The Fifth Element

The Fifth Element (1997)

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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 key on top of one of the boxes. The cop in the passenger seat gives the driver the order and the key is gone.

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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.

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Dr Wilson

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.

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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.

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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.

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MCKD

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.

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Visible crew/equipment: Just after Korben escapes from the police, you can see a reflection of a crewman in a blue T-shirt on the windshield.

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Dr Wilson
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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."

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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.

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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.

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Dr Wilson
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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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THGhost

Continuity mistake: When the cops go looking for Korben and Leeloo in the fog, there are two orange light sticks hanging from the ceiling inside their car. From the outside looking in they are swinging from side to side very quickly. But from the inside looking out they are swinging from side to side very slowly.

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THGhost

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.

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Phoenix

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.

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Phoenix

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MCKD
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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.

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Continuity mistake: The pre-cut piece of glass that Leeloo breaks through when she escapes is a different shape after it is broken.

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THGhost

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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Movie Nut

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.

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Dr Wilson

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.

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Phoenix

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.

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Phoenix

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.

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Guy

Revealing mistake: When the doors of the temple close on the Mondoshawan, it shakes like styrofoam.

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Dr Wilson

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.

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Dr Wilson

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.

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THGhost

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.

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Phoenix

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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MCKD

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".

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Guy

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.

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Charles Austin Miller

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.

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Character mistake: When the police scan Leeloo the first time, the computer reads "Commencin" instead of "Commencing."

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Bishop73

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.

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Tony Martin

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Quotes

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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