• The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

The Long Kiss Goodnight

Release Date: October 11th, 1996

DVD Release Date: April 30th, 1997

R |2 hr 0 min

Plot Summary

Schoolteacher and single mother Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) lives an average suburban life -- until she begins having strange memories of unexplained violence and discovers that she has physical skills that she never imagined. Hiring private detective Mitch Hennessey (Samuel L. Jackson) to probe into her past, Samantha discovers that she's a well-trained government assassin who went missing after suffering a bout of amnesia and that her former handlers want her back in their employ.

Cast: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Patrick Malahide, Craig Bierko, Brian Cox, David Morse, G.D. Spradlin, Tom Amandes

Director: Renny Harlin

Genres: Action

Production Co: New Line Cinema, Forge

Keywords: Pursuit, Doctor, Small town, 1990s, Tense, Transformation

Ratings & Reviews

  • 63
    TV Guide Magazine

    This is the kind of movie in which a dozen bad guys with an automatic weapon in each hand couldn't hit a lake if they were standing at the bottom of it, to steal the screenplay's best wiseacre remark. show more

  • 75
    Peter TraversRolling Stone

    Geena Davis and her director and husband, Renny Harlin, recover from their "Cutthroat Island" fiasco in grand style, and screenwriter Shane Black ("The Last Boy Scout") juggles jolts and jokes with a mad fervor that almost earns him his $4 million salary. show more

  • 63
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    I liked it in the same way I might like an arcade game: It holds your attention until you run out of quarters, and then you wander away without giving it another thought. show more

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