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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 »
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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 »

Parents Guide:

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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:

$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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Not only are Chris Rock and Robin Givens in this movie, but they would work together years later in Head of State (2003). Chris' directorial debut. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

Mr. Jackson: Now Marcus, I hear a girl down at the office got you pussy-whipped.
[Smacks on fingers]
Mr. Jackson: You got to reverse it. Don't be pussy-whipped, whip that pussy. Like this here, bang, bang, bang, bang, bang.
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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 A Tribe Called Quest: Hot Sex (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

It's Gonna Be Alright
by Scott Parker, Louis Brown and Charlie Wilson
Performed by Aaron Hall Featuring Charlie Wilson
Produced by Shavoni and Buster
Aaron Hall performs courtesy of MCA Records
Charlie Wilson performs courtesy of MCA Records
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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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