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Bound (1996)

R  |   |  Crime, Drama, Romance  |  4 October 1996 (USA)
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Corky, a tough female ex con and her lover Violet concoct a scheme to steal millions of stashed mob money and pin the blame on Violet's crooked boyfriend Caeser.

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Micky Malnato (as John Ryan)
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Johnnie Marzzone
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Sue, Bartender
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Jesse
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Shelly
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Ivan Kane ...
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Cop #2 (as Kevin M. Richardson)
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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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A trust so deep it cuts both ways. See more »


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

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4 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$900,902 (USA) (4 October 1996)

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$3,798,532 (USA) (20 December 1996)
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Joe Pantoliano was instructed by the Wachowski Brothers to watch The Treasure of the Sierra Madre (1948) and base his Cesar character on Humphrey Bogart's Fred C. Dobbs. See more »

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Directly after Caesar threatens to cut off Violet's finger, his thumb is alternately on/off the hammer of his gun between shots. See more »

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[Caesar is aiming his gun at Corky, who is tied up - 'bound' as the title has it]
Caesar: God. I should have seen this coming the minute I met you. Everybody knows your kind can't be trusted. Fucking queers make me sick. But you made a fatal mistake. You tried fucking the wrong guy. And I swear to you that I'm going to kill you for it. Where's my money?
Violet: Don't tell him.
Caesar: Shut up, Violet!
Violet: He can't kill you.
Caesar: [He aims the gun at Violet] Violet!
Violet: Not until he has the money.
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Hallelujah I Love Her So
Written and performed by Ray Charles
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Corp.
by Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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Perfect Noir Film- loved it!
29 January 2006 | by (Pacific Northwest) – See all my reviews

Late last night I caught 'BOUND'on the Independent Film Channel, and am still thinking about this film, shot in Red, White, and Black which further underlined the noir nature. Gina Gerson and Joe Pantoliano were memorable, as was everyone else- even the two policemen who come to check things out, having received a call about gunshots having been overheard. Clever, funny, occasionally sexy, but it hold your attention as the story unfolds and introduces many story lines. Unfortunately I am NOT a fan of Jennifer Tilly- her voice is like fingernails on a blackboard to me- but she was perfect for this role.

The final scene was perfect, and I didn't see it coming, which always pleases me. Check it out- you'll be glad you did.


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