Coming to America

Coming to America (1988)

The four funniest men in America are Eddie Murphy.

  • Genre: Comedy, Romance
  • Release Date: 1988-06-29
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 3682 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 57min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Paramount
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: John Landis
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An African prince decides it’s time for him to find a princess... and his mission leads him and his most loyal friend to Queens, New York. In disguise as an impoverished immigrant, the pampered prince quickly finds himself a new job, new friends, new digs, new enemies and lots of trouble.

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  • Eddie Murphy

    as Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul
  • Arsenio Hall

    as Semmi / Extremely Ugly Girl / Morris / Reverend Brown
  • James Earl Jones

    as King Jaffe Joffer
  • John Amos

    as Cleo McDowell
  • Shari Headley

    as Lisa McDowell
  • Frankie Faison

    as Landlord
  • Louie Anderson

    as Maurice
  • Eriq La Salle

    as Darryl Jenks
  • Allison Dean

    as Patrice McDowell
  • Madge Sinclair

    as Queen Aoleon
  • Paul Bates

    as Oha
  • Samuel L. Jackson

    as Hold-Up Man
  • Ralph Bellamy

    as Randolph Duke / Homeless Man #1 (uncredited)
  • Don Ameche

    as Mortimer Duke / Homeless Man #2 (uncredited)
  • Vanessa Bell Calloway

    as Imani Izzi
  • Calvin Lockhart

    as Colonel Izzi
  • Garcelle Beauvais

    as Rose Bearer #3
  • Cuba Gooding Jr.

    as Boy Getting Haircut
  • Birdie M. Hale

    as Elderly Passenger
  • Vondie Curtis-Hall

    as Basketball Game Vendor
  • Clyde Jones

    as Soul Glo Man
  • Jim Abrahams

    as Face on Cutting Room Floor
  • Feather

    as Rose Bearer
  • Stephanie Simon

    as Rose Bearer
  • Victoria Dillard

    as Bather / Dancer
  • Felicia Taylor

    as Bather
  • Midori

    as Bather
  • Sheila Johnson

    as Lady-in-Waiting
  • Jake Steinfeld

    as Cab Driver
  • Clint Smith

    as Sweets
  • Uncle Ray Murphy

    as Stu
  • Ruben Santiago-Hudson

    as Street Hustler
  • Paulette Banoza

    as Soul Glo Woman
  • Patricia Matthews

    as Devil Woman
  • Mary Bond Davis

    as Big Stank Woman
  • Carla Earle

    as Tough Girl
  • Karen Owens

    as Ex-Siamese Twin / Dancer
  • Sharon Owens

    as Ex-Siamese Twin / Dancer
  • Lisa Gumora

    as Kinky Girl
  • June Boykins

    as Strange Woman
  • Janette Colon

    as Fresh Peaches
  • Vanessa Colon

    as Sugar Cube
  • Monique Mannen

    as Boring Girl / Dancer
  • Mindora Mimms

    as Awareness Woman
  • Cynthia Finkley

    as Awareness Woman
  • David Sosna

    as Cartier Delivery Man
  • Arthur Adams

    as Mr. Jenks
  • Loni Kaye Harkless

    as Mrs. Jenks
  • Montrose Hagins

    as Grandma Jenks
  • Tonja Rivers

    as Party Guest
  • Elaine Kagan

    as Telegraph Lady (uncredited)
  • Michael Tadross

    as Taxi Driver (uncredited)
  • Steve White

    as Subway Guy (uncredited)
  • Helen Hanft

    as Subway Lady (uncredited)
  • Leah Aldridge

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Aurorah Allain

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Paula Brown

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Dwayne Chattman

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Stephanie Clark

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Robin L. Dimension

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Shaun Earl

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Eric L. Ellis

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Sharon Ferrol-Young

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Eric D. Henderson

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Gigi Hunter

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Debra Johnson

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Tanya Lynne Lee

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Jimmy Locust

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Donna M. Perkins

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Dionne Rockhold

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Gina Consuela Rose

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Randolph Scott

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Robbin Tasha-Ford

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Jerald Vincent

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Eyan Williams

    as Dancer (uncredited)
  • Roy Milton Davis

    as Homeless Man Around Garbage Can Bonfire (uncredited)
  • Dorian DeMichele

    as Viola (uncredited)
  • Alison Gordy

    as Blond Hooker / Bag Lady in Fast Food Place (uncredited)
  • Mary Young

    as Stuck-Up Girl
  • Tobe Hooper

    as Party Guest
Writing Eddie Murphy Story
Production Robert D. Wachs Producer
Production Jackie Burch Casting
Production Ferne Cassel Casting Assistant
Directing John Landis Director
Sound Nile Rodgers Original Music Composer
Editing George Folsey Jr. Editor
Production George Folsey Jr. Producer
Costume & Make-Up Deborah Nadoolman Costume Design
Art Cheryal Kearney Set Decoration
Editing Malcolm Campbell Editor
Visual Effects Danny Cangemi Special Effects Supervisor
Art Christopher Nowak Art Direction
Costume & Make-Up Rick Baker Makeup Artist
Crew Rick Baker Makeup Effects
Crew Edward Garzero Scenic Artist
Production Michael Tadross Unit Production Manager
Art Richard Macdonald Production Design
Camera Sol Negrin Director of Photography
Sound William B. Kaplan Sound Mixer
Crew Saul Kahan Unit Publicist
Production Mark Lipsky Executive Producer
Camera Woody Omens Director of Photography
Writing David Sheffield Screenplay
Writing Barry W. Blaustein Screenplay
Production Leslie Belzberg Executive Producer
Production Janet L. Wattles Production Accountant
Costume & Make-Up Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costume Supervisor
Sound James Beshears Supervising ADR Editor
Art R. Gilbert Clayton Set Designer
Crew Paula Abdul Choreographer
Costume & Make-Up Kelly Kimball Assistant Costume Designer
Crew Carlton Holder Stunt Double
Camera Bruce McBroom Still Photographer
Costume & Make-Up Marie Carter Assistant Makeup Artist
Art Richard B. Lewis Art Direction
Camera Ken Fisher First Assistant Camera
Sound Paul Timothy Carden Supervising Sound Editor
Costume & Make-Up Rolf John Keppler Makeup Artist
Art William Apperson Construction Foreman
Sound Frank Graziadei Sound Recordist
Lighting Richie Ford Electrician
Lighting John W. DeBlau Chief Lighting Technician
Sound Louis Sabat Boom Operator
Crew Patrick Hogan Driver
Sound Daniel Allan Carlin Music Editor
Directing Richard Patrick Second Assistant Director
Production David Sosna Associate Producer
Directing David Sosna First Assistant Director
Crew Greg Knapp Set Medic
Production Terry Ladin Production Coordinator
Sound Dean Drabin Foley Mixer
Crew John Sherrod Stunt Coordinator
Sound Spike Allison Hooper Assistant Sound Editor
Sound Mike Dobie Sound Editor
Art Stan Cockerell Assistant Property Master
Camera Dennis Gamiello First Company Grip
Editing Bob Noland Color Timer
Crew John Ashby Utility Stunts
Art Philip C. Hurst Greensman
Crew Marc Fambro Carpenter
Editing John Haggar Assistant Editor
Art Dan von Blomberg Set Decoration
Art Carole Lee Cole Assistant Art Director
Art Jerry Fitzpatrick Construction Coordinator
Camera Bruce Atwater Grip
Costume & Make-Up Gerald DeTitta Set Dressing Artist
Crew Eddie Jones Craft Service
Art Gregg H. Bilson Property Master
Crew Lindell Blake Stunts
Crew Cary Kelley Transportation Coordinator
Lighting Michael T. James Rigging Grip
Production Charles Miller Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Bill Christians Wardrobe Supervisor
Camera Brian Fitzsimons Second Company Grip
Costume & Make-Up William Howard Assistant Hairstylist
Directing Charles Brescia Additional Second Assistant Director
Directing Tomaz Remec Second Second Assistant Director
Art Richard Evans Swing
Camera Madelyn Most Assistant Camera
Camera Jon Falkengren Dolly Grip
Camera Joseph Cosko Jr. Second Assistant Camera
Production Chris Schutsky Location Assistant
Lighting Ed Cooper Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Production Rae Lockett Extras Casting Assistant
Crew Joseph Banks Generator Operator
Production Martha Appel Production Assistant
Production Ginny Warner Production Secretary
Writing Brian Stewart Story Editor