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What's forgotten is not always gone
Directed By
Renny Harlin
Produced By
  • Stephanie Austin
  • Shane Black
  • Renny Harlin
Written By
Shane Black
Based on
A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens
  • Geena Davis
  • Samuel L. Jackson
  • Patrick Malahide
  • Craig Bierko
  • Brian Cox
  • David Morse
  • G. D. Spradlin
  • Tom Amandes
  • Yvonne Zima
  • Melina Kanakaredes
  • Alan North
Edited By
William Goldenberg
Guillermo Navarro
Music By
Alan Silvestri
Distributed By
New Line Cinema
Release Date
October 11, 1996
120 Minutes
$65 million

The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) is an action thriller film written by Shane Black, directed by Renny Harlin, produced by Black, Harlin, and Stephanie Austin, and co-starring Geena Davis and Samuel L. Jackson.


A woman suffering from amnesia begins to recover her memories after trouble from her past finds her again.[1]


  • Geena Davis as Samantha Caine/Charlene Elizabeth "Charly" Baltimore
  • Samuel L. Jackson as Mitch Henessey
  • Patrick Malahide as Leland Perkins
  • Craig Bierko as Timothy
  • Brian Cox as Dr. Nathan Waldman
  • David Morse as Luke/Daedalus
  • G. D. Spradlin as President
  • Tom Amandes as Hal
  • Yvonne Zima as Caitlin Caine
  • Melina Kanakaredes as Trin
  • Alan North as Earl


  • In an early cut Mitch Henessey dies, but in a test screening an audience member shouted "You can't kill Sam Jackson!" and Harlin changed the final cut so that his character survives.
  • A possible sequel has been in the works since 2007, but nothing definitive had been reported until August 2011.


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