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Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down!

NC-17| 1 hr. 45 min.

Plot Summary
Newly released from a mental institution, Ricky (Antonio Banderas) heads straight for a reunion with the love of his life, B-movie actress Marina (Victoria Abril). The trouble is, Marina doesn't remember him -- or the fling they had during her years as a junkie and porn star. Determined to make Marina love him, Ricky barges into her apartment and ties her up. With a captive audience, Ricky is sure it's only a matter of time before his beloved returns his affections.

Cast: Victoria Abril , Antonio Banderas , Loles León , Francisco Rabal , Julieta Serrano , María Barranco ,

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Genres: Thriller, Comedy

Distributor: Miramax Films

Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! (1990)

Release Date: May 4th, 1990|1 hr. 45 min.

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  • [Pedro Almodovar] gives it a nice try, but his approach turns out to be completely wrong for the material he's working with here. [25 May 1990] show more

  • The movie is too flighty and uncentered, and it allows actual violence to break the spell when false alarms would have sufficed. show more

  • Staying with Tie Me Up! demands some patience, but the director's timing never fails him, and he brings things to a close on an upbeat note. show more

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