Bound

October 4th, 1996







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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.

Release Year: 1996

Rating: 7.4/10 (26,677 voted)

Critic's Score: 61/100

Director: Andy Wachowski

Stars: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano

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...

Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski

Cast:
Jennifer Tilly - Violet
Gina Gershon - Corky
Joe Pantoliano - Caesar
John P. Ryan - Micky Malnato
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
Gene Borkan - Roy

Taglines: In their world, you can't buy freedom, but you can steal it.

Release Date: 4 October 1996

Filming Locations: Los Angeles, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $4,500,000(estimated)

Opening Weekend: $900,902 (USA) (6 October 1996) (261 Screens)

Gross: $3,798,532 (USA) (22 December 1996)



Technical Specs

Runtime:  | USA: (unrated version)



Did You Know?

Trivia:
Cameo: [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.

Goofs:
Continuity: When Violet is sitting up in bed after her tryst with Corky, she has just one shoulder strap in place. As the scene progresses, the strap jumps from her left shoulder to her right shoulder and back again. In the same scene, Corky's hair is (not) behind her ear, and the sheet covering Violet changes with the camera angle.

Quotes:
Violet: Oh, Johnny hits on me all the time. He hits on anything in high heels.



User Review

Third Best Of 1996

Rating:

Corky (Gina Gershon), a lesbian ex-con hired to work in an apartment as a plumber, meets new neighbors Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), who launders money for the Mafia, and his girlfriend Violet (Jennifer Tilly). 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 soon set up in such a way that he's fooled into whose even setting him up. Their plan is working for a while, but soon spirals into blood and disaster, as things start to go wrong and he acts in an unexpected violent way.

I am not a fan of The Matrix. Never have, never will be. But I was of the amazing visual effects it had to offer. And that's what drew me to seeing the Wachowski Brother's other movie, their directorial debut, Bound. Bound is different. Bound is bold. Bound is courageous. Bound is one of the best movies of the year. It's not your average movie. It doesn't care who it offends, or who it pleases. Its purpose is simple: to entertain the viewer, and this movie is `bound' by nothing to complete its purpose.

It starts with Corky locked in a closet, bruised and bloody, tied up. From there, we have a good idea of what has become of their plan. The film then shifts over to when the two women first meet, and then takes off from there when they plan the set-up. So for next two hours, get ready to root for the bad guy.

Acting was a major plus to Bound, as I tip my hat to Tilly and Gershon. Both female leads did well, but I just wasn't convinced that they were in love with each other as much as they and the script claimed them to be. This did bother me a little, but it doesn't detract from the fun that is to be had with this film. But the main catch of the film was Joe Pantoliano. This movie wouldn't have been the same if he weren't cast in this. His character is so dangerous and so disturbing that your eyes will become magnetic toward his every move, gesture, and dialogue. Clearly this film is not for everybody, but for those who can stand it, this is a rare treat. Definitely the most unique movie of the year, Bound receives the three and a half star rating.









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