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.
Director John Landis’ romantic comedy in the late 1980s marked one of the highlights of Eddie Murphy’s film career, and was noted as the first of many films in which the comedian played multiple roles.
In the most unexpected scene of all (early in the film), wealthy, pampered, and sweet-natured African Prince Akeem (Eddie Murphy) was engaged in a bath in a large circular pool. His back was being sponged by a topless beauty (Felicia Taylor) while another naked attendant (Midori) stood by (viewed from the back) – when suddenly, a third Nubian bathing attendant (Victoria Dillard) declared after emerging from under the water:
“The royal penis is clean, your Highness.”
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