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Coming to America

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Coming to America
Directed byJohn Landis
Screenplay by
Story byEddie Murphy
Produced byGeorge Folsey Jr.
Robert D. Wachs
CinematographySol Negrin
Woody Omens
Edited byMalcolm Campbell
George Folsey Jr.
Music byNile Rodgers
Eddie Murphy Productions
Distributed byParamount Pictures
Release date
  • June 29, 1988 (1988-06-29)
Running time
117 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$36 million[1]
Box office$288.8–350 million[1][2][3][4]

Coming to America is a 1988 comedy movie directed by John Landis. It is about an African prince who comes to the United States in hopes of finding a woman he can marry. It stars Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Ralph Bellamy, and Don Ameche. It was released on June 29, 1988. A sequel, Coming 2 America, was released in December 2020.

References[change | change source]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Bach, Steven (August 30, 1992). "Gross Profit: Fatal Subtraction: The inside story of Buchwald v. Paramount". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  2. "Coming to America (1988)". Box Office Mojo. IMDb. Retrieved March 29, 2019.
  3. Mcdougal, Dennis (February 4, 1990). "Murphy movie made millions, but stayed in red". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved May 10, 2020.
  4. Coming to America at the American Film Institute Catalog