The Fifth Element

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)


Audio problem: When the stewardess is telling the people that she's putting on the sleep regulator, they show a different shot, and you see in the background she's mouthing words that don't match up. (01:15:25)

Continuity mistake: When they are trying to place the stones in the temple, Korben picks up either the water or air stone - by the time they get to the plinth he's holding the fire stone. (01:53:15)

Continuity mistake: When Korben lets his cat in the apartment, the cat jumps up onto the bed and watches the TV. Korben is then seen dealing with the hoodlum and when he turns to put the gun in the rack, the cat is gone and the bed is back in the wall. (00:19:25 - 00:20:25)


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Continuity mistake: When LeeLoo is on the ledge outside of the building, the police corner her & take her picture. Her face is pretty calm, but when the picture is developed on the police screen, she looks shocked. (00:32:20)

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Continuity mistake: When the priest is telling Billy to put down the gun, the camera angle from the back shows his left hand making the motion to put the gun down. The camera angle changes to the front and his right hand is now making the motion. (00:11:20)


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Revealing mistake: When the space ship leaves the Earth's atmosphere about to make the jump to Phloston Paradise, you can see the box around the spaceship used as part of the effects process.


Continuity mistake: When the technicians are changing the radioactive fuel of the shuttle, they find shaking bugs and start to burn them. The bugs aren't shaking in one shot. (01:17:10)

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Continuity mistake: During the missile barrage on the dark planet, one of the soldiers says, "The planet has increased in diameter by 200%." That means that the diameter would be triple the original size, but it's obvious from the missile impact animations that it hasn't grown anywhere near that much. (00:16:30)


Continuity mistake: As Korben and Ruby ascend the stairs to the opera house, during the chase shot we can see all of their backs, but both before and after there are people behind them that would make this impossible. (01:26:20)


Continuity mistake: When David is waiting for the priest and Leeloo before attempting to board the shuttle to Phloston Paradise, he is chewing on the nail of his index finger. The shot changes to show a different angle of him and he is now chewing on his thumbnail with no time for him to have changed position.


Revealing mistake: When the bomb that Korben puts on the balcony explodes, there are two quick shots of the Mangalores. They are dummies because they've stopped shooting and don't move. (01:42:10)

Dr Wilson

Continuity mistake: When Billy trips on his equipment bag, he fires the gun in an arc that goes up and slightly left. The sparks on the alien go from the center up and to the right.

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Character mistake: Right before the door of the tomb closes and traps one of the Mondoshawans inside at the beginning of the film, the Priest says "hurry, you still have time". But there is not enough room left for the Mondoshawan to squeeze through.


Continuity mistake: As Leeloo gets off the ship at Fhloston Paradise, in one shot she is looking slightly to her left and in the next shot from behind she is looking to the right. (01:22:40)


Continuity mistake: The shadow of the dark planet is heading in the direction of the sun, instead of away from it, in the scene where the dark planet is approaching the temple. (01:54:55)

Revealing mistake: When Zorg is talking on the phone with Mr. Shadow, a tube is briefly visible on his forehead. It is used to deliver the brown "goo" onto Gary Oldman's head a few seconds later. (01:16:30)

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: 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: 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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