A small-town housewife with amnesia (Geena Davis) who hires a private detective (Samuel L Jackson) to find out about her past life discovers that she was once a ruthless assassin for a shadowy government agency and that someone wants her dead.
This vehicle for Davis remains one of the loudest, sassiest and most entertaining action blockbusters of the 1990s.
Directed by then-husband Renny Harlin, it’s wonderfully over the top in virtually every respect, from Lethal Weapon scriptwriter Shane Black’s barmy story and even crazier characters to the nonstop, reality-defying action set pieces.
Jackson plays her reluctant and mainly incompetent sidekick, and there are also ripe performances from Patrick Malahide, Brian Cox and the cheerfully villainous Craig Bierko.
Samantha Caine/Charly Baltimore
Samuel L Jackson
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