Coming to America

Coming to America

1988 film by John Landis
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Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos. The first installment in the Coming to America film series, it was released in the United States on June 29, 1988. Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who travels to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry.

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George Folsey Jr.
Robert D. Wachs
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Sol Negrin
Woody Omens
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Malcolm Campbell
George Folsey Jr.
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Eddie Murphy Productions
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Release date
  • June 29, 1988 (1988-06-29)
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Running time
117 minutes
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United States
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Budget
$39,000,000 USD
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Box office
$128,000,000 USD
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Cleo McDowell: Look... me and the McDonald's people got this little misunderstanding. See, they're McDonald's... I'm McDowell's. They got the Golden Arches, mine is the Golden Arcs. They got the Big Mac, I got the Big Mick. We both got two all-beef patties, special sauce, lettuce, cheese, pickles and onions, but their buns have sesame seeds. My buns have no seeds.

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