Coming to America (1988)

Coming to America
Type Feature Film
MPAA Rating R
Runtime 1hr 57mins.
Genres Comedy, Romance, Romantic Comedy, Urban
Keywords actor plays multiple characters
Status Released
US Release Date
  
Name Credit Credited as Role Id Sort Order
Eddie Murphy Actor Saul 1 1000001
Arsenio Hall Actor Extremely Ugly Girl 1 1000015
Lamont Dozier Song song producer("You're a Wonderful One") 120859 8000049
Monique Mannen Actor Boring Girl 1 1000041
Brian Holland Song n/a 120859 8000051
Aiken Song n/a 120859 8000058
Stock Song n/a 120859 8000056
Sharon Renee Owens Actor Ex-Siamese Twin 1 1000036
Edward Holland Song n/a 120859 8000047
William Stevenson Song song producer("Pride and Joy") 120859 8000042
Gerald Levert Song song producer("Addicted to You") 120859 8000010
Mark Gordon Song song producer("Addicted to You") 120859 8000013
Jonathan Phillip Moffett Song song producer("All Dressed Up (Ready to Hit the Town)") 120859 8000015
Dr. Dre Song song producer("Comin' Correct") 120859 8000025
Nile Rodgers Song song producer("Coming to America" "Livin' the Good Life" "I Got It" "The Lion Sleeps Tonight (Wimoweh) (Mbube)") 120859 8000005
Smokey Robinson Song n/a 120859 8000037
Lloyd Tolbert Song song producer("I Like It Like That") 120859 8000033
Michael Rodgers Song song producer("I Like It Like That") 120859 8000031
Waterman Song n/a 120859 8000060
Karen Renee Owens Actor Ex-Siamese Twin 1 1000035
Victoria Dillard Actor Bather 1 1000009
Robin Levine Makeup Assistant n/a 121007 13000022
Pamela G Kimber Sound Editor sound editor assistant 229 14000022
James Sabat Sound Mixer (New York) 230 14000023
Bernadine Anderson Makeup Supervisor n/a 517 13000023
Spike Allison Hooper Sound Editor sound editor assistant 229 14000021
Leigh French ADR ADR group 120912 14000001
Bill Christians Wardrobe Supervisor (New York) 120908 13000025
Jennifer L Bryan Wardrobe (New York) 120823 13000024
Marie Carter Makeup Assistant n/a 121007 13000021
Christopher Whitman Lighting Technician lighting technician assistant 120907 15000003
John DeBlau Lighting Technician (New York) 120907 15000004
James Leonard Makeup special makeup 353 13000017
Greg Punchatz Makeup special makeup 353 13000018
Ed Cooper Lighting Technician lighting technician assistant 120907 15000002
Marilyn Peoples Makeup (New York) 353 13000020
Matt Rose Makeup special makeup 353 13000019
Norman Glasser Lighting Technician n/a 120907 15000001
Charles Ewing Smith Sound Editor n/a 229 14000020
James Beshears ADR Editor ADR editor supervisor 220 14000002
Frank Graziadei Sound sound recording(New York) 120816 14000014
Dan O'Connell Foley n/a 120961 14000007
Bill Fletcher Makeup special makeup 353 13000016
Mel Neiman Sound sound processing 120816 14000013
William Joyce Gazecki Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000012
Randy McDonald Sound utility sound 120816 14000010
William B Kaplan Sound sound recording mixer 120816 14000009
Dean Drabin Foley Mixer n/a 224 14000008
Richard C Franklin Jr. Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000015
Gary A. Hecker Foley n/a 120961 14000006
Don Malouf Sound Editor n/a 229 14000019
Earl F Sampson Boom Operator n/a 215 14000004
Bobbi Banks ADR Editor ADR editor assistant 220 14000003
Lenny Geschke Sound Editor n/a 229 14000018
Mike Dobie Sound Editor n/a 229 14000017
Louis Sabat Boom Operator (New York) 215 14000005
Paul Timothy Carden Sound Editor sound editor supervisor 229 14000016
Larry Stensvold Sound sound rerecording mixer 120816 14000011
David Page Costumes costumer 120828 13000007
Jerry DeTitta Set Dresser (New York) 197 9000017
William Durnin Set Dresser (New York) 197 9000016
Chris Vogt Set Dresser (New York) 197 9000015
Daniel K Grosso Set Dresser (New York) 197 9000014
Richard Nelson Set Dresser (New York) 197 9000018
Edward Garzero Scenic Artist (New York) 745 9000019
Carole Lee Cole Assistant Art Director art direction assistant 315 9000022
David Weinman Lead Person leadman(New York) 120957 9000021
Randy Bostic Lead Person leadman 120957 9000020
Larry Hubbs Set Designer n/a 202 9000013
Erin Cummins Set Designer n/a 202 9000012
John Lewis Swing Gang n/a 434 9000006
Lou Mugavero Swing Gang n/a 434 9000005
Richard B Lewis Art Director art direction 183 9000004
Greg Lynch Swing Gang n/a 434 9000007
Richard Evans Swing Gang n/a 434 9000008
Gil Clayton Set Designer n/a 202 9000011
Ron Yates Set Designer n/a 202 9000010
Greg Papalia Set Designer n/a 202 9000009
Chuck Eskridge Art Department production painter 120843 9000023
Jackie Burch Casting n/a 179 10000001
Mona Orr Hair hairstyles(New York) 120794 13000009
Robert L Stevenson Hair hairstyles supervisor 120794 13000008
Jerry DeBlau Lighting Technician lighting technician assistant(New York) 120907 15000005
Melissa Franz Costumes costumer 120828 13000006
Bill Howard Hair Assistant hairstyles assistant 120989 13000010
Rick Baker Makeup special makeup 353 13000011
Margaret Beserra Makeup special makeup 353 13000014
Greg Nelson Makeup special makeup 353 13000013
Jane English Makeup (body) 353 13000012
Hugo Pena Costumes costumer 120828 13000005
Violette Jones-Faison Costumes key costumer(women) 120828 13000004
Sylvia Fay Casting (extras/New York) 179 10000004
Eddie Smith Casting (extras) 179 10000003
Jim Green Casting (extras) 179 10000002
Ferne Cassel Casting Associate casting assistant 160 10000005
Jim Turner Consultant production financial consultant 120784 12000001
Frank Rose Costumes key costumer(men) 120828 13000003
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costume Supervisor n/a 120895 13000002
Deborah Nadoolman Costume Designer n/a 169 13000001
Norman Cabrera Makeup special makeup 353 13000015
Brian Fitzsimons Grip (New York) 365 15000009
Tina James Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000023
Bridget Jacoby Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000022
Jerome Holmes Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000021
Randall I Harris Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000020
Larry Johnson Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000024
Enrico Mastracchi-Manes Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000025
Charlie Murphy Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000029
Justin Moritt Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000028
Lance Mooreland Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000027
Joseph McDougall Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000026
Daniel Hank Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000019
Gregory G Hale Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000018
Max Landis Assistant assistance 120820 25000011
Rachel Landis Assistant assistance 120820 25000010
Nestor Abascal Assistant assistance 120820 25000009
Budd Tunick Assistant assistance 120820 25000008
Martha Appel Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000012
Fetteroff Colen Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000013
Matthew Gould Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000017
Kenneth H Frith Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000016
Emily Freeman Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000015
Anthony Desposito Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000014
Ray Murphy Jr. Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000030
Ray Murphy Sr. Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000031
Ginny Warner Other production secretary 120795 26000001
Marilyn Gill Assistant (to Robert Wachs and Mark Lipsky) 120820 25000046
Markus A Schaub Apprentice apprentice editor 120976 25000045
Guy Owens Property Master Assistant n/a 120975 25000044
Donnie Puga Other paint foreman 120795 26000002
Philip C Hurst Other greensman 120795 26000003
Saul Kahan Unit Publicist n/a 231 29000001
Lawrence Shuler Other matte special rigging 120795 26000006
Lynn Ledgerwood Other matte special rigging 120795 26000005
Mark Dornfeld Other matte lineup 120795 26000004
Kenny Swenson Jr. Property Master Assistant n/a 120975 25000043
Stan Cockerell Property Master Assistant n/a 120975 25000042
Deehoward B White Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000035
Jeffrey Suttles Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000034
Beatrice Spencer Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000033
Frank Serrano Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000032
Lyn Wilson Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000036
Nathaniel Woodward Production Assistant (New York) 275 25000037
Tim Sullivan Transportation Coordinator Parking Coordinator(New York) 271 25000041
Thomas Reilly Transportation Coordinator (New York) 271 25000040
Cary Kelley Transportation Coordinator n/a 271 25000039
Mario Perez Transportation Captain n/a 272 25000038
Richard Hilton Assistant assistance 120820 25000007
Babatunde Olatunji Assistant assistance 120820 25000006
Janet Wattles Production Accountant n/a 282 16000001
Randy McDonald Cable Operator n/a 120964 15000021
Bud Howell Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000020
Jon Falkengren Dolly Grip n/a 264 15000019
Carole A Wattles Assistant Accountant production accountant assistant 120950 16000002
Raphaella Giugliano Assistant Accountant production accountant assistant(New York) 120950 16000003
John Sherrod Stunt Coordinator n/a 120804 19000001
Aurorah Allain Choreographer choreography assistant 120803 17000003
Cindy Montoya Choreographer choreography assistant 120803 17000002
Paula Abdul Choreographer choreography 120803 17000001
Lance Shepherd Electrician (New York) 450 15000018
Peter Petraglia Electrician (New York) 450 15000017
Ed Lowry Grip (New York) 365 15000010
Ron Von Blomberg Set Decorator (New York) 165 9000003
Dennis Gamiello Grip (New York) 365 15000008
Kip Wurl Grip n/a 365 15000007
John Mazzola Grip (New York) 365 15000011
Bruce Atwater Grip (New York) 365 15000012
Richard Ford Electrician (New York) 450 15000016
Franco Valdez Electrician rigging electrician 450 15000015
Steve Shaver Electrician rigging electrician 450 15000014
Joe Banks Generator Operator (New York) 363 15000013
Lindell Blake Stunts n/a 240 19000002
Andy Duppin Stunts n/a 240 19000003
Catherine Sudolcan Animator matte animation 483 23000009
Mark Whitlock Matte Painter matte artist 120959 23000008
Albert Whitlock Matte Painter matte artist 120959 23000007
Syd Dutton Matte Painter matte artist 120959 23000006
Gregg H Bilson Property Master n/a 120805 24000001
Kelly Kimball Assistant costume designer assistant 120820 25000001
Stephen L Bedell Assistant assistance 120820 25000005
Sharon Dolin Assistant assistance 120820 25000004
Pamela Cederquist Assistant (to producers (New York)) 120820 25000003
Patricia Matthews Assistant (to Eddie Murphy) 120820 25000002
Douy Swofford Titles main title lettering 120825 23000005
Bill Taylor Special Effects special visual effects 168 23000004
Brian McMillan Animal Supplier animals supplier 121133 20000001
Peter Hock Stunts n/a 240 19000006
Alex Brown Stunts n/a 240 19000005
Carlton Holder Stunts n/a 240 19000004
Richard Bruns Construction Foreman n/a 277 21000001
Jerry Fitzpatrick Construction Coordinator n/a 276 21000002
Syd Dutton Special Effects special visual effects 168 23000003
Grant McCune Visual Effects modelmaker 419 23000002
Dan Cangemi Special Effects Supervisor n/a 545 23000001
Eddie Jones Craft Service n/a 120903 22000001
Dennis Harper Grip n/a 365 15000006
Michael Rodgers Song Performer n/a 120788 8000072
Dwayne Chattman Actor Dancer 1 1000071
Aurorah Allain Actor Dancer 1 1000070
Eric L Ellis Actor Dancer 1 1000069
Robin Dimension Actor Dancer 1 1000068
Shaun Earl Actor Dancer 1 1000073
Sharon Ferrol Actor Dancer 1 1000074
Jimmy Locust Actor Dancer 1 1000077
Debra Johnson Actor Dancer 1 1000076
Eric D Henderson Actor Dancer 1 1000075
Stephanie Clark Actor Dancer 1 1000067
Paula Brown Actor Dancer 1 1000066
Michael F Tadross Actor Taxi Driver 1 1000060
Elaine Kagan Actor Telegraph Lady 1 1000059
Ralph Bellamy Actor Randolph Duke 1 1000058
Don Ameche Actor Mortimer Duke 1 1000057
Steve White Actor Subway Guy 1 1000061
Helen Hanft Actor Subway Lady 1 1000062
Leah Aldridge Actor Dancer 1 1000065
Jim Abrahams Actor Face on Cutting Room Floor 1 1000064
Birdie M Hale Actor Elderly Passenger 1 1000063
Donna M Perkins Actor Dancer 1 1000079
Gina Consuela Rose Actor Dancer 1 1000080
David Sheffield Screenplay n/a 120778 4000002
Eddie Murphy Screenplay n/a 120778 4000001
David Sosna Associate Producer n/a 171 3000005
Leslie Belzberg Executive Producer n/a 174 3000004
Barry Blaustein Screenplay n/a 120778 4000003
Art Buchwald From Story ("King For a Day") 120870 4000004
David Sosna Assistant Director n/a 163 5000003
Michael F Tadross Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000002
William Watkins Unit Production Manager n/a 182 5000001
Mark Lipsky Executive Producer n/a 174 3000003
Robert D Wachs Producer n/a 3 3000002
Tanya Lynne Lee Actor Dancer 1 1000084
Gigi Hunter Actor Dancer 1 1000083
Eyan Williams Actor Dancer 1 1000082
Robbin Tasha-Ford Actor Dancer 1 1000081
Dionne Rockhold Actor Dancer 1 1000087
Randolph Scott Actor Dancer 1 1000088
George Folsey Jr. Producer n/a 3 3000001
John Landis Director n/a 2 2000001
Jerald Vincent Actor Dancer 1 1000089
Tonja Rivers Actor Party Guest 1 1000056
Montrose Hagins Actor Grandma Jenks 1 1000055
Cuba Gooding Jr. Actor Boy Getting Haircut 1 1000024
Jake Steinfeld Actor Cab Driver 1 1000023
Vanessa Bell Actor Imani Izzi 1 1000022
Billi Gordon Actor Large Woman 1 1000021
Clint Smith Actor Sweets 1 1000025
Frankie Faison Actor Landlord 1 1000026
Paulette Banoza Actor Soul Glo Woman 1 1000029
Ruben Hudson Actor Street Hustler 1 1000028
Uncle Ray Murphy Actor Stu 1 1000027
Calvin Lockhart Actor Colonel Izzi 1 1000020
Raymond D Turner Actor T-Shirt Hawker 1 1000019
Stephanie Simon Actor Rose Bearer 1 1000008
Feather Actor Rose Bearer 1 1000007
Garcelle Beauvais Actor Rose Bearer 1 1000006
Paul Bates Actor Oha 1 1000005
Felicia Taylor Actor Bather 1 1000010
Michele Watley Actor Bather 1 1000011
Sheila Johnson Actor Lady-in-Waiting 1 1000014
Madge Sinclair Actor Queen Aoleon 1 1000013
James Earl Jones Actor King Jaffe Joffer 1 1000012
Clyde R Jones Actor Soul Glo Man 1 1000030
Patricia Matthews Actor Devil Woman 1 1000031
David Sosna Actor Cartier Delivery Man 1 1000049
Louie Anderson Actor Maurice 1 1000048
Eriq La Salle Actor Darryl Jenks 1 1000047
Shari Headley Actor Lisa McDowell 1 1000046
Vondie Curtis Hall Actor Basketball Game Vendor 1 1000050
Samuel L. Jackson Actor Hold-Up Man 1 1000051
Loni Kaye Harkless Actor Mrs Jenks 1 1000054
Arthur Adams Actor Mr Jenks 1 1000053
Dottie Actor Dottie--the Dog 1 1000052
Allison Dean Actor Patrice McDowell 1 1000045
John Amos Actor Cleo McDowell 1 1000044
Lisa Gumora Actor Kinky Girl 1 1000037
Carla Earle Actor Tough Girl 1 1000034
Kara Young Actor Stuck-Up Girl 1 1000033
Mary Bond Davis Actor Big Stank Woman 1 1000032
June Boykins Actor Strange Woman 1 1000038
Janette Colon Actor Fresh Peaches 1 1000039
Cynthia Finkley Actor Awareness Woman 1 1000043
Mindora Mimms Actor Awareness Woman 1 1000042
Vanessa Colon Actor Sugar Cube 1 1000040
Richard Patrick Assistant Director n/a 163 5000004
Tracy Rosenthal Assistant Director n/a 163 5000005
Norman Whitfield Song ("Pride and Joy") 120859 8000040
Warren Moore Song ("Ooo Baby Baby") 120859 8000039
Solomon Linda Song ("Mbube (Wimoweh)") 120859 8000036
Gardner Cole Song ("Livin' the Good Life") 120859 8000035
Marvin Gaye Song songs 120859 8000041
Tyran Carlo Song ("To Be Loved") 120859 8000044
Allee Willis Song ("Transparent") 120859 8000053
Gwendolyn Gordy Song ("To Be Loved") 120859 8000046
Berry Gordy Song ("To Be Loved") 120859 8000045
Linda Creed Song ("The Greatest Love of All") 120859 8000030
Michael Masser Song ("The Greatest Love of All") 120859 8000029
Paul Chiten Song ("Come Into My Life") 120859 8000021
Andy Panda Song song producer("Better Late Than Never") 120859 8000020
Alan Roy Scott Song ("Better Late Than Never") 120859 8000019
Freddie Washington Song ("Better Late Than Never") 120859 8000018
Pamela Phillips Oland Song ("Come Into My Life") 120859 8000022
Arif Mardin Song song producer("Come Into My Life") 120859 8000023
Eric Wright Song song producer("Comin' Correct") 120859 8000028
DJ Yella Song song producer("Comin' Correct") 120859 8000027
Robbie Buchanan Song song producer("Come into My Life") 120859 8000024
Danny Sembello Song ("Transparent") 120859 8000054
Jeff Lorber Song song producer("Transparent") 120859 8000055
The Miracles Song Performer ("Ooo Baby Baby") 120788 8000077
Smokey Robinson Song Performer n/a 120788 8000076
Ladysmith Black Mambazo Song Performer ("Mbube (Wimoweh)") 120788 8000075
Eddie Murphy Song Performer ("I Got It") 120788 8000074
Marvin Gaye Song Performer ("Pride and Joy" "You're Wonderful One") 120788 8000078
Jackie Wilson Song Performer ("To Be Loved") 120788 8000079
Richard MacDonald Production Designer n/a 164 9000001
Mel & Kim Song Performer ("That's the Way It Is") 120788 8000081
Nona Hendryx Song Performer ("Transparent") 120788 8000080
Sister Sledge Song Performer ("Livin' the Good Life") 120788 8000073
Sexual Chocolate Song Performer ("The Greatest Love of All") 120788 8000071
Chico DeBarge Song Performer ("All Dressed Up (Ready to Hit the Town)") 120788 8000065
Eddie Levert Song Performer ("Addicted to You") 120788 8000064
Gerald Levert Song Performer n/a 120788 8000063
The System Song Performer ("Coming to America") 120788 8000062
Cover Girls Song Performer ("Better Late Than Never") 120788 8000066
Laura Branigan Song Performer ("Come Into My Life") 120788 8000067
Randy Watson Song Performer ("The Greatest Love of All") 120788 8000070
J J Fad Song Performer ("Comin' Correct") 120788 8000069
Joe Esposito Song Performer ("Come Into My Life") 120788 8000068
Maurice White Song song executive producer("All Dressed Up (Ready to Hit the Town)") 120859 8000017
Eddie Levert Song n/a 120859 8000012
Ned Martin Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000006
Joseph Cosko Jr. Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000005
Ken Fisher Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000004
John Szajner Assistant Camera Operator assistant camera 120849 6000003
Bruce McBroom Photography stills 120835 6000007
Mark Freund Photography matte photography 120835 6000008
Doug E Smith Photography model photography 120835 6000011
Bill Taylor Photography matte photography 120835 6000010
Mark Sawicki Photography matte photography 120835 6000009
Craig DiBona Camera Operator (New York) 239 6000002
Woody Omens Director of Photography n/a 120780 6000001
Luca Kouimelis Script Supervisor n/a 191 5000009
Charles Miller Location Manager (New York) 193 5000008
Steve Shkolnik Location Manager n/a 193 5000007
Tomaz Remel Assistant Director n/a 163 5000006
Debbie Schwab Production Coordinator n/a 162 5000010
Terry Ladin Production Coordinator (New York) 162 5000011
Aurelia Nelson DGA Trainee (New York) 120878 5000014
Michael-McCloud Thompson DGA Trainee n/a 120878 5000013
Antonie L. Douaihy Location Assistant location manager assistant(New York) 120947 5000012
John Seakwood Photography stills(New York) 120835 6000012
Bob Nolan Color Timer n/a 120921 6000013
Ed Cherney Music music scoring mixer 120781 8000002
Nile Rodgers Music n/a 120781 8000001
Faith Jones Assistant Editor (New York) 203 7000007
Li-Shin Yu Assistant Editor (New York) 203 7000006
Daniel Allen Carlin Music Editor n/a 214 8000003
Mark McKenzie Original Music n/a 120838 8000004
David Frank Song song producer("Coming to America" "Transparent") 120859 8000009
Mic Murphy Song song producer("Coming to America" "Transparent") 120859 8000008
Nancy Huang Song songs("Coming to America" "I Got It") 120859 8000007
John A Haggar Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000005
Walter A Hekking Assistant Editor n/a 203 7000004
Douglas C Hart Camera Assistant (New York) 120867 6000017
Maurice Brown Camera Assistant (New York) 120867 6000016
Douglas H Knapp Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000015
Phil Caplan Camera Assistant n/a 120867 6000014
John Cambria Camera Assistant (New York) 120867 6000018
Stan Keitt Camera Assistant (New York) 120867 6000019
Jill Searchinger Editor (New York) 172 7000003
George Folsey Jr. Editor n/a 172 7000002
Malcolm Campbell Editor n/a 172 7000001
Cheryal Kearney Set Decorator n/a 165 9000002
Synopsis
Where is an African prince supposed to go to find the woman who will one day be his queen? Obviously that would be Queens, New York and that's where Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) goes in this hilarious fish out of water story. Traveling with the prince is his trusted friend Semmi (Arsenio Hall) and, hiding the prince's identity, the two of them get jobs at a fast-food restaurant. While the prince is trying to adjust to a minimum wage lifestyle, he falls for Lisa (Shari Headley) the daughter of his boss Cleo (John Amos). As romance blooms, Akeem finds it hard to hide his royal secret, especially when the king (James Earl Jones) arrives with his regal entourage.