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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Leland Perkins
Luke / Daedalus
One-Eyed Jack
Dan Warry-Smith ...
Kristen Bone ...
Girl #1
Jennifer Pisana ...
Girl #2
Man in Bed
Alan North ...


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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


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.

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

11 October 1996 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Memoria explosiva  »

Box Office


$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,065,363 (USA) (11 October 1996)


$33,328,051 (USA) (10 January 1997)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the CIA personnel file shown during the opening credits, Charlene Baltimore was born in New York City, is 6 feet tall and her social security number is 079-48-6884. What appears to be a date of birth is mostly obscured but the year 62 (for 1962) is visible. Geena Davis was born in January 1956. See more »


A knife thrown horizontally cannot embed in a horizontal surface, such as a chair seat. It would bounce off and continue moving horizontally until it hit a vertical surface, such as the person in the chair. See more »


Mitch: The last time I got blown, candy bars cost a nickel.
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Spoofed in Charlie's Angels (2000) See more »


I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
Written by Parker McGee
(released May 1976)
Performed by Dan Seals and John Ford Coley
Courtesy of Atlantic Recording Group
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User Reviews

Enjoyable Thriller
5 April 2001 | by See all my reviews

I was about to go to sleep while I flicked through the channels one last time and happened to catch the beginning of "The Long Kiss Goodnight"- perhaps I missed the first minute or two. But I remembered I had marked the movie to watch and thought what the heck- I'll watch. I can honestly say that I really enjoyed those two hours. The scene with the truck was definitely fun, and at the same time terrifying (as you know the purpose of the truck and who's in it, I won't spoil it for anyone). The humor was great too, and the acting of the four leads (Davis, Jackson, Zima and Bierko) was quite enjoyable- as is this entire film.

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