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Directed By: Luc Besson Starring: Natalie Portman Jean Reno

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Studio Sony
SKU 212121830
UPC 043396329188
UPC 14 00043396329188
Format Blu-Ray DVD
Release Date 5/21/2013
Rating Rating
Coming Of Age
Hit Men
New York City
Theatrical Release
Editors Note
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.
Memorable Quotes
Quote "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.
Quote "Is life always this hard, or is it just when you're a kid?"--Mathilda (Natalie Portman)|"Always like this."--Léon (Jean Reno)
Quote "No women, no kids. That's the rules."--Léon, instructing Mathilda on how to "clean"
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
Uncut "The action scenes are explosive and skillful, the story genuinely moving." 08/01/2000 p.130
Luc Besson
Natalie Portman
Jean Reno
Cast & Crew
Peter Appel - Star
Gary Oldman - Star
Natalie Portman - Star
Danny Aiello - Star
Jean Reno - Star
Claude Besson - Producer
Luc Besson - Screenwriter
Eric Serra - Composer
Magali Guidasci - Costume Designer
Dan Weil - Production Designer
Thierry Arbogast - Cinematographer
Sylvie Landra - Editor
Luc Besson - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1994
UPC 00043396329188
Number of Discs 1
Color Color
Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled
Product Attributes
Video Format Blu-Ray

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