The Professional (1994)
Front Cover Actor Back Cover
Jean Reno
Gary Oldman
Natalie Portman
Danny Aiello
Movie Details
Director Luc Besson
Writer Luc Besson
Studio Columbia / TriStar
Language English
Audience Rating Unrated
Running Time 110 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Plot
Luc Besson (The Fifth Element) made his American directorial debut with this stylized thriller about a French hit man (Jean Reno) who takes in an American girl (Natalie Portman) being pursued by a corrupt killer cop (Gary Oldman). Oldman is a little more unhinged than he should be, but there is something genuinely irresistible about the story line and the relationship between Reno and Portman. Rather than cave in to the cookie-cutter look and feel of American action pictures, Besson brings a bit of his glossy style from French hits La Femme Nikita and Subway to the production, and the results are refreshing even if the bullets and explosions are awfully familiar. --Tom Keogh
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 130
In Collection Yes
Owner David Cowley
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio Widescreen 2.35:1 Color
Layers Dual side, Single layer
UPC 043396747494
Chapters 28
Release Date 2001
Subtitles English; Spanish; French
Packaging Keep Case
Audio Tracks ENGLISH: Dolby Digital 5.1 [CC]
SPANISH: Dolby Digital Stereo
FRENCH: Dolby Digital Stereo
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby