The Fifth Element
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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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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. (00:32:35 - 00:33:20)

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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. (00:09:35)

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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 multipass on top of one of the boxes. The cop in the passenger seat gives the driver the order and the multipass is gone. (00:36:50)

MCKD
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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. (00:05:35)

rabid anarchist
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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.

Dr Wilson
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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. (00:30:10)

Madstunts
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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." (00:11:00)

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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. (00:11:50)

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. (01:18:55)

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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.

Achilles
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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)

MCKD
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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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Zorg: I don't like warriors. Too narrow-minded, no subtlety. And worse, they fight for hopeless causes. Honor? Huh! Honor's killed millions of people, it hasn't saved a single one. Tell you what I do like though. A killer. A dyed-in-the-wool killer. Cold blooded, clean, methodical and thorough.

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Trivia: When composer √Čric 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.

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Question: The Diva gets to perform only one song of her concert before she is mortally gunshot in the abdomen. Almost simultaneously, Zorg sets a time-bomb to detonate in 20 minutes. Korben removes the stones from the Diva's dead body and barely escapes from the Fhloston cruise liner before it explodes 20 minutes later. Korben and his party immediately fly at hyperspeed straight to Earth and set the stones in place with only 5 minutes to spare. If they had followed the original plan without interruption and the Diva hadn't been unexpectedly murdered, she would have proceeded with the remainder of her concert, lasting an indeterminate amount of time; thereafter, presumably, she would have to undergo surgery to remove the stones from her body and deliver them to Korben, all of which would have taken far too long for him to save the Earth, correct?

Charles Austin Miller

Chosen answer: Not necessarily. Remember that the evil sped up once he knew Zorg was dead and the team had the stones. And we don't know how the Diva was going to get the stones out.

Greg Dwyer

Answer: The Diva already knew her fate... she knew it was her last song and fate would unfold the way it did.

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