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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 USA:

$9,065,363, 13 October 1996, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$33,328,051, 12 January 1997

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,456,761, 31 December 1997
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2.35 : 1
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Average Shot Length = ~2.9 seconds. Median Shot Length = ~3 seconds. 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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Mitch Henessey: How did you find us?
Nathan: There may be many reasons not to kill you, but among them is not that you'll be missed by NASA. I found the address in your coat. Here. Between the address of a topless bar, and the picture of what looks like a man's penis.
Mitch Henessey: That's a duck, not a dick.
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Referenced in The Bourne Identity (2002) See more »

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The Chair
Written by Jars of Clay
Produced and Performed by Jars of Clay
(from the album "The Long Kiss Goodnight")
Recorded at Recording Arts, Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed at Masterfonds, Nashville, Tennessee
Mixed by Jim Rondinelli
Courtesy of Silvertone/Essential Records
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High octane, bug budget action thriller. Very entertaining nonetheless.
9 March 2003 | by See all my reviews

"The Long Kiss Goodnight" is an enjoyable and very cool action thriller, and a career breakthrough for Geena Davis. The plot is very familiar to that of The Bourne Identity but so what. The fight scenes are a real treat for the eyes and the plotline is strong enough to keep you engaged for the 2 hours.

It's directed with a slick sense of style and avoids most action cliches. Geena Davis is great as an action chick and gets past her usual "good wife" role. Samuel L. Jackson is good as usual as the supporting player. The film's baddie is overly cheesy though and you can tell what's going to happen to him.

It breaks away from the usual run-of-the-mill actioners such as Commando and On Deadly Ground and is definetly one of the best actioners in years. Good fun and good popcorn entertainment. 7.4/10.


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