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It is the 21st birthday of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and he is to marry a woman he never saw before. Now the prince breaks with tradition and travels to America to look for the love of his life. Written by
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At the breakfast table, King Jaffe Joffer is surprised by the fact that Prince Akeem has grown a mustache, but later in the movie we see pictures of Akeem on the Zamundan 100-Pound note and on the Zamundan coin (the one he flips to decide whether to go to Los Angeles or New York) with him clearly depicted having a mustache. Unless that version of the money was minted VERY recently, then it's very unlikely for the King to not have noticed back then. Also in the picture of the King, Queen and Akeem seen in the Zamunda exhibit at the museum in New York, the picture shows Akeem with a mustache as well. See more »
If "Trading Places" is Dan Ackroyd's greatest movie, then "Coming to America" is Eddie Murphy's greatest movie, and for much the same reasons. Although the movie may be considered a comedy, and indeed has its humorous moments, the theme of this movie is quite serious. For it's about a man who is willing to sacrifice money, privilege, power, and position in quest for personal happiness. This is a powerful role and Eddie Murphy is great in this role. This movie is proof that when given the chance, a comic actor like Eddie Murphy is capable of playing a complex character that is central to a story. The producers of this movie evidently knew that in Eddie Murphy they had a actor around whom they could create an excellent movie, and with this movie they were right.
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