Columbia Pictures | Release Date: November 18, 1994
Summary: A go-for-broke thriller about a professional assassin whose work becomes dangerously personal. Calling himself a "cleaner", the mysterious Leon (Reno) is New York's top hitman. When his next-door neighbors are murdered, Leon becomes the unwilling guardian of the family's sole survivor - 12-year-old Mathilda (Portman), but Mathilda doesn't just want protection; she wants revenge. Training her in the deadly tricks of his trade, Leon helps her track the psychotic agent (Oldman) who murdered her family. [Sony]
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Runtime: 110 min
Rating: Rated R for scenes of strong graphic violence, and for language (original rating)
Production: Gaumont
Genres: Drama, Thriller, Crime
Country: France
Languages: English, Italian
Home Release Date: May 22, 2001
Director Credit
Luc Besson Director
Writer Credit
Luc Besson Writer
Principal Cast Credit
Gary Oldman Stansfield
Jean Reno Léon
Natalie Portman Mathilda
Cast Credit
Carl J. Matusovich Mathilda's Brother
Danny Aiello Tony
Don Creech 2nd Stansfield Man
Elizabeth Regen Mathilda's Sister
Ellen Greene Mathilda's Mother
Frank Senger Fatman
Keith A. Glascoe 3rd Stansfield Man (Benny)
Lucius Wyatt Cherokee Tonto
Michael Badalucco Mathilda's Father
Peter Appel Malky
Randolph Scott 4th Stansfield Man
Willi One Blood 1st Stansfield Man
Producer Credit
Bernard Grenet Line Producer
Claude Besson Executive Producer
John Garland Line Producer: New York
Luc Besson Co-Producer
Patrice Ledoux Producer