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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, (videorecording)

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, (videorecording)

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
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • por
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
Summary
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
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).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Sol Negrin, Woody Omens ; editors, Malcolm Campbell, George Folsey Jr. ; music, Nile Rodgers ; costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman ; production designer, Richard MacDonald
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
English or dubbed French dialogue; English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
C66564 2007
PerformerNote
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
Runtime
117
Target audience
general
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, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1988
  • Special features: Widescreen version; "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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version -- 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 -- Language: English 5.1 surround ; English 2.0 surround ; French 2.0 surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Control code
4229196
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Isbn
9781415728789
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361222943
  • 00097361222943
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
12229
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123960470
  • (OCoLC)123960470
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround
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, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1988
  • Special features: Widescreen version; "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
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Contents
Special features: Widescreen version -- 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 -- Language: English 5.1 surround ; English 2.0 surround ; French 2.0 surround -- Subtitles: English, Spanish, Portuguese
Control code
4229196
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Isbn
9781415728789
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
  • 097361222943
  • 00097361222943
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
12229
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn123960470
  • (OCoLC)123960470
System details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround
Video recording format
DVD

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