The Fifth Element

May 9, 1997 0 By Fans
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In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr Zorg at bay.

Release Year: 1997

Rating: 7.5/10 (173,530 voted)

Critic's Score: 52/100

Luc Besson

Stars: Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, Gary Oldman

Two hundred and fifty years in the future, life as we know it is threatened by the arrival of Evil. Only the Fifth Element can stop the Evil from extinguishing life, as it tries to do every five thousand years. She is assisted by a former elite commando turned cab driver, Korben Dallas, who is, in turn, helped by Prince/Arsenio clone, Ruby Rhod. Unfortunately, Evil is being assisted by Mr. Zorg, who seeks to profit from the chaos that Evil will bring, and his alien mercenaries.

Writers: Luc Besson, Luc Besson


Bruce Willis

Korben Dallas

Gary Oldman

Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg

Ian Holm

Father Vito Cornelius

Milla Jovovich


Chris Tucker

Ruby Rhod

Luke Perry


Brion James

General Munro

Tommy 'Tiny' Lister

President Lindberg

(as Tommy 'Tiny' Lister Jr.)

Lee Evans


Charlie Creed-Miles


(as Charlie Creed Miles)


Right Arm

John Neville

General Staedert

John Bluthal

Professor Pacoli

Mathieu Kassovitz


Christopher Fairbank


Is it love or live?

Release Date: 9 May 1997

Filming Locations: Albert R. Broccoli 007 Stage, Pinewood Studios, Iver Heath, Buckinghamshire, England, UK

Box Office Details

Budget: $90,000,000


Opening Weekend: $17,031,345
(11 May 1997)
(2500 Screens)

Gross: $185,800,000
(2 November 1997)
(except USA)

Technical Specs


Did You Know?


Triangles feature frequently in the film. They appear on the Egyptian ruins, on the displays of the planet alignment, and in the missile formation fired from the cruiser. Also, the stones are triangular prisms.


In the first scene where Zorg is walking, the sound of metal clinking is heard when his right foot hits the ground. After his face is shown, the metal clinking is heard when his left foot hits the ground for the rest of the movie.


[first lines]

[whispers to sleeping Aziz]
Aziz! Aziz!

Professor Pacoli:
Aziz! Light!
[Aziz wakes up with a start]

"Aziz! Light!"

User Review

Multi Pass.


Bruce Willis and Milla Jovovich star in this wonderful sci-fi tale.
Chock full of killer performances and excellent effects.

Korben Dallas is your average ordinary New York taxi driver. Fresh out
of the military, unlucky in love and this close to losing his job. One
day the ultimate fare literally falls into his lap as Leeloo enters his
life via the roof of his cab. Leeloo it seems was genetically
manipulated to be the ultimate weapon against pure evil but her beauty
and butt-kicking hide a more fragile nature that Dallas and a host of
others will have to step up and help her save humanity.

This amazing sci-fi adventure from Luc (Leon) Besson has a little
something for everyone. Beauty (the gorgeous Jovovich with orange hair
even), action and gun-play, excellent acting, amazing visual effects,
romance, creative sets and costume design, dynamic and interesting
music and a mildly annoying but funny Chris Tucker. You name it…this
film has it in spades. 5th Element is hands down one of the best
science fiction films ever.

I've seen it many times and always want more. I highly recommended it.