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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.

Movie Data

Facts

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

Genres

Keywords

Cast 10

  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
    Landlord

  7. Louie Anderson
  8. Calvin Lockhart

    Calvin Lockhart
    Colonel Izzi

  9. Samuel L. Jackson
  10. Eriq La Salle

    Eriq La Salle
    Darryl Jenks

Crew 12

Camera

  1. SN

    Sol Negrin
    Director of Photography

  2. WO

    Woody Omens
    Director of Photography

Directing

  1. John Landis

    John Landis
    Director

Editing

  1. MC
  2. GF

Production

  1. LB

    Leslie Belzberg
    Executive Producer

  2. GF
  3. ML

    Mark Lipsky
    Executive Producer

  4. RD

    Robert D. Wachs
    Producer

Sound

  1. NR

    Nile Rodgers
    Original Music Composer

Writing

  1. DS

    David Sheffield
    Screenplay

  2. Barry W. Blaustein

    Barry W. Blaustein
    Screenplay

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