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Boomerang (1992)

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A successful executive and womanizer finds his lifestyle choices have turned back on him when his new female boss turns out to be an even bigger deviant than he is.

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Strangé
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Yvonne (as Tisha Campbell)
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Mrs. Jackson (as Bebe Drake-Massey)
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Storyline

Marcus is a successful advertising executive who woos and beds women almost at will. After a company merger, he finds that his new boss, the ravishing Jacqueline, is treating him in exactly the same way. Completely traumatized by this, his work goes badly downhill. But then Jacqueline's more quietly attractive assistant, Angela, who has been dating Marcus' best friend, shows herself more than a little concerned by his parlous state. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}

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A Player Who's About To Be Played.

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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 July 1992 (USA)  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$70,100,000 (USA)
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Production went very well, and as expected with so many comic actors and personalities around, was very lively. During production, Reginald Hudlin said that whenever David Alan Grier and Martin Lawrence worked, the film's crew usually worked a little slower because wherever they were, there would be so much comedy being generated and they were so funny that everyone wanted to hang out near where they were throughout the day. In the scene where the new fragrance is being presented to Strangé, the director said that "what Grace was doing on the set while we were shooting was so funny that I remember Halle crying off camera, cause she was trying to keep a straight face but she couldn't. So whenever she was off-camera, she would just be literally crying because she was laughing so hard. And fortunately, for her reaction shots she was able to recover." See more »

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Jacqueline is sleeping on her side, yet her feet point straight up. See more »

Quotes

Jacqueline: When I seduce you... if I decide to seduce you, don't worry. You'll know.
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Soundtracks

It's Gonna Be Alright
by Scott Parker, Louis Brown and Charlie Wilson
Performed by Aaron Hall Featuring Charlie Wilson
Produced by Shavoni and Buster
Aaron Hall performs courtesy of MCA Records
Charlie Wilson performs courtesy of MCA Records
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Boomerang
21 March 1999 | by (Marietta, OH) – See all my reviews

A marketing executive quickly learns that what comes around, goes around when this Don Juan's new boss turns out to be a Don Juan-ita. Eddie Murphy gives the finest performance of his career as Marcus, a player who meets his match with Robin Givens, but finds love in Halle Berry. Murphy barely drops the F-bomb in the film and the character is well developed by Murphy himself, who had a hand in the writing credits for the film. A fun film that features a great supporting cast of David Allen Grier, Martin Lawrence and John Witherspoon.


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