Lilly Wachowski (1996)

18 Certificate


Our Score
This original and intensely black comedy thriller from Larry and Andy Wachowski stars Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon as lesbian lovers who, following a series of steamy liaisons, hatch a plan to steal a fortune from the Mob. Tilly and Gershon form a convincing Thelma and Louise-style team, who take their punches like men, while Joe Pantoliano, as Tilly's crooked boyfriend, is an able foil to their conniving. Visually dynamic and strong on gallows humour, it's further proof that the Wachowski brothers' subsequent success with The Matrix wasn't merely a flash in the pan.


Ex-con Corky is trying to go straight, but veers off the rails when she meets Violet, the girlfriend of gangster Caesar. The women begin a torrid affair and concoct a risky plan to steal a fortune from the Mob, which would enable them to flee and start a new life. Thriller directed by the Wachowskis, starring Jennifer Tilly and Gina Gershon, with Joe Pantoliano, John P Ryan, Christopher Meloni and Richard C Sarafian.

Cast & Crew

Violet Jennifer Tilly
Corky Gina Gershon
Caesar Joe Pantoliano
Mickey Malnato John P Ryan
Johnny Marconi Christopher Meloni
Gino Marzzone Richard C Sarafian
Shelly Barry Kivel
Bartender Mary Mara
Director Lilly Wachowski
Director Lana Wachowski
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Guild Film Distribution LtdGuidance: Contains violence, swearing, sex scenes and nudity. Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray