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The Long Kiss Goodnight Details


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 Renny Harlin, released the previous year. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi


Geena Davis
as Samantha Caine (Charly)
Samuel L. Jackson
as Mitch Henessey
Patrick Malahide
as Perkins
Craig Bierko
as Timothy
Brian Cox
as Nathan
David Morse
as Luke/Daedalus
Joe McKenna
as One-Eyed Jack
G.D. Spradlin
as President
Rex Linn
as Man on bed
Melina Kanakaredes
as Trin
Renny Harlin
Tom Amandes
as Hal
Alan North
as Earl


Renny Harlin
Renny Harlin
Stephanie Austin
Shane Black
Shane Black
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Bonnie Greenberg
Musical Direction/Supervision
William C. Goldenberg
Howard Cummings
Production Designer
Dennis Davenport
Art Director
Steve Arnold
Art Director
Richard Saperstein
Carla Fry
Steve Tisch
Executive Producer
Michael De Luca
Executive Producer
Richard Saperstein
Executive Producer
Tom Doherty
Set Designer
Michael Kaplan
Costume Designer
Douglas Ganton
Sound/Sound Designer
Bruce G. Moriarty
First Assistant Director
Guillermo Navarro
Camera Operator
Mary Vernieu
Ronnie Yeskel
Warren Hamilton
Sound Editor