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Release Date: May 9th, 1997

DVD Release Date: December 9th, 1997

PG-13|2 hr 7 min

Plot Summary
In the 23rd century, a New York City cabbie, Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis), finds the fate of the world in his hands when Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) falls into his cab. As the embodiment of the fifth element, Leeloo needs to combine with the other four to keep the approaching Great Evil from destroying the world. Together with Father Vito Cornelius (Ian Holm) and zany broadcaster Ruby Rhod (Chris Tucker), Dallas must race against time and the wicked industrialist Zorg (Gary Oldman) to save humanity.

Cast: Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich, Chris Tucker, Luke Perry, Brion James, Tommy "Tiny" Lister

Director: Luc Besson

Genres: Fantasy, Action, Adventure, Science fiction

Production Co: Gaumont

Distributors: Columbia Pictures

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  • What an attempt, and what a work of the imagination. The Fifth Element' will change the look of science fiction and will probably be imitated for years. show more

  • It's ludicrous, but it's fun. Besson is a filmmaker so in love with his own daffy excesses that he's able to pull us, laughing, right into his world of loony pop. [9 May 1997]

  • I would not have missed seeing this film, and I recommend it for its richness of imagery. But at 127 minutes, which seems a reasonable length, it plays long. show more

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