The Long Kiss Goodnight
- 2 hr
When memories are lost, life can take on an entirely new meaning, as it does for Samantha Caine (Geena Davis). When her memory began to return, it caused a chain reaction that affected her entire family, to the tune of the kidnapping of her daughter, and a trail of bodies too many to mention. Samuel L. Jackson plays the part of Mitch Henessey, a down on his luck private eye, who works for Samantha as he tries to help her with her memory loss. When a blast from her past enters the scene, the memory flood gates gradually open, and Samantha realizes that she is a whole lot more than just a mom. Sam decides to take her issues on the road to avoid possible danger to her family, and takes Mitch along with her. They encounter a working acquaintance, who fills in the gaps for Sam, who then realizes that she is really Charly Baltimore, a rough customer who can easily take a life is she wanted to. Now that the past has become the present, Charly must fight to eradicate the people who tried to kill her, while maintaining a level of sanity in her new life. It looks like history is planning to repeat itself, as her nemesis Timothy (Craig Bierko) is back in the game, and plans to finish the job. This action movie takes us to several locations in North America, from Atlantic City (New Jersey) to many areas in Canada. The crime element is strong, and so is the blood that follows Charly through her retrieval task. The deadly force that Charly is able to portray is believable, through the acting capabilities of Geena Davis, and so is the plot. Directed by the capable eye of Renny Harlin, the scenes are aggressive and exciting, as we follow the life of this lost assassin, trying to regain her past. Other names you might recognize are Yvonne Zima (Caitlin Caine), David Morse (Luke) and Brian Cox as Dr. Nathan Waldman.