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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

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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)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


According to the CIA personnel file shown during the opening credits, Charlene Baltimore was born in New York City, is 6 feet tall and her social security number is 079-48-6884. What appears to be a date of birth is mostly obscured but the year 62 (for 1962) is visible. Geena Davis was born in January 1956. See more »


After the ice chase, Charly and Mitch are driving to get the money. We can see two cars approaching them on the other side of the road. From the inside of the car we see three cars pass them. See more »


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User Reviews

Clever dialogue gets me every time (no spoilers)
17 August 2004 | by (New Hampshire, USA) – See all my reviews

Definitely a movie for people who ask only to be entertained and who do not over-think their movies.

Lots of action, lots of great dialogue (e.g. fun to quote), a little intrigue, and stuff blowing up all over the place. Samuel L Jackson and Geena Davis had great chemistry. Violent, but not gory. The fact that the female part was the competent action lead is a pleasant turn-about.

Have seen the movie more than a dozen times and still enjoy it enough to put it back in my favorite films rotation every 3 or 4 months. I initially rented the movie because Samuel L Jackson was in the film, but was caught up in the events surrounding Samantha's quest to regain her memory and have never looked back.

All you cerebral folks out there -- suspend disbelief for once, take yourself a little less seriously -- you might actually enjoy yourselves!

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