Ratings

MetaCritic Rating 47%
TMDB Rating 6.7
IMDB Rating 7
RottenTomatoes Rating 68%

Financials

Revenue: $288,752,301

Budget: $39,000,000

Profit: + $249,752,301


Movie Details

Tag Line: The four funniest men in America are Eddie Murphy.

Status: Released

Average Rating: 7

Release Date: Jun 29, 1988

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Run Time: 1h 56m

Original Language: English

Website: -

Production Countries: United States of America

Production Companies: Eddie Murphy Productions , Paramount


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Synopsis

Prince Akeem, heir to the throne of Zamunda, leaves the tropical paradise kingdom in search of his queen. What better place than Queens, New York, to find his bride? Joined by his loyal servant and friend, Semmi, Akeem attempts to blend in as an ordinary American and begin his search.


Main Cast

Eddie Murphy

Eddie Murphy

Prince Akeem / Clarence / Randy Watson / Saul

Age : 59 | Popularity : 39%

Arsenio Hall

Arsenio Hall

Semmi / Extremely Ugly Girl / Morris / Reverend Brown

Age : 65 | Popularity : 5%

James Earl Jones

James Earl Jones

King Jaffe Joffer

Age : 89 | Popularity : 12%

John Amos

John Amos

Cleo McDowell

Age : 80 | Popularity : 7%

Shari Headley

Shari Headley

Lisa McDowell

Age : 55 | Popularity : 17%

Frankie Faison

Frankie Faison

Landlord

Age : 70 | Popularity : 11%

Louie Anderson

Louie Anderson

Maurice

Age : 67 | Popularity : 4%

Samuel L. Jackson

Samuel L. Jackson

Robber

Age : 71 | Popularity : 57%


Crew

Department Role Name
Directing Director
John Landis
John Landis
First Assistant Director
David Sosna
David Sosna
Additional Second Assistant Director
Charles Brescia
Charles Brescia
Second Assistant Director
Richard Patrick
Richard Patrick
Second Second Assistant Director
Tomaz Remec
Tomaz Remec
Writing Screenplay
David Sheffield
David Sheffield
Barry W. Blaustein
Barry W. Blaustein
Story
Eddie Murphy
Eddie Murphy
Story Editor
Brian Stewart
Brian Stewart
Production Executive Producer
Leslie Belzberg
Leslie Belzberg
Mark Lipsky
Mark Lipsky
Producer
George Folsey Jr.
George Folsey Jr.
Robert D. Wachs
Robert D. Wachs
Associate Producer
David Sosna
David Sosna
Casting
Jackie Burch
Jackie Burch
Unit Production Manager
Michael Tadross
Michael Tadross
Location Manager
Charles Miller
Charles Miller
Production Accountant
Janet L. Wattles
Janet L. Wattles
Production Coordinator
Terry Ladin
Terry Ladin
Casting Assistant
Ferne Cassel
Ferne Cassel
Location Assistant
Chris Schutsky
Chris Schutsky
Extras Casting Assistant
Rae Lockett
Rae Lockett
Production Assistant
Martha Appel
Martha Appel
Production Secretary
Ginny Warner
Ginny Warner
Sound Original Music Composer
Nile Rodgers
Nile Rodgers
Sound Recordist
Frank Graziadei
Frank Graziadei
Boom Operator
Louis Sabat
Louis Sabat
Assistant Sound Editor
Spike Allison Hooper
Spike Allison Hooper
Music Editor
Daniel Allan Carlin
Daniel Allan Carlin
Sound Editor
Mike Dobie
Mike Dobie
Sound Mixer
William B. Kaplan
William B. Kaplan
Supervising Sound Editor
Paul Timothy Carden
Paul Timothy Carden
Foley Mixer
Dean Drabin
Dean Drabin
Supervising ADR Editor
James Beshears
James Beshears
Camera Director of Photography
Sol Negrin
Sol Negrin
Woody Omens
Woody Omens
First Assistant Camera
Ken Fisher
Ken Fisher
Grip
Bruce Atwater
Bruce Atwater
Still Photographer
Bruce McBroom
Bruce McBroom
Assistant Camera
Madelyn Most
Madelyn Most
Dolly Grip
Jon Falkengren
Jon Falkengren
First Company Grip
Dennis Gamiello
Dennis Gamiello
Second Assistant Camera
Joseph Cosko Jr.
Joseph Cosko Jr.
Second Company Grip
Brian Fitzsimons
Brian Fitzsimons
Editing Editor
Malcolm Campbell
Malcolm Campbell
George Folsey Jr.
George Folsey Jr.
Color Timer
Bob Noland
Bob Noland
Assistant Editor
John Haggar
John Haggar
Art Production Design
Richard Macdonald
Richard Macdonald
Art Direction
Richard B. Lewis
Richard B. Lewis
Christopher Nowak
Christopher Nowak
Set Decoration
Cheryal Kearney
Cheryal Kearney
Dan von Blomberg
Dan von Blomberg
Assistant Art Director
Carole Lee Cole
Carole Lee Cole
Construction Coordinator
Jerry Fitzpatrick
Jerry Fitzpatrick
Construction Foreman
William Apperson
William Apperson
Greensman
Philip C. Hurst
Philip C. Hurst
Set Designer
R. Gilbert Clayton
R. Gilbert Clayton
Property Master
Gregg H. Bilson
Gregg H. Bilson
Assistant Property Master
Stan Cockerell
Stan Cockerell
Swing
Richard Evans
Richard Evans
Costume & Make-Up Costume Design
Deborah Nadoolman
Deborah Nadoolman
Assistant Costume Designer
Kelly Kimball
Kelly Kimball
Costume Supervisor
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck
Makeup Artist
Rolf John Keppler
Rolf John Keppler
Set Dressing Artist
Gerald DeTitta
Gerald DeTitta
Assistant Hairstylist
William Howard
William Howard
Assistant Makeup Artist
Marie Carter
Marie Carter
Wardrobe Supervisor
Bill Christians
Bill Christians
Crew Carpenter
Marc Fambro
Marc Fambro
Choreographer
Paula Abdul
Paula Abdul
Craft Service
Eddie Jones
Eddie Jones
Driver
Patrick Hogan
Patrick Hogan
Makeup Effects
Rick Baker
Rick Baker
Scenic Artist
Edward Garzero
Edward Garzero
Set Medic
Greg Knapp
Greg Knapp
Stunt Coordinator
John Sherrod
John Sherrod
Stunts
Lindell Blake
Lindell Blake
Transportation Coordinator
Cary Kelley
Cary Kelley
Unit Publicist
Saul Kahan
Saul Kahan
Utility Stunts
John Ashby
John Ashby
Stunt Double
Carlton Holder
Carlton Holder
Generator Operator
Joseph Banks
Joseph Banks
Lighting Electrician
Richie Ford
Richie Ford
Rigging Grip
Michael T. James
Michael T. James
Assistant Chief Lighting Technician
Ed Cooper
Ed Cooper
Chief Lighting Technician
John W. DeBlau
John W. DeBlau
Visual Effects Special Effects Supervisor
Danny Cangemi
Danny Cangemi
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