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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

Boomerang is a prominent cult classic among African-American audiences. See more »

Goofs

When Angela and Marcus are watching Star Trek, parts of two different episodes are shown. See more »

Quotes

Yvonne: She dumped you, huh?
Marcus Graham: Yeah.
Yvonne: [sighs and smiles] I guess I should feel happy, but I don't.
[smile turns seductive]
Yvonne: So, you wanna come over for a cup of coffee?
Marcus Graham: [gives Yvonne a wry look] Not even if Jesus was pouring.
Yvonne: [gets pissed and makes a chuffing noise] Some motherfuckers don't know a *good thing* when it's standin' in front of 'em! Why don't you just *lift* your black ass over the edge then, fuck ya!
[storms back in the house]
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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 Psych: Cirque du Soul (2013) See more »

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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Boomerang
21 March 1999 | by Coxer99See all my reviews

A marketing executive quickly learns that what comes around, goes around when this Don Juan's new boss turns out to be a Don Juan-ita. Eddie Murphy gives the finest performance of his career as Marcus, a player who meets his match with Robin Givens, but finds love in Halle Berry. Murphy barely drops the F-bomb in the film and the character is well developed by Murphy himself, who had a hand in the writing credits for the film. A fun film that features a great supporting cast of David Allen Grier, Martin Lawrence and John Witherspoon.


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