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Coming to America [Blu-ray] [Special Collector's Edition]

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  • Blu-ray
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Landis's trademark SYNW appears on a subway station poster for a fictional movie starring Jamie Lee Curtis (a reference to Landis's TRADING PLACES). Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall have numerous cameo roles in the film, disguised by extremely innovative makeup and hair. There is a cameo appearance by Mortimer and Randolph Duke (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) from John Landis's TRADING PLACES, as bums that Eddie Murphy's character gives a large sum of money to. In September 1995, Paramount Pictures settled a lawsuit for breach of contract brought in 1988 by newspaper columnist Art Buchwald and producer Alain Bernheim. The two contended that COMING TO AMERICA was based on a two-page treatment that Buchwald sold to Paramount in 1983. They claimed that their contract with the studio entitled them to a percentage of the film's net profit; Paramount argued that even if the film was based on the treatment, the film had not generated a net profit (based on the byzantine accounting formulae used by movie studios). By that time, the film had grossed in excess of $140 million. Buchwald and Bernheim's settlement came to more than $1 million.
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  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 12461

  • Credits
    Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley
  • Critic Reviews
    4 stars out of 5 -- "Sharply scripted....It's still laughter-packed almost 20 years on, and Murphy and co-star Arsenio Hall are a hoot in multiple cameo roles."
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