18 Hidden Scenes in The Fifth Element

Following is our collection of The Fifth Element facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Fifth Element film message.

In "The Fifth Element," Manhattan, the Statue of Liberty, and the Brooklyn Bridge appear to tower above the landscape because the sea levels have dropped significantly, with the city expanding onto the new land

The Fifth Element (1997), the cigarettes Korben Dallas smokes are about 75% filter with a bit of tobacco at the end

The Fifth Element Movie Trivia Facts

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  1. The hero (Bruce Willis) & the villain (Gary Oldman) never meet nor know of the other ones actions throughout the whole film. The closest they come to sharing a scene is just missing each other at a set of elevators.

The Fifth Element Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • 1 - Leeloo learns about the world by going through all of the words in the English language by letter. She tells Dallas the last letter she had gotten to was "V," which is the Roman numeral for five. This is a nod to the title of the film and of her origin.
    Leeloo learns about the world by going through all of the words in the English language by letter. She tells Dallas the last letter she had gotten to was "V," which is the Roman numeral for five. This is a nod to the title of the film and of her origin.
  • Pays homage to the gyro captain in the road warrior (1981)

The Fifth Element Hidden Facts

The protagonist and the antagonist never meet in the entire film, and barely know each other aside from the protagonist working for the antagonist's company. The only time they come close to meeting is an elevator switch towards the end of the film.

The cigarettes are mostly made from filter.

1 - The hallways in the pyramid in Egypt fit the much wider Mondoshawan race almost exactly. Another hint that they were the creators of the pyramids that housed the stones and the weapon against evil.
The hallways in the pyramid in Egypt fit the much wider Mondoshawan race almost exactly. Another hint that they were the creators of the pyramids that housed the stones and the weapon against evil.
1 - Zorg's bomb sets off the hotel's bomb detectors. This allows everyone to evacuate before the Mangalores activate their own five-second suicide bomb. Zorg is the accidental hero of the movie.
Zorg's bomb sets off the hotel's bomb detectors. This allows everyone to evacuate before the Mangalores activate their own five-second suicide bomb. Zorg is the accidental hero of the movie.

Zorg fires 1 million people, targetting cab companies. Later, Korben (Bruce Willis), a cab driver, is notified he is fired.

1 - ' Corbin Dallas responds to the security check "I am a meat popsicle," the military personnel he hid become frozen "meat popsicles" in the fridge.
' Corbin Dallas responds to the security check "I am a meat popsicle," the military personnel he hid become frozen "meat popsicles" in the fridge.

Leeloo's name is a corruption of the French word l'?lu, which means "the chosen one".

The mugger is wearing a ridiculous hat that Bruce Willis comments nice hat, in Valerian the Hawker character is wearing a ridiculous hat that Cara Delivigne comments nice hat.

1 - There's a spelling error when they are trying to pull up Leeloo's file. The word Commencing is misspelled - there's no 'g' at the end.
There's a spelling error when they are trying to pull up Leeloo's file. The word Commencing is misspelled - there's no 'g' at the end.

" Corbin has a box of Gemini Croquettes in his fridge, the same snack food sponsoring the trip giveaway to Fhloston Paradise.

1 - The hat of the gun robber has a picture of the hallway to fool the security camera
The hat of the gun robber has a picture of the hallway to fool the security camera
1 - The robber in The Fifth Element (1997) was wearing a hat with a picture of the hallway as a means to avoid detection from cameras above the doors.
The robber in The Fifth Element (1997) was wearing a hat with a picture of the hallway as a means to avoid detection from cameras above the doors.
The Fifth Element poster
The Fifth Element poster

The Fifth Element Plot

In the colorful future, a cab driver unwittingly becomes the central figure in the search for a legendary cosmic weapon to keep Evil and Mr. Zorg at bay.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Fifth Element. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi
Director Luc Besson
Stars Bruce Willis, Gary Oldman, Ian Holm, Milla Jovovich
IMDB score 7.7