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Coming to America
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Coming to America 1988

From Amazon: 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. There are enjoyable sequences of Murphy's Prince Akeem applying his lordly manner to his new job in a fast-food emporium, and falling for the boss's spirited daughter (Shari Headley), who teaches him how to party down, American style....

Directed By:
John LandisJohn Landis
Written By:
No image existsDavid Sheffield
No image existsBarry W. Blaustein
Eddie MurphyEddie Murphy
No image existsArsenio Hall
James Earl JonesJames Earl Jones
No image existsJohn Amos
No image existsMadge Sinclair
No image existsShari Headley
No image existsDon Ameche
No image existsLouie Anderson
No image existsPaul Bates
No image existsAllison Dean
No image existsEriq La Salle
No image existsCalvin Lockhart
Samuel L. JacksonSamuel L. Jackson
Cuba Gooding Jr.Cuba Gooding Jr.
No image existsVanessa Bell Calloway
Frankie FaisonFrankie Faison
No image existsVondie Curtis-Hall

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Coming to America Movie Review by Zara (5/9/2007)

Remember when Arsenio Hall used to be the sh*t? There was that brief blip in time when the man had a popular late night television show, getting his audience to bark like dogs when he would emerge on stage. He also starred in a slew of Murphy films with his buddy. Now no one really knows or cares who he is or where he's...

(complete Coming to America review by Zara)

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