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Coming to America

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Coming to America

type:
Movie
Current Status:
In Season
mpaa:
R
runtime:
116 minutes
performer:
Eddie Murphy, Cuba Gooding Jr.
director:
John Landis
distributor:
Paramount Pictures
author:
4254, 62476
genre:
Romance, Comedy

We gave it a B+

THE SETUP Sweetly naive African Prince Akeem (Murphy) searches for a bride in Queens, N.Y.

VINTAGE EDDIE The barbershop scene, in which Murphy played several characters, paved the way for the Nutty Professor films.

WORTHY EXTRAS? Hardly. Making-of docs pass over the juiciest parts: Murphy’s on-set fisticuffs with director John Landis and writer Art Buchwald’s plagiarism lawsuit. B

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