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Bound And Gagged: Live-Action Films
  • In A Clockwork Orange, Alex and his droogs improvise ball gags out of rubber super balls and cellophane tape when they break into Frank Alexander's house. Works real horrorshow, too.
  • Ball-gags are used in Pulp Fiction in the scene where Butch and Marsellus are captured by Zed and Maynard.
  • The first half of the film The Transporter (starring Jason Statham) featured Shu Qi's character exclusively in this state.
  • In The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers, Frodo and Sam are Bound and Gagged by Faramir's lot when he finds out they have the One Ring.
  • The Exploitation Film The Candy Snatchers is all about the kidnapping of a Catholic schoolgirl. There's a lot of emphasis on what the victim is going through, and she is shown tied up and gagged onscreen a lot. She is never freed, at all, in any point during the movie. In fact, the movie ends with her having no hope of rescue, tied, gagged and blindfolded in a box buried in the ground, trying to cry for help through her gag.
  • Not surprisingly, this happens to both of the female leads in Bound.
  • In the climax to Viva Maria!, this happens to Brigitte Bardot and Jeanne Moreau's charcters (who are both named Maria).
  • Taken to a level of hilarity in the movie Big Trouble in Little China.
  • Cameron Diaz has a number of tie-ups to her credit, including:
    • In Head Above Water she gets tied to a chair with a ton of rope and gagged, tied up and gagged and carried over a shoulder, and later even tied up with her feet in cement. A comedy with tie-ups galore on one of the cutest women out there, Cameron Diaz.
    • In A Life Less Ordinary, she is tied to a chair as part of a somewhat faked kidnapping, then later seen tied up and gagged at a table while trying to play a card game, before she is blindfolded.
    • In The Mask she is tied to a post.
    • She's tied and gagged and locked in a cage in Being John Malkovich.
  • In the Charlie's Angels movie, Drew Barrymore's character is tied to a chair by some creep and gagged with a wide strip of duct tape with red lips drawn on it.
  • A not-so-common, non-villainous example occurs in the exorcism scene from The Exorcism of Emily Rose. The title character allows herself to be tied to her bed posts at one point to keep the demon possessing her from hurting herself or anybody else in the room. It doesn't work.
  • Lampshaded in Whats Up Tiger Lily - villain Shepard Wong has the hero and his two girl assistants bound up. Several henchman walk out of the room as Wong mutters "Everyone shows up when we have girls to tie up!"
  • Parodied in Tongan Ninja, with the constantly kidnapped Miss Lee:
    "I'd like to see you escape now you've got tape on your mouth Miss Lee!
  • In Who's Harry Crumb?, Elliott winds up tied to a chair, gagged with duct tape, and then suspended in mid-air so that all he can do is get the chair to swinging. The lipstick mark left on the duct tape right over his mouth adds a bit more humor to the situation.
  • In The Avengers, Loki is chained and wears a metal muzzle, most likely to prevent him from using his silver tongue to try and talk his way out, as Thor escorts him back to Asgard to face trial for his crimes on Earth.
  • The kidnapping victim in That Darn Cat!. In the remake, the main character ends up like this as well.
  • It happens enough in Red that it borders on Fetish Fuel. The filmakers clearly had a thing for using duct tape as well. There are numerous shots of men and women bound and gagged, with a seeming emphisis on wide, silver, tape gags.
  • Frank Hart, the "sexist egotistical lying hypocritical bigot" boss of 9 to 5, gets this treatment from the three leading lady secretaries (Violet Newstead, Doarlee Rhodes, and Judy Bernley) that work for him. Judy's ex-husband Dick sees her with Frank in the bedroom with chains, collars, and restraints and thinks that she's Sleeping with the Boss and into BDSM.
  • Several characters go through this in Bingo, which includes an entire family as well as the main human protagonist at the climax.

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