The Fifth Element

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The Fifth Element (1997) is a science-fiction film from Columbia Pictures. The movie's plot is focused on an extraterrestrial object set on a collision course with Earth, and a group of humans moving to stop it.

Written and directed by Luc Besson. Starring Bruce Willis, Milla Jovovich, and Gary Oldman.

Korben Dallas[edit]

You humans act so strange. Everything you create is used to destroy.
  • Listen lady, I only speak two languages: English and bad English.

Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg[edit]

  • My dear Aknot, what about those two little planes you borrowed? [sees Aknot's human face] Aknot, is that you? What an ugly face. It doesn't suit you. Take it off. [Aknot's face transforms into a Mangalore's] Much better. Never be ashamed of who you are. You're warriors, be proud. So what if the Federal Government scattered your people into the wind? What doesn't kill you makes you stronger. Your time for revenge is at hand. Voila! The ZF-1. [activates a ZF-1 and holds it] It's light; handle's adjustable for easy carrying; good for righties and lefties; breaks down into four parts; undetectable by X-ray; ideal for quick discreet interventions. A word on firepower. Titanium recharger; 3000-round clip with bursts of 3 to 300. And with the replay button, another Zorg invention, it's even easier. [lights reveal a mannequin in police gear] One shot... [shoots mannequin]...and replay sends every following shot to the same location. [turns around, shooting in the direction of the Mangalores; bullets curve their trajectory and hit the mannequin instead] And to finish the job, all the Zorg oldies-but-goldies. [fires every weapon at the mannequin as he mentions them] Rocket launcher... arrow launcher, with exploding or poisonous gas heads, very practical... our famous net launcher... the always-efficient flamethrower, my favorite... [winks to the Mangalores] and for the grand finale, the all-new 'Ice-cube System'! [fires a cloud of liquid nitrogen which freezes the remains of the mannequin. Mangalores applaud politely by carnage and were very impressed]


  • You humans act so strange. Everything you create is used to destroy.
  • Multi-pass
  • I don't know love. I was built to protect, not to love.
  • You no trouble. Me, fifth element. Supreme being. Me protect you.


[at an Egyptian temple in 1914]
Billy: [nervously aiming gun at Mondoshawan; shouting] D-DON'T MOVE! I-I-I HAVE A GUN!
Priest: Please understand. They are our friends.
Billy: Friends? [points at Professor Pacoli] Father, they killed the professor. They're monsters!
Priest: I'll explain everything. Just listen to me.
Billy: You're with them?!
Priest: Look at me, look at me. I am your friend, Billy.
Billy: No, father.
Priest: BILLY, LOOK AT ME! [gently] Please, put the gun down.
Billy: No. [trips over bag; falls back as he accidentally fires shots at Mondoshawan; Priest shouts]
[Walls activate and begin to close with Mondoshawan in it]
Priest: [to Mondoshawan] Hurry! The wall is closing!
Mondoshawan: [tries to walk out the chamber] Here is your mission: pass down our knowledge to the next priest just as it was passed down to you.
Priest: I-I'll do as you command, but please, hurry! You're running out of time!
Mondoshawan: [raises hand past the closing wall, extending a finger that has a special key] Time, not important. Only life is important. [wall closes trapping the hand]

Robot: Are you human?
Koren Dallas: Negatory - I am a meat popsicle.

Korben Dallas: What's your name?
Leeloo: Leeloo Minaï Lekatariba-Lamina-Tchaï Ekbat De Sebat.
Dallas: Good. That... that whole thing's your name, huh? Do you have, uh... a shorter name? Not [speaks gibberish; whistles, brings fingers together] short.

General Munro: [after telling Korben about the mission] Any questions?
Korben Dallas: Yeah. Just one. Why me? I retired six months ago. You remember?
Munro: Three reasons. One: as a member of the elite special forces unit of the Federated Army, you are expert in the use of all major weapons and spacecraft needed for this mission. [unravels a list five feet long] Two: of all the members of your unit, you were the most highly decorated.
Dallas: And the third one?
Munro: Of all the members of your unit, you're the only one left alive.

Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg: This case is empty.
[Switches to conversation between Cornelius and Leeloo; Leeloo is laughing]
Father Vito Cornelius: What do you mean, empty?
[Back to conversation between Zorg and Aknot]
Zorg: Empty. The opposite of full. This CASE is supposed to be FULL! Anyone care to explain?
[Back to Leeloo, speaking in the Divine Language]
Cornelius: The guardians... gave the stones.. to someone they could trust... who-who another route... she's supposed to contact this person... in a hotel... and she's looking for the address. Easy.
Leeloo: [points to the computer screen] Dot.
David: It's-it's planet Fhloston, in the Angel Constellation!
Cornelius: [sighs in relief] We're saved.
[back to Zorg and Aknot]
Zorg: I'm screwed!
Aknot: You asked for a case. We brought you a case.
Aknot: We are warriors, not merchants.
Zorg: BUT YOU CAN STILL COUNT! Look, it's easy. Look at my fingers. Four stones, [Aknot looks away; Zorg slaps his face back into position] four crates [of guns]. Zero stones, ZERO CRATES! [To his men] Pack everything up! We're outta here!
[Mangalores hoist their guns with a roar]
Aknot: We risked our lives! I believe a little compensation is in order.
Zorg: Oh, so you are merchants after all. Leave them one crate...for the cause.

Leeloo: Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass. Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: [to check-in attendent] Yeah, this is my wife, Leeloo.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Dallas: Yeah, multipass, she knows it's a multipass. Leeloo Dallas. This is my wife.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Dallas: We're newlyweds. Just met. You know how it is. We bumped into each other, sparks happen...
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Dallas: Yes, she knows it's a multipass! Anyways, we're in love.

President Lindberg: Major Dallas, I first would like to salute a warrior. You are a shining example of this army's might. In the name of the Federation and its territory—
Korben Dallas: Mister President, Mister President. Any idea when you're gonna be getting to the point?
Lindberg: [sighs] Okay. There's a ball of fire 1,200 miles in diameter heading straight for Earth, and we have no idea how to stop it. That's the problem.
Dallas: How much time do we have?
Scientist's aide: If its speed remains constant, an hour and fifty-seven minutes.
Dallas: I'll call you back in two hours. [hangs up]
Lindberg: Hello? Hello? Hello?

Jean-Baptiste Emanuel Zorg: It's nice to see you again, Father.
Father Vito Cornelius: Ah, I remember you now. The so-called art dealer.
Zorg: I'm glad you got your memory back. Because you're gonna need it. [directs his men out of his office] Where are the stones?
Cornelius: I don't know. And even if I did know, I wouldn't tell somebody like you.
Zorg: Why? What's wrong with me?
Cornelius: I try to serve life. But you only…seem to want to destroy it.
Zorg: Oh, Father, you're so wrong. Let me explain. [closes office door, places an empty glass on desk] Life, which you so nobly serve, comes from destruction, disorder and chaos. Take this empty glass. Here it is, peaceful, serene and boring. But if it is [Pushes glass off table] destroyed… [robot cleaners move to clean broken glass] Look at all these little things. So busy now. Notice how each one is useful. What a lovely ballet ensues, so full of form and color. Now, think about all those people that created them. Technicians, engineers, hundreds of people who'll be able to feed their children tonight so those children can grow up big and strong and have little teeny weeny children of their own, and so on and so forth. Thus, adding to the great chain…of life. [Desk prepares a glass of water and a bowl of fruit] You see, Father, by creating a little destruction, I'm actually encouraging life. In reality, you and I are in the same business. Cheers.
[He drinks the water with cherry, only to choke when the cherry sticks in his throat. Zorg frantically presses all the buttons on his desk in an attempt to get something to clear his throat]
Cornelius: Where's the robot to pat you in the back? Or the engineer? Or their children, maybe? [Desk brings out Zorg's pet Picasso; Zorg motions it to try and help him] There, you see how all your so-called power counts for absolutely nothing? How your entire empire of destruction comes crashing down. All because of one…little…cherry. [slaps Zorg in the back, causing him to spit the cherry at Picasso]
Zorg: [opens doors, throws Cornelius to guards] You saved my life, and in return, I'll spare yours....for now.
Priest Vito Cornelius: You're a monster, Zorg.
Zorg: ...I know. [directs guards to take Cornelius away; snaps fingers] Torture who you have to. The President, I don't care. Just bring me those stones. You have one hour.


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