Coming to America is a 1988 American romantic comedy film directed by John Landis and based on a story originally created by Eddie Murphy, who also starred in the lead role.
The film also co-stars Arsenio Hall, James Earl Jones, Shari Headley, and John Amos.
If you are a Kenneth “Babyface” Edmonds fan, you may recall the gossip and innuendoes swirling around the unlikely marriage between the singer/songwriter and Tracey Edmonds, a video model who set Babyface’s loins aflame when they met on the set of his music video .
Jackson as a robber; Vondie Curtis-Hall as the Basketball game vendor; Garcelle Beauvais as a rose bearer; Victoria Dillard as one of Akeem's Zamundan attendants, and Clint Smith as Sweets. made his film debut as a barber shop customer (he was credited as Boy Getting Haircut).Akeem concocts a plan to travel to the United States to find an intelligent, independent-minded woman he can both love and respect and who will love Akeem for who he is and not for his wealth and social status as a prince.Akeem and his best friend/personal aide, Semmi, flip a coin to decide between going to either Los Angeles or New York City and end up going to New York City.On the way to the airport, King Jaffe remarks that Akeem can't marry Lisa anyway because of "tradition" and tries defending himself by saying "Who am I to change it?" with Queen Aeoleon curtly responding, "I thought you were the King.