On This Day In Comedy… In 1992 Eddie Murphy’s ‘Boomerang’ Was Released!



On this day in comedy on July 1, 1992 Boomerang was released by Paramount Pictures.

This Eddie Murphy vehicle was directed by Reginald Hudlin.   Murphy plays a womanizing ad executive who meets his match in the form of new colleague, Robin Givens.   She gives him the same sex ‘em and diss ‘em attitude Murphy has been dishing out for years and he doesn’t like it, but he’s sprung.     Once respected by all, he is now humiliated at work, embarrassed in front of his boys (Martin Lawrence, David Alan Grier) and a disgrace to himself.   The absurd part is he’s loved by Halle Berry, but ops for Robin Givens; until he opens his eyes (literally) and takes his ass home to Halle.  

Boomerang co-stars Eartha Kitt, John Witherspoon, Bebe Drake-Massey, Geoffrey Holder, Grace Jones, Chris Rock, Jonathan Hicks, Tisha Campbell and Lela Rochon.  It was produced by Brian Grazer and Warrington Hudlin with music by Marcus Miller.   The screenplay was written by Barry W. Blaustein and David Sheffield based on a story by Eddie Murphy.   On a budget of $42 million Boomerang grossed $131,052,444 at the worldwide box office.  

The film was nominated for the BMI Film & TV Award and the MTV Movie Award.  

By Darryl “D’Militant” Littleton


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