The Fifth Element
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Revealing mistake: Right after they "create" Leeloo and she is lying in the plastic cage with the little straps on her, the guy approaches her and says, "if you want out, you are going to have to work on your communication skills." She gives him a dirty look, and then you can see a huge hole, pre-cut in the glass, that she busts her hand through. (00:29:47)

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Continuity mistake: When the police confront Leeloo on the side of the building, she raises her hands and we can see that they're covered in soot. She jumps off and lands in Korben's cab. When she comes to, she presses her hand against the glass, and her hand is magically clean. (00:32:35 - 00:33:20)

Continuity mistake: When Zorg is first seen walking, and the screen only shows his legs, there is an audible clank as he steps with his RIGHT leg. After that, the clank is heard from his left foot. (00:47:10)

Continuity mistake: When Zorg returns to the flying hotel, he kills some security guards. When Korben and the others takes his shuttle to escape, their bodies have disappeared. (01:46:15)

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Continuity mistake: When the cops are are getting the Golden Menus, the girl at the drive-in window hands them their order and you see a multipass on top of one of the boxes. The cop in the passenger seat gives the driver the order and the multipass is gone. (00:36:50)


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Other mistake: In the scene in the beginning when you first see the fifth element, and the camera moves up so you see the wide open mouth, look to the shoulder on the left. In the years of undisturbed dust, there are a few finger prints. (00:09:35)

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Continuity mistake: In the beginning at the Egyptian temple while speaking to the Priest, the Professor has his cup in his right hand then a brush then the cup again...all while speaking the same sentence. (00:05:35)

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Continuity mistake: After Leeloo fights the Mangalores in the Diva's room but then has to give the stones box to Zorg, she throws it to him with forward rotation but when the box is shown flying through the air in slow motion, it's rotating backwards. (01:29:05)

Continuity mistake: When the police are chasing Korben and Leeloo in the taxi, Korben uses a video display map of "Manhattan 2nd District". When he switches it on, it looks normal, but when the camera cuts away then back again, the display is reversed as though it were in a mirror. (00:37:25)

Continuity mistake: When Leeloo is trying to break out of the holding chamber, she bangs her hands against the glass and there is no sign of the tattoos that we see on her wrists when Korben takes her to the priest's house. (00:29:00 - 00:40:55)


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Continuity mistake: When Leeloo jumps from the building, the elevator track, which was attached to the building on her right-hand side, has vanished. (00:30:10)


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Continuity mistake: When Billy shouts at the Priest while holding the gun, there is a tripod standing behind Billy to his right. Billy yells, "Don't move." The shot changes to the Priest and then back to Billy again when Billy says, "I have a gun" you notice that the tripod behind him has disappeared. The tripod reappears in the overhead shot where the Priest says, "I'll explain everything." (00:11:00)

Revealing mistake: When Korben Dallas "negotiates" with the Mangalores by shooting their leader in the head, the small tube used to create the hole in the leader's head is visible.


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Continuity mistake: At the beginning of the film, when the door of the tomb is closing on him, the Mondoshawan extends his arm to give the key to the priest. His hand is completely out but the shot later, only the end of his fingers are outside. (00:11:50)

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Continuity mistake: When Zorg's henchman is on the phone with Zorg and Zorg blows him up. As the smoke clears and the fires die down, the body of the henchman is still standing at the phone. (01:18:55)

Continuity mistake: The very first scene of the movie the boy rides in on the donkey and has a stick in his right hand he uses to hit the left side of the donkey. The shot changes and another boy yells, "gaka lama lako." and the shot changes to where the camels grunt, notice that the camels, from right to left are as follows in color: beige, beige, white, beige. The shot changes to boys shouting, then the shot changes to the boy about to get off the donkey, but notice the stick in that boy's hand has mysteriously disappeared. The boy gets off the donkey and runs up the platform, and this is where you notice the order of the camels has changed to: beige, beige, beige, white. (00:03:10)

Continuity mistake: When the techs are analyzing the dark planet right before the first attack, the first tech turns to the second to report the sudden drop in surface activity. Between that shot and the following one on the second tech, the first tech's hand jumps from at his side to rising in front of his chin. (00:15:40)


Continuity mistake: When Leeloo is learning English using the Priest's computer, just before David asks him what she's doing, Leeloo is looking at words beginning with "na" (such as "nasty") but as soon as the shot changes she is looking at words beginning with "matt" (such as mattress). Just before she selects "martial arts", she is looking at the following words : master, mastered, mastering and meadow. Firstly, "master" (et al.) all come before mattress in the alphabet, and secondly, mattress (and lots of other words) are between mastering and meadow. (00:46:15)

Continuity mistake: When Leeloo is fighting the Mangalores in the Diva's quarters, one of them swings at her from behind. She ducks and turns her head, and in the next shot she has turned completely around as the Mangalore throws its second punch. (01:31:25)


Korben Dallas: Finger, I was just on my way over to see you, when this big fare fell in my lap. You know, one of these really big fares that you just can't resist?
Finger: Ah. How big?
Korben Dallas: 5"9', blue eyes, long legs, great skin. You know, perfect.
Finger: Uh-hu, I see. And this perfect fare, she got a name?
Korben Dallas: Yeah. Leeloo.

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Trivia: When the priest states that he has a theory on the advancing planet near the beginning of the film, the president tells him that he has '20 seconds.' Cornelius gives his theory - which takes exactly 20 seconds.

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Question: The Diva gets to perform only one song of her concert before she is mortally gunshot in the abdomen. Almost simultaneously, Zorg sets a time-bomb to detonate in 20 minutes. Korben removes the stones from the Diva's dead body and barely escapes from the Fhloston cruise liner before it explodes 20 minutes later. Korben and his party immediately fly at hyperspeed straight to Earth and set the stones in place with only 5 minutes to spare. If they had followed the original plan without interruption and the Diva hadn't been unexpectedly murdered, she would have proceeded with the remainder of her concert, lasting an indeterminate amount of time; thereafter, presumably, she would have to undergo surgery to remove the stones from her body and deliver them to Korben, all of which would have taken far too long for him to save the Earth, correct?

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: Not necessarily. Remember that the evil sped up once he knew Zorg was dead and the team had the stones. And we don't know how the Diva was going to get the stones out.

Greg Dwyer

Answer: At the end of the Diva's big number she bows, and they close the big curtains behind her displaying the amazing view. Maybe that was it, one big epic song. Plus, she asked Leeloo to wait in the hallway for her which seems kind of rude if it's the longer concerts we think of, so I don't think she planned on being that long. The Diva definitely gave off the mystic physic vibe so maybe she knew her fate. However, that would mean that she told Leeloo to wait in the hallway knowing she wasn't coming back, and maybe even knew the big beasties would show up. Either way you are correct about the dramatic timing issues all around in this movie, not that I mind.

Nikita Moon

Answer: The Diva already knew her fate... she knew it was her last song and fate would unfold the way it did.

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