Coming to America
(DVD)

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Contributors
Folsey, George, Jr. film producer,
Wachs, Robert D., film producer.
Murphy, Eddie, 1961- author,
Sheffield, David, 1948- screenwriter.
Blaustein, Barry W. screenwriter.
Published
Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007].
Edition
Special collector's edition.
Physical Desc
1 videodisc (117 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
Rating
MPAA rating: R.
Status
Main Level - Media
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Format
DVD
Language
English
ISBN
0792154541, 9780792154549, 141572878X, 9781415728789
UPC
097361222943, 883929306961, 883929303571

Notes

General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
General Note
Special features: "Prince-ipal photography: the coming together of America" (25 min.); "Fit for Akeem: the costumes of Coming to America (18 min.); "Character building: the many faces of Rick Baker" (13 min.); "Composing America: the musical talents of Nile Rodgers" (11 min.); A vintage sit-down with Eddie and Arsenio (6 min.); theatrical trailer (3 min.); photo gallery.
Creation/Production Credits
Directors of photography, Sol Negrin, Woody Omens ; editors, Malcolm Campbell, George Folsey Jr. ; music, Nile Rodgers ; costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman.
Participants/Performers
Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley, Paul Bates, Eriq La Salle, Frankie Faison, Vanessa Bell, Louie Anderson, Allison Dean, Cuba Gooding, Jr.
Description
Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York 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 "regular guy" job at a fast-food restaurant.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R.
System Details
DVD; NTSC; region 1; widescreen; 5.1 surround (English); 2.0 (French).
Language
English or dubbed French dialogue with optional English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards
American Comedy Awards, USA: 1̀989: American Comedy Award - Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Arsenio Hall).
Awards
Image Awards, 1990: Image Award - Outstanding Motion Picture ; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Arsenio Hall).
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APA Citation (style guide)

Folsey, G., Jr., Wachs, R. D., Murphy, E., Sheffield, D., Blaustein, B. W., Landis, J., Hall, A., Jones, J. E., Amos, J., Sinclair, M., Headley, S., Bates, P., La Salle, E., Faison, F., Calloway, V. B., Anderson, L., Dean, A., Gooding, C., Jr., Negrin, S., Omens, W., Campbell, M., Rodgers, N., & Landis, D. N. (2007). Coming to America. Special collector's edition. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

George Folsey, Jr et al.. 2007. Coming to America. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

George Folsey, Jr et al., Coming to America. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Folsey, George, Jr., et al. Coming to America. Special collector's edition. Hollywood, Calif.: Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007. DVD.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
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