Coming to America (1988, USA) C-116m. *** D: John Landis. Starring Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Eriq La Salle, Calvin Lockhart, Samuel L. Jackson, Vondie Curtis-Hall, Don Ameche, Ralph Bellamy, Cuba Gooding Jr., Jim Abrahams. Typical Landis lunacy about African prince Murphy, who, about to be married, wants to see the world and ends up in Queens, New York. He finally gets a job in a fast-food restaurant and falls in love. Amusing comedy with some hilarious bits. Longish but worthwhile. Gooding Jr.'s first film. Also known as PRINCE IN NEW YORK.


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