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

The 'Coming 2 America' Cast Has Serious Zamunda Pride

Coming 2 America stars Eddie Murphy, Wesley Snipes, Arsenio Hall, and Tracy Morgan share what makes the fictional land of Zamunda so vibrant to make you want to immediately pack your bags.

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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?


The movie topped all streaming programs in its debut week (March 1, 2021 - March 7, 2021) with 1.413 billion total minutes viewed, handing Amazon its first ever No. 1 slot on Nielsen's Top 10. See more »


Lavelle was conceived in Akeem and Semmi's apartment, the night they go out to nightclubs. In Coming to America, that night, they're seen returning alone to the apartment without have had success with any girl, and met with Clarence who invite them to come with him to the Black Awareness Week, where Akeem sees Lisa by first time. Lavelle's conception wasn't possible. See more »


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

The camera moves over the Paramount Pictures logo to reveal the Kingdom of Zamunda, just as the first film.

The opening credits are then set in a pan across the country's landscapes to the Zamunda palace and to the King and Queen's bedroom. See more »


I'm a Bluesman
Written by Ron DeJesus
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User Reviews

They tried.
5 March 2021 | by kmckienzSee all my reviews

I appreciate the plethora of cast that returned for the sequel, but the humor fell flat for me. It was predictable and failed trying to recreate the humor of the first movie. The CGI left a lot to be desired as well.

I hated giving this low of a rating, but it is what it is. Perhaps others will like it more.

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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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