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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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Details

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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

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. Reginald 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 »

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

Jacqueline: Hey, um, you're not getting serious on me, are you?
Marcus Graham: What are you talking about? Am I getting serious? What is that?
Jacqueline: You know, do you want this to grow into a relationship where we're together ALL the time? God.
[laughs]
Jacqueline: Stuff like that. Are you?
Marcus Graham: Whoa. Excuse me. I know you're not telling me that New Orleans was a fling.
Jacqueline: No, no, no. I had a great time in New Orleans. You know I had a great time in New Orleans.
Marcus Graham: So, what's the problem?
Jacqueline: I just think New Orleans was New Orleans, and we should leave ...
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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

Referenced in The Jay Leno Show: Episode #1.47 (2009) See more »

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Feel Like Funkin' It Up
Written & Performed by ReBirth Brass Band (as Rebirth Brass Band)
Courtesy of Rounder Records
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One Of Eddie Murphy's Funniest Films
3 November 2002 | by sorannoSee all my reviews

After a terrible 1991 loanout to Hollywood Pictures for the weak comedy "The Distinguished Gentleman", Eddie Murphy returned to Paramount the following year and gave one of his all time best and funniest performances in this romantic comedy with a twist. Murphy portrays Marcus Graham, a New York advertising executive who is known by many people throughout New York for being a notorious player, a man who will date a woman, get her into bed by the end of the first date, judge her by the lovemaking and then dump her. Marcus is quite happy with having this rather low lifestyle and way of treating women. He goes around proudly reporting the previous night's results each morning to his friends (David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence). One day, an attractive young woman (Robin Givens) becomes the advertising company's new boss. Marcus naturally feels that she will be his next target for romantic using and gets more than he ever bargained for when she winds up being the first woman ever who can see through his tricks and try to get back at him for it (hence the title). Murphy is absolutely hilarious in his role as a player who gradually learns to get lessons in treating women right and Halle Berry has a early leading film part as another work colleague who eventually comes between the Murphy/Givens love affair. Several other popular character actors and actresses make appearances here too.


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