THE LONG KISS GOODNIGHT
1996, Warner Bros., 121 min, USA, Dir: Renny Harlin

Schoolteacher Samantha Caine (Geena Davis) has built a good life for herself and her daughter eight years after washing ashore with total amnesia. When a slight concussion and a private investigator (Samuel L. Jackson) restore some of her memory, Samantha realizes she had once been a highly trained assassin - and that she hasn’t quite escaped her past. Sharp dialogue from screenwriter Shane Black helps make this one of the most entertaining action thrillers of the 1990s.


THE ADVENTURES OF FORD FAIRLANE
1990, 20th Century Fox, 104 min, USA, Dir: Renny Harlin

Andrew Dice Clay found a movie character perfect for his larger-than-life persona in Ford Fairlane, a “rock ‘n’ roll detective” catering to the music industry from behind the wheel of a 1957 Ford Fairlane 500 Skyliner. With an arsenal of off-color one-liners, Ford confronts a motley crew of musicians, shock-jocks, groupies and label executives to solve the on-stage murder of a heavy metal singer; among the many cameos in this cult favorite are memorable turns by Vince Neil, Gilbert Gottfried, Wayne Newton, Priscilla Presley and NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET baddie Robert Englund.


CLIFFHANGER
1993, Sony Repertory, 112 min, USA, Dir: Renny Harlin

Mountaineer Gabe Walker (Sylvester Stallone) is asked to return to the 4,000-foot abyss where he lost his friend a year earlier, this time to rescue a group of so-called stranded people. When it turns out that these climbers in crisis are actually looking for three cases of copious cash, Gabe becomes their guide. With John Lithgow, Michael Rooker and Janine Turner.


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