Coming to America

Continuity mistake: At the end when they are leaving the Waldorf-Astoria Hotel, people are dropping rose petals by the limo, but when the limo and the line of cars pulls away from the curb, there is not one rose petal in sight.


Continuity mistake: When Randy throws the shake at Akin, he tosses it underhanded. When it hits him, you can see it was thrown hard at him.

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Continuity mistake: In the scene where the robber tries to rob the restaurant you can see out the windows. This scene was shot in two places. 1. Highland and Hollywood Blvd. before they knocked down the Burger King there, and re-did Highland Avenue. When the men go outside, it's really Queens Blvd, and it's snowing, but the scenes in the restaurant are sunny and bright outside. Same when you see them walking down the street to the restaurant, it's snowing and cold, but when they get inside, the weather outside is CA weather.


Continuity mistake: Darryl visits Patrice and she places her arm on his shoulder to comfort him. The arm swaps from straight to bent between shots.

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Continuity mistake: Akeem's cab pulls over in front of the barber shop. When Akeem steps down, the car is several meters to the right, close to a fence.

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Other mistake: While at the engagement party, Lisa steps outside to be on the swings and invites Akeem to talk. They have no coats on, show no signs of cold, and we can't see their breath. But when they were standing outside of McDowell's and emptying the trash everyone was dressed for winter.

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Suggested correction: Akeem puts his red coat on Lisa because she is rubbing her arms trying to keep warm because she stormed out without thinking because she was angry. You can't always see your breath when it's cold out. And some people can handle the cold more than others without showing signs.


I was focusing more on the seeing the breath than I was the clothing - but was making the comparison that during the trash scene, the breath - as they're dressed appropriately for winter. I know over a period of time, you can not see your breath - but it requires being out in the cold for several hours (i.e. see thriller movie "Frozen" for reference on the "making of"). When he first walks out from a warm house to the "cold" outside... you should at the very least see his first couple of sentences... from either him or her.


Continuity mistake: When Darryl arrives at McDowell's the first time his driver's window is closed while he drives along the street and pulls in, but in the next shot the window is all the way down. There wasn't enough time between shots to lower the window completely. (00:47:55)

Continuity mistake: When Oha visits the restaurant he leaves a bill on the counter which the father picks up. In the next shot the bill is still there.

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Continuity mistake: When Akeem is woken up, from the angle above all of his head is resting on the pillow. In the close-up, just half of his head is, the rest is very close to the wall.

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Continuity mistake: When Lisa's on the couch, before her Cartier earrings are brought, the dog is sitting either between two cushions or one cushion only, depending on the shot.

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Prince Akeem: Fascinating! Semmi, look at this! America is great indeed. Imagine a country so free, one can throw glass on the streets.

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Trivia: The man who is getting a (fake) haircut as Akeem first enters the barber shop is played by a then-unknown Cuba Gooding Jr.

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