Bound

Bound

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Director: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski

Cast: Andy Wachowski, Larry Wachowski, Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon

     
 

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Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly nearly set the screen on fire in this clever, female-powered twist on the standard Mob caper film. Gershon is Corky, an ex-con renovating the apartment next door to where Tilly's Violet lives. Violet is the moll of psychotic gangster Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), who uses the apartment as an occasional location for meetings and beatings, and… See more details below

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Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly nearly set the screen on fire in this clever, female-powered twist on the standard Mob caper film. Gershon is Corky, an ex-con renovating the apartment next door to where Tilly's Violet lives. Violet is the moll of psychotic gangster Caesar (Joe Pantoliano), who uses the apartment as an occasional location for meetings and beatings, and also uses Violet as an occasional plaything for his Mob cronies. Violet is attracted to the super-sexy Corky, and the two begin an intense affair. Corky hatches a plot to escape with $2 million that Caesar is planning to give to a Mob boss, and the mayhem escalates from there.

Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide - Jason Clark
A schlocky, B-movie concept given a stylish, undeniably exciting twist, this auspicious first feature from Andy and Larry Wachowski, (whose most notable previous screen credit was scripting the silly Sylvester Stallone-Antonio Banderas thriller Assassins) gives neo-noir a cheeky new life. It has the standard good guys-bad guys storyline, but the freshness of the film lies not in making our protagonists sexy lesbian women (though that creates much interest), but in the fact that the directors allow sufficient character development. The film is sexy without being smutty, visually innovative without being too in-your-face, and acted to perfection by a highly intuitive cast of performers. It received much notice for its admittedly steamy bedroom scenes between the lead females, but equal notice should be given to the taut, fiercely enjoyable storytelling which, despite the lurid subject matter, never feels exploitive or gives the impression of appealing only to the lowest common denominator. Bound's evocative visual style and color schemes would later present themselves in the Wachowski's 1999 mega-hit The Matrix.

Product Details

Release Date:
08/07/2012
UPC:
0887090044608
Original Release:
1996
Rating:
R
Source:
Olive Films
Presentation:
[Wide Screen]
Time:
1:48:00
Sales rank:
21,122

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Jennifer Tilly Violet
Gina Gershon Corky
Joe Pantoliano Caesar
Barry Kivel Shelly
Christopher Meloni Johnnie Marconi
John Ryan Mickey Malnato
Richard Sarafian Gino Marzzone
Peter Spellos Lou
Mary Mara Bartender
Susie Bright Jesse
Margaret Smith Woman Cop
Ivan Kane cop
Kevin Richardson cop
Gene Borkan Roy

Technical Credits
Andy Wachowski Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Larry Wachowski Director,Executive Producer,Screenwriter
Stuart Boros Producer
Felipe Borrero Sound Mixer
Susie Bright Consultant/advisor
Lou Carlucci Special Effects Supervisor
Eve Cauley Production Designer
Tony Cucchari Camera Operator
Don Davis Score Composer
Dane A. Davis Sound/Sound Designer
Andrea Dopaso Art Director
FTS Effects Special Effects
Nancy Foy Casting
Lizzy Gardiner Costumes/Costume Designer
Wayne Gee Asst. Director
Robert C. Goldstein Art Director
Andrew Lazar Producer
Rip Murray Asst. Director
Harry E. Otto Set Decoration/Design
Bill Pope Cinematographer
Suzy Sharp-Kane Casting
Zach Staenberg Editor
Jeffrey Sudzin Co-producer
Rob Sweeney Camera Operator
Toni Whiteman Asst. Director

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