Cuba Gooding, Vanessa Bell Calloway, Frankie Faison, Vondie Curtis-Hall
Woody Omens
John Landis
Nile Rodgers
Paramount Pictures

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