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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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Comedy | Drama | Romance

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Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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1 July 1992 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Bumerang  »

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Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$70,100,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Originally, some of the film was to take place in the Caribbean, and scenes were to be shot there. However, the setting was changed to New Orleans, and the scenes taking place there were shot in D.C. See more »

Goofs

In the scene where Strangé drives the chariot drawn by the four men into the reception, there is no sound effect to match the final crack of the whip that she is using. See more »

Quotes

Mr. Jackson: I bet we've eaten everything on a pig from the rooter to the tooter.
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Soundtracks

Tonight Is Right
by Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface), L.A. Reid and Daryl Simmons
Performed by Keith Washington
Produced by L.A. Reid & Kenneth 'Babyface' Edmonds (as Babyface) and Daryl Simmons
Keith Washington performs courtesy of Qwest Records
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Some humor, though mostly boring
30 August 2010 | by (Portland) – See all my reviews

The scenes with the male actors (Murphy, Greer, Lawrence) have some humor. The jokes are OK, the actors are good, and they have very nice chemistry together.

The love scenes, which there are several of, are very lame. Adrian Lyne should have brought in to direct them.

The scenes of Murphy with the female characters are boring and repetitive. It becomes a struggle to get through them after awhile, which is a problem as they make up most of the movie.

Score and soundtrack are nice, very early-90s.

Some of the details are neat, such as the advertising spots.

Most importantly, Eddie Murphy is portrayed as a huge stud. And quite effectively so.


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