Leonard Smalls

Leonard Smalls

Leonard Smalls is a ruthless bounty hunter and the main antagonist in the 1987 film Raising Arizona.

He is portrayed by Randall "Tex" Cobb, who also portrayed Slag


In the movie, after H.I. (Nicolas Cage) and Ed (Holly Hunter) kidnapped a baby from Nathan Arizona Sr., Arizona is approached by the bounty hunter Smalls who offers to find the child. Nathan Sr. declines the offer, believing that Smalls is his son's kidnapper. Smalls decides to recover the child anyway to sell on the black market. He begins tracking Gale and Evelle and learns of their bank robbery plans.

When Smalls finally confront H.I. and gets into a fight with him, it seems H.I. is at his mercy. However, H.I, reveals a pin that he pulled from one of the grenades from Smalls' vest. Smalls struggles to remove the grenade, only to be killed when it explodes.