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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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Sue, Bartender
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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)

Gross:

$3,798,532 (USA) (20 December 1996)
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This was the film that convinced the studio of the Wachowski's talent as directors so that they could make the The Matrix (1999), a screenplay/story they had come up with during the filming of their first screenplay, Assassins (1995). See more »

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When Violet shoots Caesar, he falls backwards in the paint. As he hits the floor, you can see a wire attached to his left pant leg. This wire is used by the special effects crew to set off the gunshots ripping through Caesar's shirt. You can also see the wire outline in the paint on the floor just before and after Caesar hits the floor. See more »

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Violet: That's a great tattoo. Beautiful labrys. Are you surprised I know what it is?
Corky: Maybe.
Violet: I have a tattoo. Would you like to see it?
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Hopeless Faith
Performed by The Hail Marys
Courtesy of Panic Stricken Records
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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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