Trivia / The Long Kiss Goodnight

  • Completely Different Title: The nothing if apt german title Tödliche Weihnachten ("Deadly Christmas") might have helped it to become a german christmas tv staple alá Die Hard
  • Creator Killer: Well it was mostly the final nail in the coffin from Cutthroat Island but this film bombing didn't help Renny Harlin's career or that of the studio that produced it.
    • Although, and YMMV on this, given the Cult Classic status this movie holds, it can be argued it was dragged down by the failure of Cutthroat Island. Nobody expected Renny Harlin to produce a successful movie after such a massive flop.
  • Dawson Casting: According to a Freeze-Frame Bonus, Geena Davis is six years older than her character. Charlie was born in 1962, and Davis in 1956.
  • Playing Against Type: Geena Davis was known for romantic comedies. Renny Harlin hoped that this would turn her into an action star.
  • Star-Derailing Role: For Geena Davis, along with Cutthroat Island.
  • What Could Have Been:
    • In the original ending of the film, Mitch died from his wounds after saving Charly and Caitlin. But it was decided that this would be too much of a Downer Ending and so Mitch survived and became a national hero.
    • Also, originally the name "Sam Caine" was simply a name her brain threw up as an anagram for "amnesiac". In the finished film it's her former alias.
    • The 100-year-old Windermere House in Muskoka was a planned filming location, but it burned to the ground before the scenes had been finished.
    • Studio executives considered rewriting the film to have a male lead, with Steven Seagal or Sylvester Stallone in mind.
    • The ice skating scene was scripted to have Samantha perform a double axel flip and shoot from under her upside down head. After testing it out on location and with green screen, they dropped it from the film.
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