Coming to America

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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


  2. David Sheffield


  3. John Landis


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  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

  6. Frankie Faison

    Frankie Faison


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 56m

Budget $39,000,000.00

Revenue $288,752,301.00

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Release Information

  • June 28, 1988
    R, Theatrical



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