Boomerang

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Overview

Eddie Murphy plays Marcus Graham, a hotshot ad exec who's also an insatiable womanizer. He is thus hardly prepared for his new boss, Jacqueline, played by Robin Givens. In terms of things romantic, Jacqueline is nothing more or less than a female version of Marcus -- and now, for the first time, he's getting the runaround. Boomerang boasts supporting-cast contributions from Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Geoffrey Holder, and Melvin Van Peebles. Watch closely and you'll ...
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Overview

Eddie Murphy plays Marcus Graham, a hotshot ad exec who's also an insatiable womanizer. He is thus hardly prepared for his new boss, Jacqueline, played by Robin Givens. In terms of things romantic, Jacqueline is nothing more or less than a female version of Marcus -- and now, for the first time, he's getting the runaround. Boomerang boasts supporting-cast contributions from Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Eartha Kitt, Geoffrey Holder, and Melvin Van Peebles. Watch closely and you'll see director Reginald Hudlin in a bit role.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 1/1/1998
  • UPC: 097363271734
  • Original Release: 1992
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  • Source: Paramount
  • Format: VHS

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Eddie Murphy Marcus Graham
Halle Berry Angela
Robin Givens Jacqueline
David Alan Grier Gerard Jackson
Grace Jones Strange
Martin Lawrence Tyler
Eartha Kitt Lady Eloise
Chris Rock Bony T
Tisha Campbell Yvonne
Lela Rochon Christie
John Witherspoon Mr. Jackson
Bebe Drake Mrs. Jackson
John Canada Terrell Todd
Leonard Jackson Chemist
Tom Mardirosian Salesman
Melvin Van Peebles Editor
Frank Rivers Husband
Raye Dowell Pretty Receptionist
Reggie Hudlin Street Hustler
Warrington Hudlin Street Hustler
Aleta Helena Chappelle
Gene "Groove" Allen Street Photographer
Geoffrey Holder Nelson
Chuck Preiffer French Businessman
Andre B. Blake Waiter
Kenny Blank Kenny
Frank Tarsia Strange's Escort
Olga Merediz Guard
Al Cerullo Helicopter Pilot
Technical Credits
Reggie Hudlin Director
William Barclay Art Director
Barry W. Blaustein Co-producer, Screenwriter
John Carter Editor
Brian Grazer Producer
Jery Hewitt Stunts
John Alan Hicks Set Decoration/Design
Warrington Hudlin Producer
Michael Jablow Editor
Francine Jamison-Tanchuck Costumes/Costume Designer
Mark Lipsky Executive Producer
Marcus Miller Score Composer
Eddie Murphy Original Story
Ray Murphy Jr. Associate Producer
Jane Musky Production Designer
Woody Omens Cinematographer
David Sheffield Co-producer, Screenwriter
Earl Watson Editor
Russell Williams II Sound/Sound Designer
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Customer Reviews

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  • Posted August 28, 2012

    "Boomerang" is, quite simply, the best black-oriented

    "Boomerang" is, quite simply, the best black-oriented film
    ever made. Eddie Murphy is his usual smoothly comedic self as
    uber-womanizer Marcus Graham. Halle Berry is warm and absolutely
    gorgeous as the girl who eventually reforms him. David Alan Grier and
    Martin Lawrence add humorous friendship and support as Marcus's business
    and personal buddies. Lela Rochon and Eartha Kitt are, respectively,
    appealingly kittenish and appealingly cougarish as conquests in Marcus's
    romantic life. Tisha Campbell adds spice and sass as a disgarded ex of
    our hero's. Chris Rock is stylishly funky and stylishly spunky as
    Marcus's company's office boy and Marcus's Number One admirer. And Robin
    Givens effortlessly walks off with the picture as Marcus's female
    counterpart, the woman who turns the tables on our guy and gives him a
    taste of his own love-'em-and-leave-'em medicine. "Boomerang"
    is, on its own, a fiercely funny, fiercely sexy, fiercely engaging
    romantic comedy. It is Robin Givens, however, who makes it cinematic heaven.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    Hmmm

    This movie was a real treat!! Especially Tisha Campbell as the nosy but easily aroused neighbor. The portrayal of African-Americans in a corporate world is just where we need to go. The film got away from stereotypical urban settings. The acting was superb, with the exception of Robin Givens. Grace Jones brought the rolling-on-the-floor-laughing aspect to it. After reading the previous review, I wonder why a white woman would have to say "get the movie you'll be surprised" Are African-American movies expected to be garbage?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted December 26, 2002

    Really A Great Movie!

    I just saw this on USA tonight and really enjoyed it. I am a white woman and I can say that the movie is not just a ''black'' film, it's really slick and fun movie to look at for anyone. Also interesting to see Halle Berry 10 years ago. She absolutely sparkles, very pretty and fun to watch and Eddie Murphy is great, David Alan Greer, Grace Jones is her ridiculous self....really funny, entertaining.....get the movie, you will be surprised!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2002

    Classic!!!

    Of course Boomerang is a classic. How long will it be in the classic VHS state though? Still waiting for the DVD version. Can someone provide some insight on this?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 1, 2002

    MUST STOCK UP STORES WITH DVD VERSION

    This is one of my all time favorites and I since we are in the 21st Century the majority of society has converted to enjoying such classics on DVD Players. Would someone please have Columbia House make this on DVD.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 24, 2002

    I need this on DVD

    I would give my left nut to have this on DVD. This movie sets the bar for black elegance in entertainment. I used to watch this move every other day until my tape broke.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2002

    DVD NOW!

    The best man, The brothers, Two can play that game and so on. All great movies but Boomerang tops them all. Great acting by Murphy,Berry,Lawrence,Grier and Chris Rock. Not to mention a great sound track. DVD please!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 20, 2002

    Fantastic and Truly Inspirational

    This movie is the epitome of Black Elegance the story itself is truly hilarious and although I can think of other actors that could have done Eddie Murphy's role, he nonetheless does an outstanding and tremendous job and I recommend to any one with a desire to see African Americans as something other than ''Boyz in the Hood.''

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 6, 2002

    I Also need this classic on DVD!!!

    Loved this movie. Eddie, Robin, and Halle are hot in this movie. It is a must have. When will it be released on DVD?

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 15, 2002

    Not to be missed!!

    This is one of my all time favorites!! Still waiting for the DVD version.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted November 29, 2001

    NEED THIS MOVIE ON DVD!!!!

    This movie is the ultimate classic in relation to setting the standards for all the ballers out there

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