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Leon: The Professional


Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello View All


Luc Besson (Screenplay), Luc Besson (Director) View All

Release: Sep. 14th, 1994
Runtime: 1 hour, 50 minutes
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.
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The Rodent
The movie's humour tends to come from the awkward, mildly sexual moments between Leon and Matilda, which gives the movie a few 'shouldn't laugh' moments, but Leon's reactions are what makes it funny, as Jean Reno again, is spot on.
Citizen Rules
Lon: The Professional (1994) Lon (original title) Director: Luc Besson Writer: Luc Besson Cast: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman Genre: Crime Thrille.
Like Besson's films often have there's this borderline fantasy feel to Lon which is kinda enhanced by the over-the-top performance of Gary Oldman as the psychotic DEA agent and Lon's childlike mentality.
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