PG-13 | | Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.
Luc Besson, an admitted comic book fan, had two famous French comic book artists in mind for the film's visual style when he started writing the movie in high school. Jean Giraud (Moebius) and Jean-Claude Mézières. Both artists have long-standing comic book series in France. Moebius is ... ...
Professor Pacoli: Aziz! Light!
Billy: "Aziz! Light!"
Reversed shot of buttons (numbers reversed) in airplane cockpit prior to departure for Fhloston Paradise.
In the version televised Jan 8, 2000 in the U.S. on the ABC network, not only was the film edited for language, nudity, violence, and to fit the screen (as is standard), but also every one of the McDonald's Golden Arches in the early chase scene was digitally removed.
English, Swedish, German, Arabic, Egyptian (Ancient)
$17,031,345 (USA) (11 May 1997)
$63,540,020 (USA) (5 October 1997)
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