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Pretty, delicate Geena Davis as an assassin? You betcha!

  • Nov 27, 2008
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Samantha Kane (Geena Davis) is a pretty schoolteacher with a lovely life, a handsome fiancé, and a pretty daughter. She is a PTA member and a regular cookie baking mommy, except that she has amnesia.

Mitch (Samuel Jackson) is a lowly private investigator with the aging case of Samatha's past. When Mitch at last uncovers an old suitcase that may contain keys to Samatha's past, Samantha is also seen on TV in a Christmas parade by an inmate, someone from her past that would like to see her dead.

When the inmate escapes and tries to kill her, Samantha realizes that pieces of her past are coming back to her and that her family is not safe. She leaves town with Mitch in order to track down the pieces of her life puzzle.

Enter Charlie Baltimore, ex CIA assassin; the real Samantha Kane, and one very very badass woman. She is sexy and deadly, the best in her field; and her targets of her past are now aware that she is back.

This movie starts just a little slow, but the pace soon becomes a rapid fire sequence of events where under extreme peril Charlie proves again and again that she is definately a force to be reckoned with.

Who would have thought that the lovely and gentle looking Geena Davis could play the part of such a deadly and vicious woman? And yet she plays the part to such perfection that without a change of costume or hairstyle (at first) you can easily tell her persona from her facial expression alone. Absolutely stunning performance from Geena.

Samuel Jackson is stupendous in his role as Mitch, playing a dorky and slightly incompetent anti-hero who finally manages to do one right thing in his life.

One of my favorite moments, and one of the most memorable, is Charlie telling the bad guy, "You're gonna die screaming...and I'm gonna watch." When Charlie talks, you should listen. Absolutely fantastic movie. Enjoy!

The Long Kiss Goodnight

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review by . April 29, 2009
I had never heard of this film till it popped up on cable TV and I can't understand why. Geena outdoes Arnold as an action hero in this film! Geena is an ex-CIA assassin who is brainwashed and given an identity as a schoolteacher with a quiet family life in a rural town. She continues that life for 8 years with a husband and daughter. Clues start coming to her that she may have been someone else, especially when someone tries to kill her. It seems that her former employers have discovered that …
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Starring Geena Davis, Samuel L. Jackson, David Morse, Brian Cox
Directed by Renny Harlin
Writer:  Shane Black
1996

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Davis is a schoolteacher whose former life as a lethal cia assassin suddenly catches up to her with a vengeance. Jackson is the detective who helps her uncover the past before it buries them both. Together they make an unbeatable team that will blow you away. Studio: New Line Home Video Release Date: 11/11/2008 Starring: Geena Davis Samuel L. Jackson Run time: 120 minutes Rating: R Director: Renny Harlin
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Genre: Horror
Release Date: 11 October 1996
MPAA Rating: R
Screen Writer: Shane Black
Runtime: 120 Minutes
Studio: New Line Cinema, Forge
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