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    17 Side-By-Sides Of "Coming To America" Vs. "Coming 2 America"

    It's been over 30 years since Coming to America came out.

    Over the weekend, Coming 2 America premiered on Amazon Prime Video — nearly 33 years after the first movie came out.

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    That means the original movie came out before Coming 2 America stars KiKi Layne, Nomzamo Mbatha, and Teyana Taylor were even born, to name a few!

    While there were plenty of new characters, naturally the sequel featured many familiar faces from the original movie. So here are 17 side-by-side pics of the two movies:

    1. Eddie Murphy as Prince Akeem (and later, King Akeem):

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    2. Arsenio Hall as Semmi:

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    3. James Earl Jones as King Jaffe Joffer:

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    4. Shari Headley as Lisa:

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    5. John Amos as Cleo McDowell:

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    6. Paul Bates as Oha:

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    7. And here he is singing:

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    8. Eddie Murphy and Arsenio Hall as Clarence and Morris:

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    9. Clint Smith and Eddie Murphy as Sweets and Saul:

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    10. Vanessa Bell Calloway as Imani Izzi:

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    11. Eddie Murphy as Randy Watson:

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    12. Arsenio Hall as Reverend Brown:

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    13. Louie Anderson as Maurice:

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    14. Garcelle Beauvais as Rose Bearer Priestess:

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    15. Janette Rosillo and Vanessa Rodriguez as Fresh Peaches and Sugar Cube:

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    16. Arsenio Hall and Eddie Murphy as Semmi and Akeem together:

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    17. And finally, Shari Headley and Eddie Murphy as Akeem and Lisa together:

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