Long before Uma Thurman became Quentin Tarantino’s muse in “Pulp Fiction” and the “Kill Bill” films, her screen debut was in the low-budget thriller “Kiss Daddy Goodnight.” Thurman played Laura, a young model who makes extra cash by meeting men in bars before drugging and robbing them. After someone Laura knows is murdered, someone begins to stalk her. “Kiss Daddy Goodnight” was released at the AFI Film festival in 1987 (per IMDb), but the movie is so obscure that we can’t find any box-office information.
You can watch a grainy version of the film on YouTube, but we wouldn’t recommend it. The sound quality is terrible, the story is forgettable, and the performances are subpar. Only a handful of the cast had acting careers, with Steve Buscemi and Thurman being the biggest stars to come out of this movie. Audiences gave the movie an abysmal score on Rotten Tomatoes, which is unsurprising. Everyone has to start somewhere, and for Thurman, it was only up from here!