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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Yvonne (as Tisha Campbell)
Mr. Jackson
Mrs. Jackson (as Bebe Drake-Massey)
John Canada Terrell ...
Leonard Jackson ...


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

1 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Бумеранг  »

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)


$70,100,000 (USA)

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Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Jonathan P. Hicks was cast as Lady Eloise's butler after the original actor fell sick. Hicks is a reporter for the New York Times and a friend of Hudlin's. See more »


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


Yvonne: She dumped you, huh?
Marcus Graham: Yeah.
Yvonne: [sighs and smiles] I guess I should feel happy, but I don't.
[smile turns seductive]
Yvonne: So, you wanna come over for a cup of coffee?
Marcus Graham: [gives Yvonne a wry look] Not even if Jesus was pouring.
Yvonne: [gets pissed and makes a chuffing noise] Some motherfuckers don't know a *good thing* when it's standin' in front of 'em! Why don't you just *lift* your black ass over the edge then, fuck ya!
[storms back in the house]
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A great comedy which seemed to be one of the last good ones with Murphy
8 August 2005 | by (Milpitas, California) – See all my reviews

Reginald Hudlins Boomerang is probably Eddie Murphy last good film to date. In this story of a marketing executive who is also a player. Murphy is great in this role, funny and full of hilarious one-liners. The film is written well, very funny, direction is decent and acting is good for the most part. Although Givens is not the best female lead, Halle Berry was great in her role. Martin Lawrence and Chris Rock were absolutely hilarious, and David Alan Grier was good as well. The film is not to be taken to seriously, and although not at the caliber of Murphy favs of mine "coming to America" and " beverly hills cop", Boomerang is still a must-see for any Eddie Murphy fan. 8/10

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