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The Resource Coming to America, 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, (videorecording)

Coming to America, 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, (videorecording)

Label
Coming to America
Title
Coming to America
Statement of 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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Actor
Author
Costume designer
Director of photography
Editor of moving image work
Film director
Film distributor
Film producer
Screenwriter
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • por
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
Related
Awards note
  • American Comedy Awards, USA: ̀1989: 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).
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TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
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Coming to America (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Directors of photography, Sol Negrin, Woody Omens ; editors, Malcolm Campbell, George Folsey Jr. ; music, Nile Rodgers ; costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman
Dewey number
791.43/72
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Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles. Closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C66564 2007
PerformerNote
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.
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  • 1948-
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  • 1962-
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  • Folsey, George
  • Wachs, Robert D.
  • Murphy, Eddie
  • Sheffield, David
  • Blaustein, Barry W.
  • Landis, John
  • Hall, Arsenio
  • Jones, James Earl
  • Amos, John
  • Sinclair, Madge
  • Headley, Shari
  • Bates, Paul
  • La Salle, Eriq
  • Faison, Frankie
  • Calloway, Vanessa Bell
  • Anderson, Louie
  • Dean, Allison
  • Gooding, Cuba
  • Negrin, Sol
  • Omens, Woody
  • Campbell, Malcolm
  • Rodgers, Nile
  • Landis, Deborah Nadoolman
  • Eddie Murphy Productions
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
117
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  • Princes
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Food service employees
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Príncipes
  • Restaurantes
  • Princes
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Food service employees
  • Man-woman relationship
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Video recordings for the hearing impaired
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
Target audience
adult
Technique
live action
Label
Coming to America, 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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • 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
Bar code
  • 31223120185799
  • 31223120185864
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's edition.
Extent
1 DVD (117 min.)
Isbn
9781415728789
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929303571
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
12229
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)123960470
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Coming to America, 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, (videorecording)
Publication
Distribution
Note
  • 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
Bar code
  • 31223120185799
  • 31223120185864
Carrier category
videodisc
Carrier category code
  • vd
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
quadrophonic multichannel or surround
Content category
two-dimensional moving image
Content type code
  • tdi
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's edition.
Extent
1 DVD (117 min.)
Isbn
9781415728789
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
883929303571
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
12229
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
(OCoLC)123960470
Video recording format
DVD

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