Coming to America

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Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2007].
Special collector's edition.
0792154541, 9780792154549, 141572878X, 9781415728789


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General Note
Originally released as a motion picture in 1988.
General Note
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.
Creation/Production 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.
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.
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.
Target Audience
MPAA rating: R.
System Details
DVD, region 1, widescreen presentation; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo., surround.
English or dubbed French dialogue; English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
American Comedy Awards, USA: ̀1989: 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).


APA Citation, 7th Edition (style guide)

Folsey, G., Jr., Wachs, R. D., Murphy, E., Sheffield, D., Blaustein, B. W., Landis, J., Hall, A., Jones, J. E., Amos, J., Sinclair, M., Headley, S., Bates, P., La Salle, E., Faison, F., Calloway, V. B., Anderson, L., & Dean, A. (2007). Coming to America (Special collector's edition.). Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

George Folsey, Jr et al.. 2007. Coming to America. Paramount Home Entertainment.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities (Notes and Bibliography) Citation, 17th Edition (style guide)

George Folsey, Jr et al.. Coming to America Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.

MLA Citation, 9th Edition (style guide)

Folsey, George, Jr., et al. Coming to America Special collector's edition., Paramount Home Entertainment, 2007.

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