Coming to America
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- Paul Bates
- Eddie Murphy
- Garcelle Beauvais
- Stephanie Simon
- Victoria Dillard
- Felicia Taylor
- James Earl Jones
- Madge Sinclair
Did You Know?
- DIRECTOR TRADEMARK (John Landis): (See You Next Wednesday): (At around one hour and forty-five minutes) on a movie poster in the subway station (the movie claims to star Jamie Lee Curtis, who appeared in Trading Places (1983)).
- (at around 33 mins) When Akeem goes to get his ponytail cut, the stand-in for the old Jewish man is visible in the mirror.
- Prince Akeem: Is it just me, or does every woman in Queens have a severe emotional problem?
Atom User Reviews
Coming to America is the filmic equivalent of using a Maserati to go to the corner grocery store — Murphy's colossal comic gifts and Landis' countercultural sensibilities are largely wasted, never pushed to the floor in this idling, curbed comedy.
It's a sweet, oft-told story, and Murphy and Hall add a number of very sharp supporting roles-hidden by makeup-to add spice to the general level of gentleness. [1 Jul 1988, p.A]
Eddie Murphy's latest picture, Coming to America, is a harmless, fairly amusing comedy that will delight Eddie Murphy fans and keep everyone else mildly entertained. [30 Jun 1988, p.E1]