History Trivia / ComingToAmerica

16th Apr '16 3:14:19 PM Morgenthaler
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* HeyItsThatGuy:
** [[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Axel Foley]]/[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey]] is the Prince Akeem, [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] is his Dad the king and late-night talkshow host Arsenio Hall his sidekick. Plus, Creator/SamuelLJackson plays an armed robber who holds up the restaurant Akeem is working at.
** And [[{{Roots}} Old Kunta Kinte]] owns said restaurant.
** Cuba Gooding, Jr. plays a guy getting his hair cut.
** Creator/JamesEarlJones, who would go on to voice Mufasa in ''Disney/TheLionKing'', arrives in New York wearing a lion skin.
** And the queen, played by Madge Sinclair, would also be Sarabi, Mufasa's queen.
** [[LifeWithLouie Louie]] is Akeem's co-worker.
** [[{{ER}} Dr. Peter Benton]] is Lisa's [[RomanticFalseLead starter boyfriend]].
21st Jul '15 7:46:33 PM vibes
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* DawsonCasting: The movie opens on Prince Akeem's 21st birthday. Eddie Murphy, who played the prince, does not look 21, which makes sense considering he was 37 at the time.

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* DawsonCasting: The movie opens on Prince Akeem's 21st birthday. Eddie Murphy, who played the prince, does not look 21, which makes sense considering he was 37 actually 27 at the time.
4th Mar '15 8:21:21 PM LongLiveHumour
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** [[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Axel Foley]]/[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey]] is the Prince Akeem, [[StarWars Darth Vader]] is his Dad the king and late-night talkshow host Arsenio Hall his sidekick. Plus, Creator/SamuelLJackson plays an armed robber who holds up the restaurant Akeem is working at.

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** [[Film/BeverlyHillsCop Axel Foley]]/[[WesternAnimation/{{Shrek}} Donkey]] is the Prince Akeem, [[StarWars [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] is his Dad the king and late-night talkshow host Arsenio Hall his sidekick. Plus, Creator/SamuelLJackson plays an armed robber who holds up the restaurant Akeem is working at.
20th Sep '14 4:44:46 PM wrm5
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* DawsonCasting: Murphy is definitely older than 21.

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* DawsonCasting: Murphy is definitely older than 21.The movie opens on Prince Akeem's 21st birthday. Eddie Murphy, who played the prince, does not look 21, which makes sense considering he was 37 at the time.
21st Aug '14 5:00:26 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActorAllusion: As King Jaffe Joffer, Creator/JamesEarlJones tells Cleo [=McDowell=] "Do not alert him [Akeem] to my presence. I will deal with him myself.", referencing two different lines as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.

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* ActorAllusion: ActorAllusion:
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As King Jaffe Joffer, Creator/JamesEarlJones tells Cleo [=McDowell=] "Do not alert him [Akeem] to my presence. I will deal with him myself.", referencing two different lines as [[Franchise/StarWars Darth Vader]] in ''Film/TheEmpireStrikesBack'' and ''Film/ReturnOfTheJedi''.



*** And the queen, played by Madge Sinclair, would also be Sarabi, Mufasa's queen.

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*** ** And the queen, played by Madge Sinclair, would also be Sarabi, Mufasa's queen.
21st Aug '14 4:59:24 AM Morgenthaler
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* ActingForTwo: Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall.


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* TechnologyMarchesOn: If mobile phones were more widespread at the time, Semmi might have texted Akeem that his parents, the King and Queen, are in New York, and he's gone with them to the Waldorf Astoria.
12th Jul '14 9:30:58 PM Anicomicgeek
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* HilariousInHindsight: A fast food restaurant obviously ripping off McDonalds, barely staying out of legal trouble with the real deal? It was McDowells in this 1988 film, and MaDonal in the real world's Kurdistan in the following decade. The founder wanted to bring a real McDonalds to Kurdistan, but was refused a franchise.
16th Jun '14 4:49:21 AM TBustah
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* HilariousInHindsight: A fast food restaurant obviously ripping off McDonalds, barely staying out of legal trouble with the real deal? It was McDowells in this 1988 film, and MaDonal in the real world's Kurdistan in the following decade. The founder wanted to bring a real McDonalds to Kurdistan, but was refused a franchise.
4th May '14 2:58:39 PM Kingault
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* LastOfHisKind: This was pretty much John Landis's only hit film which came out following the debacle that occurred while filming the "Time Out" segment of ''Series/TheTwilightZone'', in which [[FatalMethodActing actor Vic Morrow and two young Vietnamese child extras were killed in a helicopter stunt gone horribly wrong]].
16th Apr '14 6:14:06 PM Ecclytennysmithylove
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* TalkingToHimself: Hall and Murphy play three of the four characters in the barbershop; one of whom is an AlterKocker.
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