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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

R  |   |  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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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>

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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.

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)


£4,543,100 (UK) (17 January 1997)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


During an escape attempt, Geena Davis lights gas with a matchbook from Tops. Tops is a grocery store chain based in Buffalo, but has stores in Buffalo, Rochester, NY, and into PA. See more »


After escaping the truck explosion, Hennessey assures Caitlin that she has her mother's eyes; however, he was not present when Charly made the comment about Caitlin and Timothy's similar eyes. See more »


Alley Agent: Good evening, pretty lady. How 'bout some company?
Charlie: No thanks. I'm saving myself 'til I get raped.
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Referenced in The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »


F.N.T. (Fascinating New Thing)
Written by Dan Wilson and Jacob Slichter
Performed by Semisonic
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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User Reviews

What All the girls really thought!!
13 February 2001 | by (Cambridgeshire, England) – See all my reviews

This film is a great rampage of action and comedy, it gets right in to it right from the start, there's no boring build up. The chemistry of the leading roles adds to the excitement and anticipation of the ending, even though my suspicions were not satisfied. The special effects worked brilliantly and were believable! Would have liked a different ending but it still had me reeling in emotions. The story line unfolds well however it is a film you have to watch from start to end carefully to pick up on all the details, to fully understand and get maximum enjoyment.

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