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Horrible Bosses (2011)

R | | Comedy, Crime | 8 July 2011 (USA)
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Three friends conspire to murder their awful bosses when they realize they are standing in the way of their happiness.



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Cast overview, first billed only:


Nick hates his boss, mostly because he's expected to work from before sunrise to after sunset and his boss, Mr. Harken, calls him out for being a minute late and blackmails him so he can't quit. Dale hates his boss, Dr. Julia Harris, because she makes unwelcome sexual advances when he's about to get married. But Dale is on that pesky list of child offenders so he can't quit. Kurt actually likes his job and his boss, well, up until his boss dies and the boss's coked-out, psychopathic son takes over. But who would be crazy enough to quit their jobs in such poor economic times? Instead Nick, Dale and Kurt drunkenly and hypothetically discuss how to kill their bosses, and before they know it, they've hired a murder consultant to help them pull off the three deeds. Written by napierslogs

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


Is your boss a sex crazed maneater? See more »


Comedy | Crime

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for crude and sexual content, pervasive language and some drug material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

8 July 2011 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Quiero matar a mi jefe  »

Filming Locations:


Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$28,302,165 (USA) (8 July 2011)


$117,528,646 (USA) (21 October 2011)

Company Credits

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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Mike McCready, the guitar player for Pearl Jam is credited as a "featured musician" on the soundtrack. See more »


When Stacy covers Dale's eyes and he turns over to confront her (thinking her to be Julia) he turns from the right side, but in the next shot we see his body facing from the opposite direction, as if he had turned from the left side. The switch continues between shots. See more »


[first lines]
Nick Hendricks: I get to work before the sun comes up, and I leave long after it's gone down. I haven't had sex in 6 months with someone other than myself. And the only thing in my refrigerator is an old lime. Could be a kiwi, no way to tell.
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Crazy Credits

Outtakes and bloopers at the beginning of the closing credits. See more »


References Good Will Hunting (1997) See more »


Written by Adam Horovitz, Mike D (as Michael Diamond) and Adam Yauch
Performed by Beastie Boys
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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User Reviews

I didn't think anyone could write a decent comedy these days , I WAS WRONG
3 August 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

For the first time in nearly 3 years i can finally say something that's modern and in this century has made me laugh i cant get over how amazingly blunt the jokes are in the show , and that's what i think the writers went for in this film BLUNTNESS , every joke in the film hits you like a ton of bricks there isn't one scene that didn't have me in fits of laughter it was just fantastic. Jason Bateman again showing the world he can act and telling his critics to go swivel on his middle finger by how great he was in horrible bosses.

I personally rated every single actor in this film as Grade A , the acting was just superb! If you want a good laugh and a good night out go and see horrible bosses , best 8 pounds 50 I've ever spent! Oh on a side note , something totally off topic! As the film ended in the cinema i got up and went down the stairs leading out of the cinema , i looked back for my mate who was taking his time , and everyone was still sat down watching the blooper reel , when it ended everyone saw me alone at the bottom of the stairs noticed my T-SHIRT and i quote my T-SHIRT SAYS! FAT PEOPLE ARE HARD TO KIDNAP.

Entire cinema laughed! :) Great day Great Film , Great Audience.

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