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Coming to America

"This summer Prince Akeem discovers America"

Heir to the throne of Zamunda, the prince leaves the tropical paradise of Zamunda and goes in search of his queen. What better place than the city of Queens, New York to find a bride. Joined with his loyal servant and friend Akeem and Semmi attempt to blend in as ordinary Americans and begin the dating.

Details

-- Box Office --
Released: Jun 29th, 1988
Budget: $39,000,000.00
Revenue: $288,752,301.00
-- General Information --
Rating: R
Runtime: 116 Minutes
Genres: Comedy / Drama / Romance
-- Ratings --
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Coming to America Main Cast

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Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
plays Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy W…
Arsenio Hall
Arsenio Hall
plays Semmi / Extremely Ugly Girl / Mor…
James Earl Jones
James Earl Jones
plays King Jaffe Joffer
John Amos
John Amos
plays Cleo McDowell
Madge Sinclair
Madge Sinclair
plays Queen Aoleon
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Movie Trivia/Goofs

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  • The name of the fictional African country the main characters are from is called "Zamunda". This name was taken from a Richard Pryor routine where he referred to a fictional African tribe of the same name.
  • The IND Hoyt-Schermerhorn subway station in Brooklyn was used for the scenes at Sutphin Blvd.
  • Movie Goof (incorrectly regarded as a mistake): In a scene where Mr. McDowell is in his office, he picks up the company manual and it says "McDonald's." The restaurant is called McDowell's, a parody of McDonald's, but the manual actually says McDonald's on it. However, that is actually the joke - since McDowell's has deliberately copied every aspect of McDonald's (as evidenced by the guy taking pictures of the restaurant earlier in the film), it would not be surprising that Mr. McDowell would have a copy of the manual.
  • The "McDowell's" restaurant was actually a Wendy's on Queens Blvd. that was scheduled to be closed for a complete renovation. Although the production had approval from McDonald's corporate headquarters, they apparently didn't pass the word down to their local outlets. On the day the "McDowell's" sign was erected, the manager of the McDonald's 1/2 mile further up the road arrived with his lawyer and proceeded to take photographs while telling the set dressing crew they were going to be sued for everything they were worth.
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