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The Resource Coming to America, Eddie Murphy Productions ; Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Folsey Jr., Robert D. Wachs ; story by Eddie Murphy ; screenplay by David Sheffield & Barry W. Blaustein ; directed by John Landis, (videorecording)

Coming to America, Eddie Murphy Productions ; Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Folsey Jr., Robert D. Wachs ; story by Eddie Murphy ; screenplay by David Sheffield & Barry W. Blaustein ; directed by John Landis, (videorecording)

Label
Coming to America
Title
Coming to America
Statement of responsibility
Eddie Murphy Productions ; Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Folsey Jr., Robert D. Wachs ; story by Eddie Murphy ; screenplay by David Sheffield & Barry W. Blaustein ; directed by John Landis
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
  • por
  • spa
  • eng
  • eng
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
Awards note
  • American Comedy Awards, USA: 1̀989: 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).
Cataloging source
TEFMT
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Directors of photography, Sol Negrin, Woody Omens ; editors, Malcolm Campbell, George Folsey Jr. ; music, Nile Rodgers ; costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman ; production designer, Richard MacDonald
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: R
Language note
  • Closed captioned
  • English and French language tracks ; subtitles in English, Portuguese, and Spanish
LC call number
PN1995.9.C55
LC item number
C66564 2007
PerformerNote
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
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1961-
  • 1939-
  • 1964-
  • 1962-
  • 1957-
  • 1950-
  • 1948-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Murphy, Eddie
  • Hall, Arsenio
  • Jones, James Earl
  • Amos, John
  • Sinclair, Madge
  • Headley, Shari
  • Bates, Paul
  • La Salle, Eriq
  • Faison, Frankie
  • Calloway, Vanessa Bell
  • Anderson, Louie
  • Dean, Allison
  • Landis, John
  • Folsey, George
  • Wachs, Robert D
  • Sheffield, David
  • Blaustein, Barry W
  • Eddie Murphy Productions
  • Paramount Pictures Corporation
  • Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
Runtime
117
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Princes
  • Fast food restaurants
  • Food service employees
  • Man-woman relationships
  • Queens (New York, N.Y.)
  • Príncipes
  • Restaurantes
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
Coming to America, Eddie Murphy Productions ; Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Folsey Jr., Robert D. Wachs ; story by Eddie Murphy ; screenplay by David Sheffield & Barry W. Blaustein ; directed by John Landis, (videorecording)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1988
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn123960470
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361222943
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
12229
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 932868
  • (OCoLC)123960470
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo surround
Video recording format
DVD
Label
Coming to America, Eddie Murphy Productions ; Paramount Pictures ; produced by George Folsey Jr., Robert D. Wachs ; story by Eddie Murphy ; screenplay by David Sheffield & Barry W. Blaustein ; directed by John Landis, (videorecording)
Publication
Note
  • Title from container
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1988
Color
multicolored
Configuration of playback channels
mixed
Control code
ocn123960470
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Edition
Special collector's ed.
Extent
1 videodisc (117 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
097361222943
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
12229
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 932868
  • (OCoLC)123960470
System details
DVD ; region 1 ; widescreen presentation ; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround ; Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo surround
Video recording format
DVD

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