The Boss (2016)

 ●  English ● 1 hr 39 mins

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Michelle Darnell, a titan of industry who is sent to prison after she is convicted of insider trading. After she is released from prison, she emerges ready to rebuild her fortune at any cost. However, everyone she has screwed over is not so quick to forgive and forget.

Cast: Kathy Bates, Kristen Bell, Melissa McCarthy, Peter Dinklage, Tyler Labine

Crew: Ben Falcone (Director), Julio Macat (Director of Photography), Christopher Lennertz (Music Director)

Genres: Comedy, Drama

Release Dates: 08 Apr 2016 (India), 07 Apr 2016 (Malaysia), 21 Apr 2016 (Singapore), 07 Apr 2016 (United Arab Emirates)

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Did you know? The third collaboration between Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Bates. They previously appeared together on Tammy (2014) and Mike & Molly (2010). Read More
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as Ida Marquette
as Claire
as Michelle Darnell
as Renault
as Mike
as Chicago White Sox fan
as Darnell Darling
as Mariana
as Ida's Grandson
as Kendo Master
as Vip audience member
as Ida's Brother
as Helen
as Dandelion
as Darnell Darling
as Private Security
as Ida's Stable Hand
as Darnell Dancer #7
as Cammy
as Darnell Darling
Supporting Actress
as 5 year old Michelle
as Chicago White Sox fan
as Seminar Attendee
as Chad
as Baseball fan
as Prison Guard
as Darnell Dancer #2
as Darnell Dancer #1
as Darnell Darling
as Upscale Patron
as Rachel
as Darnell Darling
as Mover
as Journalist
as Chrystal
as Businessman
as Businessman
as Taxi Driver
as Darnell Dancer #10
as Baseball fan / pedestrian
as 15 Year Old Michelle
as Baseball Fan
as Darnell Dancer #9
Supporting Actress
as Darnell Dancer #4
as Stage Hand
as Arena Usher
as Prison Guard
as Whitesox Baseball Player
as Conference Attendee
as Darling Mother
as Head Mom of Darnell Darling's
as Security Guard John
as Detroit Tigers' Baseball Player
as Ping
as Darnell Dancer #5
as White Sox Baseball Manager
as FBI Agent
as Darnell Dancer #3
as Darnell Darlings Baker
as Beth - Dandelion / Darling
as Darling Mom
as Dandelion
as Baseball Player
as IT Guy
as Sandy
as United Center - Michelle Darnell Show Attendee
as Night Guard Kenny
as Tigers Fan
as Darnell Dancer #6
Supporting Actress
as Michelle's Boss
as Jan Keller
as Chicago White Sox Baseball Player
as Baseball Fan
as Tracy
as Michelle's 1985 Dad
as Security Guard Clemmons
as FBI Agent
as Darnell Dancer #8
as Building Security Guard
as Darnell Darling
as Moisa
as Security Guard Pete
as Hannah
as Limo Driver
Supporting Actress
as Co-Worker
as News Photographer
as SEC Agent
as Tom Fields
as VIP Seminar Fan
as Cowboy
as Prison Guard
as Seminar Attendee
as Darling
as Stephan
as Pedestrian / Chicago White Sox Fan
as Police Officer
as SEC Agent
as Dandelion


First Assistant Director


Executive Producer
Associate Producer
Production Supervisor
Production Assistant


Script Supervisor

Camera and Electrical

Director of Photography
Still Photographer
Assistant Cameraman


Music Director
Music Editor




Casting Director
Extras Casting
Casting Assistant



Costume and Wardrobe

Costume Supervisor
Assistant Costume Designer


Assistant Editor

Makeup and Hair

Assistant Makeup Artist

Post Production

Post Production Supervisor

Special Effects

Special Effects Coordinator

Visual Effects

Visual Effects Producer
Visual Effects Supervisor
Visual Effects Studio
Visual Effects Coordinator
Visual Effects Artist


Transportation Coordinator
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Colour Info:
Sound Mix:
Datasat Digital Sound, Dolby Digital
Frame Rate:
24 fps
Aspect Ratio:
1.85:1 (Flat)
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The film was originally titled Michelle Darnell.

The third collaboration between Melissa McCarthy and Kathy Bates. They previously appeared together on Tammy (2014) and Mike & Molly (2010).

In the TV spot for this movie, it featured a cameo performance of a legendary WWE wrestler David Bautisa as one of the Dandilions mentors who get punched in the plums by Melissa's character.

Second film written by star Melissa McCarthy and husband Ben Falcone, along with Groundlings friend, Steve Mallory.
Filming Start Date:
12 Mar 2015