The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element (1997)

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Corrected entry: When Leeloo escapes the lab by ripping through the wall, it's painfully obvious that the presumably "metal" wall is just made out of regular old tinfoil or a similar substance. It bends and breaks super easily, seems to be paper-thin, and tellingly, you can even see a bit sticking out at the end of the shot and the other side of it isn't painted... it's just the classic tinfoil "silver" color.


Correction: It is not meant to be a metal wall. It's not the outer wall of the room, just encased around the regeneration tube. It's possibly equivalent to MLI (Multi-Layer Insulation) used in astronautics. That is also gold on one side and silver on the other.


I did not know about MLI. Thanks for mentioning that. That actually would explain it very well. It always drove me nuts how cheap and flimsy it looked, but if it's meant to be something like MLI, it 100% makes sense.


Corrected entry: When Leeloo enters the Fhloston Paradise, we get a good shot of the view the oval windows have to offer. But isn't that where the Opera is supposed to be? That room is pretty high, and when Ruby and Korben enter the Opera, they first have to ascend a stair to get there. This is also visible when Korben leaves the Opera. (01:22:25 - 01:26:00)


Correction: The atrium where Leeloo is greeted is connected to the docks. The opera hall is connected to the hotel, a different room altogether.


Corrected entry: When Korben breaks the police winch, it breaks the device off the mounting and pulls the entire thing out of the police car. The weakest part of the connection (and therefore the place where it would break) would not be the winch mounting but the hook and loop inside Korben's car, which aren't meant to take the strain that the winch mount would be required to. Imagine if this happened every time a subject bolted - that's a lot of winches to replace and reinstall. (00:36:20)


Correction: But the winch mount *did* break; and, since there are numerous plausible explanations for why, this fact cannot be considered a mistake. Most likely, this particular winch had simply been put under too much strain for too long without proper maintenance.


Corrected entry: When Leeloo is first revealed, she is completely naked, then thermal straps are placed over her. In the next shot, she then has a white strappy outfit. When did this outfit ever be put on? Only thermal straps were placed over her, no outfit.


Correction: The thermal straps became the outfit she was wearing (notice that most of the straps match the placement on the outfit). They just did not show all of the extra straps being added.

Bruce Minnick

Corrected entry: The whole sequence where the two police officer are ordering food from "Mega King", the audio syncing is really awful. Particularly, when the officer in the passenger seat says "Thank you sooo much." in his best creepy stalker voice, he doesn't actually even appear to be saying this in the video itself. (00:36:35)

Tony Martin

Correction: Not too sure how you're watching the film, but the version I have, the audio is synced perfectly.


Corrected entry: Right after Ruby Rod says "So tell me, my man... You nervous in the service?" - the flight attendant is promptly tossed through the door to the right. A second later (dialogue uninterrupted) she appears right back where she was before. (01:12:30)

Tony Martin

Correction: There are two different flight attendants in the scene to begin with. Once the 2nd is tossed through the door she isn't seen again. The 1st one is though.


Corrected entry: In Korben's apartment, the General holds up the folded list to read to Dallas. The official seal is on the left of the paper, in the camera's view. When the angle changes, the seal is on right until the list is unfolded and turned around.

Movie Nut

Correction: There are two seals on both sides of the documents. When Major Iceborg hands the document to General Munro, we see the seal on the left and it's on the "top" side. When General Munro starts to open or unfold the document, we see a seal on the "bottom" side (which appears to be on his right, but if he turns the document over it would be his left).


Corrected entry: After the doctor's have recreated Leeloo and puts the thermal bandages on her, the first one is laid over her breast, in the next scene as she is woken up 2 more bandages have appeared, one is going vertically centered with her body and ends at the second newly appearing bandage around her neck. The vertically bandage is also laying above the other bandages except the one around the neck, which its nicely sewn in under.

Correction: A similar mistake to this was already submitted and corrected. Even though we see a few of the thermal bandages being applied, the camera cuts away from Leeloo long enough for any other bandaging (and this outfit creation) to be performed.


Corrected entry: During the scene in which the Mangalores are raiding the diva's hotel room on the cruise ship, and then when Leeloo goes in and fights them, the view out the window is of a blue screen.

Correction: The view out the window is a night shot. You can see stars, and the top of the hull (or balcony) through the window when pausing the DVD. It is not a blue screen.

Corrected entry: When Korben is with the generals in his house, the generals get into the fridge, then when Korben opens the fridge, one of the generals blinks, even though they are all dead.

Correction: They are not dead, that is why one of them blinked.

Craig Bryant

Corrected entry: When Korben removes the stones from the Diva, he tears his shirt, wraps the stones and puts them in his jacket to carry. Later, he gives the jacket to Ruby to carry. From then on we lose track of the jacket until they all get onto a ship to escape Fhloston. Once there, the jacket and stones reappear for Cornelius to examine during the flight. Where and when did the jacket and stones change hands?

Correction: Korben can be seen carrying the jacket with him at some stages of the movie. Such as when he and Ruby are under the table moving away from the bomb, and Cornelius can be seen holding the jacket when the group goes to collect Leeloo. It's always there.

Corrected entry: In 1914, the Mondochiwans advise the priest in 300 years evil will return. When Korbin turns on the light, the display says it's March of 2263. They are past the 300 year mark by 49 years. (00:17:25)

Correction: They were being approximate. It's hardly likely that the ultimate evil would provide them with a precise timetable - all they know is roughly when.


Corrected entry: When the cops attach the winch to Korben's cab, he takes off breaking the winch and when the camera angle changes you see that his cab door is now closed and the winch is nowhere to be seen.


Correction: As Korben drives away, his door is open and the winch cable is pulling on the cop car, then the winch breaks inside the cop car. We don't see the outside of the cab after it breaks the winch until almost a minute later. In that time, Leeloo would have identified the dangling winch and wire as dangerous and dropped it, while Korben would have closed the door as soon as he could (a safety precaution in a flying cab).


Corrected entry: In the scene where Leeloo is being recreated, before they 'reanimate her,' you can see Milla Jovovich's stomach going up and down as she breathes. This shouldn't happen, because she's technically not supposed to be alive yet.

Correction: Leeloo is alive the moment the protective shield is removed. It's just that she is still asleep. She awakens from the flash when the photos are taken, but the flash is not meant for reanimating her.

Corrected entry: When Leeloo is getting off of the transport ship, you see a woman walking up to her ready to put a Lei on her. The camera angle changes and you now see a man putting it on.


Correction: If you slow it down, you will see that at one angle there is a blonde woman (you see her later when she puts a lei on the guy next to Korben and later helps Korben in his room). And as Leeloo approaches, a man is next to the blonde and steps forward. So it is correct.

Corrected entry: In the scene where Bruce Willis is exiting the shuttle he is not wearing his orange vest. The camera flashes to away to the crowd, and then Bruce Willis is seen walking in the crowd wearing his orange vest.

Correction: Actually, he is wearing an orange sleeveless T-shirt. And then there is a black jacket, not an orange vest. And when he gets out the sleep chamber and is walking down the corridor, trying to exit the shuttle, you never see his right hand. He could be holding the jacket in his right hand and put it on before we cut to the scene when he exits.

Corrected entry: Near the end of the film when Korben and co. are in the temple and realise they don't have any fire, you can hear Roody say that he doesn't have any matches because he doesn't smoke but earlier in the film, in the spaceport, he had a cigarette.

Correction: He says that he quit smoking, and if he knew they were going to need matches he wouldn't have quit smoking. So it is possible that that was his last cigarette and then he quit.

Corrected entry: In the Nucleolab, they recreate Leeloo with a hand in a metallic glove. When you see her finished, she doesn't have the glove.

Dr Wilson

Correction: When Leeloo is finished being created the glove is next to her and she slips her hand out of the glove - the glove was never attached to her in the first place, they only used it to get the DNA out of it to create her.

Corrected entry: When Dallas carries the injured and unconscious Leeloo to the priest's apartment for the first time, her right arm is dangling limply, but her left arm is around Dallas's shoulders. She's unconscious - shouldn't both of her arms be dangling?

Correction: Dallas positioned her that way, and since she's unconscious she can't move.

Corrected entry: In the very beginning of the movie when the Mondochivans are coming for stones you can see their shadows on the wall of the temple, but in the next shot you can see that they are not even landed.

Correction: The shadows are of the children outside, and the ship.

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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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Leeloo: Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yeah.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yeah, multipass, she knows it's a multipass. Leeloo Dallas. This is my wife.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: We're newlyweds. Just met. You know how it is. We bumped into each other, sparks happen...
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yes, she knows it's a multipass. Anyway, we're in love.

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Trivia: The film was one of the first movies Sony released on the high-definition Blu-ray format in 2006. Unfortunately, the Blu-ray was considered a disaster due to a poor remaster that looked essentially indecipherable from the standard-def DVD. It was so widely hated that a year later, Sony released a replacement Blu-ray with a new HD remaster, and offered free copies to anyone who bought the original release. Thankfully this second Blu-ray was widely praised for its (much) better picture quality.


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Question: Has anyone recognized any of the pictures on the wall of the building on the left as Corben's taxi is being tailed by 4 police cars? They seem like they're significant, if not direct references.

Tony Martin

Answer: I looked it up and it is Jill Milan. If you do a search for her, it is in her credits as an actress.

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