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Coming to America (1988) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

John Landis

Writing Credits (WGA)  

Eddie Murphy ... (story)
 
David Sheffield ... (screenplay) &
Barry W. Blaustein ... (screenplay)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Paul Bates ...
Oha
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Imani Izzi (as Vanessa Bell)
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Maurice
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Sheila Johnson ...
Lady-in-Waiting
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Colonel Izzi
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Hold-Up Man
Feather ...
Rose Bearer
Stephanie Simon ...
Rose Bearer
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Rose Bearer
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Basketball Game Vendor
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Telegraph Lady
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Bather / Dancer
Felicia Taylor ...
Bather
Midori ...
Bather (as Michele Watley)
Raymond D. Turner ...
T-Shirt Hawker
Billi Gordon ...
Large Woman
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Boy Getting Haircut
Uncle Ray Murphy ...
Stu
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Street Hustler (as Ruben Hudson)
Paulette Banoza ...
Soul Glo Woman
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Soul Glo Man (as Clyde R. Jones)
Patricia Matthews ...
Devil Woman
Mary Bond Davis ...
Big Stank Woman
Kara Young ...
Stuck-Up Girl
Karen Owens ...
Ex-Siamese Twin / Dancer (as Karen Renee Owens)
Sharon Owens ...
Ex-Siamese Twin / Dancer (as Sharon Renee Owens)
Lisa Gumora ...
Kinky Girl
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Strange Woman
Janette Colon ...
Fresh Peaches
Vanessa Colon ...
Sugar Cube
Monique Mannen ...
Boring Girl / Dancer
Mindora Mimms ...
Awareness Woman
Cynthia Finkley ...
Awareness Woman
David Sosna ...
Cartier Delivery Man
Arthur Adams ...
Mr. Jenks
Loni Kaye Harkless ...
Mrs. Jenks
Montrose Hagins ...
Grandma Jenks
Tonja Rivers ...
Party Guest
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Taxi Driver
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Subway Guy
Helen Hanft ...
Subway Lady
Birdie M. Hale ...
Elderly Passenger
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Face on Cutting Room Floor
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Leah Aldridge ...
Dancer
Aurorah Allain ...
Dancer
Paula Brown ...
Dancer
Dwayne Chattman ...
Dancer
Stephanie Clark ...
Dancer
Robin Dimension ...
Dancer
Shaun Earl ...
Dancer
Carla Earle ...
Tough Girl, Death Row Inmate's Wife
Eric L. Ellis ...
Dancer
Sharon Ferrol-Young ...
Dancer
Eric D. Henderson ...
Dancer
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Dancer
Debra Johnson ...
Dancer
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Dancer
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Dancer
Donna M. Perkins ...
Dancer
Dionne Rockhold ...
Dancer
Gina Consuela Rose ...
Dancer
Randolph Scott ...
Dancer
Robbin Tasha-Ford ...
Dancer
Jerald Vincent ...
Dancer
Eyan Williams ...
Dancer
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Homeless Man Around Garbage Can Bonfire (uncredited)
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Viola (uncredited)
Alison Gordy ...
Blond Hooker / Bag Lady in Fast Food Place (uncredited)
Vincent Harta ...
Shop Keeper (uncredited)
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Subway Patron (uncredited)
Nick Savage ...
Toothbrusher (uncredited)
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Spectator (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Leslie Belzberg ... executive producer
George Folsey Jr. ... producer
Mark Lipsky ... executive producer
David Sosna ... associate producer
Robert D. Wachs ... producer

Music by 

Nile Rodgers

Cinematography by 

Sol Negrin ... additional director of photography
Woody Omens

Film Editing by 

Malcolm Campbell
George Folsey Jr.

Casting By 

Jackie Burch

Production Design by 

Richard Macdonald

Art Direction by 

Richard B. Lewis
Christopher Nowak

Costume Design by 

Deborah Nadoolman

Makeup Department 

Bernadine M. Anderson ... head makeup artist: Los Angeles (as Bernadine Anderson)
Rick Baker ... special makeup effects
Norman Cabrera ... special makeup effects technician: Rick Baker Cinovation
Marie Carter ... assistant makeup artist: Los Angeles
William Howard ... hair stylist
Rolf John Keppler ... makeup artist
Robin LaVigne ... assistant makeup artist: Los Angeles (as Robin Levine)
Margaret Prentice ... special makeup effects artist
Matt Rose ... special makeup effects crew: Cinovation Studios
Robert L. Stevenson ... hair department head
Tim Turner ... special makeup effects artist

Production Management 

Michael Tadross ... unit production manager
William Watkins ... unit production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Charles Brescia ... additional second assistant director
Richard Patrick ... second assistant director
Tracy Rosenthal-Newsom ... second second assistant director (as Tracy Rosenthal)
Chris Schutsky ... location assistant director
David Sosna ... first assistant director
Michael-McCloud Thompson ... dga trainee (as Michael-McCloud Thompson)
Nelson Cabrera ... additional second assistant director (uncredited)

Art Department 

William Apperson ... construction foreman
Jeff Clark ... sign writer
Stan Cockerell ... assistant property master
Luigi Mugavero ... set dresser
Andrew Neskoromny ... set designer
Danny Rogers ... signs and graphics
Philip Saccio ... property master
Edward Staten Vance ... construction foreman
Dave Weinman ... leadman
Ron Yates ... set designer
Greg Knapp ... construction medic (uncredited)
Christopher Nelson ... set dresser (uncredited)
Greg Papalia ... set designer (uncredited)
Drew Struzan ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Bobbi Banks ... adr editor
James Beshears ... adr supervisor
Paul Timothy Carden ... supervising sound editor
Mike Dobie ... sound editor
Dean Drabin ... foley mixer
Richard C. Franklin ... supervising sound editor (as Richard C. Franklin Jr.)
Leigh French ... adr group coordinator
William Gazecki ... sound re-recording mixer (as William Joyce Gazecki)
Leonard T. Geschke ... sound editor (as Lenny Geschke)
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist
Spike Allison Hooper ... assistant sound editor
William B. Kaplan ... sound mixer
Pamela G. Kimber ... assistant sound editor
Donald J. Malouf ... sound editor (as Don Malouf)
Mel Neiman ... sound processing
Dan O'Connell ... foley artist
James Sabat ... sound mixer (as James J. Sabat)
Louis Sabat ... boom operator
Charles Ewing Smith ... sound editor
Larry Stensvold ... sound re-recording mixer
Nils C. Jensen ... sound editor (uncredited)
Charles Ewing Smith ... foley editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Clive R. Kay ... special effects contact lenses

Visual Effects by 

Syd Dutton ... special visual effects
Bill Taylor ... visual effects co-supervisor
Albert Whitlock ... matte painting supervisor

Stunts 

Lindell Blake ... stunts
Alex Brown ... stunts (as Alex A. Brown)
Andy Duppin ... stunts
Peter Hock ... stunts
Carlton Holder ... stunts
John Sherrod ... stunt coordinator
John Ashby ... utility stunts (uncredited)
Carlton Holder ... stunt double: Arsenio Hall (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

John Cambria ... second assistant camera
Philip Caplan ... camera operator
Joseph Cosko Jr. ... second assistant camera
John W. DeBlau ... gaffer: New York
Ken Fisher ... assistant camera
Richie Ford ... electrician
Douglas C. Hart ... first assistant camera: New York
Sunny Johnson ... grip
Douglas Knapp ... camera operator (as Douglas H. Knapp)
Eric Leigh ... electrician
Bruce McBroom ... still photographer
Madelyn Most ... assistant camera
Sol Negrin ... additional cinematographer
Rick Robinson ... assistant camera
Lance Shepherd ... electrician
Rick Fee ... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Norman Glasser ... gaffer (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Rae Lockett ... extras casting assistant

Editorial Department 

Faith Jones ... assistant editor
Bob Noland ... color timer (as Bob Nolan)

Music Department 

Bob Bornstein ... music preparation
Daniel Allan Carlin ... music editor
Jerry Greenberg ... executive producer: soundtrack album
Mark McKenzie ... orchestrator
James Thatcher ... musician: french horn
Wayne Karr ... music recording engineer: songs (uncredited)

Transportation Department 

Patrick Hogan ... driver

Other crew 

Paula Abdul ... choreographer
Deborah Ambrosino ... senior milliner
Mattie Caruthers ... script supervisor
Cathy Churchman ... animal trainer
Anthony D'Esposito ... production assistant (1988)
Marilyn Gill ... production assistant
Debra D. Jeffreys ... production assistant
Enrico Mastracchi Manes ... production assistant
Joe McDougall ... production assistant
Brian McMillan ... head animal trainer
Charles Miller ... location manager: New York
Debbie Schwab ... production coordinator
Tim Sullivan ... parking coordinator
Ginny Warner ... production secretary
Janet L. Wattles ... production accountant
Quincy Z. Gunderson ... location assistant (uncredited)

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