"Coming To America" casts comedian Eddie Murphy as pampered African prince Akeem, who rebels against an arranged marriage and heads to America to find a new bride. Murphy's regal father (James Earl Jones) agrees to allow the prince 40 daysto roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi (Arsenio Hall) along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a"Joe job" at a fast-food restaurant. Murphy and Hall play multiple roles, and there are innumerablecelebrity cameos peppered throughout the proceedings - including the Duke Brothers (Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy) from "Trading Places." "Coming To America" made further headlines when humorist Art Buchwald sued the film's producers for plagiarizingone of his works. Buchwald carried the case to trial, where he won a sizeable judgement against thefilm's producers.
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