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Coming to America

Author: George FolseyRobert D WachsEddie MurphyDavid SheffieldBarry W BlausteinAll authors
Publisher: [New York, N.Y.] : Eddy Murphy Productions, Inc., Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, 1988. [2007]
Edition/Format:   DVD video : NTSC color broadcast system : English : Special collector's editionView all editions and formats
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Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York to find a new bride. His regal father agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "regular" guy job at a fast-food restaurant.
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Genre/Form: Feature films
Comedy films
Ethnic films
Video recordings for the hearing impaired
Comedy
Drama
Teatro
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: George Folsey; Robert D Wachs; Eddie Murphy; David Sheffield; Barry W Blaustein; John Landis; Arsenio Hall; James Earl Jones; John Amos; Madge Sinclair; Shari Headley; Paul Bates; Eriq La Salle; Frankie Faison; Vanessa Bell Calloway; Louie Anderson; Allison Dean; Cuba Gooding, Jr.; Sol Negrin; Woody Omens; Malcolm Campbell; Nile Rodgers; Deborah Nadoolman Landis; Eddie Murphy Productions,; Paramount Pictures Corporation,; Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm),
ISBN: 0792154541 9780792154549 141572878X : 9781415728789
OCLC Number: 123960470
Language Note: English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned.
Notes: Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
Special features: "Prince-ipal photography: the coming together of America" (25 min.); "Fit for Akeem: the costumes of Coming to America (18 min.); "Character building: the many faces of Rick Baker" (13 min.); "Composing America: the musical talents of Nile Rodgers" (11 min.); A vintage sit-down with Eddie and Arsenio (6 min.); theatrical trailer (3 min.); photo gallery.
Credits: Directors of photography, Sol Negrin, Woody Omens ; editors, Malcolm Campbell, George Folsey Jr. ; music, Nile Rodgers ; costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman.
Performer(s): Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley, Paul Bates, Eriq La Salle, Frankie Faison, Vanessa Bell, Louie Anderson, Allison Dean, Cuba Gooding, Jr..
Awards: American Comedy Awards, USA: 1̀989: American Comedy Award - Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Arsenio Hall).
Image Awards, 1990: Image Award - Outstanding Motion Picture ; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Arsenio Hall).
Target Audience: MPAA rating: R.
Description: 1 DVD (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Special features: Widescreen version --
Prince-ipal photography: The coming together of America --
Fit for Akeem: The costumes of Coming to America --
Character building: The many faces of Rick Baker --
Composing America: The musical talents of Nile Rodgers --
A vintage sit-down with Eddie and Arsenio --
Theatrical trailer --
Photo gallery --
Language: English 5.1 surround ; English 2.0 surround ; French 2.0 surround --
Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese.
Other Titles: Prince-ipal photography, the coming together of America.
Fit for Akeem, the costumes of Coming to America.
Character building, the many faces of Rick Baker.
Composing America, the musical talents of Nile Rodgers.
Coming to America (Motion picture).
Responsibility: Paramount Pictures presents an Eddie Murphy production ; a Landis/Folsey film ; story by Eddie Murphy ; screenplay by David Sheffield & Barry W. Blaustein ; produced by George Folsey, Jr. and Robert D. Wachs ; directed by John Landis.

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Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York to find a new bride. His regal father agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "regular" guy job at a fast-food restaurant.

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