About

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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Directed by

Luc Besson

Written by

Luc Besson (Screenplay)

Runtime

111 minutes

Country

United States of America, France

Language

French

Tagline

If you want a job done well, hire a professional.

Cast

Keywords

murder revenge loss of loved one corruption new york neighbor hitman assassin cult film training immigrant tragic love loneliness neo-noir police brutality s.w.a.t. complex relationship

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Lists

#29 on IMDb top 250 IMDb

#850 on 1,000 greatest films They Shoot Pictures, Don't They?

#227 on Empire's 500 Greatest Movies Of All Time Empire

#261 on 500 Essential Cult Movies Jennifer Eiss