The Long Kiss Goodnight

Friday, July 22 - Saturday, July 23, 2011

“Samantha Caine’s an amnesiac suburban wife. Her violent past surfaces, however, when rogue US intelligence agents recognise her as sometime assassin Charly Baltimore, missing for years and believed dead. By amazing coincidence, just as her ex-colleagues decide to protect their current dirty-tricks scam by terminating her, Sam/Charly starts having flashbacks to her former self. She’s also nudged along by fragments of evidence uncovered by low-rent private eye and reluctant sidekick Mitch Henessey (Jackson). So when the bad guys’ sadistic henchman (Bierko) kidnaps her 8-year-old daughter, Sam hacks off her long dark hair and emerges with a dyed blonde bob, a really bad attitude and a weapons training that’s second to none… this violent escapist fantasy detonates a string of atomised action sequences so knowingly ironic that they aspire to the condition of post-modern pastiche.” – Time Out (London)

“It has more pop in its popcorn than most of the actual summer movies this year… A cheerfully preposterous cartoon that bounces energetically between carnage and comedy, it is smart enough never to ask the audience to take it seriously.” – Newsweek

  • Country USA
  • Rating R
  • Year 1996
  • Running Time 103 minutes
  • Director Renny Harlin

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