DVD 133 mins IMDB 8.5 (69,935 votes) top 250: #44
Léon: The Professional - The Professional - Deluxe Edition
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment (1994)
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(7/22/2005 )

John Wood
Crime, Drama, Thriller
USA  /  English

Jean Reno Leon
Natalie Portman Mathilda
Gary Oldman Stansfield
Danny Aiello Tony
Peter Appel Malky
Michael Badalucco Mathilda's Father
Willi One Blood Stansfield Man #1
Don Creech Stansfield Man #2
Keith A. Glascoe Stansfield Man #3
Randolph Scott Stansfield Man #4
Ellen Greene Mathilda's Mother
Elizabeth Regen Mathilda's Sister
Carl J. Matusovich Mathilda's Brother
Frank Senger Fatman
Lucius Wyatt Cherokee Tonto (as Lucius Wyatt 'Cherokee')

Director Luc Besson
Producer Patrice Ledoux
Writer Luc Besson
Cinematography Thierry Arbogast
Musician Björk; Eric Serra
User Credit 1 Sylvie Landra
User Credit 2 Magali Guidasci

Pure Performance. Pure Entertainment.

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Leon The Professional: The Deluxe Edition is an explosive two-disc set that comes fully loaded with an arsenal of exclusive, never-before-seen bonus features. Jean Reno (Crimson Rivers) stars with Gary Oldman (Batman Beyond) and Natalie Portman (Star Wars: Episodes I-III). When a psychotic Federal Agent (Oldman) wipes out her entire family, twelve-year-old Mathilda (Portman) is taken in be her neighbor, Leon (Reno), a quiet man whose only interests are his houseplants, movie musicals and killing people. Leon's a professional assassin, a gentle soul who happens to be the best hit man in the business. When the revenge-obsessed waif insists on becoming his protégée, Leon reluctantly agrees and begins teaching her the tricks of his trade. But when Mathilda's rash attempt to murder the Fed ends in her capture, it's up to Leon to try to rescue the girl before it's too late.

Edition Details
Barcode 043396098589
Region Region 1
Release Date 1/11/2005
Packaging Keep Case
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color (Anamorphic)
Subtitles English; French; Portuguese; Spanish
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
Layers Single Side, Dual Layer
No. of Disks/Tapes 1

10 Year Retrospective
Jean Reno: The Road to Leon
Natalie Portman: Starting Young
Fact Track
Bonus Previews
Personal Details
Purchase Date 7/22/2005
User Lookup 1 DVD Copy
User Text 2 A perfect assassin. An innocent girl. They have nothing left to lose except each other. He moves without sound. Kills without emotion. Disappears without trace. Only a 12 year old girl... knows his weakness.
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Trivia: Director Trademark: [Luc Besson] [reno] (more)

Goofs: Miscellaneous: When Matilda is watching "Transformers" (1984) for the final time in the film, scenes from different episodes of the series are used straight after each other. (more)

Quotes: Mathilda: I am writing here the name of a girl in the class who makes me sick. If things get hot, she'll take the heat. (more)

Awards: 2 wins & 8 nominations (more)