In 1988, at the height of Eddie Murphy’s movie career, the comedian released Coming to America, in which he played Prince Akeem Joffer from the African nation Zamunda.
The movie followed Prince Akeem on his journey to America in search of a wife. The film was a massive success, bringing in more than $288 million at the box office against a budget of $36 million.
Now, 33 years after the original movie’s release, the long-awaited sequel Coming 2 America is streaming on Amazon Prime. In honor of the movie’s release here is a look at the Coming 2 America cast, in 1988 and 2021.
Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem and King Akeem
Arsenio Hall as Semmi
Eddie Murphy as Randy Watson
Arsenio Hall as Morris
Eddie Murphy as Clarence
Arsenio Hall as Reverend Brown
Eddie Murphy as Saul
James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer
Shari Headley as Queen Lisa
Paul Bates as Oha
John Amos as Cleo McDowell
Louie Anderson as Maurice