Léon: The Professional (1994)

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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.

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  • Luc Besson and Natalie Portman in Léon: The Professional (1994)
  • Natalie Portman in Léon: The Professional (1994)
  • Luc Besson in Léon: The Professional (1994)
  • Luc Besson and Jean Reno in Léon: The Professional (1994)
  • Gary Oldman in Léon: The Professional (1994)
  • Natalie Portman and Jean Reno in Léon: The Professional (1994)

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Director:

Luc Besson

Writer:

Luc Besson

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Trivia

Liv Tyler was considered for the part of Mathilda but, at age 15, she was deemed too old.


Quotes

Tony: Allora, come stai, Leone?
Léon: Bene.
Tony: OK. OK. Let's talk business.


Goofs

Leon erroneously uses the word "client" to refer to the person being targeted. A "client" is a person who hires Leon, via a "contract", to do a "cleaning" (killing) job, whereas a "target" or a "mark" refers to the one to whom a contract has been issued.


Crazy Credits

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)


Alternate Versions

An extended cut, retitled 'Leon: version integrale' was released in French cinemas on June 26, 1996. This version is 26 minutes longer than the previously released version and includes, amongst others, one sequence that was removed from the film after the disastrous tests with L.A. preview audiences. This version of the film is available on various DVDs, and is usually called the 'International Cut'. New scenes found in the International Cut include:

  • Mathilda asking Leon to have sex with her and Leon refusing;
  • Leon explaining why he had to leave Italy and go to New York when he was 19 years old;
  • Mathilda and Leon sleeping together in a bed;
  • Mathilda threatening to shoot herself playing Russian roulette.
  • Leon and Mathilda hitting the home of a tattooed drug dealer, and setting fire to his supply of drugs;
  • New training missions where Mathilda learns the ropes of becoming an assassin.
  • Leon and Matilda going to a restaurant to celebrate her first hit

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Plot Summary


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Genres

Crime | Drama | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

18 November 1994

Language

English, Italian, French


Country of Origin

France

Filming Locations

7th Avenue and W 54th Street, New York City, New York, USA

Box Office

Budget:

FRF 115,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$5,306,558 (USA) (20 November 1994)

Gross:

$19,501,238 (USA)

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