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15 things you (probably) didn't know about Coming To America

Hard to believe, but it's been 26 years since Coming to America was released. Since then, its status as a cult 80s comedy has only grown and it's become arguably Eddie Murphy's most loved movie.

To celebrate the important anniversary, we've assembled 15 things you might not know about the hit film. You know, so you can impress/annoy your friends next time you watch it with them.

(Images: All Star, Rex Features)

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