The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)
|Released:||Friday, October 11, 1996|
|Rating:||Under 17 requires accompanying parent or adult guardian.|
Packed with energy, drama, humor and suspense, New Line Cinema kisses traditional action films goodbye in The Long Kiss Goodnight, a non-stop thriller starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson, and directed by Renny Harlin.
In this latest adventure from renowned screenwriter Shane Black (Lethal Weapon), Davis portrays Samantha Caine, a suburban school teacher suffering from amnesia. When Caine's mysterious past begins to haunt her idyllic life, she sets out on a desperate search to discover her true identity.
Aided by Mitch Henessey (Jackson), a dead-beat private detective, the two follow a trail of clues into the middle of a conspiracy led by rogue elements of the U.S. intelligence community and a notorious international arms dealer. They slowly learn that Caine is much more than a PTA mom who cooks a mean lemon meringue pie.
Repressed from her memory is her former life as Charly Baltimore, a highly trained secret agent involved in the government's most unscrupulous affairs. But Charly is slowly re-emerging, and the protective instincts of this doting mother must compete with the cold-blooded killer that lurks deep within.
Submerged in a murky underworld with no boundaries for survival and no one they can trust, Henessey must help Samantha Caine rekindle her dangerous past. For without the full extent of her lethal skills, they will never be able to confront Timothy (Craig Bierko), a vindictive enemy who, along with some of Caine's former colleagues, is plotting one of the most heinous acts of urban terrorism ever devised.
Recognizing the threat that Samantha and Henessey pose to his operation, Timothy kidnaps Caine's eight-year-old daughter leaving the duo helpless to stop the inevitable destruction of a small town on Christmas morning.