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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

 -  Action | Crime | Drama  -  11 October 1996 (USA)
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A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.

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The daughter of a highly-skilled secret agent tries to avenge her mother's death.

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Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent. Her old chums in the Chapter are now out to kill her so she enlists the help of a cheap detective named Mitch. As Samantha remembers more and more of her previous life, she becomes deadlier and more resourceful. Both Mitch and Charly proceed to do the killing thing, the bleeding thing and the shooting thing. Written by Tony Fontana <tony.fontana@spacebbs.com>

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Eight years ago she lost her memory. Now, a detective must help her remember the past before it buries them both. What's forgotten is not always gone.


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Rated R for a substantial amount of strong bloody violence, and for strong language | See all certifications »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,404,340 (UK) (6 December 1996)

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£4,543,100 (UK) (17 January 1997)
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The movie playing on the TV at the hotel was The Long Goodbye (1973). See more »

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When Charly shoots the men in the alley, passers by in the background walk past them without reacting to the shooting. See more »

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Mitch Henessey: ...everyone knows, when you make an assumption, you make an ass out of "u" and "umption".
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Long Goodbye Theme
From the United Artist feature film The Long Goodbye (1973)
Written by John Williams and Johnny Mercer
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MUCH better than you'd expect
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Not a box office success; no-one really knows why. It may have failed simply because of its title. It looks as though you need a two-word tough-guy title to attract a sufficient proportion of the idiot crowd - "Die Hard", "Lethal Weapon", "Hard Weapon", "Die Lethal", etc. - talking about "the long kiss goodnight" will get you nowhere. But for once Renny Harlin has made a GOOD action movie. A large part of the reason for this lies in the fact that the central character, Samantha, earns our affection and interest early on. As she becomes Charly again, we're torn: we certainly want Charly to thwart the bad guys, and all that; but we don't want her to lose touch with Samantha in order to do so - even though we like Charly, too. Geena Davis bestows all of her considerable charm on both halves of the central character. Samuel L. Jackson plays second fiddle for a change. It turns out he's good at it. That was a compliment.

Intelligent, far superior to anything in the "Die Hard" series - if I were more cynical I'd add, "it's not surprising that it didn't do well", but I don't really feel that way; it IS surprising that it didn't do well.


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