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.


Craig Brewer


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



Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Did You Know?


Shortly after the film debuted on Amazon TV, star Eddie Murphy stated he has an idea for a Coming to America 3 but he has no intention of making it until he is 75 years old in real life "...not made up to look 75" as he believes he physically needs to be that age, not just look it through make-up effects for it to be credible. If he is going to be true to his word then this second sequel should follow in 2036 when co-star Arsenio Hall would be 80 years old. See more »


Akeem's son is, according to this premise, the result of Akeem and Semi picking up women after the night out at the bar in the earlier film. But in the original film, some days after this, Semi says to Akeem (while cleaning windows at the fast food restaurant): "Do you realize I have not had sex since we came to America?". Therefore, Akeem could not have produced a male heir. See more »


[Akeem is reintroducing himself to Lavelle's mother]
Mary Junson: He's supposed to be the King of Wakanda!
Akeem: Wakanda is a fictional place.
Mary Junson: [under her breath] Not to everybody.
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Crazy Credits

Like the previous film, the camera zooms past the Paramount Pictures logo and onto the Kingdom of Zamunda. See more »


References Aladdin (2019) See more »


I'm a Bluesman
Written by Ron DeJesus
Courtesy of APM
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Very disappointed
7 March 2021 | by jacekkowalczykSee all my reviews

My high hopes were dashed with this unoriginal cliched poor story debacle . Should have been called Coming to Zamunda since the America clip was a few minutes long . Plastic acting and poor digital effects.

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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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Technical Specs




Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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