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One of the many Eddie Murphy/John Landis collaborations, Coming to America comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but both soundtracks are closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is a solid, but unspectacular release from Paramount that does not quite justify its high ...
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One of the many Eddie Murphy/John Landis collaborations, Coming to America comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital 5.1 and Dolby Digital Surround. There are no subtitles, but both soundtracks are closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer. This is a solid, but unspectacular release from Paramount that does not quite justify its high list price.
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Special Features

Widescreen version; Dolby Digital: English 5.1 Surround; English Dolby Surround; English captions; Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer
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Coming to America is a sweet, amiable comedy that reunites the director (John Landis) and star (Eddie Murphy) of Trading Places. Murphy abandons the foul-mouthed raunchiness of his most recent project (the concert film Raw) to play Prince Akeem, a wide-eyed innocent. But the film is most original and best remembered as the first time Murphy played multiple characters in the same movie, an impressive gimmick that would translate to major box-office success down the road with The Nutty Professor. As two of the three salty barber shop denizens involved in the same argument about boxing, Murphy not only wowed with a range unseen outside of his stand-up act, but provided a great showcase for makeup king Rick Baker, who renders Murphy unrecognizable as an aged Jewish man. The writing, by Landis and two others, includes not only the sharp barber shop repartee and Akeem's refreshingly naïve interaction with New York City, but also several humorous jabs at black culture of the mid-'80s, including the Soul Glo hair gel model played by a young Eriq LaSalle. Funny and observant, but just shy of classic status, Coming to America is a winning, fish-out-of-water movie, elevated by Murphy's exhilarating versatility and the game attempts of then-collaborator Arsenio Hall. Among the supporting performances, John Amos is hilarious as owner of a McDonald's restaurant knockoff, and in only his second film appearance, Samuel L. Jackson pops up as a hold-up man, offering a funny early incarnation of the intense street hood that would one day make him famous.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 3/9/1999
  • UPC: 097363215776
  • Original Release: 1988
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby Digital, stereo
  • Language: English
  • Time: 1:54:00
  • Format: DVD

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Murphy Clarence, Prince Akeem, Randy Watson, Saul
Arsenio Hall Extremely Ugly Girl, Morris, Rev. Brow, Semmi
John Amos Cleo McDowell
James Earl Jones King Jaffe Joffer
Shari Headley Lisa McDowell
Eriq La Salle Darryl Jenks
Madge Sinclair Queen Aoleon
Allison Dean Patrice McDowell
Paul Bates Oha
Louie Anderson Maurice
Clint Smith Sweets
Vanessa Bell Imani Izzi
Don Ameche Mortimer Duke
Ralph Bellamy Randolph Duke
Arthur Adams Mr. Jenks
Leah Aldridge Dancer
Aurorah Allain Dancer
Paulette Banoza Soul Glo Woman
Garcelle Beauvais Rose Bearer
June Boykins Strange Woman
Paula Brown Dancer
Stephanie Clark Dancer
Janette Colon Fresh Peaches
Vanessa Colon Sugar Cube
Vondie Curtis-Hall Basketball-game Vendor
Mary Bond Davis Big Stank Woman
Victoria Dillard Bather/Dancer
Dottie Dottie Dog
Carla Earle Tough Girl
Frankie R. Faison Landlord
Sharon Ferrol Dancer
Cynthia Finkley Awareness Woman
Cuba Gooding Jr. Boy Getting Haircut
Billi Gordon Large Woman
Lisa Gumora Kinky Girl
Montrose Hagins Grandma Jenks
Birdie M. Hale Elderly Passenger
Helen Hanft Subway Lady
Loni Kaye Harkless Mrs. Jenks
Ruben Hudson Street Hustler
Samuel L. Jackson Hold-Up Man
Jim Abrahams Face on Cutting-room Floor
Sheila Johnson Lady-in-Waiting
Clyde Jones Soul Glo Man
Elaine Kagan Telegraph Lady
Tanya Lynne Lee Dancer
Calvin Lockhart Col. Izzi
Monique Mannen Boring Girl/Dancer
Patricia Matthews Devil Woman
Mindora Mimms Awareness Woman
Uncle Ray Murphy Stu
Karen Renee Owens Ex-Siamese Twin/Dancer
Tonja Rivers Party Guest
Randolph Scott
Stephanie Simon Rose Bearer
David Sosna Cartier Delivery Man
Jake Steinfeld Cab Driver
Michael Tadross Taxi Driver
Felicia Taylor Bather
Raymond Turner T-Shirt Hawker
Jerald Vincent Dancer
Michele Watley Bather
Steve White Subway Guy
Eyan Williams Dancer
Kara Young Stuck-up Girl
Technical Credits
John Landis Director, Screenwriter
Paula Abdul Choreography
Bernadine M. Anderson Makeup
Rick Baker Makeup, Makeup Special Effects
Leslie Belzberg Executive Producer
Barry W. Blaustein Screenwriter
Jackie Burch Casting
Malcolm Campbell Editor
Dan Cangemi Special Effects
Tyran Carlo Songwriter
Paul Chiten Songwriter
Gil Clayton Set Decoration/Design
Gardner Cole Songwriter
Erin Cummins Set Decoration/Design
Lamont Dozier Songwriter
Dr. Dre Songwriter
Syd Dutton Special Effects
George Folsey Jr. Co-producer, Editor, Producer
Mark Gordon Songwriter
Berry Gordy Jr. Songwriter
Gwendolyn Gordy Songwriter
Brian Holland Songwriter
Edward Holland Songwriter
Nancy Huang Songwriter
Lawrence Hubbs Set Decoration/Design
William B. Kaplan Sound/Sound Designer
Kelly Kimball Costumes/Costume Designer
Gerald LeVert Songwriter
Richard B. Lewis Art Director
Solomon Linda Songwriter
Mark Lipsky Executive Producer
Richard MacDonald Production Designer
Michael Masser Songwriter
Jonathan Moffett Songwriter
Warren Moore Songwriter
Eddie Murphy Original Story
Deborah Nadoolman Costumes/Costume Designer
Woody Omens Cinematographer
Greg Papalia Set Decoration/Design
Pamela Phillips-Oland Songwriter
Nile Rodgers Score Composer
Allan Scott Songwriter
Danny Sembello Songwriter
David Sheffield Screenwriter
John Sherrod Stunts
David Sosna Associate Producer, Asst. Director
William "Mickey" Stevenson Songwriter
Bill Taylor Special Effects
Lloyd Tolbert Songwriter
Robert D. Wachs Co-producer, Producer
Freddie Washington Songwriter
Norman Whitfield Songwriter
Allee Willis Songwriter
Ron Yates Set Decoration/Design
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Scene Index

Side #1 --
0. Scene Selection
1. Opening Credits [2:41]
2. Happy Birthday [:06]
3. Trouble in Paradise [3:29]
4. Here Comes the Bride [1:14]
5. Royal Oats [4:38]
6. America [6:02]
7. Meeting the Locals [2:12]
8. Barber Shop Quartet [2:14]
9. In Search of a Queen [1:16]
10. Black Awareness Week [2:30]
11. Working With the Natives [3:32]
12. The Way to a Woman's Heart [2:04]
13. Take Me Out to the Ball Game [2:11]
14. Mopping Up [2:19]
15. Engagement Party? [:44]
16. Humble Abode [5:04]
17. To Be Loved... [1:42]
18. Riches to Rags [4:41]
19. A King in New York [1:23]
20. Hospitality [4:46]
21. The Truth [1:21]
22. Take a Chance [3:08]
23. Here Comes the Bride-Take 2 [1:33]
24. End Credits [1:40]
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Menu

Side #1 --
   Play
   Set Up
      English Dolby Surround
      English 5.1 Surround
   Theatrical Trailer
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  • Posted October 1, 2010

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    a very good movie

    seen it on the AMC channel and i started to watch it a very good movie a comedy about a man going to the city by getting a job and falling in love with a girl plot to the movie even though he was alraedy rich he wanted to see the real world and wanted to work for a living

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    The Humor Never Grows Old

    Every time I see this movie on television, I cannot keep myself from watching it because I love it so much, but I am always disappointed to see how much language and content has been edited. I'm FINALLY going to get a DVD so I can watch it unfettered!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hilarious.

    This is an awesome movie. Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are brilliant in this movie. All of the different characters Eddie and Arsenio play are awesome.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Great

    I Think it was the most funniest movie ever to know. It is GREAT.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Fantastic movie

    I have seen this movie a number amount of times but I just can't get enough of it. The storyline is beautiful and the humour is great. It shows the true talents of both Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall. This movie is a must see for everybody

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