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.

Director:

Craig Brewer

Writers:

Eddie Murphy (based on characters created by), Barry W. Blaustein (story by) | 5 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Prince Akeem / Clarence / Saul / Randy Watson
Arsenio Hall ... Semmi / Morris / Reverend Brown / Baba
Jermaine Fowler ... Lavelle Junson
Leslie Jones ... Mary Junson
Tracy Morgan ... Uncle Reem
KiKi Layne ... Meeka
Shari Headley ... Lisa
Wesley Snipes ... General Izzi
James Earl Jones ... King Jaffe Joffer
John Amos ... Cleo McDowell
Teyana Taylor ... Bopoto
Vanessa Bell Calloway ... Imani Izzi
Paul Bates ... Oha
Nomzamo Mbatha ... Mirembe
Bella Murphy ... Omma

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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.

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A sequel is in the heir.

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Comedy

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Rated PG-13 for crude and sexual content, language and drug content | See all certifications »

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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

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.
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Crazy Credits

John Legend is seen performing "She's Your Queen" and finishing it saying "Good night Zamunda". See more »

Connections

References Shrek the Third (2007) See more »

Soundtracks

We Are Family
Written by Nile Rodgers & Bernard Edwards
Produced by Aris Archontis & Greg Pajer
Performed by Eddie Murphy (as Randy Watson) & Sexual Chocolate
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27 March 2021 | by yama-jamaSee all my reviews

Could we have one movie where little girls don't beat up grown men?

Could we have one movie where the next monarch or president is not a woman?

Could we have one movie where the jokes are actually funny?

Could we have one successful movie that does not have a sequel?

Just.one.

THANK YOU.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

5 March 2021 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Coming 2 America See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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