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Title Coming to America ; [&] Trading places.

Publication Info. Hollywood, Calif. : Paramount Home Entertainment, [2012]


Location Call No. Status
 Cromwell-Belden Public Library - Adult DVDs  DVD COM DISC 1-2    Check Shelf
Edition Widescreen double feature.
Description 2 videodiscs (232 min.) : sound, color ; 4 3/4 in.
System Details DVD, region 1, NTSC, widescreen (16:9) presentations; Dolby Digital 5.1 surround, Dolby Digital 2.0 stereo. surround, & mono.
Note Titles from container.
Coming to America originally released as a motion picture in 1988; Trading Places originally released as a motion picture in 1983.
Special features: Coming to America: Prince-ipal photography: the coming together of America" (25 min.); "Fit for Akeem: the costumes of Coming to America (18 min.); "Character building: the many faces of Rick Baker" (13 min.); "Composing America: the musical talents of Nile Rodgers (11 min.); "A vintage sit-down with Eddie and Arsenio (6 min.); theatrical trailer (3 min.); photo gallery.
Cast Coming to America: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos, Madge Sinclair, Shari Headley, Paul Bates, Eriq La Salle, Frankie Faison, Vanessa Bell, Louie Anderson, Allison Dean.
Trading Places: Dan Aykroyd, Eddie Murphy, Ralph Bellamy, Don Ameche, Denholm Elliott, Jamie Lee Curtis.
Credits Coming to America: directors of photography, Sol Negrin, Woody Omens ; editors, Malcolm Campbell, George Folsey Jr. ; music, Nile Rodgers ; costume designer, Deborah Nadoolman ; production designer, Richard MacDonald.
Trading Places: director of photography, Robert Paynter ; editor, Malcolm Campbell ; music, Elmer Bernstein.
Audience MPAA rating: R.
Summary Coming to America: Pampered African Prince Akeem is a rebel who is against an arranged marriage and heads to Queens, New York to find a new bride. His regal father agrees to allow the prince 40 days to roam the U.S., sending the prince's faithful retainer Semmi along to make sure nothing untoward happens. To avoid fortune hunters, Prince Akeem conceals his true identity and gets a "regular" guy job at a fast-food restaurant. Trading Places: The rich Duke Brothers wager on whether a born loser like Billy Ray Valentine, a hustler from the ghetto, can become as successful as Winthorpe, a wealthy investment executive, if put in the proper environment--and would a prig like Winthorpe turn to a life of crime if he were to lose it all.
Contents Coming to America / Paramount Pictures presents an Eddie Murphy production ; a Landis/Folsey film ; story by Eddie Murphy ; screenplay by David Sheffield & Barry W. Blaustein ; produced by George Folsey, Jr. and Robert D. Wachs ; directed by John Landis (1988, 116 min.) -- Trading Places / Paramount Pictures presents an Aaron Russo production ; a Landis/Folsey film ; produced by Aaron Russo ; written by Timothy Harris and Herschel Weingrod ; directed by John Landis (1983, 116 min.).
Awards Coming to America: American Comedy Awards, USA: ̀1989: American Comedy Award - Funniest Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Arsenio Hall)
Coming to America: Image Awards, 1990: Image Award - Outstanding Motion Picture ; Outstanding Supporting Actor in a Motion Picture (Arsenio Hall)
Local Note CMWLDVD
Language Coming to America: English (5.1, 2.0) or dubbed French (2.0) dialogue; English, Portuguese or Spanish subtitles; closed-captioned.
Note GMD: videorecording;.
Language Trading Places: English (5.1, 2.0) or dubbed French (mono.) dialogue; English subtitles; closed-captioned.
Subject Princes -- Africa -- Drama.
Fast food restaurants -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Food service employees -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Man-woman relationships -- New York (State) -- New York -- Drama.
Stockbrokers -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Swindlers and swindling -- Social conditions -- Drama.
Queens (New York, N.Y.) -- Drama.
Added Author Murphy, Eddie, 1961-
Sheffield, David, 1948-
Blaustein, Barry W.
Landis, John, 1950-
Hall, Arsenio.
Jones, James Earl.
Amos, John, 1939-
Sinclair, Madge.
Headley, Shari, 1964-
La Salle, Eriq, 1962-
Faison, Frankie.
Calloway, Vanessa Bell, 1957-
Anderson, Louie.
Dean, Allison.
Rodgers, Nile.
Russo, Aaron.
Harris, Timothy, 1946-
Weingrod, Herschel.
Aykroyd, Dan.
Bellamy, Ralph, 1904-1991.
Ameche, Don.
Elliott, Denholm.
Curtis, Jamie Lee, 1958-
Bernstein, Elmer.
Eddie Murphy Productions.
Paramount Pictures Corporation.
Paramount Home Entertainment (Firm)
ISBN 1415767262
Standard No. 032429116543
Music No. 7911654 Paramount Home Entertainment
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