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Boomerang -- 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 traumatised by this, his work goes badly downhill.


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Writers (WGA):
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Release Date:
1 July 1992 (USA) See more »
A Player Who's About To Be Played.
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 then he is. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Eddie Murphy ... Marcus

Robin Givens ... Jacqueline

Halle Berry ... Angela

David Alan Grier ... Gerard

Martin Lawrence ... Tyler

Grace Jones ... Strangé

Geoffrey Holder ... Nelson

Eartha Kitt ... Lady Eloise

Chris Rock ... Bony T

Tisha Campbell-Martin ... Yvonne (as Tisha Campbell)

Lela Rochon ... Christie

John Witherspoon ... Mr. Jackson
Bebe Drake ... Mrs. Jackson (as Bebe Drake-Massey)
John Canada Terrell ... Todd
Leonard Jackson ... Chemist
Jonathan P. Hicks ... Lady Eloise's Butler

Tom Mardirosian ... Salesman
Irv Dotten ... Box Office Clerk

Melvin Van Peebles ... Editor
Rhonda Jensen ... Waitress
Alyce Webb ... Noreen
Louise Vyent ... Woman from Holland
Frank Rivers ... Husband
Angela Logan ... Wife
Chuck Pfeiffer ... French Businessman (as Chuck Pfeifer)
Raye Dowell ... Pretty Receptionist

Reginald Hudlin ... Street Hustler

Warrington Hudlin ... Street Hustler

Andre B. Blake ... Waiter (as André Blake)
Kenn Michael ... Kenny (as Kenny Blank)

Khanya Mkhize ... Khanya
Chris Rowland ... Kid
Erica Catherine Smith ... Kid
De'Von Young ... Kid

Daryl Mitchell ... Street Photographer (as Daryl 'Chill' Mitchell)
Gene 'Groove' Allen ... Street Photographer
Naydia Sanford ... Kissable Girl
Michelle Griffin ... Kissable Girl
Jewel Allison Gittens ... Kissable Girl
Frank Tarsia ... Strangé's Escort
Ronald Edward Ziegler ... Strangé's Escort
Scott Baird ... Strangé's Escort
Jeff McBride ... Strangé's Escort
Herb Kerr ... Strangé's Photographer

Al Cerullo ... Helicopter Pilot
Gary Frith ... Usher
Sandy Moore ... Usher

Olga Merediz ... Guard
Tracy Douglas ... Attractive Woman
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Ralph Cole Jr. ... Waiter (uncredited)
Charles Gemmill ... Frenchman (uncredited)

Larry Hull ... Secretary (uncredited)

Victoria Gabrielle Platt ... (uncredited)
Billy Marshall Thompson ... Extra in Office (uncredited)

Directed by
Reginald Hudlin 
Writing credits
Eddie Murphy (story)

Barry W. Blaustein (screenplay) &
David Sheffield (screenplay)

Produced by
Barry W. Blaustein .... co-producer
Brian Grazer .... producer
Warrington Hudlin .... producer
Mark Lipsky .... executive producer
Ray Murphy Jr. .... associate producer
David Sheffield .... co-producer
Original Music by
Marcus Miller 
Cinematography by
Woody Omens (director of photography)
Film Editing by
John Carter 
Michael Jablow 
Earl Watson 
Casting by
Aleta Chappelle 
Production Design by
Jane Musky 
Art Direction by
William Barclay 
Set Decoration by
Alan Hicks 
Costume Design by
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck 
Makeup Department
Bernadine M. Anderson .... makeup artist: Eddie Murphy
Annie M. DeMille .... hair stylist
Scott Julion .... hair stylist: Eddie Murphy
Tony Lloyd .... makeup artist: Eddie Murphy
Roosevelt Madison Jr. .... additional makeup artist
Toy Van Lierop .... makeup department head (as Toy Russell-Van Lierop)
Paul K. Warden .... hair stylist
Ellie Winslow .... additional makeup artist
Production Management
Grace Blake .... production supervisor
Jonathan Filley .... unit production manager
Steve Rose .... unit production manager (as Steven Rose)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard Baratta .... additional second assistant director
Randy N. Barbee .... second assistant director
Marc Garland .... dga trainee
William Jennings .... second second assistant director
Gaetano Lisi .... assistant director: second unit (as Tom Lisi)
Joseph Ray .... first assistant director
William G. Wheeler Jr. .... dga trainee
Roni Wheeler .... second second assistant director (as Roni Wheeler-Poole)
Art Department
James J. Archer .... property person (as James Archer)
Michael L. Benson .... property person (as Michael Benson)
Kevin Egan .... construction grip
Paul Gaily .... property person
Sandy Hamilton .... assistant property master
Clifford Klatt .... property person
Robert H. Klatt .... property person (as Robert Klatt)
Marion Kolsby .... set designer (as Marion S. Kolsby)
Renita Lorden .... property person
Caty Maxey .... assistant art director
Robin McAllister .... assistant food stylist
Fred Merusi .... construction coordinator (as Fred Marusi)
Octavio Molina .... property master
Arne Olsen .... construction grip
John Ralbovsky .... scenic artist
Miriam Schapiro .... art department coordinator
Bob Shaw .... assistant art director (as Robert Shaw Jr.)
William Sohmer .... scenic artist
Hans Swanson .... property person
Dick Tice .... property person (as Richard J. Tice)
Richard A. Ventre .... chargeperson scenic artist (as Richard Ventre)
Patricia Walker .... scenic artist
Elise Bennett .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Rosalie Russino .... scenic artist (uncredited)
Sound Department
Randle Akerson .... supervising sound editor
Bob Baron .... adr mixer
Richard Burton .... sound editor
Sean Callery .... dialogue editor
Craig Clark .... sound editor
Thierry J. Couturier .... sound editor
Greg Curda .... foley mixer
Ken Dufva .... foley artist
David Lee Fein .... foley artist
Douglas Greenfield .... stereo sound consultant: Dolby
Rosa Howell-Thornhill .... sound mixer trainee
Scott D. Jackson .... supervising foley editor
Trevor Jolly .... sound editor
Doug Kent .... sound assistant
Robert J. Litt .... sound re-recording mixer (as Bob Litt)
Bobby Mackston .... adr editor
Bobby Mackston .... supervising dialogue editor
James Matheny .... dialogue editor
Chuck Michael .... sound effects editor
Greg P. Russell .... sound re-recording mixer
Steve Scanlon .... boom operator
David Spence .... sound editor
Gary A. Theard .... boom operator (as Gary Thread)
Elliot Tyson .... sound re-recording mixer
Russell Williams II .... production sound mixer
Les Wolf .... supervising foley editor
David Wolowic .... sound assistant
Linda Yeaney .... first assistant sound editor
Jack Keller .... sound recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Steven Kirshoff .... special effects supervisor (as Steve Kirshoff)
Ron Cole .... Grace Jones' corpse crew (uncredited)
John Dods .... Grace Jones' corpse creator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Suponwich Juck Somsaman .... titles supervisor
Jery Hewitt .... stunt coordinator
Chuck Jeffreys .... stunt double (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Stuart Allen .... crane technician: Louma crane
James R. Belletier .... second assistant photographer
Joseph Carroll .... rigging grip
Bill Cassidy .... key rigging grip (as William Cassidy)
Ted Churchill .... Steadicam operator
Jack Coffen .... lighting technician (as John Coffen)
Robert Connors .... lighting technician (as Robert G. Connors)
Adger W. Cowans .... still photographer (as Adger Cowans)
Vincent Delaney .... lighting technician
Peter Deming .... additional photographer
Craig DiBona .... camera operator (as Craig Di Bona)
Dede Dolan .... rigging electrician
James A. Dolan .... gaffer
James P. Dolan .... chief lighting technician (as James 'Peaches' Dolan)
John Dolan .... grip
Richard Dolan .... rigging electrician
Robert Dolan .... key rigging electrician (as Robert P. Dolan)
James W. Finnerty .... first company grip (as James Finnerty Jr.)
Joseph Finnerty .... grip (as Joe Finnerty)
Norman Glasser .... chief lighting technician
Brad Goss .... grip
Alec Hirschfeld .... additional camera operator
Ernie Jew .... camera remote technician
Michael J. Kammerer .... grip (as Mike Kammerer)
Richard C. Kratina .... camera operator (as Richard Kratina)
Thomas Landi .... lighting technician (as Tom Landi)
Dave Lowry .... dolly grip (as David Lowry Jr.)
Thomas E. Lowry .... grip
Larry McConkey .... Steadicam operator
Kevin McKenna .... 24 frame playback
Ronald Plant .... second company grip
Chris Primavera .... rigging grip
Collin Quinlan .... rigging electrician (as Colin Quinlan)
Greg Quinlan .... assistant chief lighting technician (as Gregory Quinlan)
James Quinlan .... lighting technician
Richard Quinlan .... additional photographer
Scott Rathner .... first assistant photographer
Gary Ryan .... best boy: second unit
Leslie Saltus .... camera trainee
Donald Sweeney .... aerial photographer (as Don Sweeney)
Bruce W. Talamon .... still photographer (as Bruce Talmon)
François Tille .... key grip
Joseph Trammell .... video playback operator (as Joe Trammell)
Dusty Wallace .... lighting technician
Joe Collins .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Douglas Pellegrino .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
Frank Rinato .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Aleta Chappelle .... extras casting
Patrick Cunningham .... casting assistant
Elloise Dover .... principal casting assistant
Barbara Harris .... voice casting
Renton Kirk .... extras casting assistant
Hajna O. Moss .... extras casting assistant (as Hajna Moss)
Ingrid Rockefeller .... casting assistant
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jennifer L. Bryan .... wardrobe supervisor
Fetteroff Colen .... wardrobe: Eddie Murphy (as Fetteroff F. Colen)
Mary Gierczak .... wardrobe supervisor (as Mary Coleman-Gierczak)
Pene Hailes-Chambers .... assistant costume designer (as Pené Hailes-Chambers)
Walter Rivera .... wardrobe supervisor
Loring I. Spicer .... wardrobe: Eddie Murphy (as Loring Spicer)
Patrick Chevillot .... costume design sketch artist (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Tony Campbell .... assistant editor
J. Kathleen Gibson .... first assistant editor
Kristen M. Johnson .... apprentice editor: New York
Kevin Lindstrom .... assistant editor
Bryan McMahan .... colorist: mastering
Karen McMullen .... apprentice editor: New York
Mike Milliken .... color timer
Craig A. Nelson .... apprentice editor
Karen Peterkin .... editorial production assistant
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Angela Robinson .... assistant editor (as Angela Terry Robinson)
Greg Speed .... assistant editor: New York (as Gregory Speed)
Donald Freeman .... final colorist (uncredited)
Music Department
Karen Glover .... music coordinator
Loris Holland .... musician
Marcus Miller .... musician: musical score
Katherine Quittner .... music editor
Bill Stephney .... music supervisor
Transportation Department
Michael F. Connelly .... transportation co-captain
Mike Easter .... star driver
Edward O'Donnell .... transportation captain
Other crew
Michele Ali .... production assistant
Lucius Barre .... unit publicist
Orville Bennett .... craft development
Andre B. Blake .... production assistant (as André B. Blake)
Ann Marie J. Bryan .... craft development
Betty Chin .... production office coordinator
Bridget M. Clark .... location assistant
Debbie Cottle .... production assistant
Margaret Craven .... production assistant
Colin Cumberbatch .... production assistant
Desiree DaCosta .... assistant: Mr. Murphy (as Désirée Da Costa)
Norma Jean Darden .... chantress food stylist
DeAnthony Darnell .... craft development
Robert Dawson .... title designer
Paul Deo .... production assistant
Liz Dykhouse .... payroll accountant (as Elizabeth Dykhouse)
Marie Elder .... assistant auditor
Joan Flannery .... post-production accountant
Anita Gibson .... craft development
Joie Gregory .... location assistant
Tauhid Hakein .... production assistant (as Taudin Hakein)
Holly Halloran .... production assistant
Darryl Henley .... technical advisor
West Humphries .... caterer
William James Jr. .... production assistant
Rebecca James .... assistant: Mr. Grazer
Veronica Johnson .... production assistant
Willis Baxter Johnson .... location assistant
Tracey Kemble .... craft development
Toussaint Kotright .... production assistant
Michael Kriaris .... location assistant
Lynn Lewis Lovett .... script supervisor (as Lynn Lewis)
Diallo McLinn .... craft development
Kenn Michael .... craft development (as Kenny Blank)
Shirelene Neale .... craft development
George Norfleet .... craft development (as George Norfleet Jr.)
Lisa Jean Ortiz .... craft development
Lisa Payne .... production assistant
Eric Ramsey .... technical advisor
Sarah Redd .... production assistant
Schavaria Reeves .... production assistant
Renée Roqué .... assistant: Mr. Lipsky
Susan Rossi .... location assistant (as Susan T. Rossi)
Shelley Shepard .... craft development
Fern Renata Smith .... craft development
Stephanie Smith .... production assistant (as Stephanie Denise Smith)
Sandra Maria Stevenson .... craft development
Daphne Tsantilis .... craft development (as Daphne Tsantillis)
Sasha Tsyrlin .... assistant location manager
Katreniah L. Washington .... craft development (as Katreniah Washington)
Brian Wensel .... production auditor
Carolyn White .... assistant: Mr. Kesten
Karen Williams .... assistant to Reginald Hudlin and Warrington Hudlin
Linda Wilson .... production assistant
Jeff Woodton .... production assistant (as Jeffrey Woodton)
Jeff Coopwood .... adr voice (uncredited)
David Hummel .... production assistant (uncredited)
James Lumb .... assistant: producers (uncredited)

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Rated R for language and sexuality
117 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

The studio was nervous about Robin Givens being cast as Jacqueline. At the time, she was labeled as a cold-hearted golddigger by the media and the general public during her marriage to Mike Tyson. Hudlin felt her public image made her perfect for the part because she could be seen as a strong woman who could control Marcus.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Angela answers her cordless phone. We hear her push the talk button to answer it, and it immediately beeps back twice which means the handset either has a dead battery or is out of range from the base unit. In either case, the double beep means the handset would be inoperable, yet she talks on it.See more »
Jacqueline:I didn't ruin your life. You ruined your life.See more »
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19 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Martin Lawrence is hilarious, 22 June 1999
Author: Dan Grant ( from Toronto, Ontario

This film may have it's problems, and apparently many people saw them first hand and stayed away from the film. And I have to admit that the first time I saw this film I wasn't too enthused with it. But after I saw it a second time I fell in love with it and I now own it on video and have seen it quite a few more. And the reason is simple.

First of all it is an excellent romance. Eddie really surprised me with his ability to write a story that actually had me touched. He is especially good as a player who gets played but actually falls in love. Murphy has shown a different side to him here and it is also one of his funnier films in quite some time. He is assisted in the comedy department here by two very funny guys, David Allan Grier and Martin Lawrence, the latter stealing every scene he is in.

Martin Lawrence has never been as funny as he was in this film. He was great in Bad Boys, but his supporting turn here as Gerard is a classic. There is a true camaraderie here between the three friends (Murphy, Lawrence and Grier) and their conversation and actions around one another has the easy flow that longtime friends exhibit. They play jokes on each other, they make fun of each other and they are supportive of one another. But Lawrence has all the funny lines. From burning his dinner when his friends come over, to his hilarious observations about racism (the game of pool is racist because the white ball knocks the **** out of all the coloured balls, including the black one) to defending his unfortunate lack of lovemaking in the last few years, his interpretation of Tyler is just perfect.

Boomerang is also blessed with a truly mellifluous soundtrack. With P.M. Dawn and Boyz To Men, among many of the stars, lending tracks to the film, it reminds me of the soundtrack to Last American Virgin in the sense that there are so many of today's superstars of music on the soundtrack. With Babyface producing, this is another winning production from him.

Boomerang solidifies Eddie Murphy's return to the king of comedy. He did rebound nicely after this film and it is good to see him going back to what he knows. A very, very funny film.


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