Overview

Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.

  1. Barry W. Blaustein

    Screenplay

  2. David Sheffield

    Screenplay

  3. John Landis

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Eddie Murphy

    Eddie Murphy

    Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul

  2. Arsenio Hall

    Arsenio Hall

    Semmi / Extremely Ugly Girl / Morris / Reverend Brown

  3. James Earl Jones

    James Earl Jones

    King Jaffe Joffer

  4. John Amos

    John Amos

    Cleo McDowell

  5. Shari Headley

    Shari Headley

    Lisa McDowell

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Status Released

Release Information

  • June 28, 1988
    R
    Theatrical

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    Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian 21 or older. The parent/guardian is required to stay with the child under 17 through the entire movie, even if the parent gives the child/teenager permission to see the film alone. These films may contain strong profanity, graphic sexuality, nudity, strong violence, horror, gore, and strong drug use. A movie rated R for profanity often has more severe or frequent language than the PG-13 rating would permit. An R-rated movie may have more blood, gore, drug use, nudity, or graphic sexuality than a PG-13 movie would admit.

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $39,000,000.00

Revenue $288,752,301.00

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