The Long Kiss Goodnight

New Line Cinema Released 1996



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Renny Harlin

The Long Kiss Goodnight is a movie about a seemingly ordinary woman who hides a spectacular past. By all accounts, Samantha Caine is an ordinary schoolteacher raising a daughter in a small town in Pennsylvania. The only thing unusual about her is that she apparently was involved in an accident eight years ago and remembers nothing of her life before then. Her life changes one day when someone attempts to mug her, and she is able to dispatch her attacker with lethal force. Having no idea how she was able to fight so well, Samantha begins hiring private investigators to help her piece together what her life was like before her accident. After a series of dead-ends, she finally comes across Mitch Henessey who figures out that Samantha was once named Charly Baltimore and was one of the CIA's top assassins. As figures from her past begin to re-emerge, Samantha must figure out a way to stay alive and how to reconcile the person she was with the one she is now.



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Metacritic Score

  • 70

    Variety Todd McCarthy

    With the help of his stunt and special effects teams, Harlin delivers more than enough goods to satisfy genre fans, so main question is whether a female action hero, and Davis in p...

  • 60

    Los Angeles Times Kevin Thomas

    A tour de force of technical brilliance, with flashes of humor and a wild spirit of adventure signifying that you're not supposed to take it too seriously, but the cumulative impac...

  • 50

    The New York Times Elvis Mitchell

    Mr. Black's screenplay is mean-spirited, but it earns its keep with sharp, sarcastic dialogue and ingenious ways of setting up this story.

    Geena Davis

    Geena Davis

    Samantha Caine / Charly Baltimore

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Samuel L. Jackson

    Mitch Henessey

    Yvonne Zima

    Yvonne Zima

    Caitlin Caine

    Craig Bierko

    Craig Bierko


    Tom Amandes

    Tom Amandes


    Brian Cox

    Brian Cox

    Dr. Nathan Waldman

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      • Production Budget - $65,000,000
        Domestic Gross - $33,447,612 (46th)
        Worldwide Gross - $89,456,761 (35th)

        Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $61,749,438
        Worldwide adjusted for 2013 - $165,150,943

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      • Filming locations:
        Atlantic City, New Jersey
        Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
        Dufferin Aggregates Quarry, Milton, Ontario, Canada
        Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
        Lynnwood, Washington, USA
        Markham, Ontario, Canada
        Milton, Ontario, Canada
        Montréal, Québec, Canada
        Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
        Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
        Toronto, Ontario, Canada
        Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada

      • Tagline:
        Eight years ago she lost her memory. Now, a detective must help her remember the past before it buries them both. What's forgotten is not always gone.

      • Music:
        Santa Claus Is Back In Town
        Written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller
        Performed by Elvis Presley
        Rockin' Around The Christmas Tree
        Written by Johnny Marks
        Performed by Dion DiMucci
        Next Time You See Me
        Written by Earl Forest and William G. Harvey
        Performed by Jr. Parker
        Let It Snow, Let It Snow, Let It Snow
        Written by Sammy Cahn and Jule Styne
        Performed by Dean Martin
        Jingle Bells
        Arranged and adapted by Mike Spalla
        Performed by Jingle Dogs
        I'd Really Love To See You Tonight
        Written by Parker McGee
        Performed by Dan Seals and John Ford Coley
        If I Could Build My Whole World Around You
        Written by Johnny Bristol, Vernon Bullock and Harvey Fuqua
        Performed by Marvin Gaye and Tammi Terrell
        Long Goodbye Theme
        Written by John Williams and Johnny Mercer
        Many Rivers To Cross
        Written by Jimmy Cliff
        Performed by Jimmy Cliff
        Mannish Boy
        Written by Muddy Waters, Bo Diddley and Melvin London
        Performed by Muddy Waters
        She's Not There
        Written by Rod Argent
        Performed by Santana
        Lady Marmalade
        Written by Bob Crewe and Kenny Nolan
        Performed by LaBelle
        Keep This Party Bouncin'
        Written by L. Campbell, C. Hodge, W. Killbrew, A. Williams, C. Young
        Performed by L. n Ganz
        (Not Just) Knee Deep
        Written by George Clinton and P. Wynn
        Funny How Time Slips Away
        Written by Willie Nelson
        Performed by Joe Hinton
        Stubborn Kind Of Fellow
        Written by George Gordy, William Stevenson and Marvin Gaye
        Performed by Marvin Gaye
        Tomorrow Man
        Written by Gus
        Performed by Gus
        Jingle Bells Marching Band
        F.N.T. (Fascinating New Thing)
        Written by Dan Wilson and Jacob Slichter
        Performed by Semisonic
        The Chair
        Written by Jars of Clay
        Written by Tracy Bonham
        Performed by Tracy Bonham
        Written by Neneh Cherry, C. McVey, J. Sharp
        Performed by Neneh Cherry

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