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A 1997 science fiction film directed by Luc Besson and starring Bruce Willis. Set in the future, a decorated former soldier turned cabbie becomes involved in a race against time to save the universe from absolute evil

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Did Luc Besson ever explain why Zorg really wants the arrival of the evil?

What exactly does Zorg expect from the arrival of the "Great Evil"? Once it would have reached the temple, life would turn into death, including Zorg's life. He tried to explain to Fr. Vito ...
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What does "auto-wash" actually do?

Recently, I needed a washer mechanic to come to my home to clean out the lines. He told us that we need to do an... auto-wash ...from time-to-time to avoid problems, and that made me wonder about a ...
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Why is Leeloo's recovered hand armoured when she doesn't need armour after reconstruction?

It's been a long time since I last saw The Fifth Element, but I don't recall why she is so heavily armoured, or if we see her in armour before reconstruction. She seems to function fine, after ...
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Does "bada boom" actually refer to the crash of the Mondoshawan vessel?

I always took Leeloo's Divine Language monologue in Korben's cab to be a description of her escape from the regeneration chamber, and "bada boom" her term for the subsequent fall through the roof of ...
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What does a MultiPass do?

One of the most-remembered catch phrases of The Fifth Element is when Leeloo, at the spaceport about to board the starship to Phloston Paradise, exclaims, Leeloo Dallas MultiPass! At this point, ...
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How does Leeloo know Vito Cornelius' name?

I saw it in French but if I remember correctly during the fog scene in the Fifth Element: KORBEN: Are you OK? LEELOO: Priest... KORBEN: Priest? You need a doctor... LEELOO: Priest! Vito... Cornelius!...
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Fifth Element - Mondoshawans in a lift

I can picture a scene where Bruce Willis is trying to get through a bunch of Mondoshawans - I think it's in a lift or a large room? He starts rocking one of them side to side and the others fall into ...
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Is the theme of Captain Jack's "Dream a Dream" music video intended to be a Fifth Element homage?

Captain Jack's "Dream a Dream" Recently, Captain Jack's "Dream a Dream" popped into my head, courtesy of memories of doing the song in Dance Dance Revolution. The ...
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Why did Leeloo jump?

Why did Leeloo jump off the the Science building only to land in the cab? Was she attempting suicide to protect her knowledge, or was she taking some kind of temporal chance based on something only ...
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Why is ‘Mondoshawan’ spelt like that?

Throughout The Fifth Element there are several mentions of the guardian race known as the Mondoshawans. Or rather, not known as the Mondoshawans. Written as the Mondoshawans in all the different ...
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Why didn't the Fifth Element help Mondoshawans to defend against Mangalore attack?

The Fifth Element is a "Supreme Warrior". If so, why didn't she take up the defense of Mondoshawan ship against Mangalore attack? Was that because she was in cryosleep at the moment? Or not "human-...
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Is ever explained why the "burning moon" wants to destroy Earth?

DVK's recent question got me thinking about something I thought when I first saw "The fifth Element". From the setting it is obvious that there are multiple alien species, which means that there are ...
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Why did the police totally ignore the "I'm a meat popsicle" response?

Cop: Are you classified as human? Korben Dallas: Negative. I'm a meat popsicle. OK, that's funny. Haha. Except, any self-respecting NY-"I Will Nock Your Punk-ass Down"-PD cop would immediately ...
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What was the deal with Korben's neighbor?

I just re-watched The Fifth Element last night, and I realized there was something I'd never understood. When Korben Dallas is selected for a mission by his former commanders, they rig a contest to ...
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Why is Leeloo a human in shape in The Fifth Element?

After they recover the only living cells left from the accident when the Mondoshawans' spacecraft is destroyed, they rebuild a body using the the genetic information from those cells. That body is ...
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Does Leeloo have telepathic powers?

In The Fifth Element, when the general taunts Leeloo, she stares him in the eye and his eyes look a bit hypnotized before she growls and punches through the tube. A few moments later, she sort of ...
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What was the name of the helping alien race in The Fifth Element?

In the Fifth Element, what was the name of the alien crew that came to help the human race when the great Evil returned?
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What happened between Korben and Leeloo?

At the very end of The Fifth Element, Korben and Leeloo are stripped and placed in some kind of healing device. Is this strictly for medical purposes, or are we to believe that they engaged in sexual ...
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How did Plava Laguna intend to deliver the stones to Leeloo?

In The Fifth Element, Leeloo was to meet with the diva Plava Laguna on Fhloston Paradise and retrieve the stones. The Diva had promised to deliver the stones to Leeloo after the concert, but was ...
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Is any reason given for the low sea level?

In the Fifth Element, we see a great shot of future NYC which shows the statue of liberty and other recognizable elements sitting way up high on small mountains, with the sea line far below present ...
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How deep was the fog?

In The Fifth Element the city of New York appears to have a perpetual layer of fog clinging to its lower levels. Presumably this fog reaches all the way to the ground, but I don't recall this being ...
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