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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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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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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 July 1992 (USA)  »

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Бумеранг  »

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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$70,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Reginald Hudlin drew inspiration from Jules and Jim (1962), His Girl Friday (1940) and Annie Hall (1977). See more »

Goofs

In the first sex scene between Jacqueline and Marcus, the blanket comes up just enough to reveal Jacqueline's underwear. See more »

Quotes

Jacqueline: I didn't ruin your life. You ruined your life.
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Give U My Heart
by Bo Watson, Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface), L.A. Reid & Daryl Simmons
Performed by Toni Braxton & Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface)
Produced by L.A. Reid & Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) and Daryl Simmons
Toni Braxton performs courtesy of LaFace Records
Babyface performs courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment, Inc.
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One Of Eddie Murphy's Funniest Films
3 November 2002 | by (Las Vegas, Nevada) – See all my reviews

After a terrible 1991 loanout to Hollywood Pictures for the weak comedy "The Distinguished Gentleman", Eddie Murphy returned to Paramount the following year and gave one of his all time best and funniest performances in this romantic comedy with a twist. Murphy portrays Marcus Graham, a New York advertising executive who is known by many people throughout New York for being a notorious player, a man who will date a woman, get her into bed by the end of the first date, judge her by the lovemaking and then dump her. Marcus is quite happy with having this rather low lifestyle and way of treating women. He goes around proudly reporting the previous night's results each morning to his friends (David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence). One day, an attractive young woman (Robin Givens) becomes the advertising company's new boss. Marcus naturally feels that she will be his next target for romantic using and gets more than he ever bargained for when she winds up being the first woman ever who can see through his tricks and try to get back at him for it (hence the title). Murphy is absolutely hilarious in his role as a player who gradually learns to get lessons in treating women right and Halle Berry has a early leading film part as another work colleague who eventually comes between the Murphy/Givens love affair. Several other popular character actors and actresses make appearances here too.


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