Leon: The Professional (1994)

Director
Luc Besson

Main cast
Jean Reno; Natalie Portman; Gary Oldman; Danny Aiello; Peter Appel

Genres
Thriller, Crime, Drama

Description
Leon, 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 Leon's footsteps.


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