DVD Boomerang [DVD] [Widescreen] [1992] [Multilingual] [Region 1] (DVD 9947),
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Boomerang [DVD] [Widescreen] [1992] [Multilingual] [Region 1]

  • R
  • DVD
  • 1 disc
  • Region 1 USA/CA (info)
  • Color by DeLuxe; shot on location in New York City in Panavision. Eddie Murphy was reportedly paid $12 million for his role in the film. This is the first major studio project by brothers Warrington and Reginald Hudlin, the producing/directing team who made the indy hit "House Party" (USA/1990), as well as several short documentaries. The Hudlins viewed several screwball comedies from the 1940s before filming "Boomerang". "We wanted to capture the spirit of those classic films -- the wit, the intelligence and the energy -- in a contemporary setting," says Reginald. Paramount, in partnership with the Black Filmmaker Foundation, created ten paid observer positions for young African-Americans. Each one interned in a different department to become familiar with the behind-the-scenes world of film production. 50% of the production staff were people of color. The film should not be confused with "Boomerang!" (1947), directed by Elia Kazan and starring Dana Andrews and Lee J. Cobb.
  • Additional Info
    Manufacturer Part Number (MPN): 327174

  • Credits
    Eddie Murphy, Robin Givens, Halle Berry, David Alan Grier, Martin Lawrence, Grace Jones, Geoffrey Holder, Eartha Kitt
  • Critic Reviews
    "...[Givens and Berry] bring out Murphy's silky best..." -- Rating: B
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...Substantial roles for attractive actresses of every age and image..."
    USA Today

    "...The movie has a bright, candy-colored look and a nudge-nudge eroticism that recall the ingeniously fluffy sex comedies of the '50s..."
    Entertainment Weekly

    "...It shows a kinder, gentler, funnier Eddie Murphy than we've seen in recent years -- a comic actor who can go for little laughs as well as the big ones, and build a character at the same time..."
    Chicago Sun-Times

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