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Bound (1996)

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Tough ex-con Corky and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caesar.

Directors:

Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Tilly ... Violet
Gina Gershon ... Corky
Joe Pantoliano ... Ceasar
John P. Ryan ... Mickey Malnato (as John Ryan)
Christopher Meloni ... Johnnie Marzzone
Richard C. Sarafian ... Gino Marzzone
Mary Mara ... Sue, Bartender
Susie Bright ... Jesse
Margaret Smith ... Woman Cop
Barry Kivel ... Shelly
Peter Spellos ... Lou
Ivan Kane ... Cop #1
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Cop #2 (as Kevin M. Richardson)
Gene Borkan Gene Borkan ... Roy
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Storyline

Corky, a lesbian ex con hired to work in an apartment as a plumber, meets neighbors Caesar, who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet. The two women have a love affair and decide to steal $2,000,000 that Caesar has in custody before he gives them back to Mafia boss Gino Marzone. Caesar is set up by the two scheming women as a scapegoat but things start to go wrong when he reacts in an unexpected way... Written by Giancarlo Cairella <vertigo@imdb.com>

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Taglines:

A trust so deep it cuts both ways. See more »

Genres:

Crime | Thriller

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Frank Miller's Sin City and Billy Wilder were The Wachowski Sisters' influences behind the film. See more »

Goofs

When Corky is fixing the sink, Violet's legs are visible, and they change from black hose to no (or nude) hose then back between shots. See more »

Quotes

Caesar: What did she do to you?
Violet: Everything you couldn't.
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Alternate Versions

Although the UK Video and DVD are the full uncut version, the version released in cinemas cut the shot of the finger being chopped off in the bathroom scene. See more »

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Featured in The Making of 'Bound' (2014) See more »

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These Boots Were Made for Walkin'
Written by Lee Hazlewood
Sung by Christopher Meloni
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Finally a good film with female lovers!
25 July 1999 | by SanDiegoSee all my reviews

My favorite movie of all time. Gina is my all time favorite actress (having fallin' in luv with her big time in Showgirls -- hey it was a bad film, but a good type of bad film, know what I mean?) I never thought of Jennifer as anything special, but in this film she showed she was pretty hot. I like the idea that their relationship was just a part of the plot and not THE plot as in some thrillers that use killer lesbians. I found the love scene between the two to be very erotic because it looked like the two actresses were really enjoying it.

It would be nice to see more mainstream movies with the leads in same sex relationships. It's also nice to see both the leads portrayed by beautiful women (most lesbians romances are portrayed in films with someone looking like Roseanne with a blonde model trying to get back at her husband). Hollywood needs to grow up and realize many of us are attractive and very safe to be around.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Business See more »

Filming Locations:

California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$900,902, 6 October 1996

Gross USA:

$3,802,260

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$3,802,260
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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