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Flashback: “Boomerang”

Boomerang is one of those movies that almost always invokes a smile whenever you get into a discussion about it. From the famous “You got to coordinate” scene with John Witherspoon to the laughable eccentricities of Strange’ played by Grace Jones, the film contained impeccable comedic beats.

Eddie Murphy plays Marcus, a successful advertising executive who enjoys his Don Juan lifestyle but ends up getting a taste of his own medicine when he falls for his new boss Jacqueline played by Robin Givens.

The film, released in 1992, was written by Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield. With a budget of $42 million, it went on to gross $131 million worldwide. It probably was a career “game-changer” for most of the actors and actresses who appeared in it

Reginald Hudlin, the director, acknowledges he drew inspiration from Francois Truffaut stating…”I remember when I saw Jules and Jim when I was a kid,
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