Léon: The Professional

Léon: The Professional

111 mins | Drama, Crime, Action | Sept. 14, 1994

Léon, 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 Léon's footsteps.

Léon: The Professional

111 mins | Drama, Crime, Action | Sept. 14, 1994

Léon: The Professional
Léon, 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 Léon's footsteps.
IMDb rating 8.5
Producers Gaumont, Les Films du Dauphin
Original title Léon: The Professional
Directors Luc Besson, Pascal Chaumeil, Sylvette Baudrot, Camille Lipmann, Eric McGinty
Writers Luc Besson

Cast

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

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

Michael Mundra

as Cigarette Kid

Kent Broadhurst

as 1st Policeman

Tommy Hollis

as 2nd Policeman

Peter Linari

as 1st Security man

Betty Miller

as Orphanage Headmistress

Arsène Jiroyan

as Swat Hostage

Geoffrey Bateman

as Swat Chief

Peter Vizard

as Doctor

David W. Butler

as Important Jogger

Robert LaSardo

as Client #1

Steve Gonnelo

as 3rd Security Guard

William James Stiggers Jr.

as Subway Rapper

Sonny Zito

as DEA Security Guard

Randy Pearlstein

as Security Guard

Jeff McBride

as Bodyguard

Fred Fischer

as Newspaperman

Cary Wong

as Chinatown Boss' sidekick

Mario Todisco

as Tony's Barber

Samy Naceri

as Swat 1

Christophe Gautier

as Swat 2

Junior Almeida

as Swat 3

David Gregg

as Swat 4

Michel Montanary

as Swat 5

Hervé Husson

as Swat 6

Didier Legros

as Swat 7

Marc Andréoni

as Swat 8

Gilles Kleber

as Swat 9

Jean-Hugues Anglade

as Extra (uncredited)

Michael Wehrhahn

as Jimmy, SWAT Team Member (uncredited)