The Long Kiss Goodnight
More About The Long Kiss Goodnight
Stricken with amnesia eight years earlier, a small-town schoolteacher and mother hires a private eye to help her uncover her past. When it's discovered she's a former CIA operative--and that her "accident" was actually an assassination attempt--she and the detective are thrown into an automatic weapons-fueled, life-and-death struggle with the bad guys.
Main Cast & Crew
Renny Harlin - Director
Samuel L. Jackson
Nice, quiet Samantha lives in a pleasant town, with her beautiful daughter... and amnesia. After she's brutally attacked, Sam makes a stab at remembering her mysterious past. Little by little, she recalls that she was once Charly, a bad-to-the-bone, highly-trained government assassin, who knew too much about her employer's dirty dealings. Her former colleagues thought was dead -- until now. Soon, they're out to do everything they can to kill her. All the while, benign Samantha is slowing transforming into the ruthless Charly. And that's good, because she will need ALL of her killer instincts in order to survive...
Released theatrically in the USA October 11, 1996. A Forge production. Color by CFI; prints by DeLuxe; shot in widescreen.
"...Supersexy and action-charged....Davis is a dazzler..." - 10/31/1996 Rolling Stone, p.76
"...A superbly entertaining action movie....Spectacular effects, stunts and editing..." - 12/01/1996 Sight and Sound, p.52-3
"...[A] fantastical actioner about the potential for good and evil within the human character, THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT has a jokey good time with its outlandish pyrotechnics and offbeat character interplay....Muscular and visceral..." - 10/07/1996 Variety
"...THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT is a tour de force of technical brilliance, with flashes of humor and a wild spirit of adventure..." - 10/11/1996 Los Angeles Times, p.F2
"...Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson prove they're game in this movie, as they trade quips in the breaks between special effects sequences. And he action is what we expect: sensational, violent and loud..." - 10/11/1996 Chicago Sun-Times, p.38
"[It's] fun as hell, thanks to Shane Black's cartoonishly quippy script..." -- Grade: B+ - 05/04/2012 Entertainment Weekly