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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.

Director:

Seth Gordon

Writers:

Michael Markowitz (screenplay), John Francis Daley (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Bateman ... Nick Hendricks
Steve Wiebe ... Thomas, Head of Security
Kevin Spacey ... Dave Harken
Charlie Day ... Dale Arbus
Lindsay Sloane ... Stacy
Michael Albala ... Mr. Anderton
Jennifer Aniston ... Dr. Julia Harris, D.D.S.
Jason Sudeikis ... Kurt Buckman
Jennifer Hasty ... Kurt's Co-Worker
Reginald Ballard ... Kurt's Co-Worker
George Back George Back ... Kurt's Co-Worker
Barry Livingston ... Kurt's Co-Worker
Meghan Markle ... Jamie
Donald Sutherland ... Jack Pellit
Celia Finkelstein ... Margie Emerman
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Storyline

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

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Is your boss a total sleazy tool? See more »

Genres:

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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Trivia

Vince Vaughn, Owen Wilson, Matthew McConaughey, Dax Shepard, Ashton Kutcher, Paul Rudd, Philip Seymour Hoffman, Jeff Bridges, and Tom Cruise were all rumored for roles at some point. Kutcher was attached to play the role of Dale Arbus, while Cruise, Hoffman, and Bridges were approached by New Line Cinema for the role of Dave Harken. See more »

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The rear view mirror has been removed from the VW. See more »

Quotes

[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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Alternate Versions

The word "Fuck" has been muted on the Comedy Central airings. See more »

Connections

References Throw Momma from the Train (1987) See more »

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The Message
Written by Patrick Patterson and Steven Scipio
Performed by Cymande
Courtesy of J. Schroeder Enterprises Ltd. and Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Terrible
8 October 2011 | by sauliuslipciusSee all my reviews

Me and my wife are big fans of movies. We like all kinds of them - old, new, American, European, sci-fi, documentary, drama, comedy etc.. I could count on my hands how many movies we left in the middle. And this is one of them. We were shocked how flat and dumb can things here be - beginning with terrible jokes and ending with stupid overacting. Such a surprise to see so many respected actors, Kevin Spacey being one of them, in this set. If a movie for you is like a background of pictures and noise along with many friends talking and eating around, maybe you might enjoy some parts of it, like teasing scenes of Aniston, but if you love movies, have at least a moderately developed sense of humor, forget about this crap...


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

8 July 2011 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$28,302,165, 10 July 2011

Gross USA:

$117,538,559

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$209,838,559
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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Datasat

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39:1
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