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Bound -- 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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Writers (WGA):
Andy Wachowski (written by) &
Lana Wachowski (written by)
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Release Date:
4 October 1996 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
A trust so deep it cuts both ways. See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
6 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
Impressive debut for the Wachowski brothers See more (196 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Jennifer Tilly ... Violet

Gina Gershon ... Corky

Joe Pantoliano ... Caesar

John P. Ryan ... Micky 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 ... Roy
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Directed by
Andy Wachowski  (as The Wachowski Brothers)
Lana Wachowski  (as The Wachowski Brothers)
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Andy Wachowski (written by) (as The Wachowski Brothers) &
Lana Wachowski (written by) (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Produced by
Stuart Boros .... producer
Andrew Lazar .... producer
Jeffrey Sudzin .... co-producer
Andy Wachowski .... executive producer
Lana Wachowski .... executive producer (as Larry Wachowski)
 
Original Music by
Don Davis 
 
Cinematography by
Bill Pope 
 
Film Editing by
Zach Staenberg 
 
Casting by
Nancy Foy 
 
Production Design by
Eve Cauley 
 
Art Direction by
Andrea Dopaso 
Robert C. Goldstein 
 
Set Decoration by
Kristen Toscano Messina 
 
Costume Design by
Lizzy Gardiner 
 
Makeup Department
David P. Barton .... prosthetic makeup artist
Andre Blaise .... hair stylist
Eloisa De Laurentiis .... assistant hair stylist (assistant makeup artist)
Roland Eggler .... wig maker
David Fields .... additional assistant hair stylist
Suzanne Rodier .... key makeup artist
Richard Rodier .... makeup artist (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Teresa Kelly .... post-production supervisor
Pearl A. Lucero .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Wayne Gee .... second second assistant director
Rip Murray .... first assistant director
Toni Whiteman .... second assistant director
 
Art Department
Irene Adamczyk .... painter
Ernie Andrasik .... carpenter
Sam Anton .... laborer
Caitlin Blue .... assistant set decorator
Steve Buckner .... scenic
Scott Burch .... on-set dresser
Janine Burke .... additional set dresser
Michael A. Capps .... construction foreman
Kevin Considine .... set dresser
Marc da Skully .... scenic
Crazy Moe Davis .... set carpenter
Gregory Diggins .... general foreman
Emma Fairley .... set dresser
Monica Fedrick .... assistant art director
Christopher P. Garr .... construction foreman
Lance C. Guiles .... carpenter
Brian J. Hahn .... labor foreman
Kenneth Halverson .... carpenter
James Hansen .... laborer
Sharon Harvey .... painter
Keith Haugen .... laborer
Ernest Hernandez .... carpenter
Jonathan R. Hodges .... property master
Richard Jerebicz .... carpenter
Christian E. Lemer .... carpenter
Alicia Maccarone .... model maker
Tamara Murphy .... additional property master
Linda L. Newman .... scenic foreman
Harry E. Otto .... set designer
Louis A. Perez .... carpenter
Steve Ross .... painter
Liz Shaner .... scenic
Daniel Spirk .... laborer
Jonathan Spirk .... carpenter
William Stahl .... set dresser
Samuel J. Tell .... lead man
Mark S. Turner .... lead scenic
Scot T. Waldon .... carpenter
 
Sound Department
Dana Austin .... adr recordist (as Dana Johnson-Porter)
Jim Borgardt .... adr editor
Felipe Borrero .... sound mixer
Steven Brimmer .... recording supervisor
Andy Brisson .... apprentice sound editor
Michael J. Broomberg .... foley artist (as Michael Bromberg)
Fausto Caceres .... digital/analog sound transferer
Craig Cathers .... sound re-recordist
Marty Church .... foley mixer
Dane A. Davis .... sound designer
Robert Deschaine .... adr mixer
Ezra Dweck .... sound re-recording mixer
Eric Friend .... foley editor
Stan Ginsel .... foley editor
Robert W. Glass Jr. .... sound re-recording mixer
Tom Hammond .... foley editor
Grover B. Helsley .... sound re-recording mixer
John Kwiatkowski .... dialogue editor
Frank Long .... assistant sound editor
David Mancini .... foley recordist
David McRell .... assistant sound editor
Charles W. Ritter .... dialogue editor
Joan Rowe .... foley artist
Katie Rowe .... foley artist
Sean Rowe .... foley artist
Douglas Shamburger .... boom operator
Todd Toon .... sound effects editor
Dan Wallin .... sound re-recording mixer
Frank Wolf .... sound mixer
Al Wolovitch .... apprentice sound editor
Allen Yeung .... apprentice sound editor
Bradford Bell .... apprentice sound editor (uncredited)
F. Thomas Simpson .... sound apprentice (uncredited)
Randy Vandegrift .... adr supervisor (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Diane Carlucci .... special effects administrator
John C. Carlucci .... special effects foreman
Lou Carlucci .... special effects supervisor
Jay Neyens .... special effects technician
Robert Calvert .... special effects (uncredited)
Ken Tarallo .... special effects crew (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Cliff Cudney .... stunt coordinator
Tony Jefferson .... stunts
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Rocky Andrus .... grip
Walter Bithell .... electrician (as Walt Bithell)
Cheli Clayton .... camera loader
Darryl Cowherd .... best boy electric (as Darryll Deo Cowherd Jr.)
Tony Cucchiari .... camera operator: "b" camera
James A. Earley .... key rigger
Scott Edelstein .... electrician
James Fitzgerald .... first assistant camera
Kevin 'Rambo' Fitzgerald .... key rigger
James Frederick .... electrician
Tony Friedkin .... unit photographer
Christopher Ishii .... first assistant camera: "b" camera
Peter Jensen .... Steadicam operator
Brent L. Jones .... key rigger
Pat Liampetchakul .... key rigger
John A. Locke .... electrician
Dwayne Lyon .... electrician
Tony Mazzucchi .... key grip
Byron McCulloch .... dolly grip
Ron Peterson .... second assistant camera
Steve Peterson .... first assistant camera
Kari Romeo .... second assistant camera
Tony Sepian .... grip
Rob Sweeney .... camera operator: "b" camera
Randy Tepper .... unit photographer
Joel Unangst .... gaffer
Randolph J. Verdigo .... grip
Shawn Whelan .... best boy grip
Kenneth Estes .... video playback operator (uncredited)
John Samaras .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Suzy Sharp-Kane .... casting associate
Rich King .... extras casting (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Malone .... key costumer (as Nancy Rhodes)
 
Editorial Department
Sharmila Ariathurai .... apprentice editor
Tony Bacigalupi .... second assistant editor
Dan Gutman .... first assistant editor
Lisa Mozden .... second assistant editor
Mike Stanwick .... color timer
Rick Greenhead .... colorist (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Stan Jones .... music editor
Armin Steiner .... score mixer
David Sherr .... orchestra contractor (uncredited)
 
Transportation Department
Michael Foxworth .... driver
Steve Lewis .... driver (as Stephen M. Lewis)
Sean J. Moore .... driver
J.D. Orlebeck .... transportation coordinator
David Severin .... transportation captain
Gary D. Stalker .... driver
Greg Tacker .... driver
Paul Tumber .... driver
James Wakeman .... transportation co-captain
 
Other crew
Paul Belenardo .... production accountant
Bo Berry .... craft service
Timothy Blackton .... production assistant
Susie Bright .... technical advisor
Scott Browning .... assistant: Mr. Browning
Dana Sue Collins .... stand-in: Violet
Robert Duban .... assistant production accountant
Juliana Duet .... production assistant
Joe Gallo .... ceasar's stand-in
Jody Hedien .... assistant: Mr. Lazar
Gretchen Hyman .... production assistant
Phil Oosterhouse .... assistant to wachowski's
Patti Podesta .... title designer
Jefferson Root .... set production assistant
Cheryl Starbuck .... script supervisor
Cid Swank .... unit publicist
Jack R. Tate .... location manager
J. Wachowski .... assistant production coordinator
Amy Zasadny .... corky's stand-in
Joy Zimmerman .... intern
Andrew R. Gardiner .... additional location scout (uncredited)
 
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MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language
Runtime:
108 min | USA:109 min (unrated version)
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Aspect Ratio:
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
The main characters have 'speaking names' like Corky, Violet, and Caesar (his name also sounds like 'scissor' which is a crucial tool in the film), or the names kind of rhyme to each other while the characters' behavior is the total opposite, like the Marzones (Johnny - Gino).See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: When Corky drinks coffee there is one tattooed triangle on her right hand. When she is opening the case there is two. When she dumps the money in the paint there is one again.See more »
Quotes:
Violet:We're not that different, Corky.
Corky:Ah, let's see. This is the part where you tell me what matters is on the inside, and that inside of you there's a little dyke just like me.
Violet:No, she's nothing like you. She's a whole lot smarter than you are.
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Soundtrack:
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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Impressive debut for the Wachowski brothers, 19 March 1999
Author: Sean Gallagher (seankgallagher@yahoo.com) from Brooklyn, NY

I can only hope the Wachowski brothers next foray into writing and directing, THE MATRIX, fulfills the promise they show here. This is a well-done example of film noir, one of my favorite genres, with a twist; it's got a lesbian romance at the center. Yet the film is smart enough not to depend on the novelty of it being a "lesbian" film, but takes time to develop both the story and the romance, so we're caught up. I also liked how Violet (the Jennifer Tilly) character turned out; she at first seemed like a pushover but turned out to be the strongest character in the movie.

If I had a quibble, it's that Corky (Gina Gershon, who is very good), is inactive for a crucial, and lengthy, part of the film, which slows things down a little. Also, the way we first see Corky in the film sort of promises a twist that the story doesn't deliver. Still, this is a gripping film, to be sought out by fans of this genre. Oh yeah, and Joe Pantoliano was quite good too.

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