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 pulls a small box out of the violin.

LEON(showing a special bullet)

It's a coded bullet... You put it in the

rifle, you glue it to the car, no matter

where. Then you take your rocket

launcher and the rocket will get there



Wow! It's brilliant!


Yeah... Come on, have a little


Mathilda gets in position.


Who'll I aim at?



Leon pulled out binoculars. Mathilda looks for a victim by

telescope. She passes over playing kids.


No women... No kids....

Leon smiles:
she learnt the lesson.


Begin from a steady target. It's easier.

She stops on a man who's reading a newspaper. The man wears

a suit, Herald Tribune, fat.


The fat man down there, on the bench.



Mathilda aims at the fat man. One of bench's boards explodes.

The fat man turns his head. He doesn't understand what

happened and resumes reading.


Try again. The same.

Second shot. The bench explodes on the opposite side. The

man is still curious but doesn't understand.

LEON(at binoculars)

Too much to the left.

Mathilda concentrates again and shoots: nothing happens.

Mathilda wonders whether she missed again and prepares for a

new shot.

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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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