During the heyday of those VHS rental years, where we would save our pocket money, then rush to the rental shop and spend hours trying to pick movies, I remember almost every tape we rented having a trailer for another brilliant looking Eddie Murphy movie.
I must have been 11 or 12 when I first saw Coming To America, and I remember loving every minute of it. I must have worn out the tape I watched it so often. But by the late 1990s, the film had slipped somewhat from my memory, and I don’t think I watched it again until well in the 2010s.
But it was on The Paramount Comedy Channel in the late 1990s, so now we’re allowed to talk about it on this podcast.
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Interview with Eddie Murphy here and here and here.
Interview with Pierce O’Donnell here.
Interview with Judge Reinhold here.
Interview with Brandon T Jackson here.