The Fifth Element

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It’s the year 2257 and a taxi driver has been unintentionally given the task of saving a young girl who is part of the key that will ensure the survival of humanity. The Fifth Element takes place in a futuristic metropolitan city and is filmed in a French comic book aesthetic by a British, French and American lineup.

  1. Luc Besson

    Director, Screenplay, Story

  2. Robert Mark Kamen


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  1. Bruce Willis

    Bruce Willis

    Korben Dallas

  2. Gary Oldman

    Gary Oldman

    Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg

  3. Ian Holm

    Ian Holm

    Father Vito Cornelius

  4. Milla Jovovich

    Milla Jovovich


  5. Chris Tucker

    Chris Tucker

    Ruby Rhod

  6. Luke Perry

    Luke Perry


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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 6m

Budget $90,000,000.00

Revenue $263,920,180.00

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Release Information

  • May 9, 1997
    PG-13, Theatrical
  • November 25, 1997
    PG-13, Physical
  • June 20, 2006
    PG-13, Physical



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A review by Matt Golden

By Matt Golden

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... read the rest.

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