Léon: The Professional script
Synopsis: Léon: The Professional (French: Léon; also known as The Professional) is a 1994 English-language French thriller film written and directed by Luc Besson. It stars Jean Reno and Gary Oldman, and features the motion picture debut of Natalie Portman. In the film Leon (Reno), a professional hitman, reluctantly takes in 12-year-old Mathilda (Portman), after her family is murdered by corrupt Drug Enforcement Administration agent Norman Stansfield (Oldman). Léon and Mathilda form an unusual relationship, as she becomes his protégée and learns the hitman's trade.

LEON:

Wait...

The fat man softly leans down on his side.

LEON:

Bull's-eye.

Mathilda is happy but, evidently, she expected death to be

more spectacular.

LEON:

Come on, now a walking one.

Mathilda aims at a businessman. She really chooses the

ugliest one. She shoots. Man's case explodes and he hides

behind a tree:
he's scared and doesn't move any more.

LEON:

Good! First shot!

MATHILDA:

Yeah, but I didn't get him, I got his

case and now he's behind the tree. What

can I do?

LEON:

It's not serious, it's just training.

You have to learn from the beginning to

hit the target, then, to improve

precision, you'll train, but on

cardboards.

MATHILDA:

OK.

LEON:

Now, try a running guy.

Mathilda gets back to telescope and looks for a jogger.

MATHILDA:

The yellow and pink.

LEON:

OK.

The guy is footing, sweaty, with a walkman and headphones.

Mathilda shoots once. Twice. Thrice. The bullets pass around

the jogger, who can't see or hear anything.

MATHILDA:

Shit! It's hard when he runs!

Leon hands her another charger.

LEON:

Don't lose him! Concentrate. There,

reload. OK, keep calm. Calm, breathe

deeply. Look at his movements. Imagine

you're running with him. Breathe... Hold

your breathe... His movements... Now...

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Luc Besson

Luc Besson is a French film director, screenwriter, and producer. He directed or produced the films Subway, The Big Blue, and Nikita. more…

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