Movie 'Coming to America'

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An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble.

Germany German (Deutsch)

Der Prinz aus Zamunda
  • a.k.a. Der Prinz aus Zamunda 1

Prinz Akeem flieht auf der Suche nach der Traumfrau vom heimischen Zamunda in den New Yorker Stadtteil Queens. Mit seinem Vetter Semmi gibt er sich als armer Student aus und beginnt die Brautschau in Bars und Dicotheken. Schließlich verliebt er sich in die Tochter eines Hamburger-Braters, deretwegen er einen Job im Schnellimbiß annimmt. Mitten ins Liebeswerben des Prinzen stoßen urplötzlich dessen Eltern, die sich auf den Weg gemacht haben, um herauszufinden, wofür der Sprößling plötzlich Unmengen von Geld ausgibt.

France French (Français)

Un prince à New York

Dans le royaume africain du Zamunda, le prince Akeem fête ses 21 ans. Ses parents lui ont choisi une épouse, mais Akeem souhaite trouver lui-même la femme idéale. En compagnie de son ami Semmi, il se rend à New York, dans le quartier du Queens.

Italy Italian (Italiano)

Il principe cerca moglie

Destinato a un matrimonio combinato, un giovane principe africano vuole invece scegliersi una moglie di suo gusto e decide di cercarla a New York, trovandola nella figlia del proprietario di una catena di "fast food".

Part of Coming to America Collection

Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos. Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who travels to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. A sequel, Coming 2 America, was released on March 4, 2021.

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    An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble.

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    • Rating: 67% · 1,630

    Prince Akeem Joffer is set to become King of Zamunda when he discovers he has a son he never knew about in America – a street savvy Queens native named Lavelle. Honoring his royal father's dying wish to groom this son as the crown prince, Akeem and Semmi set off to America once again.

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Keywords
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fake identity
fast food restaurant
fish out of water
heir to the throne
new york city
prince
searching for love
un príncipe en nueva york
Genres
Comedy
Romance
Languages
English
Production Countries
flag of United States of America United States of America
Production Companies
United States of America Eddie Murphy Productions
United States of America Paramount
Release Dates
United States of America Premiere R Beverly Hills, California
United States of America Theatrical R
United Kingdom Theatrical 15
France Theatrical U
Australia Theatrical M
Germany Theatrical 12
Italy Theatrical T
France Physical DVD
France Physical Blu-Ray
France Digital VOD
France Digital Prime Video
France Digital Netflix
Ratings
TMDb 68% · 3,304 (more information on website)
IMDb 71% · 200,343 (more information on website)
Rotten Tomatoes® 72% (more information on website)
metacritic 47% (more information on website)

Cast

CharacterPerson
Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / SaulEddie Murphy
Semmi / Extremely Ugly Girl / Morris / Reverend BrownArsenio Hall
King Jaffe JofferJames Earl Jones
Cleo McDowellJohn Amos
Lisa McDowellShari Headley
LandlordFrankie Faison
MauriceLouie Anderson
Darryl JenksEriq La Salle
Patrice McDowellAllison Dean
Queen AoleonMadge Sinclair
OhaPaul Bates
Hold-Up ManSamuel L. Jackson
Randolph Duke / Homeless Man #1 (uncredited)Ralph Bellamy
Mortimer Duke / Homeless Man #2 (uncredited)Don Ameche
Imani IzziVanessa Bell Calloway
Colonel IzziCalvin Lockhart
Rose Bearer #3Garcelle Beauvais
Boy Getting HaircutCuba Gooding Jr.
Elderly PassengerBirdie M. Hale
Basketball Game VendorVondie Curtis-Hall
Soul Glo ManClyde Jones
Face on Cutting Room FloorJim Abrahams
Rose BearerFeather
Rose BearerStephanie Simon
Bather / DancerVictoria Dillard
BatherFelicia Taylor
BatherMidori
Lady-in-WaitingSheila Johnson
Cab DriverJake Steinfeld
SweetsClint Smith
StuUncle Ray Murphy
Street HustlerRuben Santiago-Hudson
Soul Glo WomanPaulette Banoza
Devil WomanPatricia Matthews
Big Stank WomanMary Bond Davis
Tough GirlCarla Earle
Ex-Siamese Twin / DancerKaren Owens
Ex-Siamese Twin / DancerSharon Owens
Kinky GirlLisa Gumora
Strange WomanJune Boykins
Fresh PeachesJanette Colon
Sugar CubeVanessa Colon
Boring Girl / DancerMonique Mannen
Awareness WomanMindora Mimms
Awareness WomanCynthia Finkley
Cartier Delivery ManDavid Sosna
Mr. JenksArthur Adams
Mrs. JenksLoni Kaye Harkless
Grandma JenksMontrose Hagins
Party GuestTonja Rivers
Telegraph Lady (uncredited)Elaine Kagan
Taxi Driver (uncredited)Michael Tadross
Subway Guy (uncredited)Steve White
Subway Lady (uncredited)Helen Hanft
Dancer (uncredited)Leah Aldridge
Dancer (uncredited)Aurorah Allain
Dancer (uncredited)Paula Brown
Dancer (uncredited)Dwayne Chattman
Dancer (uncredited)Stephanie Clark
Dancer (uncredited)Robin L. Dimension
Dancer (uncredited)Shaun Earl
Dancer (uncredited)Eric L. Ellis
Dancer (uncredited)Sharon Ferrol-Young
Dancer (uncredited)Eric D. Henderson
Dancer (uncredited)Gigi Hunter
Dancer (uncredited)Debra Johnson
Dancer (uncredited)Tanya Lynne Lee
Dancer (uncredited)Jimmy Locust
Dancer (uncredited)Donna M. Perkins
Dancer (uncredited)Dionne Rockhold
Dancer (uncredited)Gina Consuela Rose
Dancer (uncredited)Randolph Scott
Dancer (uncredited)Robbin Tasha-Ford
Dancer (uncredited)Jerald Vincent
Dancer (uncredited)Eyan Williams
Homeless Man Around Garbage Can Bonfire (uncredited)Roy Milton Davis
Viola (uncredited)Dorian DeMichele
Blond Hooker / Bag Lady in Fast Food Place (uncredited)Alison Gordy
Stuck-Up GirlMary Young
Party GuestTobe Hooper

Crew

DepartmentJobPerson
ArtArt DirectionChristopher Nowak
Richard B. Lewis
Assistant Art DirectorCarole Lee Cole
Assistant Property MasterStan Cockerell
Construction CoordinatorJerry Fitzpatrick
Construction ForemanWilliam Apperson
GreensmanPhilip C. Hurst
Production DesignRichard Macdonald
Property MasterGregg H. Bilson
Set DecorationCheryal Kearney
Dan von Blomberg
Set DesignerR. Gilbert Clayton
SwingRichard Evans
CameraAssistant CameraMadelyn Most
Director of PhotographySol Negrin
Woody Omens
Dolly GripJon Falkengren
First Assistant CameraKen Fisher
First Company GripDennis Gamiello
GripBruce Atwater
Second Assistant CameraJoseph Cosko Jr.
Second Company GripBrian Fitzsimons
Still PhotographerBruce McBroom
Costume & Make-UpAssistant Costume DesignerKelly Kimball
Assistant HairstylistWilliam Howard
Assistant Makeup ArtistMarie Carter
Costume DesignDeborah Nadoolman
Costume SupervisorFrancine Jamison-Tanchuck
Makeup ArtistRick Baker
Rolf John Keppler
Set Dressing ArtistGerald DeTitta
Wardrobe SupervisorBill Christians
CrewCarpenterMarc Fambro
ChoreographerPaula Abdul
Craft ServiceEddie Jones
DriverPatrick Hogan
Generator OperatorJoseph Banks
Makeup EffectsRick Baker
Scenic ArtistEdward Garzero
Set MedicGreg Knapp
Stunt CoordinatorJohn Sherrod
Stunt DoubleCarlton Holder
StuntsLindell Blake
Transportation CoordinatorCary Kelley
Unit PublicistSaul Kahan
Utility StuntsJohn Ashby
DirectingAdditional Second Assistant DirectorCharles Brescia
DirectorJohn Landis
First Assistant DirectorDavid Sosna
Second Assistant DirectorRichard Patrick
Second Second Assistant DirectorTomaz Remec
EditingAssistant EditorJohn Haggar
Color TimerBob Noland
EditorGeorge Folsey Jr.
Malcolm Campbell
LightingAssistant Chief Lighting TechnicianEd Cooper
Chief Lighting TechnicianJohn W. DeBlau
ElectricianRichie Ford
Rigging GripMichael T. James
ProductionAssociate ProducerDavid Sosna
CastingJackie Burch
Casting AssistantFerne Cassel
Executive ProducerLeslie Belzberg
Mark Lipsky
Extras Casting AssistantRae Lockett
Location AssistantChris Schutsky
Location ManagerCharles Miller
ProducerGeorge Folsey Jr.
Robert D. Wachs
Production AccountantJanet L. Wattles
Production AssistantMartha Appel
Production CoordinatorTerry Ladin
Production SecretaryGinny Warner
Unit Production ManagerMichael Tadross
SoundAssistant Sound EditorSpike Allison Hooper
Boom OperatorLouis Sabat
Foley MixerDean Drabin
Music EditorDaniel Allan Carlin
Original Music ComposerNile Rodgers
Sound EditorMike Dobie
Sound MixerWilliam B. Kaplan
Sound RecordistFrank Graziadei
Supervising ADR EditorJames Beshears
Supervising Sound EditorPaul Timothy Carden
Visual EffectsSpecial Effects SupervisorDanny Cangemi