Coming to America
Coming to America
Directed By John Landis
Screenplay By Barry W. Blaustein, David Sheffield
Cast Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, John Amos
Produced By Robert D. Wachs, George Folsey Jr.
Film Editing By Malcolm Campbell, George Folsey Jr.
Cinematography By Sol Negrin, Woody Omens
Music By Nile Rodgers

Eddie Murphy Productions


United States



Release Date

June 29, 1988


117 Minutes

Rating R
Distributed By

Paramount Pictures

Budget $39,000,000
Gross $288,752,301



  • Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem Joffer, Clarence, Randy Watson, Saul
  • Arsenio Hall as Semmi, Extremely Ugly Girl, Morris, Reverend Brown
  • James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer
  • John Amos as Cleo McDowell
  • Madge Sinclair as Queen Aeoleon
  • Shari Headley as Lisa McDowell
  • Paul Bates as Oha
  • Eriq La Salle as Darryl Jenks
  • Frankie Faison as Mr. Townsend
  • Vanessa Bell as Imani Izzi
  • Calvin Lockhart as Colonel Izzi
  • Louie Anderson as Maurice
  • Allison Dean as Patrice McDowell
  • Samuel L. Jackson as A Robber
  • Garcelle Beauvais as Rose Bearer
  • Don Ameche as Mortimer Duke
  • Ralph Bellamy as Randolph Duke
  • Clint Smith as Sweets
  • Cuba Gooding, Jr. as Boy Getting Haircut
  • Sheila Johnson as Lady-in-Waiting
  • Feather as Rose Bearer
  • Stephanie Simon as Rose Bearer
  • Victoria Dillard as Bather
  • Felicia Taylor as Bather
  • Midori as Bather
  • Uncle Ray Murphy as Stu
  • Lisa Gumora as Kinky Girl
  • Kara Young as Stuck-Up Girl
  • Karen Owens as Ex-Siamese Twin
  • Sharon Owens as Ex-Siamese Twin
  • Janette Colon as Fresh Peaches
  • Vanessa Colon as Sugar Cube



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