The Professional
Country of Origin: France
Production year: 1994
Director: Luc Besson
Rating: Rating
UPC [Locale]: 043396-747494
Running time: 1:49 (109 Min.)
Casetype: Keep Case
Format: NTSC, 2.35:1 Anamorphic Widescreen, Pan & Scan
DVD-Format: Double-Sided, Single-Layered
Released: February 24, 1998
Collection type: Owned (#1117)
Status: Available
Purchase date: May 14, 2005
Purchase price: Hidden
Review (movie): 10 / 10
Review (video): 6 / 10
Overview
Gary Oldman, Jean Reno, Natalie Portman and Danny Aiello star in THE PROFESSIONAL, a go-for-broke thriller about a professional assassin whose work becomes dangerously personal.

Calling himself a "cleaner," the mysterious Leon is New York's top hit man. When his next-door neighbors are murdered, Leon becomes the unwilling guardian of the family's sole survivor - 12-year-old Mathilda. 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 who murdered her family. From the electrifying opening to the fatal finale, THE PROFESSIONAL is a non-stop crescendo of action, suspense and surprises.
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Genres
Suspense/Thriller
Action
Drama
Studios
Production Studios:
 • Columbia Pictures
 • Gaumont
 • Les Films Du Dauphin
Media Companies:
 • Columbia TriStar Home Video
Audio format
English  Dolby Digital Surround
English  Dolby Digital 5.1
Spanish  Dolby Digital 2-Channel Stereo
French  Dolby Digital Surround
Subtitles
English
French
Spanish
Tags
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Discs
# Description A B DS DL A DL B
1Main Feature (Widescreen), Main Feature (Pan & Scan)
Features
 • Scene Access
 • Feature Trailers
 • Closed Captioned
Crew
Direction
Luc Besson....Director
Writing
Luc Besson....Writer
Production
Claude Besson....Executive Producer
Cinematography
Thierry Arbogast....Director of Photography
Film Editing
Sylvie Landra....Film Editor
Music
Eric Serra....Composer
Sound
Patrice Grisolet....Sound Editor
Gérard Lamps....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
François Groult....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Bruno Tarrière....Sound Re-Recording Mixer
Jean-Charles Martel....Sound
Christian Gaudin....Sound
Salim Amrani....Sound
Patricia Girard....Sound
Art
Dan Weil....Production Designer
Gérard Drolon....Art Director
Cast
Jean Reno....Leon
Gary Oldman....Stansfield
Natalie Portman....Mathilda
Danny Aiello....Tony
Peter Appel....Malky
Willie One Blood....Stansfield Man
Don Creech....Stansfield Man
Keith A. Glascoe....Stansfield Man
Randolph Scott....Stansfield Man
Jernard Burkes....Stansfield Man
Matt De Matt....Stansfield Man
Michael Badalucco....Mathilda's Father
Ellen Greene....Mathilda's Mother
Elizabeth Regen....Mathilda's Sister
Carl J. Matusovich....Mathilda's Brother
Frank Senger....Fatman
Lucius Wyatt "Cherokee"....Tonto
Eric Challier....Bodyguard Chief
Luc Bernard....Mickey
Ouin-Ouin....Blond Babe
Jessie Keosian....Old Lady
George Martin....Receptionist
Abdul Hassan Sharif....Mathilda's Taxi Driver
Stuart Rudin....Leon's Taxi Driver
Kent Broadhurst....Policeman
Rocky Hernandez....Policeman
Tommy Hollis....Policeman
Trevor Walace....Policeman
Johnny Limo....Security Man
Peter Linari....Security Man
Danny Peled....Kids' Leader
Seth Jerome Walker....Pauly
Michael Mundra....Cigarette Kid
Alex Dezen....Ball Kid
Betty Miller....Orphanage Headmistress
Geoffrey Bateman....SWAT
Arsène Jiroyan....SWAT
Peter Vizard....Doctor
Joseph Malerba....Stairway Swat
David Butler....Important Jogger
Robert LaSardo....Client #1
Anthony Ragland....Uniformed Guard
Crystal Michelle Blake....Girl
Steve Gonnelo....Security Guard
Randy Pearlstein....Security Guard
Sonny Zito....Security Guard
Fred Fischer....Newspaperman
Peter Justinius....Secret Service
Denis Bellocq....Jogger
Thomas Delehanty....CIA Agent
Wallace Wong....Chinatown Boss
Cary Wong....Chinatown Boss' Sidekick
Amimul Rolly....Bellhop
Mohammed Rashid....Bellhop
Adam Busch....Manolo
Mario Todisco....Tony's Barber
James Melissinos....Girl Chaser
Junior Almeida....SWAT Team
Marc Andreoni....SWAT Team
Christophe Gautier....SWAT Team
David Gregg....SWAT Team
Hervé Husson....SWAT Team
Gilles Kleber....SWAT Team
Didier Legros....SWAT Team
Junior John Levis....SWAT Team
Michel Montanary....SWAT Team
Samy Naceri....SWAT Team
Ed Ventresca....Bodyguard Team
Keith S. Bullock....Bodyguard Team
James Fahrner....Bodyguard Team
Thierry Maurio....Bodyguard Team
Jeff McBride....Bodyguard Team
Tony Sauraye....Bodyguard Team
Daniel Schenmetzler....Bodyguard Team