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.
The second shot (a tracking shot traveling down a New York street without stopping) could only be accomplished after carefully studying the pattern of the traffic signals so as to ensure the camera truck didn't encounter any red lights.
Allora, come stai, Leone?
Tony: OK. OK. Let's talk business.
When Matilda burns the drugs using alcohol as an accelerant, it burns with a bright orange flame. Alcohol burns with a light blue flame that is nearly invisible in bright light.
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 USA cable version, a flyover of Central Park in the beginning has been cut for no apparent reason, and the main titles moved to the first scene.
English, Italian, French
$5,306,558 (USA) (20 November 1994)
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