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Coming to America THE SETUP Sweetly naive African Prince Akeem (Murphy) searches for a bride in Queens, N.Y. VINTAGE EDDIE...Coming to AmericaRomance, ComedyPT116MR THE SETUP Sweetly naive African Prince Akeem (Murphy) searches for a bride in Queens, N.Y. VINTAGE EDDIE...2007-06-01Cuba Gooding Jr.Paramount Pictures
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Coming to America

Genre: Romance, Comedy; Starring: Eddie Murphy, Cuba Gooding Jr.; Director: John Landis; Author: Eddie Murphy, David Sheffield; Status: In Season; Runtime (in minutes): In Season; MPAA Rating: In Season; Distributor: Paramount Pictures

THE SETUP Sweetly naive African Prince Akeem (Murphy) searches for a bride in Queens, N.Y.

VINTAGE EDDIE The barbershop scene, in which Murphy played several characters, paved the way for the Nutty Professor films.

WORTHY EXTRAS? Hardly. Making-of docs pass over the juiciest parts: Murphy’s on-set fisticuffs with director John Landis and writer Art Buchwald’s plagiarism lawsuit. B

Originally posted June 1 2007 — 12:00 AM EDT

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