Sensing that trouble is brewing in the African kingdom of Zamunda, three long and prosperous decades after Prince Akeem and Lisa McDowell's opulent wedding in Coming to America (1988), King Jaffe Joffer and Semmi drop a bombshell. As a result, with three lovely daughters and no sons, it seems that Prince Akeem is with his back to the wall, as General Izzi, the megalomaniac despot of the neighbouring country of Nexdoria, dreams of seizing power through a political marriage of convenience. Now, newly crowned King Akeem and his trusted confidante, Semmi, have to return where it all began, the bustling borough of Queens, New York, to retrieve Lavelle: the illegitimate son unsuspecting Akeem never knew existed. Can the prince of Zamunda restore peace and stability in less than a week?
A sequel is in the heir.
Did You Know?
Makeup artist Mike Marino said he loves makeup. He explains that it is very versatile, " because you can change lighting and change angles, something not always possible with CG." In his opinion, Makeup is not going away and has a place at the creative table. "I think we are proving that it has the weight to stay around." He adds that it's important not to look at the makeup as a product or a prop, but as a means to create characters, which he says, is a view similar to Stan Winston's. See more
At one point, the flags on General Izzi's shoulders are upside-down compared to the other scenes. See more
[Akeem is doing his best to explain why he has an illegitimate son
This happened before we even met!
It's not like you're the first man I've ever been with.
I have --
What did you just say about the other men?
Outtakes are shown during the closing credits. See more
References The Lion King
The Humpty Dance
Written by Junie Morrison
(as Walter Morrison), Shock-G
(as Gregory Jacobs), Bootsy Collins
(as William Earl Collins) & George Clinton
Performed by Leslie Jones
& Shari Headley See more