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  • Writer's pictureSteven Pluto

Overlooked Action Movie Gems- The Long Kiss Goodnight (1996)

Updated: Nov 20, 2022

Here are some of the overlooked action movie gems that deserve more praise or appreciation from the fans.

The Long Kiss Goodnight(1996)

Schoolteacher and single mother Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) lives an average suburban life -- until she begins having strange memories of unexplained violence and discovers that she has physical skills that she never imagined. Hiring private detective Mitch Hennessey (Samuel L. Jackson) to probe into her past, Samantha discovers that she's a well-trained government assassin who went missing after suffering a bout of amnesia and that her former handlers want her back in their employ.

Director Renny Harlin (Cliffhanger, Die Hard 2) delivers one the best, yet overlooked films of his career. Besides the outstanding comedic chemistry of Davis and Jackson, the feature film boasts some gripping action sequences, intrigue, and some of the absolute best one-liners of any action film of that era.

The Long Kiss Goodnight deserves its rightful place as one of the best action films of the 90s.

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