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Long Kiss Goodnight, The (1996)

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.

Original Title : Long Kiss Goodnight, The
Director : Renny Harlin
Writer : Shane Black
Genre : Action
Thriller
Country : USA
Language : English
Producer : Stephanie Austin , Shane Black , Michael De Luca , Carla Fry , Renny Harlin , Richard Saperstein , Steve Tisch , Geena Davis
Music : Neneh Cherry
Alan Silvestri
Photography : Guillermo Navarro
Distributor : Audio Visual Enterprises [gr]
MPAA Rating : Rated R for a substantial amount of strong bloody violence, and for strong language.
IMDB ID : 0116908
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Long Kiss Goodnight, The (1996) - Renny Harlin
 

Starring

Geena Davis Samantha Caine/Charlie Baltimore
Samuel L. Jackson Detective Mitch Henessey
Samuel L. Jackson Detective Mitch Henessey
 

Plot

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in an ideal New England small town, 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.
 

Comments

Stylish action (don't worry if it's daft!) The story is nonsense of course and relies on the chemistry and wit of Jackson and Davis (well....mainly Jackson).Something about Davis discovering that she is really a CIA convert agent that lost her memory etc etc.... However this is saved by two things 1- Jackson and 2- big over-the-top action scenes. There's not too much to read into the film - it does what it says it does.Davis is ok but her sudden shift in character is kind of hard to swallow.Jackson seems to be making fun of the whole proceedings and makes the film more fun (witness him being pushed out of a car and lie on the floor smoking until he get picked up!), but the bad guy's bring sufficient menace to proceedings to keep it just about credible. Overall a good action movie with enough spectacle to get past the plot.One point - we don't all need happy endings.In the first draft Jackson dies at the end, after testing this was changed so that he lives.However if you watch the bit where he gets "killed" there's no way he walks away from that! Miles better than the other Davis/Harlin project Cutthroat Island!
 
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