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Coming to America
Coming to America
Actors: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair
Genres: Comedy, Drama
R     1999     1hr 56min

Half of the characters in this 1988 John Landis potboiler seem to be played either by Eddie Murphy or costar Arsenio Hall, swaddled in elaborate Rick Baker makeup appliances that render them unrecognizable but also weirdly...  more »

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Actors: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair
Genres: Comedy, Drama
Sub-Genres: Eddie Murphy, Love & Romance
Studio: Paramount
Format: DVD - Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 03/09/1999
Original Release Date: 06/29/1988
Theatrical Release Date: 06/29/1988
Release Year: 1999
Run Time: 1hr 56min
Screens: Color,Widescreen,Letterboxed
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 3
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: R (Restricted)
Languages: English
Subtitles: English
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Member Movie Reviews

Reviewed on 5/29/2023...
A classic that is a shining light for Eddie Murphy and others. A must watch! Be sure to catch Coming to America 2, thirty years later.
Michel D. (michelann) from WALNUT GROVE, MO
Reviewed on 7/3/2018...
One of Eddie's best! With the addition of an excellent cast (James Earl Jones, John Amos, and Madge Sinclair) along with Arsenio Hall and Cuba Gooding, Jr. As a pampered Prince arriving from Africa Eddie learns the ways of America.
Anoush S. from TUJUNGA, CA
Reviewed on 9/17/2017...
Love it :)
2 of 2 member(s) found this review helpful.
John C. (bookwheelboy)
Reviewed on 12/9/2007...
Without doubt my favorite Eddie Murphy movie.
1 of 1 member(s) found this review helpful.

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J. Webber | 04/29/2010
(1 out of 5 stars)

"ATTN: THE POOR RATING HAS NOTHING TO DO WITH THE MOVIE ITSELF. The transfer is HORRIBLE. Really, it's like watching the DVD on a regular projection TV. I own the DVD and can definitively say that there is NO difference between the Blu ray and DVD. That's just terrible and I wish I hadn't spent my money on this release."