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Parents Guide for
Léon: The Professional (1994) More at IMDbPro »Léon (original title)

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Sex & Nudity

A man and woman kiss in a sexual manner in a bathroom

A 12-year-old girl tells the hotel manager that Leon is not her father but in fact her lover.

Violence & Gore

Leon pulls someone off of a balcony and you hear them scream as they fall, but you do not hear/see the impact.

Leon shoots someone. While you do not see the bullet hit, you do see a large amount of blood and brain matter splatter on a nearby wall.

Stansfield shoots a woman in a bathtub at close range with a shotgun. The bubbles hide most of the blood, however later you see a small amount of blood flowing down the back of the tub.

Stansfield shoots a 12-year-old girl with a shotgun (not graphic) but you do see a bloody wound for a second.

A 4-year-old boy is shot dead. This is not shown, however it is discussed heavily throughout the film and you see the killer trying to shoot the boy. This scene is extremely intense

Mathilda's father is running away when Stansfield shoots him twice (the bloody wound is seen as he slides down a wall). He tries to crawl away, but the shooter follows him, standing over him shooting him in the back a few times before killing him. The body is seen later in the film. (quite bloody with blood on the floor and blood spray at the impact of each bullet)

Leon is seen having been shot in the shoulder in the shower (not fatal).

Leon walks into a room and shoots two people in the head with considerable blood spray

[spoiler]In the final scene, Leon shoots numerous SWAT team members. We hear gunshots and see a three or four dead bodies. A SWAT member goes in and is shot in the shoulder, we see a brief bloody wound. Leon drops from the ceiling upside down and shoots two others. He kills another but is shot in the shoulder, we see the wound. He then kills the SWAT and there is brief bloody spray.

Leon is shot at the back of the head by Stansfield, he collapses to the ground and we see a pool of blood under under him. Stansfield opens up the dead Leon jacket and finds there are live explosives and is blown up.We only see a huge explosion.



Some strong, but mostly infrequent language. Several uses of "fuck", "shit" and "bitch"; much of it spoken by a 12-year-old girl. Religious exclamations including "goddamn".


Stansfield takes some kind of psychoactive pill that messes with his brain twice during the film; he also lights up a cigarette in one scene.

12-year-old Mathilda smokes, but quits when Leon tells her to. She is seen later smoking in secret.

Tony is shown drinking several times at his bar

At a restaurant, a 12-year-old girl gets drunk.


The theme of dirty cops and a 12-year-old assassin-in-training may upset some people

There is a rather long scene where an entire family with young children is executed one by one while trying to run away from the killers.

There is also an undercurrent of sexual tension between a pre-adolescent girl and a much older man that may make some people uncomfortable.

The ending scene which involves Leon engaging in a huge gunfight with numerous SWAT team members. In this scene a rocket propelled grenade is fired into an apartment with a Leon inside. He survives thought but this scene is extremely tense.

At the end when Leon is killed is extremely sad and upsetting. When the grenades go off, this also may be shocking.

32/50 -

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Rated R for scenes of strong graphic violence, and for language (original rating)
Argentina:16 / Australia:R / Australia:M (tv rating) / Australia:MA (2010) (re-rating) / Brazil:14 / Canada:R (Manitoba/Ontario) / Canada:18 (Nova Scotia) / Canada:16+ (Quebec) / Chile:18 / Finland:K-15 (2009) (director's cut) (DVD rating) / Finland:K-18 (1995) / Finland:K-16 (1995) (VHS) (cut) / France:12 / Germany:16 / Hong Kong:IIB (director's cut) / Iceland:16 / Israel:PG / Italy:T / Japan:R-15 / Japan:PG12 (director's cut) (2014) / Netherlands:16 / New Zealand:R18 / Norway:18 / Philippines:R-18 / Portugal:M/16 / Singapore:NC-16 / Singapore:PG (cut) / South Korea:18 (director's cut) / South Korea:18 (original rating) / South Korea:15 (DVD rating) (2002) / Spain:18 / Sweden:15 / UK:18 / UK:15 (DVD re-rating) / USA:Unrated (director's cut) / USA:R (original rating)

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