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Posted: 10/8/2005 10:20:26 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 10:25:14 AM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 10:30:35 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Miss_Magnum:
I ADORE this movie... it gets better everytime I watch it.  
 



It's an absolutely fantastic movie - incredibly well done, and thoroughly enjoyable and disturbing at the same time.  It is one of my favorite movies.  Natalie Portman does an amazing job acting.


I have no idea what the pill is.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 10:32:14 AM EDT
I don't think the type of pill matters. Just to show he is a hypocrite. A DEA agent popping pills.

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 10:37:13 AM EDT
What kind of pill? The bad kind.  Drugs are bad mmmkay?  
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 10:43:26 AM EDT

Originally Posted By Strats:
I don't think the type of pill matters. Just to show he is a hypocrite. A DEA agent popping pills.





Yeah cause I bet that never happens in reallife........


Just liek an ATF employee would never have a free market NFA item
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 11:25:26 AM EDT
I don't like this movie only because it has a creepy child-molester aspect to it.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 11:36:24 AM EDT
Awesome movie! No info on the pills.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 11:39:47 AM EDT

Originally Posted By red65:
I don't like this movie only because it has a creepy child-molester aspect to it.



+1
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 11:42:29 AM EDT
What pill did Gary Oldman pop in The Professional?

Actually, I was wondering what kind of grenade and launcher system they used in the apartment siege.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 11:42:43 AM EDT
Go ask Alice.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 11:55:57 AM EDT

Originally Posted By QuantumPion:

Originally Posted By red65:
I don't like this movie only because it has a creepy child-molester aspect to it.



+1



The international version more so than the U.S. domestic release.  

Personally, I think that's what makes the film even more compelling, because it is a study is such fucked-up people, and freaks you out in ways like the French Connection did when hackman became a junkie.  

It also makes the challenge to the actors greater, IMO.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 11:57:38 AM EDT

Originally Posted By DK-Prof:

Originally Posted By QuantumPion:

Originally Posted By red65:
I don't like this movie only because it has a creepy child-molester aspect to it.



+1



The international version more so than the U.S. domestic release.  

Personally, I think that's what makes the film even more compelling, because it is a study is such fucked-up people, and freaks you out in ways like the French Connection did when hackman became a junkie.  

It also makes the challenge to the actors greater, IMO.



+1 The international version (Leon The Professional) is better than the one released in the states.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:00:09 PM EDT
The movie has nothing to do with "child molester" stuff.


It is a mentally advanced young girl taking advantage of a mentally stunted adult male.
He has the mind of a teen ager, and is an unemotional robot until he saves her life.   It's like he adopted her, and she is the one that wanted a romantic relationship, which he rebuked.

Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:01:13 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 12:30:19 PM EDT by PBIR]

Question: What kind of pill is Gary Oldman's character popping?



It seemed to be along the lines of amyl nitrate.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:07:30 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:07:57 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 12:08:24 PM EDT by Max_Mike]

Originally Posted By Current-Resident:
The movie has nothing to do with "child molester" stuff.


It is a mentally advanced young girl taking advantage of a mentally stunted adult male.
He has the mind of a teen ager, and is an unemotional robot until he saves her life.   It's like he adopted her, and she is the one that wanted a romantic relationship, which he rebuked.



Like hell there are some very creepy undertones working in that movie. I suspect the script writer is not someone you would want around your family.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:08:49 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Current-Resident:
The movie has nothing to do with "child molester" stuff.


It is a mentally advanced young girl taking advantage of a mentally stunted adult male.
He has the mind of a teen ager, and is an unemotional robot until he saves her life.   It's like he adopted her, and she is the one that wanted a romantic relationship, which he rebuked.




Yep.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:11:52 PM EDT
I thought that I knew everything there was to know about the movie...

...and then I saw the international cut. I couldn't believe that half of the version that I had seen before had been left on the cutting room floor.

You HAVE to see the international version.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:16:29 PM EDT

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
You HAVE to see the international version.


Exactly why?
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:19:19 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
You HAVE to see the international version.


Exactly why?



Because it's a nice, dark flick.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:28:36 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 12:29:41 PM EDT by DK-Prof]

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
You HAVE to see the international version.


Exactly why?



Because it's better - it's more like a director's cut (the way Luc Besson wanted it), and it also explores the relationship between them in more detail, and is darker (if that's even possible)
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 12:32:36 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Go ask Alice.


I think she'll know.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:04:34 PM EDT

Originally Posted By GabbasaurusRex:

Originally Posted By Lumpy196:
Go ask Alice.


I think she'll know.




When she's ten feet tall.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:10:25 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Steve_T_M:
What pill did Gary Oldman pop in The Professional?

Actually, I was wondering what kind of grenade and launcher system they used in the apartment siege.


Grenade launcher? It's a space shuttle door gun! You can also clearly see Al Pacino using it to awesome effect in HEAT.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:18:57 PM EDT
Gary Oldman's character rocks, a speed popping, classical music loving, corrupt cop.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:20:17 PM EDT
"I tollllllld you...........to GET INSIDE!"    
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:21:14 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 3:22:04 PM EDT by TUMOR]
LOVE that movie!
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:23:24 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Wobblin-Goblin:

Originally Posted By pale_pony:
You HAVE to see the international version.


Exactly why?



The girl is actually helping with the hits <no spoiler intended> which explained why she went to Danny Aello (sp?) at the end of the movie trying to get cleaning jobs. Leon went to Danny early in the movie and asked to take on a trainee because he was getting to old to do all the jobs himself. When the girl went to the Federal Building to take out Gary Oldham, she had been practicing hits and tried to take on the job herself and quickly got in over her head.

The stuff they cut out was not pedophile crap, it just explained a lot of what was going on in the movie.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:25:30 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 3:26:25 PM EDT by FLAL1A]
1. I assume from the character's behavior and appearance that the pills are amphetamines. Speed is a one-way ticket to assholedom, and the character appears to be sleep-deprived.

2. The "child molester aspect" is unnecessary to the plot, and a bit creepy, but not so bad as all that. I assume that the little girl character has been sexually abused, and thinks of that (as such girls often do) as the way to relate to adult males. However, Leon (though not quite repelled by the idea) rebuffs her implicit offers, and ends up showing her that there are other relationships than sexual ones.

3. Lots of great shooting of BGs in that flick.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:37:34 PM EDT
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:39:48 PM EDT

Originally Posted By Tweak:
movie forum



That's a smart use of bandwidth. Maybe we need TV, music, food, sports, politics, and news forums, too.
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 3:58:08 PM EDT
[Last Edit: 10/8/2005 4:05:13 PM EDT by Tweak]
Link Posted: 10/8/2005 5:35:51 PM EDT
I bought the longer version and enjoyed it much more because some of the stuff they cut out actually shows you things about the characters.

My favorite was why leon has a few grenades with him while on a job.


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