August 5: Eddie Murphy was Coming To America, in UK cinemas 30 years ago today

Coming to America (1988)

Coming to America is an 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. Murphy plays Akeem Joffer, the crown prince of the fictional African nation of Zamunda, who comes to the United States in the hopes of finding a woman he can marry.

This summer, Prince Akeem discovers America.