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Bound (1996)

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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 Caesar.

Directors:

Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)

Writers:

Lilly Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers), Lana Wachowski (as The Wachowski Brothers)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jennifer Tilly ... Violet
Gina Gershon ... Corky
Joe Pantoliano ... Ceasar
John P. Ryan ... Mickey 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 Barry Kivel ... Shelly
Peter Spellos ... Lou
Ivan Kane ... Cop #1
Kevin Michael Richardson ... Cop #2 (as Kevin M. Richardson)
Gene Borkan 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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A trust so deep it cuts both ways. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian

Release Date:

4 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Business See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$4,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$900,902, 6 October 1996, Limited Release

Gross USA:

$3,798,532, 22 December 1996
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The film was financed with the understanding that Jennifer Tilly was to play the role of Corky. The actress playing Violet dropped out of the project shortly before shooting began, however. At this point Gina Gershon became available to do the film. At first she was to play Violet; but since she was better suited to Corky, she and Tilly switched roles. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gino Marzzone: Caesar, you gotta do me a favor. A personal favor for me. You gotta start respecting Johnnie, the way you respect me. Capisce? Good, good. And you, Johnnie. You gotta stop acting stupid. You gonna earn this respect that Caesar's gonna give. Capisce? Good, done!
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Alternate Versions

The unrated version, which nearly all DVD and Blu-Ray releases of the film contain, features two longer and more explicit sex scenes (the second one in particular is made up of almost completely different footage from its R-rated counterpart), as well as a more brutal shot of the man getting his head smashed against the toilet. See more »

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Referenced in Honest Trailers: Showgirls (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

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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Edge-Of-Your-Seat Erotic Thriller And An Amazing Debut For The Wachowskis
11 February 2018 | by gogoschka-1See all my reviews

Gripping, violent mobster tale and a very sexy love story. What a stunning debut for the Wachowskis this film was (and I can't for the life of me understand why this film hasn't been seen by a huge audience). Amazing camera, fantastic acting and so tight there's not a single dull moment in it. Edge-of-your-seat stuff. 9 stars out of 10

In case you're interested in more underrated masterpieces, here's some of my favorites:

imdb.com/list/ls070242495


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