Coming to America

Coming to America

An African prince (Eddie Murphy) and his royal sidekick (Arsenio Hall) come to Queens.

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Coming to America


Comedy, Romance116 Mins1988R

Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).


  • Lighthearted
  • Hilarious
  • Positive