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Director: Luc Besson     Starring: Natalie Portman Jean Reno
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Format: Blu-Ray DVD
Sku: 212121830
UPC: 043396329188
UPC 14: 00043396329188
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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 Widescreen, Aspect Ratio 2.35:1, Dolby Digital (5.1), English, Spanish, Subtitled, French, Dubbed & Subtitled

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Release Information
Video Mfg Name Studio: Sony
Video Release Date Release Date: 11/17/2009
Video Release Year Original Release Date: 1994
Video UPC UPC: 00043396329188
Video Number of Discs Number of Discs: 1

Audio & Video
Video Audio Spec Available Audio Tracks:
Video Color Spec Video: Color

Cast & Crew

Video Cast Info Peter Appel
Video Cast Info Gary Oldman
Video Cast Info Natalie Portman
Video Cast Info Danny Aiello
Video Cast Info Jean Reno
Video Cast Info Claude Besson - Producer
Video Cast Info Luc Besson - Screenwriter
Video Cast Info Eric Serra - Composer
Video Cast Info Magali Guidasci - Costume Designer
Video Cast Info Dan Weil - Production Designer
Video Cast Info Thierry Arbogast - Cinematographer
Video Cast Info Sylvie Landra - Editor
Video Cast Info Luc Besson - Director

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

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