Tie Me Up! Tie Me Down! Poster

Release Date: 1990

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, Lolas León, Francisco Rabal, Julieta Serrano, María Barranco, Lola Cardona, Montse G. Romeu

Director: Pedro Almodóvar

Genres: Thriller, Comedy

Production Co: El Deseo S.A.

Ratings & Reviews

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  • 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

  • It's a movie that's too naive to be pornography and too callous to be art. [25 May 1990]

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