The Long Kiss Goodnight

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Renny Harlin (1996)

115min
18 Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This vehicle for Geena Davis remains one of the loudest, sassiest and most entertaining action blockbusters of the 1990s. Directed by then-husband Renny Harlin, it's wonderfully over the top in virtually every respect, from Lethal Weapon scriptwriter Shane Black's barmy story and even crazier characters to the nonstop, reality defying action set pieces. Davis stars as a small-town housewife suffering from amnesia who discovers that she was once a ruthless assassin working for a shadowy government agency. Samuel L Jackson plays her reluctant and mainly incompetent sidekick, and there are also ripe performances from Patrick Malahide, Brian Cox and the cheerfully villainous Craig Bierko.

Summary

An amnesiac teacher starts to experience disturbing flashbacks of her former life and hires a private eye to help her learn more about her history. His findings unearth a murky past and her involvement with a shadowy government organisation - whose agents have been dispatched to kill them both. Action thriller, with Geena Davis and Samuel L Jackson, alongside Patrick Malahide, Brian Cox and Craig Bierko.

Cast & Crew

Samantha Caine / Charly Baltimore Geena Davis
Mitch Hennessey Samuel L Jackson
Timothy Craig Bierko
Caitlin Yvonne Zima
Nathan Brian Cox (1)
Perkins Patrick Malahide
Hal Tom Amandes
Luke / Daedalus David Morse
President G D Spradlin
Larry King Larry King
One-Eyed Jack Joseph McKenna
Trin Melina Kanakaredes
Man in bed Rex Linn
Director Renny Harlin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Entertainment Film Dists LtdGuidance: Violence, swearing.Available on: video, DVD and Blu-ray
Drama