Coming to America (1988)

Miss Black Awareness Pageant

Akeem (Eddie Murphy) and Semmi (Arsenio Hall) go to a beauty pageant to pick out a bride for Hakeem. Or at least that’s what Semmi thinks.

Directed by John Landis.

Released in 1988 by Paramount.

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  • primary-genre: Comedy
  • secondary-genre: African-American Comedies
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  • mood: Inspiring
  • mood: Funny
  • setting: Church
  • theme: Sex / Sensuality
  • actor: Clint Smith
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  • director: John Landis
  • producer: Robert D. Wachs
  • producer: Leslie Belzberg
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  • cinematographer: Sol Negrin
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  • year: 1988
  • studio: Paramount