Without a doubt, one of the classics of our time. I still have the VHS copy my dad bought and used to watch that until the DVD was released, and now i own it in glorious Blu-Ray! The comedy still hits you hard and has me cracking up everytime! I love the little connection it has with Trading Places, too, but i won't spoil that for anyone that hasn't seen this yet, which i'd be shocked if you haven't! They couldn't get away with making a movie like this anymore, so thank god that this film is perfection! Highly recommended for any Eddie Murphy fan or just a fan of comedy in general!
Excellent 80's comedy, Eddie Murphy at his best as several characters in the movie, also Arsenio Hall puts in a stellar performance as more than one character. A rags to riches story in reverse with Eddie's quick hilarious responses and one liners. Eddie acts as Prince Akeem of Zamunda, not satisfied with being forced into marriage by his father King Joffi Jaffer played by the excellent James Earl Jones Prince Akeem wants to make his own choices with hilarious results.