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Coming to America Movie

Movie Review for Coming to America


This 80ís movie is about an African prince who has everything a man could want from life, except one thing: true love.

Coming to America DVD


The movie Coming to America begins with the life of 21 year old Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda. Akeem has all the things that a man of his age would want: money, fame, and a future as the king of his country.

When the main character of the film Coming to America finds that his chosen wife is woman with no personality, however, he decides to look for a real life-time companion. He and his friend, Semmi, escape from their country and travel to New York in order to find a suitable girl.


Prince Akeem - Eddie Murphy
Semmi - Arsenio Hall
King Jaffe Joffer - James Earl Jones
Cleo McDowell - John Amos
Queen Aoleon - Madge Sinclair


There is a scene in Coming to America where two bums pick up a load of money thrown by Prince Akeem. They are the Duke Brothers, two characters from another Eddie Murphy film: Trading Places.

Coming to America is the first film in which Cuba Gooding Jr. appeared.

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The Movie Coming to America was released to theatres on 06/29/1988 and grossed $128,152,301 at the box office in the US.

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