IMDb > Bound (1996)
Bound
Quicklinks
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
Overview
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guidemessage board
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
Promotional
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

Bound (1996) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 36 | slideshow) Videos
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.

Overview

User Rating:
7.4/10   36,193 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
MOVIEmeter: ?
Up 2% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Writers (WGA):
Andy Wachowski (written by) &
Lana Wachowski (written by)
Contact:
View company contact information for Bound on IMDbPro.
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 »
Plot Keywords:
Awards:
8 wins & 10 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
On my top 5 list.... See more (199 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

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)
 
Crew verified as complete


Production CompaniesDistributorsSpecial EffectsOther Companies

Additional Details

Also Known As:
MPAA:
Rated R for strong sexuality, violence and language
Runtime:
108 min | USA:109 min (unrated version)
Country:
Language:
Color:
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Marcia Gay Harden auditioned for one of the lead roles.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: Violet and Corky's hands when on the couch.See more »
Quotes:
Violet:I want what's mine; I want half the money. We get rid of Mickey, and no one else dies. No one. Say, "Yes, I understand."
Ceasar:Yes, I unnerstan'.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in The Starving Games (2013)See more »
Soundtrack:
Hallelujah I Love Her SoSee more »

FAQ

What are the differences between the R-Rated and Unrated Version?
See more »
56 out of 74 people found the following review useful.
On my top 5 list...., 23 July 2004
Author: Sarah Parson (phoenixoscura) from Missouri

In my personal opinion, Bound is one of the most intelligent and erotic films ever made. It's not often that you see both of those words describing the same work of art.

I don't feel that the relationship between Corky and Violet is something that you should have to "get past" being that the tone of the film is that of escape (hence the title "Bound") and the very nature of their relationship upholds that idea. However if you are less open-minded regarding your own sexuality or completely homophobic, the scattered and brief exchanges between the two leading characters may not settle well with you. One of the best things about the film is the cinematic detail, all the little disturbing and intriguing things that the Wachowskis chose to hone in on...If you are a fan of The Matrix films, you'll really get to see where it all started with Bound.

I could rattle on forever about the pure genius of the film and that of the Wachowski Brothers but I won't. Just see the film for yourself, you'll either hate it or love it.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (199 total) »

Message Boards

Discuss this movie with other users on IMDb message board for Bound (1996)
Recent Posts (updated daily)User
Jennifer Tilley is really sexy in this ronvoss1682
Anybody else get a very Coen Brothers vibe from this? jimmyr5595
All the two women had to do was stay off rickylancaster70
The best Wachowski movie AlastorJudge21
Anyone else feel sorry for Caesar ? ssjenkins
Corky's Tatoo mimimo62
See more »

Recommendations

If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Departed Sex and Fury Ichi the Killer The Professional: Golgo 13 Scarface
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
News articles IMDb Crime section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.