The African monarch Akeem learns he has a long-lost son in the United States and must return to America to meet this unexpected heir and build a relationship with his son.
A sequel is in the heir.
Did You Know?
After an early private screening of Dolemite Is My Name
(2019) for Netflix executives, Eddie Murphy
was so happy that he asked director Craig Brewer
on the way back to their cars if Craig would direct Coming 2 America next. Craig accepted the invitation after Arsenio Hall
overheard this conversation, voicing his support for the idea as well. See more
During the lion scene, Prince LaVelle is seen holding the scissors in his right hand and cuts one whisker on the right side. However, the whiskers are cut on the left side. See more
King Jaffe Joffer
You must heed my words before I am gone, my son. Now, you will be king, but the throne must pass to a male heir. Akeem, it appears you have a son. He must be found.
John Legend is seen performing "She's Your Queen" and finishing it saying "Good night Zamunda". See more
References Shrek the Third
We Are Family
Written by Nile Rodgers
& Bernard Edwards
Produced by Aris Archontis
& Greg Pajer
Performed by Eddie Murphy
(as Randy Watson) & Sexual Chocolate See more