Directed by Renny Harlin (Die Hard 2, Cliffhanger, Exorcist: The Beginning) and written by Shane Black (Lethal Weapons, The Monster Squad, Last Action Hero) this movie is awesome. With the recent popularity of female characters that beat the crap out of everybody, here’s someone who can actually do it, the glorious Geena Davis. Zoe Saldana (Colombiana) and Angelina Jolie (Salt) look like chumps compared to her, and I hope that this trend of looks (looks!?) over overall strength will soon fade. The Long Kiss Goodnight  is thrill ride, and you will be surely entertained with its qualities. Action and lots of gun fights – check; cheeky and unrated jokes – check; great stunts – check and this list could go on and on. This is an old school action flick similar to Lethal Weapon or Die Hard, but instead of one tough son of a bitch we got one tough bitch… On a personal note, I think that the scene where she suddenly starts chopping vegetables faster will be seared into my mind ’till the day I die.

Samantha Caine is a homemaker in a small town, living with her husband Hal and daughter Caitlin. Suffering from amnesia she can remember only the last eight years of her life. She hired numerous detectives, but with no results until  Mitch Henessey, a shady PI uncovers something that might be of use. There is nothing strange about Samantha, until she hits her head and some strange memories start coming back, memories of a different woman.  This person is resourceful, trained in combat and apparently very dangerous, not only to those in her immediate vicinity but after she appears on a TV, her old friends and enemies will recognize the danger. Main objective now is to capture and terminate Samantha Caine AKA Charly Baltimore…

Director: Renny Harlin

Cast: Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, Yvonne Zima, Craig Bierko, Tom Amandes, Brian Cox, David Morse

Fun Facts: Geena Davis and then-husband director Renny Harlin checked how long she could hold her breath in their bathtub to prepare for the “water torture” scene.

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IMDb Link: http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0116908/

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