R | | Crime, Drama, Thriller
Mathilda, a 12-year-old girl, is reluctantly taken in by Léon, a professional assassin, after her family is murdered. Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the assassin's trade.
According to Patrice Ledoux, Luc Besson planned Léon as filler. At the time, he had already started working on The Fifth Element (1997), but production was delayed due to Bruce Willis's schedule. Rather than dismiss the production team and lose his creative momentum, Besson wrote Léon. It took him only 30 days to write the script, and the shoot lasted only 90 days. As it turned out, Léon is now generally considered to be a far superior film to The Fifth Element.
Allora, come stai, Leone?
Tony: OK. OK. Let's talk business.
When the taxicab pulls up to the DEA building, the rearview mirror is on the windshield. Immediately afterwards, the spot for it is evident, but the mirror is missing.
Under the "SPECIAL THANKS" heading you will find: Chevalier KAMEN (Prince of the Mash Potatoes) Byblos Bill (King of Saint Tropez) Princess Trudy (Queen of Hearts)
In Quebec there are 2 versions: the original R-Rated Version which is Rated 13+ in Quebec and the unrated uncut version which is 16+
English, Italian, French
$5,306,558 (USA) (20 November 1994)