Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
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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The reason Lisa's wedding gown was pink was not a deliberate aesthetic choice, but rather necessary due to photographic concern. Since the wedding attendants were primarily people of color in dark hues, producers were concerned a pure white dress would skew the picture . Ivory and yellow were scrapped because they were unflattering on Shari Headley, blue was deemed 'too somber' and the costume department did not feel the character Lisa would wear red to her wedding. See more »
During the party scene at the McDowells, Daryls family is shown sitting on the couch. Then within a few moments they are shown again but there is 3 wet spots from the "Soul Glow" hair product. The wet spots should have been in the previous scene. See more »
It must take a lot of hard work to play multi characters film,and the hard work of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall really pay off.They take a very unique idea for a film,play most of the characters in it,and the results are nothing short of hilarious.Murphy plays (among others), Prince Akeem of Zumunda.Akeem,discouraged with the arranged marriage tradition of his beloved country,seeks to find the true meaning of love in America.The typical fish out of water style here is worked to perfection by Murphy,as well as Hall.Also excellent are James Earl Jones(as always),and Madge Sinclair as King Jaffe and Queen Aoleon, Akeem's parents.Jones and Sinclair would later portray husband and wife again 6 years later,as the parents of Simba in The Lion King,a little trivia for those of you who may not have known.There is a clever tie-in involving Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy,portraying their characters from another Murphy film,Trading Places.A unique story,great character acting and a great supporting cast make Coming to America great fun to watch.
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