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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.

Director:

Reginald Hudlin

Writers:

Barry W. Blaustein (screenplay by), David Sheffield (screenplay by) | 1 more credit »
1 win & 5 nominations. See more awards »

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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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Taglines:

A Player Who's About To Be Played.

Genres:

Comedy | Drama | Romance

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for language and sexuality | See all certifications »

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Trivia

During the Star Trek scene Marcus mentions Yeoman as the next character to die, however the scene includes 4 men. The character Yeoman in Star Trek is a woman and a series regular. See more »

Goofs

When Bony T is notifying Marcus of the office pool, the mail cart hits the camera as Bony T walks off the shot; the camera shakes. See more »

Quotes

Angela: What do you know about love? What could you possibly know about love? You know, I'm sick and tired of men using love as if it's some disease you just catch. Love should have brought your ass home last night.
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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 »

Connections

Featured in Babyface Feat. Toni Braxton: Give U My Heart (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

7 Day Weekend
by Dallas Austin, Grace Jones and Satch
Performed by Grace Jones
Produced by Dallas Austin and Randy Ran
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Eddie shines in this sexy and stylish comedy...
20 July 2006 | by Isaac5855See all my reviews

One of Eddie Murphy's best performances in one of his least seen films was the 1992 winner BOOMERANG. This smart and sophisticated romantic comedy stars Eddie as Marcus Graham, a womanizing advertising executive who loves the thrill of the chase where women are concerned, but once he has completed the chase, he is ready to move on. His sexual exploits have made him the center of his circle of friends (Martin Lawrence, a paranoid racist, and David Alan Grier, an insecure milquetoast)who live vicariously through him and admire his style as the ultimate player. Everything changes for Marcus when he acquires a new boss named Jacqueline (Robin Givens), Marcus is enamored of Jacqueline, but is completely thrown by the fact that Jacqueline is a female version of himself, a player who avoids commitment and uses Marcus when it is convenient for her. Throw into the mix another co-worker of Marcus named Angela (Halle Berry) who is nuts about him, but he doesn't know she's alive. Everything works here and it is so refreshing to see a movie with a predominately black cast where the characters are people with brains and real jobs. Murphy exudes mass amounts of sex appeal in one of his best roles and Halle Berry, though allegedly playing a plain Jane, just couldn't come off that way if she tried. There are some wonderful comic bits contributed along the way by Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder, Tisha Campbell, and the legendary Eartha Kitt, memorable as an aging cosmetics queen with the hots for Marcus. A winning and original take on the Battle of the Sexes that is entertaining from start to finish.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

1 July 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Boomerang See more »

Filming Locations:

New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$42,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$13,640,706, 5 July 1992

Gross USA:

$70,052,444

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$131,052,444
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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