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Leon: The Professional
(DVD)

DIRECTED BY - Luc Besson


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.

Film Info

RUNTIME - 133 minutes

RATING - Not Rated

YEAR - 1994

FORMAT - DVD Region 1

LANGUAGE - English

SUBTITLES - English, Spanish, French, Portuguese

ATTRIBUTES - Widescreen, Anamorphic, Full-Frame

SPECIAL FEATURES (DVD Only) -

DVD Features:

Region 1

Note: The Director's Cut features an additional 24 minutes of footage excised from the original film.

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Director's Cut

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Director

Luc Besson

Producer

Claude Besson

Screenwriter

Luc Besson

Star(s)

Peter Appel

Star(s)

Gary Oldman

Star(s)

Natalie Portman

Star(s)

Danny Aiello

Star(s)

Jean Renoir

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Press

"...Flying high on explosive action and sly wit, THE PROFESSIONAL gets the job done..."

- Peter Travers, Rolling Stone

"...Existential..." -- Rating: A - Recommended

- Entertainment Weekly Staff, Entertainment Weekly

 

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