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Leon: The Professional (1994)

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Leon, the top hit man in New York, has earned a rep as an effective "cleaner". But when his next-door neighbors are wiped out by a loose-cannon DEA agent, he becomes the unwilling custodian of 12-year-old Mathilda. Before long, Mathilda's thoughts turn to revenge, and she considers following in Leon's footsteps.

Director: Luc Besson
Writer: Luc Besson

Release Date: 1994-09-14
Status: Released
Run time: 110 min / 1:50
Budget: $16,000,000
Revenue: $45,284,974
Production Companies : Gaumont, Les Films du Dauphin
Production Countries: France, United States of America
Release Date: 1994-09-14
Status: Released
Run time: 110 min / 1:50
Budget: $16,000,000
Revenue: $45,284,974

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Casts

Jean Reno
as Léon Montana
Natalie Portman
as Mathilda Lando
Gary Oldman
as Norman Stansfield
Danny Aiello
as Tony
Peter Appel
as Malky
Michael Badalucco
as Mathilda's Father
Ellen Greene
as Mathilda's Mother
Elizabeth Regen
as Mathilda's Sister
Carl J. Matusovich
as Mathilda's Brother
Eric Challier
as Bodyguard Chief
Willi One Blood
as 1St Stansfield Man
Don Creech
as 2nd Stansfield man
Keith A. Glascoe
as 3rd Stansfield man (Benny)
Jernard Burks
as Stansfield man
Matt De Matt
as Stansfield man
Frank Senger
as Fatman
Stuart Rudin
as Leon's Taxi driver
Lucius Wyatt 'Cherokee'
as Tonto
Maïwenn
as Blond Babe
Luc Bernard
as Mickey
Joseph Malerba
as Stairway Swat
Adam Busch
as Manolo
Jessie Keosian
as Old Lady
George Martin
as Receptionist
Alex Dezen
as Ball Kid
Kent Broadhurst
as 1st Policeman
Tommy Hollis
as 2nd Policeman
Peter Linari
as 1st Security man
Arsène Jiroyan
as Swat Hostage
Geoffrey Bateman
as Swat Chief
Samy Naceri
as Swat 1
Michel Montanary
as Swat 5
Marc Andréoni
as Swat 8
Gilles Kleber
as Swat 9
Christophe Gautier
as Swat 2
Junior Almeida
as Swat 3
David Gregg
as Swat 4
Didier Legros
as Swat 7
Hervé Husson
as Swat 6

Crew

Directing Luc Besson Director
Production Patrice Ledoux Producer
Sound Eric Serra Original Music Composer
Camera Thierry Arbogast Director of Photography
Editing Sylvie Landra Editor
Production Todd M. Thaler Casting
Art Dan Weil Production Design
Art Gerard Drolon Art Direction
Art Françoise Benoît-Fresco Set Decoration
Costume & Make-Up Magali Guidasci Costume Design
Writing Luc Besson Screenplay
Directing Sylvette Baudrot Script Supervisor
Camera Patrick Camboulive Still Photographer
Crew Claude Serra Executive Music Producer
Sound François Groult Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Gérard Lamps Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Sound Bruno Tarrière Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Directing Pascal Chaumeil First Assistant Director
Crew Peter Bucossi Stunt Coordinator
Crew Michael E. Phillips Post Production Consulting

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  • Leon: The Professional, is hard-hitting when it has to be, soft and funny when it can, and does stay with the viewer a few days after it's over. 28 out of 35 found this helpful. Was this review helpful? ...

  • Audience Reviews for Léon: The Professional Typical actioner in that one guy takes out a whole bunch of other guys, that has at its core the relationship between a man/boy assassin and a child wise beyond her years ... it was a touch difficult to watch. Besson hides his knocking-on-the-door-of-depravity Lolita tale behind the old conceit "she ...

  • "The Professional" uses similar elements, rearranged. It is a well-directed film, because Besson has a natural gift for plunging into drama with a charged-up visual style. And it is well acted. It is a well-directed film, because Besson has a natural gift for plunging into drama with a charged-up visual style. And it is well acted.

  • Really great characters and story. Leon taking on the fatherhood role, has a moral and ethical standard even despite his profession. I can probably go on about character and story analysis, more than what a simple quick review would call for, but I always just suggest people see it for themselves and get a discussion going on it.

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  • Leon: The Professional is an English-language French film written and directed by Luc Besson. Like many foreign made films, Leon suffered from the inevitable editing for the dumbed-down American audience, but fortunately, the International Version is widely available and the 25 critical minutes are restored to the film. These extra minutes were ...

  • Leon: The Professional is a wonderful character study, enriched by outstanding performances, thrilling action, and a well-rounded script that gives the film an intriguing amount of depth.