11 Oct 1996 (USA)
Geena Davis (Samantha Caine/ Charly Baltimore)
Samuel L. Jackson (Mitch)
Yvonne Zima (Caitlin Caine)
Brian Cox (Dr. Waldman)
David Morse (Luke)
Craig Bierko (Timothy)
(viewed 11 Jan 2008) This was an excellent adventure film, essentially equal to a Bond movie. Though the role didn't require a particularly sensitive performance, Geena Davis was terrific as the mom turned super-spy chick. (In her transformation to the tough, sexy, and very leggy agent with short-cropped blonde hair, she compares to Alias' Sydney Bristow – which is saying quite a lot!) Samuel L. Jackson was good as the rough-hewn and ultimately good-hearted comrade, and both David Morse and Craig Bierko were convincingly icy villains.
There was enough torture and violence to render this film inappropriate for kids, a fact that ruined the movie for Lynne because Katy watched it along with us.
(viewed 11 Jan 2008) Stephen already gave my review, but I do remember watching it when it came out and thinking nothing but, “Cool superspy kick-ass chick”.