Sounds from The Professional (a/k/a Leon)

This is intended to be an ad hoc review of the sounds from Luc Besson's film The Professional (a/k/a Leon). These are lines, or exchanges, of dialog that I find stick with me, and contribute to my coming back to this film again and again. This presentation is intended only as cinematic criticism (and is therefore fair use under copyright law).

These sounds were sampled in mono, 8 bits, 11kHz, from the center surround channel of the laserdisc of the film -- for each, I've provided the length in seconds and the size of the .wav file.

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The Professional

(a/k/a Leon)

Directed by Luc Besson

Written by Luc Besson

Starring Jean Reno, Gary Oldman, Natalie Portman, and Danny Aiello


     "Come sta, Leon?"
     "Okay, okay. Let's talk business. This fat bastard is trying to move in on Marizio's [sp?] business. Now, you know, Marizio is a reasonable guy. He just wants a little conversation. But this guy, he don't want to hear about it. Maybe he'll listen to you. He comes to town every Tuesday. Are you free Tuesday?"
     "Yeah, I'm free Tuesday."


     "Yeah, what?"
     "This is Tanto downstairs. There's a guy wants to talk to you."
     "What's he look like?"
     "Tell him I'm coming up."
     "He's coming up."
     "Somebody's coming up. Somebody serious."


     "It's Marizio. Remember me? I see you're back in town."
     "Yeah. I mean no. Just for the day."
     "Uh huh. So it's safe to say today's your last day in town and we'll never see your fat f-cking face again."
     "Yeah. Right."
     "Let me speak to our mutual friend."
     "He wants to talk to you."
     "Make sure he understands, then let him go."
     "Do you understand? ... So say it."
     "I -- I understand."


     "Is life always this hard, or just when you're a kid?"
     "Always like this."


     "It's the cops outside, we better go."
     "It's the cops outside, we better go. You stay here."
     "What do you want me to tell them?"
     "Tell them ... we were doing ... our job."


     "Leon, what exactly do you do for a living?"
     "You mean you're a hitman?"


     "Do you clean anyone?"
     "No women, no kids. That's the rules."


     "The rifle is the first weapon you learn how to use, because it lets you keep your distance from the client. The closer you get to being a pro, the closer you can get to the client. The knife, for example, is the last thing you learn. OK?"


     "Death is ... whimsical today."


     "Sh-t! ... Alpha team. Man down, man down."
     "I told you. ... Manny, bring me everyone."
     "What do you mean everyone?"


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