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Coming to America / Paramount Pictures presents and Eddie Murphy Production ; screenplay by David Sheffield, Barry W. Blaustein ; producer, Robert D. Wachs, George Folsey, Jr. ; director, John Landis.

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  • 1 of 1 copy available at Evergreen Indiana.

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LaGrange Co PL - LaGrange Main Library DVD COMEDY (Text) DVD 30477101473118 Main Floor: DVD Available -

Record details

  • Physical Description: 1 videodisc (116 minutes) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
  • Edition: Widescreen ; Special collector's edition.
  • Distributor: Hollywood, California : Paramount Home Media Distribution, [2017]

Content descriptions

General Note:
Title from disc.
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988 ; 2017 DVD release.
Special features: 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 ; vintage sit-down with Eddie and Arsenio ; theatrical trailer, photo gallery.
Creation/Production Credits Note:
Music, Nile Rodgers.
Participant or Performer Note:
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Louie Anderson, Shari Headley, John Amos, Madge Sinclair.
Summary, etc.:
Pampered African prince Akeem rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America 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 'Joe job' at a fast-food restaurant.
Target Audience Note:
Rating: R (MPAA)
System Details Note:
DVD ; widescreen ; Dolby Digital 5.1 ; Dolby Digital 2.0 ; region 1.
Language Note:
In English or French dialogue ; Spanish, Portuguese or English subtitles ; closed captioned.
Subject: Princes > Africa > Drama.
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Food service employees > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Man-woman relationships > New York (State) > New York > Drama.
Queens (New York, N.Y.) > Drama.

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