The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element (1997)

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Corrected entry: When Bruce Willis wakes up the bed automatically slides back into the wall, but when he leaves his cat is sitting on it watching TV.

Correction: Actually, the bed Dallas was laying on went back into the wall and a new mattress with sheets and pillow covered in plastic took its place.

Corrected entry: In the beginning, the Mondochiwan is suddenly trapped and left behind in the secret chamber where the element stones were kept. When everyone returns at the end to save the world, it is gone.

Correction: The assistant had been told to set the area up for them - he placed the torches, and also cleared away the Mondochiwan.

Furthermore, the priest had the key to open the door. It is unlikely that the Sentient robotic creature died from having his hand smashed. He just had to catch another ride sometime before the 300 years that passed before the end of the movie.

Corrected entry: When Korben throws the bomb onto the bottom of the landing in the Hotel, he asks Ruby to count to ten. Ruby starts counting 1,1000 2,1000, but stops. When Korben shouts at him to count again he starts again from 1, and the bomb explodes after he starts screaming under the pool table. Assuming the Bomb was a timer (Why would Korben ask Ruby to count if it wasn't) the bomb should have exploded well before it did.

Orion Hardy

Correction: After he stops counting in the 1-1000, 2-1000 format, he does start from 1 again, but he counts much faster to compensate for this. Korben telling Ruby to count to ten was just his "cool hero-like" way of letting him know that a bomb was going to blow up in 10 seconds, and to take cover. Someone of Korben's training and expertise would not really need Ruby to count for him.


Corrected entry: It's impossible for Leeloo to learn how to say "Please help" by reading the sign in the back of Korben's cab. She doesn't understand more than a word or two of spoken English, which doesn't prepare her for interpreting graphic symbols and the sounds they represent. (00:35:15)


Correction: I don't think it's possible to state categorically what a supreme being is or is not capable of. Given her 5000-year slumber and the huge change in language in that time period, it would make sense for her to have been given some method to figure out elementary communication as soon as possible.


Corrected entry: In the scene where they are talking about the temperature of the evil planet thing, the sensors really must be bust as it is reporting -5000 degrees, which would be impossible as the lowest temperature possible is 0 degrees kelvin, -273.15 celsius or -459.67 fahrenheit.

Correction: True, those are the lowest possible temperatures. However, they don't actually specify what temperature scale they're using - it's possible that a new standardised scale has been developed which uses -5000 as the equivalent of absolute zero.


The only scientific scale defines "zero" as "no energy." So if future humans use another scale, they would be inferior to us.

Corrected entry: When Corbin Dallas, with the others, are trying to open the stones at the end of the movie, once they figure out how to open it, they gather around the wind stone, which is upside down from the rest.

Correction: This is intentional. Air is above you, the others aren't. It's supposed to be symbolic.

Fire and wind are indeterminate with respect to above and below so that logic fails. It's upside down.

Nonsense: it's a fictional artifact in a fictional future. You have no way of knowing whether that's the way it's supposed to be or not.

Correction: While I agree with the concept that wind is above because it's in the sky, water would be too. As the scene plays out, there's nothing to suggest the wind stone should be upside down. It appears to be a deliberate mistake so we can see the stone opening. The mistake should be considered a valid deliberate mistake.


Corrected entry: When Leeloo falls in Korben's cab, he parks and then rubs his neck. She's supposed to be still knocked out, but there's the the reflection of somebody moving on the window. It's not Leeloo, it's a man.

Dr Wilson

Correction: I've seen the scenes (even in slow motion) and nothing like this exist. First off, the parking and "rubbing his neck" scene is after Leeloo falls into the cab. There's no reflection of someone moving, however she's not knocked out. When she does get knocked out and Korben is hiding in the fog, there's not a shot of him rubbing his neck. But there still is no reflection of someone moving, although there is a shot of Korben through the window.


Corrected entry: Anyone notice that the Diva has holes under her arms? These are probably ventilation holes, because it would get very hot in a costume like that.

Correction: Maybe your right. But she's an alien who's allowed to look however she wants, so this shouldn't be counted as a mistake.

Corrected entry: When Korben Dallas leaves Ruby Rod holding the gun to the mangalor's head, his shirt is not torn. In the next scene, Korben is walking across the balcony shooting up the room and his sleeves are in tatters.

Correction: The scene ends after Ruby shoots the Mangalor, which alerts other Mangalors into the theater and Ruby is given the stones wrapped in Korben's coat. Then there is a time lapse between scenes where Korben fights the three Mangalors on his way out of the theater, and his shirt is ripped in the process.

Corrected entry: When David and Leeloo are at the check-in desk, David pulls out a fake ID stating him as Korben Dallas. When the real Korben Dallas appears, he takes the ID off David, looks at it and says, 'I sent David here.' He didn't know David's name before and the ID states that he is Korben Dallas, so Korben wouldn't get the name from the ID.

Correction: He did know David's name before - they had met when Dallas first brought Leeloo to Vito Cornelius.


Corrected entry: Leeloo's eyebrows change colors throughout the movie. Sometimes they are orange to match her hair, sometimes they are bleached blonde and sometimes they are an ash colour.

Correction: Likely Leeloo has used the makeup machine a few times throughout the movie. She seemed pleased with the results the first time she used it at Cornelius' apartment.

Corrected entry: Before the space shuttle takes off, Ruby Rhod talk to his aides. He has a cigarette in his hand. He says 'zzzz' to them and goes to speak to Korben. His cigarette has disappeared. (01:14:00)

Dr Wilson

Correction: You can see in a split second that he throws the cigarette to the floor just before he waves his hand and says 'Zzzzz.'

Corrected entry: When Leeloo escapes from the Nucleolab, her hands are really dirty, but when she jump from the building, her feet are only a little bit dirty.

Dr Wilson

Correction: Her feet have a lot of dirt on them, but it's only on the surfaces of her feet that touch the ground: the ball of the big toe, the edge along the outside, and the heel.


Corrected entry: Right before Korben gets into the sleep chamber, he throws in his jacket and you can see his foot on the ledge. The camera angle changes and he is seen with both feet still on the ground.


Correction: When the camera angle changes we only see Korben's head and upper torso. The foot on the ledge is still on the ledge, he uses it to lever himself up and lift his other foot into the same chamber.


Corrected entry: The stones are covered in dust and cobwebs when they're taken from the short pillars, but they're nice and shiny when they're put into the bag.

rabid anarchist

Correction: The Mondoshawans have great reverence for the stones and take the time offscreen to wipe off the dust before they place them in storage.


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)

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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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Answer: Jill Mullan.

Donald Jenkins

Answer: Haviland Morris.

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