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Rated R · 108 minutes · 1996

Crime drama, Romance, Thriller
The Wachowskis, who scripted Assassins, wrote and directed this adroit and sexy 1996 crime thriller about the hot romance between a gangster's moll (Jennifer Tilly) and the ex-con who's her neighbor (Gina Gershon). Eventually they concoct an elaborate scam to rip off the gangster (Joe Pantoliano)—a money launderer for the mob who temporarily has a couple million dollars. (The laundering here involves literally washing blood off bills.) This gets very suspenseful (as well as fairly gruesome) in spots, and if it never adds up to anything profound, it's still a welcome change to have a lesbian couple as the chief identification figures. With Richard Sarafian.

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