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How ‘Coming 2 America’ paid homage to another classic Eddie Murphy movie – Insider

Director Craig Brewer told Insider the scene originally was not going to be a callback to “Trading Places.”



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“Coming 2 America” is filled with callbacks to the first movie. But there’s also a scene in the sequel that gives a shout out to another classic Eddie Murphy movie.
In the scene where Lavelle (Jermaine Fowler), the illegitimate son of Akeem (Eddie Murphy), goes for a job interview, he sits down and calls the person interviewing him (played by Colin Jost) Mr. Duke. That should ring a bell for Murphy fans, but then the next moment should really drive it home when Duke tells Lavelle to only call him…

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