The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996) Movie

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(Hollywood) USA

Ratings / Votes
6.7/ 10 (41852 Votes)

MPAA Ratings
Rated R for a substantial amount of strong bloody violence, and for strong language

Production Company
New Line Cinema [us]

Production Designer

All Producers

All Directors


Release Date
(Canada) - 11 October 1996
(USA) - 11 October 1996
(UK) - 29 November 1996
(Philippines) - 4 December 1996
(Spain) - 4 December 1996

Running Time

Eight years ago she lost her memory. Now, a detective must help her remember the past before it buries them both. What's forgotten is not always gone.

1990s, action-heroine, alcohol, alcohol-in-brown-paper-bag, amnesia, angel-costume, animal-killing, anti-hero, arm-in-cast, assassin, attempted-drowning, basement, betsy-wetsy-doll, black-eye, blood, bomb, brake-failure, bridge, burned-alive, burning-corpse, candle, car-accident, car-chase, carrot, cell-phone,

Technical Support
CAM:Arriflex Cameras and Lenses
LAB:Consolidated Film Industries (CFI), Hollywood (CA), USA
LAB:DeLuxe, Hollywood (CA), USA - (prints)
MET:3301 m - (Sweden)
MET:3408 m
OFM:35 mm
PCS:Super 35
PFM:35 mm - (anamorphic)
RAT:2.35 : 1

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Full Cast

  1. Amandes, Tom as [Hal] <5>
  2. Bamman, Gerry as (uncredited) [CIA Man]
  3. Bierko, Craig as [Timothy] <4>
  4. Cohen, Marc (II) as [Teenage Burnout #1] <26>
  5. Cox, Brian (I) as [Dr. Nathan Waldman] <6>
  6. Donella, Chad as [Teenage Burnout #2] <27>
  7. Doresa, Reginald as (uncredited) [Bar Patron]
  8. Doyle, Shawn (I) as [Donlevy Bum Cop] <29>
  9. Eldridge, Craig as [Crime Scene Reporter] <32>
  10. Hodge, Edwin as [Todd Henessey] <16>
  11. Jackson, Samuel L. as [Mitch Henessey] <2>
  12. Jones, Michael K. (I) as (uncredited) [Bum Cop #2]
  13. Katz, Judah as [Harry] <23>
  14. King, Larry (I) as [Himself] <34>
  15. Linn, Rex as [Man in Bed] <14>
  16. MacDonald, Bill (I) as [Hostage Agent] <17>
  17. Malahide, Patrick as [Leland Perkins] <7>
  18. McKenna, Joseph (I) as [One-Eyed Jack] <9>
  19. McPherson, Graham (I) as [CIA Director] <21>
  20. Moore, Frank (I) as [Surveillance Man] <19>
  21. Morse, David (I) as [Luke/Daedalus] <8>
  22. North, Alan (I) as [Earl] <15>
  23. Ryan, Ken (I) as [News Anchor] <30>
  24. Spradlin, G.D. as [President] <20>
  25. Stead, John as [Deer Lick Sentry] <25>
  26. Tamburro, Charles A. as (as Chuck Tamburro) [Helicopter Pilot] <33>
  27. Thomas, Robert (V) as [Alley Agent] <24>
  28. Warry-Smith, Dan as [Raymond] <11>
  29. Bone, Kristen as [Girl #1] <12>
  30. Davis, Geena as [Samantha Caine/Charly Baltimore] <1>
  31. Gooderham, Erin as (uncredited) [Church Lady]
  32. Henley, Susan as [Church Mother] <31>
  33. Kanakaredes, Melina as [Trin] <10>
  34. Kirshenbaum, Deborah as (as Debra Kirshenbaum) [Operator] <28>
  35. O Connor, Gladys as [Alice Waldman] <18>
  36. Pisana, Jennifer as [Girl #2] <13>
  37. Washington, Sharon as [Fran Henessey] <22>
  38. Wegner, Lisa (I) as (uncredited) [Sara]
  39. Zima, Yvonne as [Caitlin Caine] <3>


  1. Action
  2. Crime
  3. Drama
  4. Mystery
  5. Thriller

Full Plot

Samantha Caine, suburban homemaker, is the ideal mom to her 8 year old daughter Caitlin. She lives in Honesdale, PA, has a job teaching school and makes the best Rice Krispie treats in town. But when she receives a bump on her head, she begins to remember small parts of her previous life as a lethal, top-secret agent. Her old chums in the Chapter are now out to kill her so she enlists the help of a cheap detective named Mitch. As Samantha remembers more and more of her previous life, she becomes deadlier and more resourceful. Both Mitch and Charly proceed to do the killing thing, the bleeding thing and the shooting thing. Tony Fontana Plot not found

Total Business

AD: 782,294 (France) (28 January 1997) AD: 572,327 (France) (31 December 1996) AD: 418,538 (Germany) (29 December 1996) AD: 139,707 (Germany) (15 December 1996) AD: 178,383 (Netherlands) (31 December 1997) AD: 104,520 (Netherlands) (1 January 1997) AD: 122,653 (Portugal) (20 February 1997) AD: 110,600 (Portugal) (6 February 1997) AD: 100,911 (Portugal) (30 January 1997) AD: 90,051 (Portugal) (23 January 1997) AD: 74,222 (Portugal) (16 January 1997) AD: 49,622 (Portugal) (9 January 1997) AD: 222,335 (Spain) BT: USD 65,000,000 CP: New Line Productions Inc. GR: USD 33,328,051 (USA) (12 January 1997) GR: USD 33,132,988 (USA) (5 January 1997) GR: USD 32,720,083 (USA) (29 December 1996) GR: USD 32,362,059 (USA) (22 December 1996) GR: USD 32,197,906 (USA) (15 December 1996) GR: USD 32,108,852 (USA) (8 December 1996) GR: USD 31,971,048 (USA) (1 December 1996) GR: USD 31,728,120 (USA) (24 November 1996) GR: USD 31,378,484 (USA) (17 November 1996) GR: USD 30,538,773 (USA) (10 November 1996) GR: USD 28,917,473 (USA) (3 November 1996) GR: USD 25,305,313 (USA) (27 October 1996) GR: USD 19,135,940 (USA) (20 October 1996) GR: USD 9,065,363 (USA) (13 October 1996) GR: GBP 4,543,100 (UK) (19 January 1997) GR: GBP 2,485,929 (UK) (13 December 1996) GR: GBP 2,404,340 (UK) (8 December 1996) GR: USD 89,456,761 (Worldwide) (1997) GR: ESP 129,032,205 (Spain) OW: USD 9,065,363 (USA) (13 October 1996) (2,247 screens) SD: 10 January 1996 - 23 May 1996

Movie Certificate

M18 (Singapore)
16 (Iceland)
M (Australia)(TV rating)
R (USA)(certificate #34389)
18 (South Korea)
PG-13 (Philippines)
15 (UK)(2008)
18SG (Malaysia)
16 (Argentina)
MA (Australia)
K-16 (Finland)
-12 (France)
16 (Germany)
16 (Netherlands)
R18 (New Zealand)
18 (Norway)
M/16 (Portugal)
18 (Spain)
15 (Sweden)
18 (UK)
R (Canada)(Nova Scotia/Ontario)

Music Composers

  1. Silvestri, Alan


  1. Navarro, Guillermo

Dress Designers

  1. Kaplan, Michael (I)


American Broadcasting Company (ABC) [us] - (2001) (USA) (TV) (broadcast premiere)
Audio Visual Enterprises [gr] - (1997) (Greece) (VHS)
Constantin Film [de] - (1996) (Germany) (theatrical)
Filmes Lusomundo [pt] - (Portugal)
Front Row Filmed Entertainment [ae] - (2007) (United Arab Emirates) (DVD) (Middle East)
Gativideo [ar] - (Argentina) (VHS)
Hollywood Pictures Home Video [us] - (Greece) (VHS)
Líder Films [es] - (Spain)
New Line Cinema [us] - (1996) (USA) (theatrical)
New Line Home Entertainment [us] - (2011) (USA) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Prooptiki [gr] - (1996) (Greece) (theatrical)
RCV Film Distribution [nl] - (Belgium)
RCV Film Distribution [nl] - (Luxembourg)
RCV Film Distribution [nl] - (Netherlands)
SF Home Entertainment [se] - (2008) (Sweden) (DVD)
SF Home Entertainment [se] - (2010) (Sweden) (DVD) (Blu-ray)
Sandrew Film [se] - (1996) (Sweden) (theatrical)
Sandrew Film [se] - (1997) (Sweden) (VHS)
Sandrew Film [se] - (2001) (Sweden) (DVD)
VCL Communications [de] - (Germany) (video)
Warner Home Video [de] - (2006) (Germany) (DVD)

Film Editors

  1. Goldenberg, William (I) (as William C. Goldenberg)


  1. Berger, John 'Frenchie' (weapons handler)
  2. Bifano, David (auricle programmer)
  3. Boboras, Peter (assistant location manager)
  4. Boem, Jack (office production assistant: Toronto) (as Jack Bowen)
  5. Bowne, Tiffany (first assistant: Mr. Harlin)
  6. Brady, Coralie (stand-in) (as Coralie Knott)
  7. Brady, Derek (I) (assistant location manager) (uncredited)
  8. Briggs Jr., Ronald C. (inventory services)
  9. Burton, Sara (unit location manager) (uncredited)
  10. Caldwell, Howell (production associate)
  11. Carter, Glenn (IV) (assistant location manager)
  12. Cathcart, Steve (ice skating trainer)
  13. Clark, Sheila (I) (second assistant accountant)
  14. Currie, Scott (I) (location manager: Atlantic City)
  15. Dejczak, Marty (location manager)
  16. Di Sabatino, Richard (technical advisor)
  17. Earl, Martin (assistant location manager)
  18. Eschenasy, Avy (production attorney)
  19. Fowler, Gina (supervising production coordinator)
  20. Franglen, Simon (synclavier programmer)
  21. Fraresso, Elizabeth (stand-in)
  22. Glatter, Emily (in-house production coordinator)
  23. Gordon, Karen (I) (production accountant)
  24. Gould, Mick (combat specialist)
  25. Hackwell, Pamela (contact lens technician) (uncredited)
  26. Hayden, Georgette (location manager) (uncredited)
  27. Hiscock, Paul (office production assistant: Toronto)
  28. Holt, Steve (IV) (on-set medic) (uncredited)
  29. Hughes, Richard (III) (assistant location manager) (as Richard J. Hughes)
  30. Jackson, Craig (II) (location production assistant)
  31. Jacques, Alan (projectionist) (uncredited)
  32. Jansen, Tanya (on-set nurse)
  33. Johnson, Willis Baxter (key production assistant)
  34. Jurenas-Polyak, Anne (payroll accountant)
  35. Kasubaski, Kristi (assistant post-production accountant)
  36. Kelly, Tara (I) (assistant: Jeff Okun)
  37. Kenny, Nicole (second assistant: Mr. Harlin)
  38. Krebbs, Gary (pilot: picture helicopter)
  39. Leggett, Stu (safety coordinator)
  40. Loris, Derrick (location assistant)
  41. MacRae, K. Douglas (on-set office production assistant) (as 'Young Doug' MacRae)
  42. Marks, Deborah (production secretary)
  43. Martino, Ginny (business affairs liaison)
  44. Matthews, Andrew (I) (international business affairs)
  45. McCole, Brian (production assistant) (uncredited)
  46. McCutcheon, Dave (pilot: 212)
  47. McIlroy, David (heater boy)
  48. Mendes, John (location production assistant) (as John C. Mendes)
  49. Montalvo, Juan Carlos (heater boy)
  50. Moore, John R. (I) (stand-in) (uncredited)
  51. Moulson, Chris (production assistant) (uncredited)
  52. Nadeau, Steve (I) (pilot: Wescam)
  53. Parker, Rick (I) (picture horses, dogs, etc.)
  54. Ploszczansky, George (unit security) (uncredited)
  55. Popoff, Maria (office production assistant: Toronto)
  56. Prokop, Paul (II) (production controller)
  57. Quinn, Tammy (production coordinator)
  58. Ramos, Melissa (I) (stand-in)
  59. Ravetch, Joshua (II) (product placement executive)
  60. Reid, Susan (II) (accounting clerk)
  61. Rogan, Cornelia 'Nini' (script supervisor) (as Nini Rogan)
  62. Roizman, Amir (fitness trainer: Toronto)
  63. Ryan, Angela (I) (travel and accomodations coordinator)
  64. Scott, Tori (I) (ice skating trainer)
  65. Seal, Lianne (accounting clerk)
  66. Senyi, Elizabeth (assistant production coordinator)
  67. Sharpe, Dawn (first assistant accountant)
  68. Sincic, Dennis (assistant location manager)
  69. Slater, Alison (assistant post-production accountant) (as Alison 'Cat' Slater)
  70. Spindler, Kristine (assistant: Mr. Austin)
  71. State, Leah (second assistant: Mr. Harlin)
  72. Takido, Allison (assistant: Ms. Davis)
  73. Tamburro, Charles A. (aerial coordinator) (as Chuck Tamburro)
  74. Tamburro, Charles A. (helicopter pilot) (as Chuck Tamburro)
  75. Tamburro, Michael (pilot: picture helicopter) (as Mike Tamburro)
  76. Teague, Kirsta (production assistant) (uncredited)
  77. Thomas, Leonard L. (assistant: Samuel L. Jackson)
  78. Thomas, Leonard L. (stand-in)
  79. Thorpe, Mark L. (forensic consultant)
  80. Tommasini, Dave (helicopter pilot) (uncredited)
  81. Umble, Eden Ashley (unit publicist)
  82. Veziris, Nick (gun wrangler) (uncredited)
  83. Wallace, Heather (I) (assistant: Mr. Austin)
  84. Wegner, Lisa (I) (stand-in)
  85. Wolin, Ken (teacher/welfare worker)
  86. Zager, Lynnanne (adr loop group) (uncredited)
  87. Zane (I) (post-production accountant)
  88. Zane, Julia (production estimator)
  89. Zinkin, Benjamin (production attorney)


Samantha: What happened? Mitch: I saved your ass. It was great. Mitch: The last time I got blown, candy bars cost a nickel. [showing his knife to a woman and her kids] Timothy: You're about to have 2.4 children. Mitch Henessey: [singing] Putting the keys in my left pocket. Hmm hmm hmm hmm hmm. Gun in the right-hand side. Samantha Caine: It makes a bulge, people can see. Mitch Henessey: Ya want me to stick it in my pants and shoot my damn dick off? Samantha Caine: Now you're a sharpshooter? Charlie: ...It ain't over. You're going to die screaming... and I'm going to watch. Am I telling the truth? Caitlin Caine: Mommy, am I gonna die? Charlie: Oh, no, baby, no. You're not going to die. They are. Cover your ears. Hey, should we get a dog? Mitch: So, you cold? Charlie: Yeah. Freezing. Mitch: Turn on the heat. It doesn't work, but it makes a very annoying noise - distracts from the cold. Charlie: I'm leaving the country, Mitch. I need a fake passport and I need money, lots of it. Mitch: Well why didn't you say so? Hold on a minute while I pull that outta my ass. Charlie: I let you touch me, cowboy. I think I need a bath. Charlie: You couldn't hit a lake if you were standing on the bottom. Charlie: Life is pain. Get used to it. Hal: I don't smoke, I don't drink and I don't swear. Oh shit, I DO smoke and drink! Mitch Henessey: What I'm saying is, back when we first met, you were all like "Oh phooey, I burned the darn muffins." Now, you go into a bar, ten minutes later, sailors come runnin' out. What up with that? Charlie: They're gonna blow my head off, you know. This is the last time I'll ever be pretty. Mitch Henessey: I never did one thing right in my life, you know that? Not one. That takes skill. Alley Agent: Good evening, pretty lady. How 'bout some company? Charlie: No thanks. I'm saving myself 'til I get raped. Samantha Caine: What, are you a Mormon? Mitch Henessey: Yes, I'm a Mormon. That's why I just smoked a pack of Newport and drank three vodka tonics. Nathan: Alice, please. Your dog, Alice. It and my appetite are mutually exclusive. Alice: Well, what's wrong with the dog? Nathan: Simple. He's been licking his asshole for the last three straight hours. I submit to you that there is nothing there worth more than an hour's attention. I should think that whatever he is attempting to dislodge is either gone for good, or there to stay. Wouldn't you agree? Charlie: Were you always this stupid, or did you take lessons? Mitch Henessey: I took lessons. Charlie: Are you thinking what I'm thinking? Mitch Henessey: I hope not, 'cause I'm thinking how much my balls hurt. Charlie: Oh honey, only four inches? Timothy: You'll feel me. Mitch Henessey: ...everyone knows, when you make an assumption, you make an ass out of "u" and "umption". Mitch Henessey: We jumped out of a building. Nathan: Yes, it was very exciting. Tomorrow we go to the zoo. Charlie: You're Waldman. Nathan: No, I'm the Hill Brothers bean buyer. Who else would I be? Hang on. If you want me to talk in front of him, you may be asked... to kill him later. It works for me. Your call. Mitch Henessey: I'm always frank and earnest with women. Uh, in New York I'm Frank, and Chicago I'm Ernest. Samantha: Easy, sport. I got myself outta Beirut once, I think I can get outta New Jersey. Mitch: Yeah? Well, don't be so sure. Others have tried and failed. The entire population, in fact. Samantha: I know he has a pin in his leg, car accident. I... I know he cuts his own hair. He doesn't even own a TV. He... he sits when he pees... Mitch: Hey, hey, hey. That's enough, I'm gettin' a boner here, all right? Mitch: Oh, shit! Ah, that hurt like shit! Samantha: I know. That's why I distracted you first. Same principle as deflowering virgins. Mitch: Huh? What? Virgin - ? What? Samantha: Read it in this Harold Robbins book. Guy bites her on the ear. Distracts from the pain. Ever try that? Mitch: No, no, I sock 'em in the jaw and yell, "Pop goes the weasel." Mitch: And what about your daughter, what's her name... Cathead? Samantha: Caitlin. Mitch Henessey: Question. You keep saying "I this", "I that". Like well [pause] it's like you don't need me anymore. Charlie: [looks at Mitch] Good point. [opens passenger side door] Mitch Henessey: Hey, hey [Charlie kicks him out of the car] HEY! [Mitch rolls a couple times and ends up on the sidewalk] Charlie: Chefs do that. Charlie: Die screaming motherfucker. Mitch Henessey: You foxy bitch. Unknown henchman: I'm hurt real bad. I think I'm dying. Timothy: Continue dying. Out. Charlie: Suck my dick, every one of you bastards. Charlie: Goddamn it. You're early. So Perkins wants me dead, huh? What's the rush? Why don't you just go away and come back at midnight? Shoo. Alley Agent: Hey, honey, this is a real big fucking gun. Mitch Henessey: This ain't no ham on rye pal. Charlie: What the hell are you doing? Mitch Henessey: Saving your life. I would have been here sooner, but I was thinkin' up that 'ham on rye' line. Mitch Henessey: How did you find us? Nathan: There may be many reasons not to kill you, but among them is not that you'll be missed by NASA. I found the address in your coat. Here. Between the address of a topless bar, and the picture of what looks like a man's penis. Mitch Henessey: That's a duck, not a dick. Samantha: It's like I'm in goddamn prison. Do you know how that feels? Mitch Henessey: "YEAH. YEAH, I KNOW EXACTLY WHAT THAT'S LIKE. FOUR YEARS inside, Marion, Illinois. A REAL shithole. AND I'M NOT GOING BACK." Luke (A.K.A. Daedalus): A woman's face never looks quite so beautiful as when it's distended in pain. Witness the beauty of childbirth. [Charly jumps over a fence with a rifle and surprises Raymond] Charlie: Good morning, Raymond. Raymond: Good morning, Miss Caine. Charlie: What have we learned about the dangers of smoking? Give it here. Thanks. Tell anyone you saw me... I'll blow your fucking head off. [Nathan says that Samantha Caine was a fantasy] Charlie: No. It's not a fantasy. I'm in the goddamn P.T.A... Caitlin Caine: I can't! Samantha Caine: Yes you can. You're one of the X-Men! Caitlin, Caine: Mommy, I hit my head! Timothy: And Charlie... you fuck with me, I'll blind the kid and shoot out her knees. Caitlin Caine: [sitting in the car, Mitch driving away from the chemical explosion, cars falling out of the sky] Don't hit the cars! Mitch: I'm goin' in. Charlie: You can't there's too many of them. Mitch: Well kill them for me, bitch! What else you good for? Mitch: You're telling me that you're gonna fake some terrorist thing, just to scare some money out of Congress? Leland Perkins: Well, unfortunately, Mr. Hennessey, I have no idea how to fake killing 4,000 people - so we're just gonna have to do it for real. Blame it on the Muslims, naturally. Then I get my funding. Mitch Henessey: Don't give me attitude, sir. [Nathan hands his gun to Charlie, then pulls out a second] Mitch: Jesus, old man, how many of those you got? Nathan: Three. One shoulder, one hip and one down here, right next to Mr. Wally, where most patdowns never reveal it, as even the most hardened federal agent is often reluctant to feel up another man's groin. Any other questions? Mitch: Yeah. What's the weather like on your planet? Mitch: 'Cause I'm a bad motherfucker ! Mitch: [singing to the song "I'd Really Love To See You Tonight" on the radio] I'm not talking 'bout the linen... And I don't wanna change your life... Samantha: Movin' in. Samantha: Huh? Samantha: It's not linen. The song's not about linen. Mitch: Whatever. You cold? Samantha: I'm freezing. Mitch: Turn on the heater. It doesn't work, but it makes a very annoying noise which distracts from the cold. Samantha: I'll pass.

Other Titles

  1. Spy (1997) (ENG)
    (Italy) (imdb display title)

  2. Tödliche Weihnachten (1996) (ENG)

Shooting/Filming Locations

  1. Atlantic City, New Jersey, USA
  2. Collingwood, Ontario, Canada
  3. Dufferin Aggregates Quarry, Milton, Ontario, Canada
  4. Hamilton, Ontario, Canada
  5. Lynnwood, Washington, USA
  6. Markham, Ontario, Canada
  7. Milton, Ontario, Canada
  8. Montréal, Québec, Canada
  9. Muskoka, Ontario, Canada
  10. Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
  11. Toronto, Ontario, Canada
  12. Uxbridge, Ontario, Canada


- In the first draft of the screenplay, Mitch dies of his wounds.

- The song "Let it snow, let it snow, let it snow" by 'Vaughn Monroe (I)' plays in Samantha's car radio. It also featured at the end of _Die Hard 2 (1990)_ (qv) also directed by 'Renny Harlin' (qv).

- The ice skating scene was scripted to end with Samantha performing a double-axel flip and simultaneously firing over her upside-down head. After two aerial-rig configurations (in sub-zero conditions) and several attempts at green-screening failed to hold any convincing fluency to the action, it was dropped from the final cut of the film

- The movie playing on the TV at the hotel was _The Long Goodbye (1973)_ (qv).

- DIRTRADE('Renny Harlin' (qv)): [finland]: Both Mitch and Charly drink Finlandia Vodka.

- One of the movie's original locations was a historic, grand hotel in Muskoka, Ontario, Canada - the 100-year-old Windermere House. During filming, however, the hotel caught fire and burned to the ground. The heat from the film lights were initially blamed for causing the blaze, but it was never proven that the lights started the fire.

- The resort Windemere House in the Muskoka region of Ontario, Canada