Coming to America
Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis. Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos. It is the first installment in the Coming to America film series.
About Coming to America in brief
Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy. Eddie Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who travels to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry. The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos. In 1989, a pilot for a planned spin-off television series was made, although this was never picked up for a series. A sequel is scheduled for release on March 5, 2021. The cast includes: Garcelle Beauvais as a royal rose bearer; Victoria Dillard as a personal bather; Ruben Hudson Jr. as a boy getting a haircut; and Ralph Bellamy and Randolph Duke as a street hustler and a bank teller, respectively. It is the first installment in the Coming to America film series, it was released in the U.S. on June 29, 1988. Following the success of this film, Murphy became a staple, as seen in four later films: The Vampire Vampire, The Professor, The Nutty Professor, and A Trading Places. He also starred in the film Trading Places, a comedy film based on his book Trading Places with Eddie Murphy, and Trading Places: The Trading Places Story, a drama starring Eddie Murphy as a stockbroker and Eddie Murphy in the role of the same name.
He has also appeared in several other films, including The Big Lebowski, The Godfather, The Stepfather, and The Stepford Wives, among others. The movie was released to mixed reviews, but is considered one of the best films of the 1980s and 1990s by many critics and film buffs. It was released as a direct-to-video release on July 25, 1988, and was released on Blu-ray and DVD on July 26, 2008. It has been released on DVD and Blu-Ray in the UK on September 14, 2008, and on DVD in the US on September 13, 2009, and in Australia on September 15, 2009. It also has a DVD release on September 16, 2009 and on September 17, 2010, in Australia, the UK, the US, and the UK. The UK version of the film is available on DVD as well as the Blu- ray and DVD versions of the UK and UK versions of both of the films. The US release of the movie has not yet been released, but the UK release is expected to be released on September 19, 2010. It will also be released in Europe on September 20, 2011, and Australia on October 11, 2011. The U.K. release is scheduled to be on September 22, 2011 and the US release on October 13, 2012, and Europe on October 14, 2013.