The Fifth Element

Director: Luc Besson Run Time: 126 min. Format: DCP Rating: PG13 Release Year: 1997

Starring: Bruce Willis, Chris Tucker, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich

When the universe is threatened by evil, a young woman who is the Fifth Element is the key to saving the Earth!

Luc Besson’s Fifth Element is an over-the-top space adventure that straddles comedy and action. It’s the twenty-third century and Korben Dallas (Bruce Willis) is a cabbie in a colorfully futuristic New York who, as fate would have it, has the lovely orange-haired Leeloo (Milla Jovovich) land on his car one afternoon. But Leeloo has some troubles, she was escaping from a laboratory who was trying to insert DNA from the recently deceased Fifth Element who, you know, comes to Earth every five thousand years to protect humans. So you can imagine what happens next: space travel, singing aliens, martial arts and two lovers saving the world.

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