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.
Stansfield's oversized service revolver is a modified Smith & Wesson 629 Snub Nose Combat .44 Magnum. Only 5000 of these were manufactured in a limited run during the late 1980s.
Allora, come stai, Leone?
Tony: OK. OK. Let's talk business.
According to the headmistress's phone call, the Spencer School is supposed to be in Wildwood, New Jersey, but the end of the film shows that it overlooks Manhattan. Wildwood is a oceanfront community at almost the southernmost tip of New Jersey, over 150 miles from NYC.
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 the version released in India, the censors ordered to cut certain scenes which included Matilda smoking on the stairs, a man pressing the breasts of the woman, 50% reduction in expressions on Stansfield's face after he consumes the drug capsule, 30% reduction in the shootout in the flat, the shooting by Stansfield at the dying man crawling on the floor, the scene were Leon teaches Matilda to use a telescopic gun and the subsequent visuals of her actually selecting a target and killing him ruthlessly in accordance with the shooting lesson, and Matilda's dialogues "He is my lover' and 'Shut the fuck up', before giving the film an A (adults only) rating.
English, Italian, French
$5,306,558 (USA) (20 November 1994)
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