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Six Fun Reasons Why You Should Revisit 'Coming to America'

  • By Nijla Mumin
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  • April 3, 2013 3:05 PM
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When thinking of early Eddie Murphy films, there are probably many that come tomind, but "Coming to America" is bound to be one of the first. Directed by John Landis, the 1988 film is a comedy about a prince from a fictional African kingdomwho ventures to America to find a wife. It's inaccurate in many ways, but hilariousin plenty of others. The film saw Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall at their comedicprime, taking on wildly different characters in a Queens, New York setting thatserved as a backdrop for the “culture shock” that their newcomers to the countryencounter. No matter how many times you’ve seen the film, there are certainmoments that bring uncontrollable laughter. Here are a few: