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.
- Genre: Crime, Drama, Action
- Studio: Gaumont, Les Films du Dauphin
- Keyword: new york city, corruption, loss of loved one, assassin, police brutality, hotel room, s.w.a.t., immigrant, hitman, training, revenge, murder, loneliness, neighbor, tragic love, cult film, city life, neo-noir, complex relationship
- Cast: Jean Reno, Natalie Portman, Gary Oldman, Danny Aiello, Peter Appel, Michael Badalucco