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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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Leland Perkins
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One-Eyed Jack
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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)

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

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

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Regardless of training or adrenaline, it's physically impossible for someone Sam's size to throw an 8-year-old child horizontally that distance. See more »

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Samantha: It's like I'm in goddamn prison. Do you know how that feels?
Mitch Henessey: "YEAH. YEAH, I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THAT'S LIKE. FOUR YEARS inside, Marion, Illinois. A REAL shithole. AND I'M NOT GOING BACK."
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Referenced in Cum to Live (2001) See more »

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F.N.T. (Fascinating New Thing)
Written by Dan Wilson and Jacob Slichter
Performed by Semisonic
(from the 1996 album "Great Divide")
Courtesy of MCA Records
By Arrangement with MCA Special Markets and Products
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Yes, Have a Good Night
24 November 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

A small-town schoolteacher (Geena Davis) slowly begins to realize that she has suffered amnesia and really use to be a secret government assassin! Soon, there are men after her and a small-time private detective (Samuel L. Jackson).

This was action-packed, with some great special effects and really funny one-liners (especially from Jackson). Although the action may get a little silly at times, who cares? After all, aren't movies meant to be a good time?

Craig Bierko is fun as a ruthless villain. The movie itself was an all-around good time. Just don't expect to have to think too much about it because then, if you take it too seriously, then the movie actually won't be fun but stupid instead.

This movie doesn't deserve to be called stupid or any other bad name.


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