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 ...Read MoreComing 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. Hal Erickson, RoviRead Less
Vanessa Bell Calloway, Frankie F. Good. 1988 Run time: 116. Complete with case and tape, case has wear, picture is a stock photo-not actual item, 100% GUARANTEE! fast shipping, shipped with delivery confirmation, if your not satisfied with purchase please return item for full refund, buyer pays return shipping.
Very good. REFURBISHED media (Disk) with no marks or scratches. Media cartridge, if applicable, appears functional. Packaging may show slight signs of wear as may the cover art, liner notes and inserts. Ultaviolet Digital Copy Code, if applicable, is not Valid/Available.
Good. VHS Tape, Plays fine, box may show some wear. Good condition but not perfect, Cover has minor nicks and tears, spine shows some creases from use. Ask Questions and request photos if your buying for the cover and not the content. STOCK PHOTOS MAY VARY FROM THE ACTUAL ITEM. ACTUAL PHOTOS AVAIL. UPON REQUEST.
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, John Amos, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley. Fine in very good packaging. Language: English. Run time: 116 mins. Originally released: 1988. (m64) VHS movie is ex-video club copy in excellent cond, with box inside a hard plastic case, box has been cut retaining only the front and left spine side, no back or right panels.
i think this is the best movie starring eddie murphy. some might say it's beverley hills cop, some may say it's 48 hours. im sticking with coming to america. so many classic scenes and when you throw arsenio hall in the mix - it's a party. just let your soul glow!
Aug 26, 2011
its a great movie
this movie was great because story was so good
and very touching even this movie was comedy..we learn about this if u found your love one.
Sep 17, 2008
Still The Best Eddy Murphy Movie!
This will always be a fan favorite. It has an all star cast and is a riot.