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Bound (1996)

 -  Crime | Drama | Thriller  -  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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Gino Marzzone
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Sue, Bartender
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Jesse
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Barry Kivel ...
Shelly
Peter Spellos ...
Lou
Ivan Kane ...
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Cop #2 (as Kevin M. Richardson)
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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money | mafia | lesbian | plumber | gangster | See more »

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In their world, you can't buy freedom, but you can steal it. See more »

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Crime | Drama | Thriller

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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)

Gross:

$3,798,532 (USA) (20 December 1996)
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Susie Bright:  The noted sex author appears as the lesbian in the bar that Corky hits on before the lesbian cop arrives. The grey-haired woman in the next booth is Bright's ex. See more »

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When Caesar is yelling in the face of the dead body of Johnnie Caesar, he puts his hand in Johnnie's face. When he does this the dead body clearly blinks. See more »

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Corky: When you get tired of Cagney and Lacey, find me.
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Gosh, what a surprise
28 December 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Let's get one thing straight at the start - the Brits aren't very good at sex. Obviously we're good enough to procreate and what have you, but when it comes to movies, we don't have a clue. What's more, we still have a strong streak of the Victorian puritan ethic running through us. This accounts for the fact that, in the period running up to Bound's cinema release, certain British newspapers hyped up the explicit lesbian content with a kind of outraged glee.

And, of course, when someone says "Disgusting - it ought to be banned!" then you want to see it all the more, don't you? So there I am, looking forward to a little girl on girl action (and it's there alright, filmed in tasteful arty stark contrast), and what do I get? A bloody good crime thriller, that's what.

There are many comments here, so I'll just say two things.

One, this is not the outrageous lesbian free-for-all which it was made out to be by certain elements of the British press. The relationship between the two women is absolutely essential to the credibility of what follows.

And, two, this is a film which you watch for the first time in a state of almost unbearable stress. I do not recall ever seeing another film in which extreme tension is maintained so well for such a sustained period.


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