History Film / ComingToAmerica

6th Jun '18 1:23:30 PM Darkmage7280
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* ForeShadowing: During the wedding, while Akeem is understandably upset, Semmi can barely restrain a happy smile. He obviously knows that's [[spoiler:Lisa under the veil.]]
31st Mar '18 11:29:02 PM nombretomado
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** Akeem gives the money Semmi was spending to two homeless men, who turn out to be the brothers from ''Film/TradingPlaces''. Also, the old Jewish guy in the Barbershop calls Akeem [[Series/{{Roots}} "Kunta Kinte"]]. John Amos, who plays Cleo [=McDowell=], played old Kunta Kinte in ''Roots''.

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** Akeem gives the money Semmi was spending to two homeless men, who turn out to be the brothers from ''Film/TradingPlaces''. Also, the old Jewish guy in the Barbershop calls Akeem [[Series/{{Roots}} [[Series/Roots1977 "Kunta Kinte"]]. John Amos, who plays Cleo [=McDowell=], played old Kunta Kinte in ''Roots''.
28th Feb '18 1:28:53 PM CynicalBastardo
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** Cleo is actually seen reading from a [=McDonald=]'s operations manual.
3rd Feb '18 5:07:15 PM nombretomado
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* NewYorkSubway: A nostalgic look back to what the NYC subway looked like in the 1980's. [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yiSOMp9GN_o This is an ACCURATE description and view of an average train that ran in service. (The first video that plays from 0:00 to 3:48)]] The train was NOT doctored at all, this is what they all looked like. It shows an [[http://www.nycsubway.org/cars/r38.html R38]] running, [[TheyChangedItNowItSucks pre-General Overhaul]], and covered in [[GenericGraffiti graffiti]].
23rd Dec '17 3:05:40 PM nombretomado
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** At one point, Creator/JamesEarlJones remarked on how his royal marriage had been arranged. So the codified Zamundan monarchy went back at least three generations. That means Zamunda was a monarchy at least as far back as the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Once the [[UsefulNotes/TurksWithTroops Ottoman Empire]] royalty was broken, old-style monarchy slowly disappeared from DarkestAfrica. But in this world, Zamunda not only survived amongst post-colonial dictatorships and nascent plutocracies, it flourished. And it retained a strict [[StandardRoyalCourt European-style royal court]], which held real power. Arsenio Hall may be a bit of a UpperClassTwit and a RightHandHottie, but he expects to be the right hand of the king of an entire country. That's some [[TheBorgias Borgia-level]] shit.

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** At one point, Creator/JamesEarlJones remarked on how his royal marriage had been arranged. So the codified Zamundan monarchy went back at least three generations. That means Zamunda was a monarchy at least as far back as the end of UsefulNotes/WorldWarI. Once the [[UsefulNotes/TurksWithTroops Ottoman Empire]] royalty was broken, old-style monarchy slowly disappeared from DarkestAfrica. But in this world, Zamunda not only survived amongst post-colonial dictatorships and nascent plutocracies, it flourished. And it retained a strict [[StandardRoyalCourt European-style royal court]], which held real power. Arsenio Hall may be a bit of a UpperClassTwit and a RightHandHottie, but he expects to be the right hand of the king of an entire country. That's some [[TheBorgias [[Series/TheBorgias Borgia-level]] shit.
10th Nov '17 4:50:42 AM tyrekecorrea
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* BigApplesauce / TheBigRottenApple The better part of this film takes place in Queens Village, New York, said to be the poorest neighborhood in Queens, at a time when nobody made a fuss over the New York City subway cars being covered in graffiti. In addition, Akeem and Semmi work a minimum wage job and stay at a tenement in

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* BigApplesauce / TheBigRottenApple The better part of this film takes place in Queens Village, New York, said to be the poorest neighborhood in Queens, at a time when nobody made a fuss over the New York City subway cars being covered in graffiti. In addition, Akeem and Semmi work a minimum wage job and stay at a tenement in order to maintain their cover.
10th Nov '17 4:49:33 AM tyrekecorrea
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* BigApplesauce / TheBigRottenApple

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* BigApplesauce / TheBigRottenAppleTheBigRottenApple The better part of this film takes place in Queens Village, New York, said to be the poorest neighborhood in Queens, at a time when nobody made a fuss over the New York City subway cars being covered in graffiti. In addition, Akeem and Semmi work a minimum wage job and stay at a tenement in
10th Nov '17 4:39:53 AM tyrekecorrea
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* AnimalReactionShot: The little dog at Cleo's place, even giving the audience AsideGlance.

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* AnimalReactionShot: The Dottie, the little dog at Cleo's place, even giving the audience AsideGlance.



** And the little dog at Cleo's home.

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** And Dottie, the little dog at Cleo's home.
10th Nov '17 4:34:57 AM tyrekecorrea
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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''.''Creator/ABCFamily''.
26th Oct '17 2:58:54 PM lorgskyegon
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*** Oddly enough, Cleo is too. Strange for someone who grew up very poor and employs many of the same.
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