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.
Derek Vineyard is paroled after serving 3 years in prison for brutally killing two black men who tried to break into/steal his truck. Through his brother's, Danny Vineyard, narration, we learn that before going to prison, Derek was a skinhead and the leader of a violent white supremacist gang that committed acts of racial crime throughout L.A. and his actions greatly influenced Danny. Reformed and fresh out of prison, Derek severs contact with the gang and becomes determined to keep Danny from going down the same violent path as he did.Written by
The work-print is 18 minutes shorter than the theatrical version. See more »
In the flashback to Dennis Vinyard's death, it is stated that he was an LA County Firefighter. In the flashback scene with Danny at the breakfast table, Dennis Vinyard has an eagle on the badge. The Los Angeles County Fire Department has a bear on the badge. The Los Angeles (city) Fire Department has an eagle. See more »
[Rasmussen shows a video of a crying Derek with his mother talking to a reporter after his father's death]
Look I know this is tough. But how do you feel right now?
How do you think I feel? I think it's typical.
Well, this country is becoming a haven for criminals so what do you expect? You know, decent hard-working Americans like my dad are getting rubbed out by social parasites.
Blacks, Browns, Yellow whatever.
I don't understand you're saying that you think maybe your ...
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The version released with the certificate 'A' (Certificate #CFL/3/81/1999-MUM) in the city of Mumbai, India, the following was deleted:
During the sex scene between Derek and Stacey, Stacy's bare breasts were deleted.
Every instance of the word 'Motherfucker' was deleted.
The closeup of Derek forcing Lawrence to put his mouth on the curb was cut.
The nudity was cut and 50% of the rape of Derek was cut.
A masterpiece! Truly one of the best film I have ever seen
I have been wanting to see this movie for a long time, since my English teacher mentioned it in our class in grade ten. Gosh I wished I wouldn't have waited all this time to finally watch it, although maybe it's a good thing cause I would have probably been a little bit more traumatized at 14... This movie is exceptional!!! Makes u think, makes you frustrated, makes you wanna scream and even makes you cry! Edward Norton is just phenomenal playing the role of a freak skin head and even more so playing this skin head who finally realizes how stupid he was and tries to protect his younger brother. Edward Furlong also does an amazing job!!! This film is moving in so many ways...I can't even describe how real and heartfelt it felt. I definitely think Edward Norton should have won the Oscar for his performance, cause he was absolutely terrific! I can't get why they didn't gave it to him... This movie will surely stay on my mind for a while now... just thinking that some place in the world things like that still happen...it crushes my heart. This is a wonderful movie that every single person should see at least once in his life... Watch American History X, it totally worth it!
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