Coming to America

Coming to America (1988)

The four funniest men in America are Eddie Murphy.

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Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.

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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 Robber
  • Ralph Bellamy

    as Randolph Duke / Homeless Man #1
  • Don Ameche

    as Mortimer Duke / Homeless Man #2
  • 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
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
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
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
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
Crew Carlton Holder Stunt Double
Camera Madelyn Most Assistant Camera
Camera Jon Falkengren Dolly Grip
Camera Joseph Cosko Jr. Second Assistant Camera
Camera Brian Fitzsimons Second Company Grip
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