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Coming to America ()

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featuring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, John Amos, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley

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. Hal Erickson, Rovi Hide synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 4.500
narena

its a great movie

by narena on Aug 26, 2011

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.

Butterfryby

Still The Best Eddy Murphy Movie!

by Butterfryby on Sep 17, 2008

This will always be a fan favorite. It has an all star cast and is a riot.

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