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Director: Luc Besson     Starring: Natalie Portman Jean Reno
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Format: DVD
Sku: 40144366
UPC: 043396061965
UPC 14: 00043396061965
Rating: NR
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From the Director of The Fifth Element.
Professional assassin leon reluctantly takes care of 12-year-old mathilda, a neighbor whose parents are killed, and teaches her his trade.

"Flying high on explosive action.  Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

Editor's Note
Leon (Jean Reno) is a precise, calculating hit man--a consummate professional, with no family and no friends. However, he has casually befriended Mathilda (Natalie Portman, in an auspicious debut), a 12 year-old neighbor whose entire family, including her adored 4-year-old brother, is wiped out by some crooked DEA agents. The girl pleads with Leon to teach her how to be a "cleaner" and avenge her little brother's death. However, once she learns a few skills, Mathilda saunters into the DEA offices with the sole intention of killing the psychotic agent (Gary Oldman) who actually masterminded the executions. But her intended victim turns the tables on her, and Leon must rescue her. LEON was French director Luc Besson's first film shot in America.


Video Features DVD, Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), Dolby Surround Sound, English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled

Technical Info

Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 9/18/2012
Video Play Time Running Time: 133 minutes
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1994
Video CategoryId Catalog ID: 06196
Video UPC UPC: 00043396061965
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Original Language Original Language: English
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks: English [CC], English
Video Subtitle Available Subtitles: English, French, Portuguese, Spanish
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Aspect Ratio
Video Aspect Ratio 2.35:1

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Danny Aiello
Video Cast Info Gary Oldman
Video Cast Info Jean Reno
Video Cast Info Natalie Portman
Video Cast Info Luc Besson - Director
Video Cast Info Thierry Arbogast - Director of Photography
Video Cast Info Eric Serra - Musical Score
Video Cast Info Claude Besson, et al. - Producer
Video Cast Info Luc Besson - Writer

Memorable Quotes

"I like these calm little moments before the storm. It reminds one of Beethoven." ---- Stansfield (Gary Oldman) before he kills a family in a DEA raid.

"Is life always this hard, or is it just when you're a kid?"----Mathilda (Natalie Portman)|"Always like this."----Léon (Jean Reno)

"No women, no kids. That's the rules."----Léon, instructing Mathilda on how to "clean"

Professional Reviews

Rolling Stone
"...Flying high on explosive action and sly wit, THE PROFESSIONAL gets the job done..." 11/03/1994 p.106

Entertainment Weekly
"...Existential..." -- Rating: A - Recommended 09/01/2000 p.63

Chicago Sun-Times
"...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..." 11/18/1994 p.31

"The action scenes are explosive and skillful, the story genuinely moving." 08/01/2000 p.130

Product Attributes

Product attributeActor:   Reno,Jean
Product attributeLabel:   Columbia/tri-Star
Product attributeMusic Format:   DVD
Product attributeVideo Format:   DVD
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