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The Long Kiss Goodnight 1996

  • Renny Harlin
  • October 11, 1996
  • 120 mins
  • English
  • Action, Thriller, Crime, Drama, Mystery
What's forgotten is not always gone.
Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, 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


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Completely overblown and ridiculous, this still works surprisingly well and has "guilty pleasure" written all over it. A lot of enjoyment comes from seeing an actress you wouldn't expect turn into a great action heroine. Like Liam Neeson in the Taken franchise, Geena Davis takes on an unfamiliar role, chews the scenery and has a blast and a lot of what makes this film so watchable is seeing her transformation. The script by Shane Black shows its age somewhat, but it is still pretty funny in places, with Samuel L Jackson knowing exactly the kind of tone the film is going for. There is also a brilliant cameo from Brian Cox. The film loses its way a little bit in the final act as they try to increase the scale and stakes, and the lack of subtlety grates on occasion, but it is still a lot of fun.

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