Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) is the prince of a wealthy African country and wants for nothing, except a wife who will love him in spite of his title. To escape an arranged marriage, Akeem flees to America accompanied by his persnickety sidekick, Semmi (Arsenio Hall), to find his queen. Disguised as a foreign student working in fast food, he romances Lisa (Shari Headley), but struggles with revealing his true identity to her and his marital intentions to his king father (James Earl Jones).
Director: John Landis
Producer: George Folsey Jr. and Robert D. Wachs
Cast: Eddie Murphy, Arsenio Hall, John Amos, James Jones, Shari Headley, Madge Sinclair, Eriq La Salle, Allison Dean, Paul Bates, Louie Anderson, Clint Smith, Vanessa Bell, Don Ameche and Ralph Bellamy