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Coming to America
Directed by:
John Landis

"Coming to America" (also known as "Prince in New York", "Principe cerca moglie, Il", "Prinz aus Zamunda, Der") is a Comedy/Romance film directed by John Landis, and written by David Sheffield (screenplay), released on June 29 of 1988 in the USA . Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall are starring, alongside James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair and Shari Headley.

This summer, Prince Akeem discovers America.

Who is the director of "Coming to America":

Coming to America was directed by John Landis, an American actor, director, writer, and producer.

Before Coming to America, John Landis had directed Amazon Women on the Moon, released in 1987, ¡Three Amigos! (1986), Into the Night (1985), Twilight Zone: The Movie (1983), Trading Places (1983), and National Lampoon's Animal House (1978). Since, he directed Oscar, released in 1991, Beverly Hills Cop III (1994), Blues Brothers 2000 (1998), Bat Boy (2007), Gone (2007), and Burke and Hare (2010).

When was "Coming to America" released:

Coming to America was first released in the United States on Wednesday, June 29, 1988.. This was thirty-one (31) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, August 24, 1988 in France; Thursday, September 01, 1988 in Germany; Friday, October 14, 1988 in Italy; Thursday, August 25, 1988 in Australia and on Saturday, December 10, 1988 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "Coming to America":

At the casting of Coming to America we find Eddie Murphy, previously seen in Beverly Hills Cop II (1987) and The Golden Child (1986); Arsenio Hall (Amazon Women on the Moon (1987)); James Earl Jones (Matewan (1987), Pinocchio and the Emperor of the Night (1987)) [ more... ]

  • Frankie Faison and Jake Steinfeld also appeared together in The Money Pit, released in 1986.
  • Frankie Faison and Paul Bates can be seen in Exterminator 2, released in 1984.
  • Frankie Faison and Samuel L. Jackson also worked together in Ragtime, released in 1981.
  • Garcelle Beauvais and Frankie Faison can be seen in Manhunter, released in 1986.

What is the Storyline of "Coming to America":

Akeem Joffer (Murphy), the crown prince to the throne of the wealthy African nation of Zamunda, is unhappy with being pampered his entire life and wishes to be more independent. The final straw comes when his parents, King Jaffe and Queen Aeoleon, present him with an arranged bride-to-be named Imani Izzi, whom he's never met and who's been trained to obey Akeem's every command. Akeem concocts a plan to travel to the United States to find an intelligent, independent-minded woman he can both love and respect, [...]

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