Boss of Bosses

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Boss of Bosses
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Directed by Dwight H. Little
Produced by Lois Bonfiglio
Iain Paterson
Screenplay by Jere Cunningham
Based on Boss of Bosses
by Joseph F. O'Brien, Andris Kurins, and Laurence Shames
Starring Chazz Palminteri
Music by John Altman
Cinematography Brian J. Reynolds
Edited by Michael D. Ornstein
Distributed by TNT
Release date
  • June 3, 2001 (2001-06-03)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Boss of Bosses is a 2001 American made-for-TV movie about the life of former Gambino crime family boss Paul Castellano directed by Dwight H. Little. It stars Chazz Palminteri as Paul Castellano, Patricia Mauceri as his wife Nina, Mark Margolis as Joseph Armone, and Angela Alvarado as his mistress Gloria Olarte.


The film focuses on Paul growing up, becoming disenchanted with his working class lifestyle, spending time and being influenced by his cousin Carlo Gambino, his friendship with Joseph Armone and Tommy Bilotti, and also on his growing relationship with his maid Gloria. The film serves as a companion piece to Gotti. As "Boss of Bosses" climaxes with Paul Castellano's murder, while Gotti focuses on the events before, during and after the murder.

The film documents his rocky relationship with his soldiers, along with friend Neil Dellacroce, and climaxes when he attends the famous "meeting" at Sparks Steak House, where he and his bodyguard/underboss Tommy Bilotti are murdered as they exit their vehicle in an ambush arranged by John Gotti.


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