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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.

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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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11 October 1996 (USA)  »

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Memoria explosiva  »

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$65,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

Renny Harlin: [finland] Both Mitch and Charly drink Finlandia Vodka. See more »

Goofs

Kerosene does not ignite at sub-zero temperatures and since it sat on the floor of a freezer for several minutes it's temperature was definitely below the minimum temperature requirement. Additionally, the fumes would have fully dissipated in the time frame shown in the movie, further hindering ignition. See more »

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Mitch Henessey: I'm always frank and earnest with women. Uh, in New York I'm Frank, and Chicago I'm Ernest.
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Connections

Features The Long Goodbye (1973) See more »

Soundtracks

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
By Arrangement with Warner Special Products
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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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