The Long Kiss GoodnightDirector: Renny Harlin,
An ordinary woman discovers that her life was not always ordinary in this action thriller. Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) is a typical, well-mannered single mother working as a schoolteacher when she isn't looking after her children. Nothing on the surface would seem to be remarkable about Samantha's life, but every once in a while she has vague memories and unexplained impulses that don't add up with her current life experience; she has scars but no idea of how they got there, she suddenly displays a deadly talent for knife-throwing while chopping vegetables for dinner, and when she sees a deer, she suddenly attacks it with her bare hands. When an auto accident and a television news broadcast stirs some more uncomfortable memories, Samantha hires private investigator Mitch Hennessey (Samuel L. Jackson) to look into her past and see what he can find. Mitch learns that Samantha isn't really Samantha after all -- her name is Charley and she used to be a professional assassin with a secret government intelligence program. After a severe head injury, Charley developed a case of amnesia, and in time she developed her new personality as Samantha. However, her old boss has kept tabs on her, and now that it looks as if the old Charley is starting to come out again, he sends a pair of hit men after her to see to it that she doesn't remember anything else; soon Samantha and Mitch are on the run, trying to outdistance the killers as they get to the bottom of Charley's secret life. The Long Kiss Goodnight was directed by Renny Harlin, husband of leading lady Geena Davis; this was their second project together, following Cutthroat Island, released the previous year.
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Cast & Crew
|Geena Davis||Samantha Caine (Charly)|
|Samuel L. Jackson||Mitch Henessey|
|Joe McKenna||One-Eyed Jack|
|Rex Linn||Man on bed|
|Steve Arnold||Art Director|
|Howard Cummings||Production Designer|
|Dennis Davenport||Art Director|
|Michael De Luca||Executive Producer|
|Tom Doherty||Set Decoration/Design|
|Douglas Ganton||Sound/Sound Designer|
|William C. Goldenberg||Editor|
|Bonnie Greenberg||Musical Direction/Supervision|
|Warren Hamilton||Sound Editor|
|Michael Kaplan||Costumes/Costume Designer|
|Bruce G. Moriarty||Asst. Director|
|Guillermo Navarro||Camera Operator|
|Jeffrey A. Okun||Special Effects|
|Richard Saperstein||Co-producer,Executive Producer|
|Alan Silvestri||Score Composer|
|Michael Taylor||Set Decoration/Design|
|Steve Tisch||Executive Producer|
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First off, Geena Davis is HOT! Especially as a blond. Now that we got that out of the way, this movie is great. Jackson's role was perfect for him with his sarcastic sense of humor. It went perfectly with Davis' hard A$$ attitude. The duo was great together. A must see movie for anyone who likes action and/or comedy.
Wow! This movie is an excellent action-packed thriller. This will definately keep you on the edge of your seat.
I saw this on TV, where there was a scene when Samantha (played by Geena Davis) was cutting vegetables like a pro chef, sort of then threw the knife through the wall. Years later I forgot about the movie and decided to see it from beginning to end. At times the movie is a little cliche but its still an alright movie. Its one of those movies you see just once. Recommend if you like the sometimes cheesy but still enjoyable action type films.