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

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

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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Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • spa
  • por
  • eng
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
Pampered African prince Akeem rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America 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 'Joe job' at a fast-food restaurant
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Awards note
  • American Comedy Awards, USA: 1̀989: 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
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videorecording
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  • Coming to America (Motion picture)
  • Coming to America (Motion picture)
  • Coming to America (Motion picture)
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Credits note
Directors of photography, Woody Omens ; editors, Malcolm Campbell, George Folsey Jr. ; music, Nile Rodgers ; costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman ; production designer, Richard MacDonald ; story by Eddie Murphy
Dewey number
791.4372
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English or French dialogue; Spanish, Portuguese or English subtitles
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.C66 2017
PerformerNote
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley, Louie Anderson
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1950-
  • 1961-
  • 1939-
  • 1964-
  • 1948-
  • 1919-1993
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  • Landis, John
  • Wachs, Robert D.
  • Folsey, George
  • Murphy, Eddie
  • Hall, Arsenio
  • Jones, James Earl
  • Amos, John
  • Sinclair, Madge
  • Headley, Shari
  • Anderson, Louie
  • Sheffield, David
  • Blaustein, Barry W.
  • Omens, Woody
  • Campbell, Malcolm
  • Folsey, George
  • Rodgers, Nile
  • Landis, Deborah Nadoolman
  • MacDonald, Richard
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation (1914-1927)
Runtime
116
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  • Princes
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Food service employees
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Food service employees
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Princes
  • Africa
  • New York (State)
  • New York (State)
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
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  • Title from container
  • Special features: 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
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988
  • Wide screen
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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
Control code
ocn967593858
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's edition, Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429256669
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
59159912000
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1, English and French 2.0 Dolby digital; NTSC, region 1
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
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Special features: 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
  • Originally produced as a motion picture in 1988
  • Wide screen
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
Control code
ocn967593858
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's edition, Widescreen version.
Extent
1 videodisc (116 min.)
Media category
video
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • v
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
032429256669
Other physical details
sound, color
Publisher number
59159912000
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System details
DVD; widescreen; Dolby digital 5.1, English and French 2.0 Dolby digital; NTSC, region 1
Video recording format
DVD

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