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Uniform Title Coming to America (Motion picture)
Title Coming to America [videorecording] / 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.

Imprint Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007]


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Santa Catalina Branch DVD    COM    On Holdshelf
Edition Special collector's ed.
Description 1 videodisc (117 min.) : sd., col. ; 4 3/4 in.
Note 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.
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.
Credits Directors of photography, Sol Negrin, Woody Omens ; editors, Malcolm Campbell, George Folsey Jr. ; music, Nile Rodgers ; costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman ; production designer, Richard MacDonald.
Cast 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.
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.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
System Details DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround.
Language English or dubbed French dialogue; English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Awards American Comedy Awards, USA: 9989: 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)
Subject Princes -- Africa -- Drama.
Fast food restaurants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Food service employees -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Príncipes -- África -- Teatro.
Restaurantes -- Empleadas -- Neuva York (Estados Unidos) -- Nueva York -- Teatro.
Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Genre/Form Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Feature films.
Comedy films.
Comedy films.
Feature films.
Comedy -- Feature.
Added Author Folsey, George.
Wachs, Robert D.
Murphy, Eddie, 1961-
Sheffield, David, 1948-
Blaustein, Barry W.
Landis, John, 1950-
Hall, Arsenio.
Jones, James Earl.
Amos, John, 1939-
Sinclair, Madge.
Headley, Shari, 1964-
Bates, Paul.
La Salle, Eriq, 1962-
Faison, Frankie.
Calloway, Vanessa Bell, 1957-
Anderson, Louie.
Dean, Allison.
Eddie Murphy Productions.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 0792154541
Standard No. 097361222943
Music No. 12229 Paramount Home Entertainment

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