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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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Details

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:

$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

First movie of Eddie Murphy's career since Best Defense (1984) to not open in first place at the box office. 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

Marcus Graham: Check it. Like Jet magazine. This is my mack daddie vibe I am giving you. In all its splendor.
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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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Referenced in Psych: Cirque du Soul (2013) See more »

Soundtracks

String Quartet in G, Opus 54, No. 1 - Third Movement
by Franz Joseph Haydn (as F. Haydn)
Performed by The Aeolian Quartet
Courtesy of Decca Records
A Division of PolyGram Classics
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Eddie's last good film before his four year slump
24 October 2002 | by DunnDeeDaGreatSee all my reviews

Boomerang was Murphy's last good film before he hit his slump. The film directed by Reginald Hudlin gave Murphy the chance to spit many one-liners and the chance for us to see two people who would be big ten years later Martin Lawerence and Halle Berry. If you've never seen this film check it out for some good laughs.


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