Akeem is the prince of Zamunda, an African nation, and has everything that he could ever ask for, but yearns to be more independent. On his 21st birthday, he and his aide set off to America so he can marry a woman who will love him for who he is, rather than his social class.
Eddie Murphy was in full control at this point, starkly evident in Coming to America’s John Landis’ coasting direction.
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