World Famous Comics: Coming to America (Special Collector's Edition) |
| Coming to America (Special Collector's Edition) |
|Starring: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair|
Directed By: John Landis
Average Rating: see reviews
Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
Audience Rating: R (Restricted)
Format: Multiple Formats, AC-3, Collector's Edition, Color, Dolby, Dubbed, NTSC, Special Edition, Subtitled, Widescreen
Number of Discs: 1
Number of Items: 1
Publication Date: January 17, 2012
Region Code: 1
Release Date: June 05, 2007
Running Time: 116 minutes
Size: 7 Ounces
- Coming to America (Special Collector's Edition) (1988) Eddie Murphy (Actor), Arsenio Hall (Actor)
- Rated: R
- Format: DVD GUARANTEED SCRATCH FREE - LIKE NEW - PREVIOUSLY ENJOYED - Half of the characters in this 1988 John Landis potboiler seem to be played either by Eddie Murphy or costar Arsenio Hall, swaddled in elaborate Rick Baker makeup appliances that render them unrecognizable but also weirdly immobile. As a pampered African prince who journeys incognito to Queens, New York, to find a bride who will love him just for himself, Murphy manages to look smug and naive at the same time.
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Coming to America casts comedian Eddie Murphy as pampered African prince Akeem, who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America to find a new bride. Murphy's regal father (James Earl Jones) agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi (Arsenio Hall) along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "Joe job" at a fast-food restaurant. Murphy and Hall play multiple roles, and there are innumerable celebrity cameos peppered throughout the proceedings — including the Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) from Trading Places. Coming to America made further headlines when humorist Art Buchwald sued the film's producers for plagiarizing one of his works. Buchwald carried the case to trial, where he won a sizeable judgement against the film's producers.
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