Axel Foley, while investigating a car theft ring, comes across something much bigger than that: the same men who killed his boss are running a counterfeit money ring out of a theme park in Los Angeles.
It is the 21st birthday of Prince Akeem of Zamunda and he is to marry a woman he never saw before. Now the prince breaks with tradition and travels to America to look for the love of his life.Written by
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At Mr. McDowell's party, a painting of a black panther can be seen behind Darryl (Eriq La Salle) when he's talking to Akeem (Eddie Murphy). The Marvel character Black Panther is a Prince from the fictional African nation of Wakanda, similar to how Akeem is the Prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda. See more »
(at around 1h 15 mins) As Akeem and Lisa are walking, right before Akeem gives Randolf and Mortimer Duke the wad of cash, the twin towers of the WTC are visible and pass in the background as they walk. Akeem stops and gives the brothers the cash and he and Lisa begin walking again in the same direction as before. As they continue, the twin towers again pass in the background. See more »
On conversion of the movie to HD digital format, Saul's credit has been omitted. When Saul interrupts the end credits with the soup joke, originally Eddie Murphy's name appears under Saul to indicate it's him (the name then disappears and reappears immediately under Clarence). This does not happen in modern digital versions of the movie, and Saul is left unidentified until the conventional credits list. See more »
It must take a lot of hard work to play multi characters film,and the hard work of Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall really pay off.They take a very unique idea for a film,play most of the characters in it,and the results are nothing short of hilarious.Murphy plays (among others), Prince Akeem of Zumunda.Akeem,discouraged with the arranged marriage tradition of his beloved country,seeks to find the true meaning of love in America.The typical fish out of water style here is worked to perfection by Murphy,as well as Hall.Also excellent are James Earl Jones(as always),and Madge Sinclair as King Jaffe and Queen Aoleon, Akeem's parents.Jones and Sinclair would later portray husband and wife again 6 years later,as the parents of Simba in The Lion King,a little trivia for those of you who may not have known.There is a clever tie-in involving Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy,portraying their characters from another Murphy film,Trading Places.A unique story,great character acting and a great supporting cast make Coming to America great fun to watch.
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