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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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Reginald Hudlin

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Eddie Murphy (story), Barry W. Blaustein (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 John Canada Terrell ... Todd
Leonard Jackson ... Chemist
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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

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Bumerang See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$40,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$70,100,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,100,000
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

John Witherspoon's scenes were added after filming had wrapped. Eddie Murphy demanded that scenes with Witherspoon be added to the film. Witherspoon picked his outlandish wardrobe himself and improvised his lines. See more »

Goofs

In the basketball game that Jacqueline and Marcus are watching, Michael Jordan's shoes change color. See more »

Quotes

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

Scene where Lady Eloise seduces Marcus after inviting him for dinner has been cut from TV version. See more »

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Featured in P.M. Dawn: I'd Die Without You (1992) See more »

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Robin Givens is the highlight of a very funny and sexy film.
11 August 2011 | by brooksduane54See all my reviews

The Eddie Murphy romantic/sex comedy "Boomerang" is, quite simply, a thorough and total joy. Murphy portrays longtime womanizer Marcus Graham with his usual charm and poise. Halle Berry is absolutely appealing and absolutely warm as the girl who prompts Marcus to clean up his horny act. Martin Lawrence and David Alan Grier provide ingratiating and stylish buddy-support. Lela Rochon and Eartha Kitt are, respectively, magnificently kittenish and magnificently cougar-ish as women with whom Marcus scores. Yet the film's greatest asset, its leading lure is Robin Givens's portrayal of Marcus's boss/female counterpart Jacqueline Broyer. She is by turns sexy and stylish, sultry and commanding, seductive and polished. We immediately see why Marcus falls under her spell and, when she dumps him, not only do we not turn against her, we admire her independent spirit and her no-bullshit attitude. Really and truly, by and of itself "Boomerang" is a sexy, charming, absolutely joyous romantic/sex farce; with Robin Givens on board, however, it achieves genuine cinematic greatness.


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