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The Fifth Element

"There is no future without it."

PG-13 1997-05-02 Adventure 2hr 6m

In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

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In 2257, a taxi driver is unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity.

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Cast

Bruce Willis

Bruce Willis

Korben Dallas
Gary Oldman

Gary Oldman

Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg
Ian Holm

Ian Holm

Father Vito Cornelius
Chris Tucker

Chris Tucker

Ruby Rhod
Brion James

Brion James

General Munro
Tommy Lister Jr.

Tommy Lister Jr.

President Lindberg
Tricky

Tricky

Right Arm
John Neville

John Neville

General Staedert
John Bluthal

John Bluthal

Professor Pacoli
Kim Chan

Kim Chan

Mr. Kim
Julie T. Wallace

Julie T. Wallace

Major Iceborg
Al Matthews

Al Matthews

General Tudor
Maïwenn

Maïwenn

Diva Plavalaguna
Ivan Heng

Ivan Heng

Left Arm
Sonita Henry

Sonita Henry

President's Aide
Tim McMullan

Tim McMullan

Scientist's Aide
Hon Ping Tang

Hon Ping Tang

Munro's Captain
George Khan

George Khan

Head Scientist
John Hughes

John Hughes

Head of Military
Clifton Lloyd Bryan

Clifton Lloyd Bryan

Mondoshawan / Mangalore Aknot / Airport Guard
Richard Ashton

Richard Ashton

Mondoshawan
Kevin Molloy

Kevin Molloy

Mondoshawan / Ground Crew
Bill Reimbold

Bill Reimbold

Mactilburgh's Assistant
Colin Brooks

Colin Brooks

Staedert's Captain
Anthony Chinn

Anthony Chinn

Mactilburgh's Technician
Sam Douglas

Sam Douglas

Chief NY Cop
David Kennedy

David Kennedy

Flying Cop
David Barrass

David Barrass

Flying Cop
Roger Monk

Roger Monk

Flying Cop / Military Technician
Mac McDonald

Mac McDonald

Flying Cop
Mark Seaton

Mark Seaton

Flying Cop
Jean-Luc Caron

Jean-Luc Caron

Flying Cop
Riz Meedin

Riz Meedin

Flying Cop
Jerry Ezekiel

Jerry Ezekiel

Flying Cop
Indra Ové

Indra Ové

VIP Stewardess
Nicole Merry

Nicole Merry

VIP Stewardess
Stacey McKenzie

Stacey McKenzie

VIP Stewardess
Rachel Willis

Rachel Willis

Stewardess
Josie Perez

Josie Perez

Stewardess
Natasha Brice

Natasha Brice

Stewardess
Sophia Goth

Sophia Goth

Check-in Attendant
Martin McDougall

Martin McDougall

Warship Captain
Peter Dunwell

Peter Dunwell

Diva's Manager
Stewart Harvey-Wilson

Stewart Harvey-Wilson

Ruby Rhod Assistant
David Fishley

David Fishley

Ruby Rhod Assistant
Carlton Chance

Carlton Chance

Ruby Rhod Assistant
Gin Clarke

Gin Clarke

Diva's Assistant
Vladimir McCrary

Vladimir McCrary

Human Aknot
Aron Paramor

Aron Paramor

Mangalore Akanit
Alan Ruscoe

Alan Ruscoe

Mangalore Kino
Ève Salvail

Ève Salvail

Tawdry Girl
Kaleem Janjua

Kaleem Janjua

Shuttle Pilot
Tyrone Tyrell

Tyrone Tyrell

Shuttle Co-Pilot
Kevin Brewerton

Kevin Brewerton

Shuttle Mechanic
Ian Beckett

Ian Beckett

Baby Ray
Sonny Caldinez

Sonny Caldinez

Emperor Kodar Japhet
Zeta Graff

Zeta Graff

Princess Achen
Eddie Ellwood

Eddie Ellwood

Roy von Bacon
Yui

Yui

Fhloston Hostess
Laura De Palma

Laura De Palma

Fhloston Hostess
Lenny McLean

Lenny McLean

Police Chief
Robert Oates

Robert Oates

Fhloston Commander
John Sharian

John Sharian

Fhloston Captain
Fred Williams

Fred Williams

Hotel Manager
Sibyl Buck

Sibyl Buck

Zorg's Secretary
Grant James

Grant James

Scientist
Ali Yassine

Ali Yassine

Scientist
Sean Buckley

Sean Buckley

Scientist
Dane Messam

Dane Messam

Military Technician
Nathan Hamlett

Nathan Hamlett

Military Technician
Cecil Cheng

Cecil Cheng

Military Technician
Scott Woods

Scott Woods

Lab Guard
Leon Dekker

Leon Dekker

Lab Guard
David Garvey

David Garvey

Staedert's Technician
Stanley Kowalski

Stanley Kowalski

Staedert's Technician
Omar Hibbert Williams

Omar Hibbert Williams

Staedert's Technician
Robert Clapperton

Robert Clapperton

Robot Barman
Robert Alexander

Robert Alexander

Warship Technician
Mia Frye

Mia Frye

TV Stewardess
Leo Williams

Leo Williams

Power Operator
C. Keith Martin

C. Keith Martin

Power Operator
J.D. Dawodu

J.D. Dawodu

Zorg's Man
Shaun Davis

Shaun Davis

Zorg's Man
Alex Georgijev

Alex Georgijev

Zorg's Man
Marie Guillard

Marie Guillard

Burger Assistant
Renee Montemayor

Renee Montemayor

Burger Assistant
Stina Richardson

Stina Richardson

Burger Assistant
Gillian M. Berrow

Gillian M. Berrow

Mondoshawan (uncredited)
Geoff Boothby

Geoff Boothby

Mondoshawan (uncredited)
François Guillaume

François Guillaume

Mondoshawan #3 (uncredited)
Kristen Fick

Kristen Fick

Glamorous Alien Diva at Event (uncredited)
Anita Koh

Anita Koh

Japanese Hostess (uncredited)
Kamay Lau

Kamay Lau

Glamorous Japanese Girl (uncredited)
Inva Mula

Inva Mula

Diva's Singing Voice (uncredited)
Jill Mullan

Jill Mullan

Korben's Mother (voice) (uncredited)
Tracy Redington

Tracy Redington

Stewardess (uncredited)
Gito Santana

Gito Santana

VIP Lounge Worker (uncredited)
Frank Senger

Frank Senger

Bodyguard (uncredited)
Joss Skottowe

Joss Skottowe

Mangalor Alien (uncredited)
Fred Wood

Fred Wood

Emissary (uncredited)
Roger Wright

Roger Wright

Afro Scott (uncredited)

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Reviews for The Fifth Element
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A Review by GeekMasher 9.5

Written by GeekMasher on 2013-03-15

This movie is one of the best movies of all time! It has a great story lines and graphics of it's time and even to today's standards it is b... read more

This movie is one of the best movies of all time! It has a great story lines and graphics of it's time and even to today's standards it is brilliant. The world is well though out and well demonstrated. Zorg is a great bad guy, played by Gary Oldman and Bruce Willis plays his role very well. All in all a excellent movie.

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A Review by FarSky

Written by FarSky on 2013-07-21

A simple enough concept: Guy must save a World (in the Future!) from Evil! by protecting a Magical Macguffin, only in this case it’s a Girl!... read more

A simple enough concept: Guy must save a World (in the Future!) from Evil! by protecting a Magical Macguffin, only in this case it’s a Girl! instead of a Thing. There’s really not a lot of story here. Not a lot of character either. Why waste valuable screen time with such paltry concerns when you can instead have Chris Tucker prancing around as a flamboyant radio host in the most annoying cinematic sci-fi supporting character not created by George Lucas? Instead, the film casts actors who do a fair job of acting simply by being themselves: Bruce Wills is Korben Dallas, a brawny, shoot-first hero who, when the chips are down, is brawny and shoot-firsty. The Magical Girlfriend MacGuffin, Leeloo, is played by Mila Jovovich (in her breakout performance) and some strategically-placed wrappings (the wrappings have had a harder time breaking into more mainstream roles). Ian Holm turns up as the Old Mentor, and filling out the cast is Gary Oldman as the antagonist Zord (in his hammiest role ever). The film seriously rises to the level of made-for-SciFi Channel-original and no higher. The plot is nonsensical, the acting committed but laughable, and the dialogue so stiff you’d think the script pages had been starched. So where does the film go legitimately wrong? Two main places: first, Besson carries on the proud tradition of French filmmakers doing weird things solely for the sake of being weird. The entire film is filled to the brim with the kind of idiosyncratic touches that I’ve come to expect from that region. Most of the bits don’t work, but I’ll give them credit for keeping things interesting. The second, more serious issue is another that seems to plague genre French directors, and that’s the whole matter being played (largely) for farce. The most successful (creatively) American (sci-fi/)action films are defined in very large part by their villain. This film, like so many other sci-fi/action films I’ve seen from French directors, never establish or maintain an element of power for the villains over the heroes. The villains are painted as clueless, moronic, out of their depth, or outright incompetent. That tradition continues here. What would Star Wars be without Darth Vader? Die Hard without Hans Gruber? Aliens without…uh, aliens? Lacking a strong (or even memorable) central villain (we have two: a Gary Oldman so hammy I’m pretty sure Muslims couldn’t work on the film, and the other being a giant planet-size ball of…Pure!Evil! No joke.), the film sacrifices the one shot it had at having some kind of weight or dimension. There’s no sense of danger or peril, no chance that the Hero won’t triumph, and [spoilers!] the day is essentially saved by a Care Bear stare. So, does what I’ve just said make it bad? Well, yes. Let’s try again. Does that made it unenjoyable? No, and it’s an important distinction to make. The film is an interesting curiosity. After a half-hour of the bizarre, if you can let yourself be swept into its idiosyncratic world you’ll find a perfectly watchable B (or C)-movie. It rankles a bit to think about how much was wasted making dreck this dreck-y, but it’s entertaining dreck.

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A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2017-05-13

Ever since I first watched The Fifth Element in the late 90s, I've been inspired by Gary Oldman's Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg. _Final rati... read more

Ever since I first watched The Fifth Element in the late 90s, I've been inspired by Gary Oldman's Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg. _Final rating:★★★½ - I strongly recommend you make the time._

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A Review by John Chard 8

Written by John Chard on 2019-01-20

Negative, I am a meat Popsicle. It's 2259 and the Earth is in mortal danger from pure evil. The only hope Earth has is something called... read more

Negative, I am a meat Popsicle. It's 2259 and the Earth is in mortal danger from pure evil. The only hope Earth has is something called the fifth element, which comes in the form of the newly cloned Leeloo. Along with an ex forces cab driver and a priest called Cornellius, Leeloo must piece it together before the end of mankind arrives. Depending on which side of the fence you sit on, The Fifth Element is either a child fantasy made by an adult, or an adult fantasy made by a child! Here in lies the problem that many critics and movie watchers can't agree on. Just what does Luc Besson's film want to be? Having conceived the concept for his film at a very early age, Besson I think waited until he was comfortable with his adult eyes, and armed with the technological advancements in the late 90s, to realise his vision. With the result being a beautiful piece of science fiction that is, yes- cartoonish in every other frame. Crucial though is that Besson's futuristic vision of New York dominates proceedings, not even a villain overdrive from Gary Oldman can detract from the colourful vistas that Besson has crafted. The sea has dropped and New York is awash with flying cars, there are no take aways anymore, the Chinese junks fly to your front door to serve you food, how cool is that? Shape shifting aliens are amongst us, who in the context of this Jean-Paul Gautier clothed universe, blend in effortlessly, and opera divas are strangely beautiful and blue creatures. In short, the film is an art direction treat, a feast for the eyes, even as the comedy and action take control in the final third. Bruce Willis quickly leaves behind his successful trip to harder edged roles (Twelve Monkeys) to play super cabbie Korben Dallas. Gun toting and with a quip at every turn, this is the Willis that the MTV generation loves and adores. Oldman, for better or worse as Zorg, gives a memorable performance (oh my, is that a Southern American accent?), but it's with Mila Jovovich (Leeloo) that the film gets its acting spurs. A pure revelation, it begs the question on why Jovovich has failed to progress in the acting world? (stop doing tripe like Resident "will work for food" Evil films would be a good start). Sci-fi fans will obviously get the point that the support cast features Ian Holm (Alien) and Brion James (Blade Runner), which off sets the annoying and painful turn from Chris Tucker as zany, insecure DJ Ruby Rhod (is Besson having a pop at world DJs here I wonder?). To leave us with what? A film that mildly suffers from its director giving way to his heart over his head, but hey baby, it's one groovy and enjoyable romp from start to finish regardless. 8/10

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A Review by Prodank 9

Written by Prodank on 2023-09-17

"The Fifth Element" is like a journey down memory lane for me, brimming with nostalgia. I've lost count of how many times I've caught it on ... read more

"The Fifth Element" is like a journey down memory lane for me, brimming with nostalgia. I've lost count of how many times I've caught it on TV. The cast was on point, the makeup and costumes were seriously cool, and those futuristic locations were quite intriguing. In the grand scheme of things, "The Fifth Element" is a certified classic. It possesses that timeless quality that's hard to find. I'd easily give it a solid 9 out of 10. But if you're a fan of this movie, you should definitely check out the animated film "Heavy Metal" (1981), which served as inspiration for many animation and science fiction films, including this one.

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A Review by GeekMasher

This movie is one of the best movies of all time! It has a great story lines and graphics of it's time and even to today's standards it is brilliant. The world is well though out and well demonstrated. Zorg is a great bad guy, played by Gar...

reviewer avatar

A Review by GeekMasher 9.5

Written by GeekMasher on 2013-03-15

This movie is one of the best movies of all time! It has a great story lines and graphics of it's time and even to today's standards it is brilliant. The world is well though out and well demonstrated...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by FarSky

Written by FarSky on 2013-07-21

A simple enough concept: Guy must save a World (in the Future!) from Evil! by protecting a Magical Macguffin, only in this case it’s a Girl! instead of a Thing. There’s really not a lot of story he...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Ruuz 7

Written by Ruuz on 2017-05-13

Ever since I first watched The Fifth Element in the late 90s, I've been inspired by Gary Oldman's Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg. _Final rating:★★★½ - I strongly recommend you make the time._...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by John Chard 8

Written by John Chard on 2019-01-20

Negative, I am a meat Popsicle. It's 2259 and the Earth is in mortal danger from pure evil. The only hope Earth has is something called the fifth element, which comes in the form of the newly clo...

read more
reviewer avatar

A Review by Prodank 9

Written by Prodank on 2023-09-17

"The Fifth Element" is like a journey down memory lane for me, brimming with nostalgia. I've lost count of how many times I've caught it on TV. The cast was on point, the makeup and costumes were seri...

read more