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  • Actors: Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan, Christopher Meloni
  • Directors: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
  • Writers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski
  • Producers: Andy Wachowski, Lana Wachowski, Andrew Lazar, Jeffrey Sudzin
  • Format: Closed-captioned, Color, Letterboxed, Widescreen, NTSC
  • Language: English (Dolby Digital 5.1), French (Unknown)
  • Subtitles: Spanish
  • Region: Region 1 (U.S. and Canada only. Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Aspect Ratio: 1.85:1
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: R (Restricted)
  • Studio: Republic Pictures
  • DVD Release Date: August 14, 2001
  • Run Time: 108 minutes
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (237 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B00005NTN5
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #63,126 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)
  • Learn more about "Bound" on IMDb

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Editorial Reviews

a mobster, his mistress and a tough female ex-con are caught in a dangerous plot with over 2 million dollars of the mob's money..cary, sexy exciting and funny..

Customer Reviews

Great story, good acting, satisfying romance.
Lori
On the face of it, Bound is just a sleazy lesbian exploitation film, and this it very much is.
Jacob M McNeill
The "chemistry" between Gina Gershon and Jennifer Tilly is great.
David Friedman

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

129 of 134 people found the following review helpful By "electrablue" on December 12, 1999
Format: VHS Tape
The Wachowski Brothers (writers of the Stallone/Banderas flick "Assassins") make their directorial debut with this film-noir thriller. Bound is the classic tale of a gangster's moll named Violet (Jennifer Tilly) wanting to escape the business and her mob boyfriend Ceasar (Joe Pantoliano) and enlists the help of her new love interest (Gina Gershon) to do it.
Except this movie has a twist. The "handyman" next door, Corky, is a butch dyke who's just got out of prison for the "redistribution of wealth" and redecorating the apartment next to Violet and Ceasar's. Violet, pouty-lipped and husky-voiced, seduces Corky and the two come up with a plan to steal 2 million dollars that Ceasar is holding for his mob boss, and escape from mob life.
The plotline, seemingly formulaic, has many twists and surprises for the viewer. Not to mention a steamy love scene between Corky and Violet, surpervised by real-life sexpert Susie Bright (who also had a cameo in the film) to make sure the lesbian scene was accurate.
One of the real standouts, besidse the great acting between Tilly and Gershon, is Joe Pantoliano as the gangster Ceasar. His portrayal of the small-time hood is dead-on, and we find that even Ceasar, who is supposedly being screwed over by his mistress and her lover, is also very clever.
Over all, I found this movie very exciting and was spellbound when I saw it. However, it is not for the squeamish. There are a few violent scenes, and some persons might find the lesbian sex scene offensive (what I don't get is why?).
However, I'd suggest this movie to any fan of 40s-50s gangster movies, and even Tarantino and Coen Brothers fans. Another movie you might want to check out is "The Matrix," which was also done by the Wachowskis.
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42 of 43 people found the following review helpful By Wayne C. Rogers on March 24, 2007
Format: DVD Verified Purchase
Before the Wachowski Brothers did The Matrix, there was the erotic thriller, Bound, starring Jennifer Tilly, Gina Gershon, Joe Pantoliano, John P. Ryan, and Christopher Meloni. This was a low budget movie (four-and-a-half million dollars) that was to be the calling card for Andy and Larry Wachowski so that they could eventually do The Matrix series. They both wrote and directed Bound, demonstrating their unbelievable talent in making a film that would quickly become a cult classic in just a few short years. The script was sharp and fresh with more twists in it than a pretzel. They were able to get the two sexiest women in Hollywood at the time (Tilly and Gershon) to play the leads with Joe Pantoliano agreeing to take a cut in salary for his role as Caesar. They got a great Production Designer, Editor and Director of Photography to make Bound's appearance to be more film noir in essence with its dark tones and shadows and sparse cutting. The rest as they say is history.

Bound deals with Corky (played by Gershon), who just got out of prison after having served five years for what she calls a distribution of funds, or stealing. She was betrayed by her female partner and therefore has a severe lack of trust in those around her. She takes a job as a maintenance repair guy in a Chicago condo building and soon meets the vibrant and sexy Violet (played to the hilt by Tilly), who's the girlfriend of Caesar, a money launderer for the Mob. The couple live in the condo right next to the one that Corky is doing repairs in. The attraction between Corky and Violet is immediate, and it isn't long before Violet sexually seduces her. Corky knows trouble when she sees it, but that doesn't stop her from giving in to Violet's manipulations.
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39 of 41 people found the following review helpful By K. on August 16, 2005
Format: DVD
I rented this movie long ago, not having a clue what it was about (best way to watch a film), and it blew me away. The style and direction is amazing. It's not for everyone... for example, I raved about it to my brother, he saw it, and said I have weird taste in film (this is no romantic-comedy-type movie!).

The two lead females were so sexy together that it practically made me want to turn into a lesbian. But the best part was that when the action started, on top of all the suspense and action, you didn't know if the two woman were just using each other or really cared for each other.

This is a good film for people open to movies with violence, like if you were a fan of Pulp Fiction. It's a very smart film.

Another great movie that not a lot of people have heard about that was on Siskle and Ebert's top 10 list one year (I believe in the #1 spot) is One False Move-- a great film!
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Erin K. Darling on September 28, 2002
Format: DVD
"Bound" surprises the viewer from start to finish with plot twist upon turn - it's a great movie. It'll grab your attention right from the start with two passionate scenes between Jennifer Tilly & Gina Gershon, and then things really get rolling.
Joey Pants (as folks seem to call him in the biz) plays a middle-managment gangster who borders on the pathetic; his attitude is definitely much bigger than he is. After a collection operation gone a bit awry, Violet (Tilly) and Corky (Gershon) hatch a plan to make off with more than two million dollars of the mafia's money. The plan is simple enough, but naturally is doesn't go off exactly as planned; blood is shed, there's a lot of running around and screaming, cover-up is laid upon cover-up, and some pruning shears come into play more than once.
This is great film noir, and everyone is cast perfectly. The brothers do an excellent job of direction, with novel angles and shooting methods (you wouldn't expect anything less from these guys, would you?) They also employ some classic film noir sequences that work perfectly. It should hold your attention throughout, very enjoyably.
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