History Film / ComingToAmerica

14th Aug '17 11:00:16 PM Miracle@StOlaf
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* ThrowTheDogABone: Akeem hands a large bundle of cash to a pair of homeless men sleeping outside... who turn out to be Randolph and Mortimer Duke from ''Film/TradingPlaces''.
18th Jul '17 1:33:55 PM fruitstripegum
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* UnintentionalPeriodPiece: This film dates itself to the late 1980s with its depiction of Pre-Giuliani NYC, its fashion, its soundtrack, describing Mike Tyson as a "new boy" in boxing, and the presence of the original World Trade Center (Twin Towers) in the skyline.
18th Jul '17 1:32:15 PM fruitstripegum
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* {{Bowdlerise}}d: This film has been shown on TV on channels such as Creator/ComedyCentral and ''ABC Family''.


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* {{Bowdlerise}}d: This film has been shown on TV on channels such as Creator/ComedyCentral and ''ABC Family''.
7th Jul '17 6:16:46 AM fruitstripegum
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* AdiposeRex: King Joffer is one, seeing as he's played by Creator/JamesEarlJones.



* AdiposeRex: King Joffer is one, seeing as he's played by Creator/JamesEarlJones.
16th May '17 2:29:34 PM XFllo
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* NiceToTheWaiter: Akeem is extremely polite/respectful to those serve him, as well as his co-workers at [=McDowell=]'s. Contrast with Darryl, who pushes Louie Anderson's character around.
** He must get it from his mother, who is likewise very kind and considerate to everyone, especially those who Joffrey believes are beneath them.
* OfficialCouple: Akeem and Lisa.
* OhCrap: Akeem, when he brings Lisa to his apartment for the first time, and finds that Semmi has "fixed it up"... very nearly blowing their cover in the process.
** Also Semmi, when he returns to find Lisa's sister Patrice in the revamped apartment; she's come to see Akeem, and is demanding an explanation for how Akeem and Semmi are living so well on a minimum wage. Luckily, Semmi convincingly lies his way out of the situation, which buys him and Akeem time until...

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* NiceToTheWaiter: NiceToTheWaiter:
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Akeem is extremely polite/respectful to those serve him, as well as his co-workers at [=McDowell=]'s. Contrast with Darryl, who pushes Louie Anderson's character around.
** He must get it from his mother, who Akeem's mother is likewise very kind and considerate to everyone, especially those who Joffrey Joffe believes are beneath them.
* %%* OfficialCouple: Akeem and Lisa.
* OhCrap: OhCrap:
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Akeem, when he brings Lisa to his apartment for the first time, and finds that Semmi has "fixed it up"... very nearly blowing their cover in the process.
** Also Semmi, when he returns to find Lisa's sister Patrice in the revamped apartment; she's come to see Akeem, and is demanding an explanation for how Akeem and Semmi are living so well on a minimum wage. Luckily, Semmi convincingly lies his way out of the situation, which buys him and Akeem time until...



* PimpedOutDress: The wedding dress at the end, [[PrincessesPreferPink a pink one]].

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* PimpedOutDress: PimpedOutDress:
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The wedding dress at the end, [[PrincessesPreferPink a pink one]].



* RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Well, more like Rich Suitor vs. Secretly Richer Suitor Disguised As Poor Suitor.

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%% * RichSuitorPoorSuitor: Well, more like Rich Suitor vs. Secretly Richer Suitor Disguised As Poor Suitor.



* TakeThat: At the entire movie industry and its obsession with stories taking place in only two American cities. Semmi, when planning their trip to America and looking at a map of it, exclaims "But the places are so numerous, the possibilities near-infinite! [[{{Beat}} ...]] New York, or LA?" Of course, [[HypocriticalHumor they then go to New York and spend the rest of the movie there]].



* VideoCredits

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16th May '17 10:14:53 AM LadyJaneGrey
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* AdiposeRex: King Joffer is one, seeing as he's played by Creator/JamesEarlJones.
22nd Mar '17 4:24:24 PM Aquila89
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** When Akeem happily shouts "Good morning, my neighbors!" on his first morning in Queens, someone across the streets shouts "Fuck you!". Akeem mistakes it for a greeting, and shouts "Yes! Fuck you, too!".

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** When Akeem happily shouts "Good morning, my neighbors!" on his first morning in Queens, someone across the streets shouts "Fuck "Hey, fuck you!". Akeem mistakes it for a greeting, and shouts "Yes! Fuck you, too!".



'''Random person:''' FUCK YOU!\\

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'''Random person:''' FUCK YOU!\\Hey, fuck you!\\
12th Jan '17 10:53:17 AM Morgenthaler
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** Akeem says hello to a small elephant named {{Babar}}.

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** Akeem says hello to a small elephant named {{Babar}}.Literature/{{Babar}}.
11th Dec '16 5:11:26 PM SirSapphire
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** He must get it from his mother, who is likewise very kind and considerate to everyone, especially those who Joffrey believes are beneath them.
7th Nov '16 3:06:45 AM Farnham
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** During the dinner party scene, Darryl makes it clear that while he does love Lisa, he is also a sexist who believes that woman want to be told what to do. His lie to her father about her accepting his proposal probably didn't help either (he hadn't even actually proposed).

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** During the dinner party scene, Darryl makes it clear that while he does love Lisa, he is also a sexist who believes that woman women want to be told what to do. His lie to her father about her accepting his proposal probably didn't help either (he hadn't even actually proposed).proposed yet).
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