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 <firstname.lastname@example.org>
When Mitch and Trin pull their scam on the "Man in bed", Mitch and two other actors pretend to be police detectives. Ironically, the room was full of actors who have portrayed cops (at least once) in popular movies and television shows. Rex Linn (man in bed) portrayed a Detective on CSI: Miami (2002), Melina Kanakeredes (Trin) portrayed a detective on CSI:NY (2004), Shawn Doyle (Bum Cop) portrayed a detective in the movie Frequency (2000), and Samuel L. Jackson (Mitch) portrayed a cop in the movie The Negotiator (1998). See more »
Charly breaks free from her frozen prison by blowing off a heavy metal door. We see that the explosion bursts through at least two ceilings. Between the explosion and the ensuing crater, it seems highly unlikely anyone upstairs could have survived - or for that matter, left the basement through all the rubble. See more »
Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
Written by Johnny Marks (1958)
(from the 1993 album "Rock'n Roll Christmas)
Performed by Dion DiMucci (as Dion)
Courtesy of The Right Stuff
under License from EMI-Capitol Music Special Markets See more »
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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