The Fifth Element

Other mistake: When the two police officers are searching for Korben's taxi, as one police officer asks "How do they expect us to find anything in this... ", both police officers have the same ID number on their helmets. (00:39:15)

Tony Martin

Continuity mistake: When Dallas hangs the coffee pot to brew, it's hung at an angle of about 20°. A few seconds later, it's righted itself to a level position and the handle changes to silver lined.

Movie Nut

Continuity mistake: When Zorg is showing the the guns to the Mangalores, he is seen shooting the Police dummy, and when he turns to show them that every shot fired afterwards goes to the same place, he is seen starting to fire from his right to the left, but when the camera angle changes he is seen starting from the right again. (00:49:35)

MCKD

Continuity mistake: When Leeloo is drying her shirt after being in the autowash, she is seen starting to put on the shirt and when the camera angle changes the shirt is on.

MCKD

Continuity mistake: When Zorg is giving the weapons to the Mangalores in exchange for the stones there is a jump-cut. The jump cut occurs exactly in the middle of when Zorg opens the case then closes it. If you watch it closely you will notice the objects shift position. (00:50:15)

Continuity mistake: When Korben is activating the Fire stone, shots on his face show the match level, but shots on the other three show the match angled toward the stone. (01:57:05)

Phoenix

Other mistake: When Leeloo escapes onto the ledge and goes around the corner of the building, there are people walking across a small bridge. One of these people vanishes in the middle of the bridge when walking to the left. (00:31:20)

Revealing mistake: Whilst Diva Plavalaguna is singing, you can see the back of her head creasing and bending. This is because the suit that the actress is wearing is made out of foam latex; confirmed by Nick Dudman, Creature Design Supervisor on the DVD featurette "An Audience With Diva Plavalaguna".

THGhost

Revealing mistake: After Korban meets Ruby and everyone leaves them alone, Korban grabs Ruby by the neck and holds him to where his feet can't even reach the ground. In the first shot, you can tell that Korban's hand isn't even applying pressure. In the next few shots of Ruby, still being held off the ground, you can now see that Korban's applying a little pressure now, but probably not as much as there should be while holding a full grown man a foot off the ground.

Sammi

Deliberate mistake: In the very first shot of Korben Dallas, his bedside clock is facing away from him, towards us. We can read it, but he shouldn't be able to because he'd be looking at it backwards.

THGhost

Continuity mistake: When the Diva is shot and she begins to fall, her arms are outstretched with her palms facing up. The shot changes to behind her and she continues her fall, her palms now face down.

Guy

Audio problem: During any scene where weapons are being fired, the audio has the sound of cartridge casings falling onto a hard surface, but none of the weapons are ejecting cartridge casings to fall.

Continuity mistake: When Corben bails on the 5-0 (in his taxi with Leeloo), he yanks the police car's winch right out of the car (which resulted in dragging the winch, as well as the entire length of the cable behind his taxi). In the next shot showing his car (4 police cars chasing him down the "street"), the cable and winch have disappeared. (00:36:00)

Tony Martin

Other mistake: Leeloo jumps from the ledge and falls straight through the roof of Korben's cab like it was made of paper. But a few seconds later, the police open fire on the cab and the bullets don't penetrate.

Charles Austin Miller

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 composer Éric Serra showed Inva Mula, the Albanian soprano who was going to sing the Diva Dance, the sheet music for that part, apparently she laughed and said that it was impossible for the human voice to switch from high to low notes that quickly. She got her way: The part that ended up in the film is not a single piece of audio, rather it's several pieces stitched meticulously together.

Friso94

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Question: During the scene when the blue alien is singing at the opera, Leeloo begins her fight scene with the big aliens. She fights them one by one. Why don't the aliens simply shoot Leeloo? They all simply stand around as if they don't know what to do. One finally takes a couple shots at her and he quickly runs out of ammo. Three or more turn up and they too simply stand there as Leeloo winds up a punch for like five seconds while one big alien is standing right behind her watching the whole thing. This enitre scene never made any sense to me.

Carl Missouri

Chosen answer: As demonstrated several times throughout the movie, that particular species isn't particularly intelligent, that they didn't do the obvious thing that you mentioned further enhances their status as being quite stupid. They are also planting a bomb and need to remain quiet or risk alerting security.

Plus it's just a well sequenced and choreographed fight scene highlighting the uniquely artist and fun vibe of this movie. And maybe a small reference to the typical sitcom type shows from that era. Where it's always a group of enemies that seem to wait to take turns to fight the hero, or only in small groups, when they could easily swarm the them. This allows for a show casing of different knock out moves, which we all enjoy when done right.

Nikita Moon

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