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Coming to America (1988)

R
116 min | Comedy, Romance

An extremely pampered African Prince travels to Queens, New York, and goes undercover to find a wife whom he can respect for her intelligence and will.
Director
Writers
Eddie Murphy (story) | David Sheffield (screenplay) | Barry W. Blaustein (screenplay)
Composer
Nile Rodgers (music score by)
Cinematographer
Casting Director
Jackie Burch (casting by)
Production Designer
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Budget
$ 39,000,000
Gross (USA)
$ 128,152,300
Gross (World)
$ 160,600,000
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Release date
Jun 29, 1988 (United States)

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7 / 10 | 138,545 votes