Directed by John Landis
Produced by George Folsey, Jr.
Robert D. Wachs
Barry W. Blaustein
Story by Eddie Murphy
James Earl Jones
Music by Nile Rodgers
Cinematography Sol Negrin
Edited by Malcolm Campbell
George Folsey, Jr.
Eddie Murphy Productions
Distributed by Paramount Pictures
June 29, 1988
- Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem Joffer, the prince of Zamunda; Randy Watson, a soul singer with the fictional band Sexual Chocolate.  Eddie Murphy also plays Saul, the Jewish barbershop customer, as well as Clarence, the owner of the barber shop.
- Arsenio Hall as Semmi, Akeem's friend; Reverend Brown; Morris the barber; and an ugly barfly.
- James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer, Akeem's father and King of Zamunda.
- John Amos as Cleo McDowell, Akeem's employer.
- Madge Sinclair as Queen Aeoleon, Akeem's mother and the Queen of Zamunda.
- Shari Headley as Lisa McDowell, Cleo's oldest daughter and Akeem's love interest.
- Paul Bates as Oha, a royal servant.
- Eriq La Salle as Darryl Jenks, Lisa's boyfriend whom she eventually breaks up with.