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The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

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Samantha Caine lives in a small town with her daughter. Eight years ago she emerged, two months pregnant, from a nearby river with no memory of her past or who she is. However, she's getting closer to finding out about her past.

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Renny Harlin

Writer:

Shane Black
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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 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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The movie playing on the television at the hotel was The Long Goodbye (1973). See more »

Goofs

When Caitlyn gets Charly back on her feet, a shot of the bomb timer shows 4:59 (four minutes, fifty nine seconds) to go. However, the explosion happens 3:46 (three minutes, forty six seconds) later. This is not a mistake since the countdown does not necessarily occur in real time. See more »

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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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French DVD contains some deleted scenes. See more »

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References It's a Wonderful Life (1946) See more »

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Written by Tracy Bonham
Performed by Tracy Bonham
Courtesy of Island Records Inc.
By arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Licensing
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Fun action film, great dialogue
12 May 2019 | by james_stabwestSee all my reviews

This film is not to be taken too seriously. There are plot holes, cheesy and dated special effects, and several moments where you just shake your head wondering what the director was thinking. But despite those things it has some very well thought out and executed action scenes, where they went the extra mile to make it look cool (shotgun fired at a fridge door, bad guy on fire dangling from a string of lights, etc.). Great lines from Sam Jackson, surely improvised. Genna Davis pulls off the dual personality with style. Many laugh out loud moments, whether they were intended or not. A fun film overall.


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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

Gross USA:

$33,447,612

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$89,456,761
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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital | SDDS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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