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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.

Director:

Renny Harlin

Writer:

Shane Black
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Geena Davis ... Samantha Caine (Charly)
Samuel L. Jackson ... Mitch Henessey
Yvonne Zima ... Caitlin
Craig Bierko ... Timothy
Tom Amandes ... Hal
Brian Cox ... Nathan
Patrick Malahide ... Perkins
David Morse ... Luke / Daedalus
Joseph McKenna ... One-Eyed Jack
Melina Kanakaredes ... Trin
Dan Warry-Smith ... Raymond
Kristen Bone Kristen Bone ... Girl #1
Jennifer Pisana Jennifer Pisana ... Girl #2
Rex Linn ... Man in Bed
Alan North ... Earl
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Storyline

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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"...the most spectacular action scenes you've ever seen!" See more »


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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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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

11 October 1996 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Long Kiss Goodnight See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$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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Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby

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Color

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2.35 : 1
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WRITER TRADEMARK (Shane Black): (set at Christmas): This film's action occurs within the Christmas season, just like Lethal Weapon (1987), Iron Man Three (2013), Kiss Kiss Bang Bang (2005), and The Nice Guys (2016). See more »

Goofs

The amount of whipped cream on Samantha's fingers before she licks it off. See more »

Quotes

Hal: As the year draws to a close... I would like to share with you just a few things about myself, things of which I'm especially proud. First, I am proud to say that I don't smoke, I don't drink and I don't swear. Oh shit, I do smoke and drink. To our dear friends, may the best of your past be the worst of your future.
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Alternate Versions

French DVD contains some deleted scenes. See more »

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Soundtracks

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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Clever dialogue gets me every time (no spoilers)
17 August 2004 | by lmysliwiecSee 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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