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Boomerang (1992)

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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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 perilous 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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$70,100,000 (USA)
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Three actors in this film have appeared in James Bond 007 films: Geoffrey Holder (Live and Let Die), Grace Jones (A View To A Kill), and Halle Berry (Die Another Day). See more »

Goofs

Strangé goes back and forth from French to Italian. See more »

Quotes

Jacqueline: When I seduce you... if I decide to seduce you, don't worry. You'll know.
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Fesarius Approaches
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Eddie Murphy once again shines in a romantic role while still being funny in Boomerang
24 February 2012 | by (Baton Rouge, LA) – See all my reviews

Having only heard and seen clips of this movie for the last 20 years, I finally watched Boomerang on Netflix Streaming just now. Once again, Eddie Murphy got together with his writers from "Saturday Night Live"-Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield-and made another romantic comedy that turned out to be a success like their previous one in Coming to America. And once again, they got a fine supporting cast accompanying them like Lela Rochon (having previously appeared in Murphy's Harlem Nights), Robin Givens, Martin Lawrence, David Alan Grier, Chris Rock, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt and a newcomer named Halle Berry. Oh, and Tisha Campbell also appeared before her teaming with Lawrence in his upcomimg series "Martin". This time the director picked was Reginald Hudlin with his brother Warrington as co-producer after their success with their debut feature House Party. Like Coming to America, this was a nice change of pace for Murphy from his previous wise-ass characters but with both funny and touching scenes. Really, I had a good time watching this. So on that note, I highly recommend Boomerang. Oh, and the person who played a commercial editor looked familiar so I looked at the cast list and found out he was played by the one and only Melvin Van Peebles!


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