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Fifth Element, The (1997) movie script

by Luc Besson and Robert Mark Kamen.
August 1995 Draft.

More info about this movie on IMDb.com
FADE IN:

1	EXT.  DESERT  NILE RIVER  VALLEY - DAY

Somewhere in the Nile at the edge of the desert.

CREDITS  ROLL

WRITTEN:	EGYPT 1913

OMAR and his mule zigzag along the bottom of sun scorched dunes.

2	EXT.  TEMPLE  EXCAVATION - DAY

The mule and the boy finally reach a camp.  A few tents dwarfed by
a huge temple door 	jutting out of the sand.  The camp is deserted
except for some kids by the temple 	entrance holding large mirrors,
reflecting light into the temple.
Omar leaves his mule in the shade, seizes two goatskins and slips
inside the temple.

3	INT.  TEMPLE - DAY

Omar makes his way uneasily down a pillared corridor that opens
into a vast room 	where an old scientist stands on a small wooden
ladder in front of the wall across the 	room.  PROFESSOR MASSIMO
PACOLI. A young man is beside him, BILLY 	MASTERSON, age 25, an
American student. He has a large sketchpad in his hands.  	Behind
them AZIZ, age 10, whose job is to hold the last mirror which shines
light into 	the expansive room.

		PROFESSOR
		(deciphering)
	"..when the three planets are in eclipse.."

His fingers trace across the wall which is covered with symbols and
strange hieroglyphs 	as he deciphers.

		PROFESSOR
	"..the black hole like a door is open...
	Evil comes ... sowing terror and chaos..."
	See?  The snake, Billy.  The Ultimate Evil
	... make sure you get the snake!

The Professor points emphatically to the snake, the symbol of Evil,
coming through the 	door between the three planets in eclipse.  C.U.
Billy's hand sketches the snake quickly.  	He is a natural artist.

		BILLY
	And when is this door opening snake act
	supposed to occur?

The Professor's fingers touch the signs.

		PROFESSOR
	..if this is the five..and this the thousand..

He calculates.

		PROFESSOR
	Every five thousand years..

		BILLY
		(kidding)
	So I have some time..

He reaches for the pad.

ANGLE ON:  Omar.  Standing at the entrance to the chamber with the
water bag, 	entranced by the sight.  A skeletal hand falls on his
shoulder.  Omar turns to an ancient 	PRIEST in a rough milled black
cannock.

		PRIEST
	I will take it to them my son.

Startled but obedient, Omar gives the water bag to the Priest.

		PRIEST
	Go with God.. be safe from Evil..

The Priest makes the sign of the Cross on the boy's forehead,
dismissing him.
As soon as he is gone, the Priest turns a worried eye to the
Professor.

ANGLE ON:  The Professor is back to translating, Billy to
sketching.

		PROFESSOR
	"..then arrange the elements of life against
	the Terror just so.."

His fingers run on.

		PROFESSOR
	"..Water..fire..earth..air..four
	elements around the fifth.."

His fingers fall on the one element that has a human shape,
surrounded by all the others.

The Priest opens the water skin and begins to pour a vial of powder
into the skin.

ANGLE ON:  Aziz falling asleep.  The mirror falls, the light fails.

		PROFESSOR
	Aziz!  Light!

The boy struggles to stay awake.  The mirror comes up.

		PRIEST
	Lord forgive me.. they already know too,
	much..

		PROFESSOR
	"..in which all the history of the Universe resides
	..all the strength..all the hope..Protect us from Evil.."

		PRIEST (V.O.)
	Amen..

The Professor turns to the Priest who is pouring water into a tin
cup from the skin.

		PROFESSOR
	Father.. it in the most extraordinary thing..
	the greatest find in history..can you imagine
	the implications.

		PRIEST
	Only too well... here you must be
	parched..

He hands the cup to the Professor.  The Professor takes it, has it
almost to his lips 	when..

		PROFESSOR
	I mean look.. it is like a battle plan..

In his excitement he does not drink, much to the Priest's chagrin.

		PROFESSOR
	Here the Good.. Here the Evil..

As the Priest looks up, Aziz the mirror  boy, tips his mouth under
the water skin, 	drinking the leakage.

		PROFESSOR
	Here..

He points to the Five Elements.

		PROFESSOR
	A weapon against evil.  Amazing!  I am
	going to be famous.

		PRIEST
	Then let us toast to your fame!  Here Billy..

The Priest hands Billy a cup.

		PRIEST
	Drink!

		PROFESSOR
	To fame.. salud..

The Professor raises the cup to drink, and then...

		PROFESSOR
	We cannot toast with water.. Billy !
	In my sack.. the Grappa!

The Priest watches, disconsolate, as the Professor tosses away his
water.  Billy finishes 	his cup before running off into the tunnel.

4	EXT.  COLONNADE - DAY

A muffled SOUND grows steadily louder. Outside, a monstrous linear
shadow disturbs 	the kid's game and gradually darkens the temple
entrance.


5	INT.  TUNNEL - DAY

Billy is looking for the grappa in the Professor's bag.  He comes
upon a machine pistol.  	When the muffled SOUND suddenly grabs his
attention.  He leans toward the corridor 	and sees part of a spaceship
appear.  Billy is paralyzed.

6	INT.  TEMPLE  ROOM - DAY

The Professor keeps reading over the inscription.

		PROFESSOR
	"..this perfect person.. this perfect
	being.." I do not understand this.. perfect?

		PROFESSOR
	Where is that boy? Billy!

7	INT.  TUNNEL - DAY

Billy presses himself against the wall, in the shadows, terrified,
but sketching away like 	mad, as large shadowed figures lumber past
him.  He begins to blink, feeling the effects 	of the Priest's
potion..

8	INT.  TEMPLE  ROOM - DAY

The Professor reads the wall.

		PROFESSOR
	And this divine Light they talk
	about.. what is Divine light?

At that moment, the reflection from Aziz's mirror drops again.  The
light fails.

		PROFESSOR
		(without turning)
	Aziz light!

The room is flooded with light all of the sudden.

		PROFESSOR
	Better.. this is the most unbelievable thing
	I have ever seen..

The Professor turns around, and is stunned speechless to find
himself face to face with 	two MONDOSHAWANS.  A dozen others fill the
hall manning the source of the light, 	large luminous globes.  Aziz is
fast asleep.

		PROFESSOR
		(uncomprehending)
	...Uh, yes?

The Professor is lifted up and carried off to the side by the
aliens.  The KOMMANDER 	stops in front of the Priest who is still on
his knees, face to the ground.

		PRIEST
	Master... He was about to discover everything,
	but I had the situation under control.

The two MONDOSHAWAN GUARDS hold the professor three feet off the
ground.

		PROFESSOR
		(in a panic)
	Who are you?  Are you Germans?  Sprechen
	Sie Deutsch?

9	INT.  TUNNEL

Billy staggers forward, a machine pistol in his hand.

10	INT.  TEMPLE  ROOM

The KOMMANDER holds out his hand to the Priest.

		PRIEST
	What did I do wrong?

The Priest jumps to his feet excitedly.

		KOMMANDER
	Servant, you and the thousand guards
	before you... You have done your work well,
	but we have to recover the elements. War will
	soon engulf your planet. We must keep them safe.

The Kommander goes over to the wall and seems to be looking for a
lock.  He finds it 	and slides in his metallic finger which is more
intricate than a key to a safe.  He turns 	his hand, activating a
mechanism that opens the wall.

		PROFESSOR
	Unbelievable!!!

The Kommander turns around and crooks a finger.  One of the
MONDOSHAWANS 	waves his hand, puts the professor to sleep and heads
down the hallway revealed by the 	opening.  He is followed by his
men.  The Priest slips in behind them.

11	INT.  ROOM 2  TEMPLE - DAY

The Kommander steps into a vast room.  The ceiling is very high,
pyramid-shaped.  In 	each corner of the room, four vessels contain
four rectangular twelve-inch stones-, the 	four elements.  In the
middle, an opaque sarcophagus rests on an altar.  The 	Kommander
stops and contemplates it a moment.

		PRIEST
		(to himself)
	The Fifth Element...

		KOMMANDER
	Take them and put them in a safe place.

His men carry out his order.

12	INT.  ROOM 1  TEMPLE - DAY

Billy staggers across the floor, struggling to stay awake.

13	INT.  ROOM 2  TEMPLE - DAY

The Kommander opens a case.  His men come and put the four,
precious stones in it, 	one by one.

		PRIEST
		(moved)
	Will the elements be gone now forever
	from this place?

		KOMMANDER
	When mankind comes to its senses.
	We will return.

		PRIEST
	Knowing mankind as I do, that could take
	centuries!

		KOMMANDER
	Time is of no importance, only life
	is important.

The Priest nods and lowers his eyes.

Angle on:  Billy staggering forward, raising his pistol, blinking
his eyes to focus..

A MONDOSHAWAN puts the fourth element in the case The Kommander
shuts the 	case and looks at the Priest.

		KOMMANDER
	When EVIL returns so shall we.

		PRIEST
		(head lowered)
	We will be ready, Lord.

Billy suddenly staggers into the room, brandishing his gun.

		BILLY
	Stop.

Billy trips, the gun goes off.  He empties the clip.  The
Mondoshawan carrying the case 	crumples to the ground.  The wall
immediately begins to close.  Billy fires wildly, 	unable to control
the powerful kicking gun.

		PRIEST
	No!!!  Don't!!!

The Priest rushes Billy.  The weapon has such a kick to it that
Billy starts shooting into 	the air, backs up, then stumbles and
knocks himself out.  The Priest is on the ground, 	seriously wounded.
So is the Kommander.  The WARRIORS are in a panic.

		CLERK
	Hurry, Kommander!  The wall's closing!!!

The wall continues to close.  Sand pours in from everywhere.  The
vast room fills up 	like an hourglass.

		KOMMANDER
	A mission is a mission, Savoia.
	You'll learn that.

The Kommander picks up the case and reaches the wall but can't get
through it.  His
armor is too bulky, the opening too small.  He manages to get his
arm and the case 	through.

		KOMMANDER
	My apologies to General Kroi -- and my wife..

The wall closes, crushing his arm.  The CLERK scoops up the case
and runs 	through the huge piles of sand.

14	EXT.  COLONNADE - DAY

The CLERK boards the ship carrying the case.  Omar hides in a
corner, frightened to 	death, hugging Billy's bag of drawings.

15	INT.  TEMPLE  ROOM - DAY

The room fills with sand.  The Priest's body is soon buried.

16	EXT.  DESERT - DAY

The huge ship's main hatch closes.

17	EXT.  TEMPLE - DAY

The ship lifts off and speeds away. Omar emerges from the temple
gaping at the ship as 	it vanishes in the sky.

18	EXT.  PYRAMIDS

A gigantic shooting star flashes above the pyramids.

19	EXT.  EARTH  ORBIT

The ship passes in front of us and heads for the stars disappearing
at unbelievable 	speed.  The background is a star-spattered cosmos.

WRITTEN:	500 YEARS LATER

Another, more modern, spaceship, fills the screen.  A warship
belonging to the Federal 	Army.

20	INT.  SPACESHIP  CONTROL  ROOM

CU of a digital control screen.  Three planets projecting three
straight lines that 	crisscross at one point.  Identical to the one
observed by the professor on the temple 	wall.  GENERAL STAEDERT
looks out through the ship's window at one of the three 	huge planets
in eclipse.

		STAEDERT
	Don't you have anything?  Not even
	a temperature?

		CAPTAIN
	The thermo-analyzers have jammed.
	One of them reads over a million degrees,
	the other's at minus 5000...
	Never seen anything like it.

		TECHNICIAN
	It's taking shape.

21	EXT.  SPACE

In the middle of the shadows, a door to the nightmare has just
opened.  Evil is back.  A 	round, moving mass, continually changing
color.

		CAPTAIN
		(in awe)
	What the hell can it be?

		TECHNICIAN
	Hook-up with the president in one
	minute, General.

General Staedert remains calm.

		STAEDERT
	...Send out a probe.

22	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE  MANHATTAN

LINDBERG, 50, the president of the United Federations, his features
lined and worn 	by various delegations, mainly military, enters his
office.  There's a crisis in the air.  The 	President's AIDE leans
down to his ear.

		AIDE
	On air in 30 seconds.

In the middle of the group is a Priest whose appearance reminds us
of Egypt.  A 	younger man DAVID, 18, shy, a priest-in-training
attends the old man.

23	INT.  CONTROL  ROOM / PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		CAPTAIN
	President on line sir..

General Staedert leans over his screen and seems surprised to see
the room but not the 	president.

		PRESIDENT (O.S.)
	Staedert, do you read me?

		STAEDERT
	I can hear you, Mr. President, but I
	can't see you .

The President grabs the mini-camera on his desk and yanks it around
to face him.
His face fills the screen.

		PRESIDENT
		(exasperated)
	Is that better?

		STAEDERT
	Perfect, Mr. President.

		PRESIDENT
	I have to address the Supreme Council
	in 10 minutes.
	Just the facts, General.

		STAEDERT
	There are no results from the chemical
	and molecular analysis as of yet, all the
	calibers are overshot..we're hoping a
	thermo nucleatic imaging..

		PRESIDENT
	(exasperated)
	What you are saying is you don't know
	what this..thing..is.

Consternation reigns in the President's office.

		STAEDERT
	Not yet Sir..The only thing we know is
	it just keeps getting bigger!

		PRESIDENT
	Options.

		STAEDERT
	Wait or act.

		PRESIDENT
	Recommendations.

		STAEDERT
	My philosophy Mr. President is shoot first
	ask questions later.
	I don't like uninvited guests.

		PRESIDENT
	Gentlemen?

		HEAD CHEMISTS
	I think it would be foolish to shoot at an
	organism that seems alive, without first
	taking the time to study it more!
	Besides, it has shown no signs of hostility.

		PRESIDENT
		(worried)
	No... it's just getting bigger.

		HEAD CHEMISTS
	So do people, but that's no reason to shoot
	them.

		PRESIDENT
		(exasperated)
	The security of the Federated Territories is
	and remains number one priority.
		(to the military)
	I suppose General Staedert's "philosophy" is
	acceptable to you?

All the Generals nod "yes"

		PRESIDENT
	All right, then! Staedert?

		PRIEST (O.S.)
	Mr. President?

The President scans the room. Staedert remote controls the camera
toward the room.

		PRESIDENT
	...Yes?


The camera moves up the Priest and we finally discover his face.
He is in his sixties, a 	shrewd look in his eyes.
Around his neck hangs the Kommander's finger, the key to the
temple.

		PRIEST
	Cornelius, Vito Cornelius. 50th level parish.
	I have a different theory to offer you,
	Mr. President.

		PRESIDENT
	I'm listening.

		CORNELIUS
	Imagine for a moment that this. thing is not
	anything that can be identified because it prefers
	not to be, because it is the antithesis of all we are.
	Because it is evil.. TOTAL EVIL.

		PRESIDENT
		(a little sarcastically)
	One more reason to shoot first eh?

All the Generals nod in agreement.

		CORNELIUS
	Evil begets evil, Mr. President.
	Shooting would only make it stronger.

24	INT.  SPACESHIP

		TECHNICIAN
	The probe will attain its objective in
	five seconds.

Staedert moves closer to the ship's window.

25	EXT.  SPACE.

Evil swallows the probe and immediately bubbles over with activity
like a furious 	volcano.

26	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		STAEDERT
	Mr. President, we're at crisis point.

The President looks puzzled.

		PRESIDENT
	Your theory is interesting Father but
	I don't think we have time to go into it
	right now!

		CORNELIUS
	Time is of no importance, Mr. President.
	Only life is important.

		PRESIDENT
		(exasperated)
	That's exactly what we are going to try and do:
	Protect the lives of some 200 billion of our
	fellow citizens! General?
	You may fire when ready.

27	INT.  SPACESHIP

		STAEDERT
		(cold) (to the CAPTAIN)
	..Up front loading of a 120 ZZR missile.
	Marker lights on the objective.

28	EXT.  OUTSIDE  SPACESHIP

All of a sudden, outside the ship, the strange planet's activity
ceases.  A black crust 	immediately covers it.

29	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		SCIENTIST
		(consulting new data)
	Its structure has just solidified on the surface,
	 as if the object felt something.  If that's the case,
	we are undoubtedly dealing with an intelligence.

		CORNELIUS
	The most terrible intelligence imaginable,
	Mr. President.

The President hesitates.

		CAPTAIN
	...The ship is in combat formation.
	The missile is loaded, General.

		PRESIDENT
		(uneasy)
	Staedert?  Give me a minute...
	I have a doubt.

		STAEDERT
		(cold)
	I don't, Mr. President.

30	EXT.  OUTSIDE  SPACESHIP

The missile explodes from the ship and penetrates its target.  The
explosion is 	swallowed like a fizzy pill in a small glass of water.
Nothing happens.  And then the 	mass grows larger.

31	INT.  CONTROL  ROOM / PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

Staedert looks worried.

		STAEDERT
	Load a series of 740 missiles. Maximum
	shield protection.

		CAPTAIN
	Yes, Sir.

The President is growing ever more worried.

		PRESIDENT
	Staedert?  What's going on?  Did you
	destroy it?

		STAEDERT
	I'm about to, Mr. President.

32	EXT.  SPACESHIP

A series of three missiles heads for the planet, which absorbs them
all.  And literally 	doubles in size.

		SCIENTIST
	The planet's diameter has greatly
	increased and it's moving toward the ship.

		PRESIDENT
	Staedert?  Get out of there immediately!
	I don't want an incident, do you hear me,
	Staedert?

		STAEDERT
		(worried)
	...What do we have that's bigger than 240?

		CAPTAIN
	Nothing, General.

		PRESIDENT
	Staedert, get out of there!  That's an order!

A bead of sweat pearls Staedert's forehead. He is about to give an
order when a 	gigantic flame emerges from the planet and literally
swallows Staedert's spaceship.

		STAEDERT
		(eyes wide)
	... Good God!

The flame fills the screen with a horrendous NOISE that....

33	INT.  APARTMENT

... wakes up a man trying to escape from a nightmare. KORBEN DALLAS
rubs his 	head.  Thirty five years old, short hair, powerfully
built, unquestionable charm, good 	looking in spite of the scars here
and there.  The alarm clock is still ringing, it shows 	the date as
March 18, 2359.  It in two in the morning. Ha grabs a cigarette, and
stops 	to look for a light.  He shuts oft the alarm.  He hears a cat
mewing in the hall.  But it 	still rings.  Korben takes a moment and
then realizes it in the phone that is ringing.

		KORBEN
		(to the cat)
	I'm coming.

He grabs the phone and crosses his tiny apartment (27 feet long by
6 feet wide) heading 	for the door, patting himself for a light.
Behind him, the bed makes itself automatically.

		KORBEN
		(on the phone)
	Yeah?

		FINGER (V.O.)
	Hey bud! Finger here.

He opens the door for the cat and starts to rummage through a
drawer for a match. Out 	come a handful of war decorations, a hero's
collection.

		KORBEN
		(to the cat)
	Hi sweetie!

...A Medal of Honor Certificate to Major Dallas

		FINGER (V.O.)
	I love you too Major, but you haven't called
	me that since basic training.

		KORBEN
	I was talking to the cat.

		FINGER (V.O.)
	Oh, yeah, I forgot.You still prefer
	your cat to the real thing.

...A picture of Korben and his ex-wife on their wedding day.

		KORBEN
	At least, the cat comes back.

		FINGER (V.O.)
		(ironical)
	You still pining for that two timing bitch.
	Forget her.
	There are a million women out there.

		KORBEN
	I don't want a million - I just want
	one.  A perfect one.

		FINGER (V.O.)
	Don't exist bud.

...A picture of Korben and Finger in uniform next to a space
fighter.

		KORBEN
	I just found a picture of you.

		FINGER (V.O.)
	How do I look?

		KORBEN
	Like shit.

Korben finds a box of matches with three matches.  He strikes one.
It does not light.  	Korben opens the fridge, bare, except for an
empty can of GEMINI croquettes.
On the packet is an ad:
WIN A DREAM TRIP FOR 2 TO FHLOSTON PARADISE.

		FINGER (V.O.)
	 Must be an old picture.. Listen, you gotta bring
	me your hack for the 6 month overhaul.  A.S.A.P.

Korben heats up some brackish water.

		KORBEN
		(sighs)
	I don't need one.

		FINGER (V.O.)
	You forgetting who sat next to you for
	a thousand missions.
	I know how you drive.

		KORBEN
	Finger!  I'm driving a cab now, not a
	space fighter!!

		FINGER (V.O.)
	How many points you got left on your
	license?

		KORBEN
		(lying)
	Uh... at least fifty.

		FINGER (V.O.)
	In your dreams! See you tonight!

Finger has hang up.  Korben sighs and does the same.  He gets the
heated brackish 	water and sits down.  The cat pounces on the table
and meows for its food.  Korben 	pours half the coffee in the cat's
cup.

The cat meows.  Korben taps his cup to the cat's saucer.

		KORBEN
	Cheers!

34	INT.  HALL - DAY - OMIT

35	INT.  GARAGE - DAY - OMIT

36	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

The office is emptied, only a few army officers remain.  An ancient
manuscript, Billy's 	drawings, sits in front of the President.
Cornelius turns page after page, illustrating his
point.

		CORNELIUS
		(to the President)
	We have forty-eight hours, the time it needs
	to adapt itself to our living conditions.

		PRESIDENT
		(worried)
	And then?

		CORNELIUS
	And then it will be too late. The goal of
	evil is to wipe out life! All forms of life.
	For all eternity...Life upsets it.

The President appears upset himself by this image.

		PRESIDENT
	Is there anything that can stop it?

		CORNELIUS
		(knowing)
	Yes..thank God..

37	EXT.  SPACE

The Mondoshawan spaceship bursts through a star cluster and fills
the screen.

38	INT.  COCKPIT - OMIT

39	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

The manuscript is open on the President's desk.. CLOSE ON:
Billy's rendering of the Mondoshawan.

		CORNELIUS
		(to the President)
	The Mondoshawans don't belong to the
	Federated Territories, but they are peaceful...
	in their possession are the four elements of life.
	These elements when they are gathered around a fifth:
	The Supreme Being, ultimate warrior, created to protect
	life......

The SUPREME BEING is standing, as if frozen in armor.  All we see
is the bottom half 	of his body.  Big metallic gloves hold the case
engraved with the emblem of the three 	suns containing the four Sacred
Stones.

		CORNELIUS
	..will produce what the ancients called the
	light of creation, the light of total goodness
	which is the only thing that can defeat EVIL.

The President points to the spot occupied by the 5th element.

		PRESIDENT
	But what happens if instead of
	this... Ultimate Warrior... it is EVIL
	who stands here?

		CORNELIUS
	White turns to black.  Light to Dark.
	Life to Death.  For all eternity.

The President's nerves quiver.

		CAPTAIN
	Sir, we have a Mondoshawan spaceship at
	the frontier requesting permission to enter
	 our territory.

		PRESIDENT
	I guess I should make a decision..

		CORNELIUS
	They are the only ones who can help..

		GENERAL
	Sir..the Mondoshawan do not belong to the
	federation. We do not know their intention..
	I must recommend a full trinuclear assault..

		PRESIDENT
		(yells)
	Did you see that..thing..swallow our battleship
	like a gum drop?  You can't even tell me what it is!
	I ask you for options you give me bullshit.
	Give them permission to enter our territories
	with my warmest regards.

		CORNELIUS
		(relieved)
	Thank you, Mr. President.

40	INT.  MONDOSHAWANS  SPACESHIP - OMIT

41	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE - OMIT

42	EXT.  SPACE / INT.  MONDOSHAWAN  SHIP

The MONDOSHAWAN spaceship zips across the Federated Galaxy.
But it is not alone: Two black warships seem to be dogging it.

43	INT.  MONDOSHAWAN  COCKPIT

The MONDOSHAWANS have spotted the spacecraft chasing them.

		FIRST OFFICER
	Two non-identified ships approaching.

		CAPTAIN
	Must be the welcoming committee.

44	INT.  WARSHIP  COCKPIT

A MANGALORE sits at the controls of the warship. His terrifying
features tell us what 	sort of welcome they can expect.  The pilot
fires without warning.

45	EXT.  SPACE / INT.	MONDOSHAWAN  SHIP

The huge ship is badly hit and immediately swerves oft course.
Panic aboard the MONDOSHAWAN ship.

46	INT.  MONDOSHAWAN  SHIP

		CAPTAIN
	We've been hit! General alert!!!

Blast after blast hits the defenseless ship.

		CAPTAIN
	We're losing control! We have to land fast!

The huge ship veers oft course and heads for a small red planet,
taking hit after hit.

		CAPTAIN
	Send out a distress signal!!! Activate
	the emergency landing procedure!

The huge ship approaches the planet at blinding speed.

		FIRST OFFICER
	Impact in less than ten seconds!

The red planet looms ever closer.

		CAPTAIN
	Time is of no importance...

The ship crashes in a gigantic explosion.

46A	INT.  KORBEN'S  APARTMENT - DAY

A thermo nuclear explosion fills a T.V. screen..Which Korben's cat
watches with 	interest.

Korben is about to exit the apartment.

		KORBEN
	Don't watch it all day, it'll rot your
	mind. Bye sweetie..

In response, the cat meows.  Korben opens the door to..A huge
gun, brandished by a nervous MUGGER, pointing right in his face.

		MUGGER
	The cash man!

		KORBEN
	Been here long?

		MUGGER
	Don't fuck with me man or I'll blow
	you into tomorrow!

Unperterbed, Korben looks at the mugger's fearsome weapon.

		KORBEN
	Isn't that a Z140? Alleviated titanium.
	Neuro charged assault model?

		MUGGER
		(off balance)
	Uh..

		KORBEN
	You know you could hurt someone with
	this puppy..good thing it's not loaded..

The mugger is lost.  He looks at his weapon.

		MUGGER
	It's not?

		KORBEN
	You gotta push the little yellow button...

Korben points to the button on the side of the gun.  The mugger
takes his advice.

		MUGGER
	Thanks..

		KORBEN
	You're welcome..

And with lightning speed, Korben blasts the mugger with a straight
right hand, sending 	him down for the count.  Korben retrieves the
gun.

		KORBEN
	..you know these things are VERY illegal..
	you could get in a shit load of trouble..
	I better hang onto it for you..

As the mugger clears his head, Korben opens a drawer next to him
which is full of 	similar guns! The mugger's eyes pop out of his head.
He scampers to his feet and runs 	off.

Korben shrugs, exits his apartment, and closes the door.  The cat
watches a nuclear 	holocaust on T.V.,  uninterrupted.

46B	INT.  KORBEN'S  GARAGE - DAY

Korben enters his taxi.  A robotic voice greets him.

		VOICE
	Please enter your license..

Korben complies, and starts to push a series of buttons on the
dash.

		VOICE
	Welcome on board Mr. Dallas..

		KORBEN
	How you doing this morning?  Sleep OK?
	I didn't.

Korben hits a button.  The garage door starts to open.

		VOICE
	Fuel level 6.03..Propulsion 2x4...

		KORBEN
	I had the worst goddamn nightmare.

		VOICE
	You have nine points left on your license..

		KORBEN
	Thanks for reminding me..

As the garage door lifts, the Megalopolis that is New York City in
the 23rd century 	comes into view.  Startling in it's height, and
breath.

		VOICE
	Have a nice day..

Korben lets the propulsion build.

		KORBEN
	Right..

He lets the gear slip.  The taxi rockets off into the City.

47	EXT.  TAXI  STAND - NIGHT - OMIT

48	EXT.  RED  PLANET-OMIT

49	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

Cornelius collapses in a chair.

		CORNELIUS
	We are lost!

		GENERAL MUNRO
	Mr. President, the attack was launched by two
	unregistered warships.

		PRESIDENT
	Close all borders and declare a state of
	general alert.

		GENERAL MUNRO
	Yes, sir.

		PRESIDENT
		(to another OFFICER)
	Try to contact these Mondoshawans.  We
	owe them an explanation.

		CORNELIUS
		(lost, to himself)
	What are we going to do?

		PRESIDENT
	This is government business now.
	You ought to go home and get some
	rest, Father.

The President motions to his guards to come and get Cornelius.

		PRESIDENT
	I promise to keep you informed.

A weary Cornelius leaves the room with David's help.

		PRESIDENT
		(to the CAPTAIN)
	...Has the rescue team found any survivors?

50	EXT.  RED  PLANET - OMIT

51	EXT.  RED  PLANET ORBIT - OMIT

52	INT.  LABORATORY  1ST DISTRICT  MANHATTAN - DAWN

An arm, on a surgical cart, moves down the hall of the
Nucleological Center, the most 	sterile of environments.

PROFESSOR MACTILBURGH, age 60, hurries alongside GENERAL MUNRO.

		MUNRO
	This is all that survived?

		MACTILBURGH
	Actually only one cell survived..

		MUNRO
	Have you identified it?

		MACTILBURGH
	It's not that easy..we've never encountered
	anything like it before..you see normal human
	beings have 40 DNA memo groums..which is
	more than enough for any species to perpetuate
	itself..This one has 200,000.

		MUNRO
	Talk English Doc.

		MACTILBURGH
	This cell is like a huge library. It has infinite
	genetic knowledge stored inside.
	Almost like it was...engineered.

		MUNRO
	Sounds like a freak of nature to me.

		MACTILBURGH
	Yes... I can't wait to meet him.

They pass into the lab.

53	INT.  LABORATORY

The two enter a cylindrical laboratory.  There is a huge glass
turbine in the middle with 	the metal glove inside.  A DNA chain
scrolls on the computer screen.

		MACTILBURGH
		(rather fascinated)
	The compositional elements of his DNA
	chain are the same as ours, there are simply
	more of them tightly packed.
	His knowledge is probably limitless..

		MUNRO
		(worried)
	Is there any danger? Some kind of virus?

		MACTILBURGH
	We put it through the cellular hygiene detector.
	The cell is for lack of a better word... perfect.

Munro hesitates a moment.  Then he sighs and uses his personal key
to open the
self-destruct box.

		MUNRO
	OK, go ahead! But Mr. Perfect better be polite...
	otherwise I turn him into cat food.

Mactilburgh starts the operation rolling as Munro puts his hand on
the sell-destruct 	button, ready to use it.  Thousands of cells form
in the heart of the generator, an 	assemblage of DNA elements.  Then
the cells move down a tube, like a fluid, and 	gather in an imprint
of a HUMAN body.  Step by step bones are reconstructed, then the
nervous and muscular systems.  Whole veins wrap around the muscles.
An entire body 	is reconstructing before our very eyes.

		DOCTOR
	Three seconds to ultra-violet protection.

A shield comes over the reconstructing body and makes it invisible.

		MACTILBURGH
		(to Munro)
	...This is the crucial phase, The reconstruction
	of pigment. Cells are bombarded with slightly
	greasy solar atoms which forces the body cells
	to react, to protect themselves.
	That means growing skin. Clever, eh?

		MUNRO
		(disgusted)
	Wonderful!

The meter slows, drops to zero.

		ASSISTANT
	... End of reconstruction, beginning of
	reanimation .

A whoosh of air in the glass chamber.  Captain Munro has his hand
on the self-destruct 	button, ready to destroy the being that has
barely been reborn.

		MACTILBURGH
		(pushing a button)
	Activate life support system.

An electrical discharge fills the glass chamber causing the body
inside to jerk.
After a few moments of silence, the SOUND of a heartbeat fills the
room over the 	loudspeaker.

		ASSISTANT
	Life support system activated.

The Supreme Being is alive once again.

		MACTILBURGH
	Remove the shield.

The ASSISTANT automatically removes the ultra-violet shield which
slowly reveals... 	a woman... nude... young... and very beautiful.
Munro stands there gaping.  Not quite 	his vision of the Supreme
Being.  Mactilburgh glances at Munro and gently pushes his 	hand away
from the self-destruct button.

		MACTILBURGH
		(with a smile)
	I told you ... perfect!

Munro is hypnotized by the GIRL's beauty.

		MUNRO
	...I'd, uh , like to get a few pictures for the archives
	before she wakes up.

Mactilburgh looks at him with a grin.  A remote-control camera
approaches the girl's 	face, a flash goes off.  Blinded by the flash,
the girl jumps and screams.  She cowers in 	a corner, shaking from
the cold, darting eyes everywhere looking for the case she was
holding.

		GIRL
		(very angry)
	Ouacra cocha o dayodomo binay ouacra
	mo cocha ferji akba ligounai makta keratapla.
	Tokemata tokemata!  Seno santonoi-aypa!
	Minoi ay Cheba!  Givomana seno!

		MUNRO
		(worried)
	What's she saying?

		MACTILBURGH
		(to his ASSISTANT)
	Activate the phonic detector.

The girl kicks the window repeatedly.

		MACTILBURGH
	And give her a light sedative...
	and something to wear!

The ASSISTANT hits a button.  A pile of clothes drops out of a
trapdoor in the ceiling.  	She snatches up the clothes angrily and
dresses quickly.  Munro draws closer to the 	glass window.  He watches
her dress with undisguised pleasure.

		MUNRO
		(to Mactilburgh)
	This thing solid?

		MACTILBURGH
		(smiling)
	An elephant couldn't crack it.

The Girl finishes dressing.

		GIRL
		(angrily)
	Teno akta chataman assin-omekta!

Munro smiles safely behind his plate glass window.

		MUNRO
		(with a smile)
	You're gonna have to learn to communicate
	better than that angel if you want out.

Munro dangles the key on a chain that will let her out.  The girl
rams her fist right 	through the window.  She grabs the key and yanks
it.  The chain snaps tight and Munro 	slams into the window knocking
himself out.  The girl puts her hand through the 	window again,
unlocks the chamber and steps out.  She is still bit wobbly on her
legs.  	Two GUARDS try to grab her.  She sends them flying across the
room. Mactilburgh is 	most impressed.  He sets off a general alarm.

54	INT.  CORRIDOR  LABORATORY

The girl runs through a maze of corridors looking for a way out.  A
squad of 	SECURITY GUARDS appear in front of her and open fire
without warning. The girl 	takes a leap, grabs an air vent, kicks it
out and dives into the air shaft.  The COPS try 	and jump up to the
vent, but none can reach it.

		CHIEF
	Get me a chair or a stepladder The rest of you
	go through the main ventilation!

55	INT.  VENTILATION DUCT  LABORATORY

The girl moves along unable to see what's ahead of her. She comes
to a dead-end, a 	grill that leads outside.  She pushes it out and
exits onto the ledge.

56	EXT.  LEDGE  LABORATORY - DAWN

She has exited to a ledge on the 450th floor of a building, right
in the middle of 	Manhattan, which we discover for the first time.
The city has become monstrous. 	Buildings rise 600 stories.  Cars
fly.  Subways run vertically...The girl edges along the 	narrow ledge,
unfazed by the height.  The CHIEF leans out the vent, looking out into
the void.

		CHIEF
		(to his men)
	Go on follow her!

The COPS stare into the gaping void.

		COP
	...No way.

The CHIEF angrily pulls out his gun and shoots at the girl who
ducks around the 	corner of the building.  Unfortunately the other
side in full of cops as well.  A flying 	police car zooms up in front
of her, sirens blaring.

		VOICE (O.S.)
	This in the police.  Your status is illegal.
	Please put up your hands and follow our
	instructions!

The girl feels trapped.  She looks down into the endless 450 below
and all the cars 	flying underneath her.  Then she raises her arms...
and dives off.

57	INT.  POLICE  CAR - NIGHT

		COP
		(in the car.)
	Christ! She dove off!

In a panic, the COP makes a wrong turn.  The girl falls for several
seconds.
She lands on the roof of a flying cab.

58	INT.  CAB - NIGHT

Korben tries to control his car, reeling from the impact.

		VOICE (O.S.)
	You have just had an accident.
	Seven points have been temporarily
	removed...

Korben manages to stop his cab, pulls over to the side.

		VOICE / KORBEN
	You have one point left on your license.
	Have a good day.

Korben sighs and looks in the back seat to see what the damages
are.  The girl, a bit 	dazed (who wouldn't be), emerges from the
debris and sits up.  There's some blood on 	her face.  Korben is
stunned. The girl's still alive and... so beautiful.  His heart heads
for 	a meltdown.

		GIRL
	Akina delutan, nou-shan.

		KORBEN
		(lost)
	...'Scuse me?

A police car with wailing sirens halts in front of Korben.

		COP
		(over a loudspeaker)
	You have an unauthorized passenger in your
	vehicle.  We are going to arrest her.
	Please leave your hands on the wheel.
	Thank you for your cooperation.

		KORBEN
		(obeying)
	Sorry, Hon, but I only got one point left
	on my license and I gotta get to the garage!

The police car presses up against the cab.  Doors slide open.  Huge
guns point at her.  	Korben feels lousy.  The girl's helpless, there
are tears in her eyes, she looks exhausted.
Korben glances at her in the rear view mirror. She's looking all
around to find 	something to help her communicate with him.

Her POV: an ad on the back of the seat. An 800 number to help an
orphanage. A teary 	photo of a kid over the words Please Help.  She
shoots to Korben a look of pure 	distress.

		GIRL
		(irresistible)
	Please... HELP...

Korben can't resist her plea.

		KORBEN
	Don't put me in this position...
	I can't... I'm late as it is...

But he cannot say no to her eyes.

		KORBEN
	Finger's gonna kill me.

Korben shuts oft the meter and floors it, sideswiping the police
car as he roars away.

		VOICE (O.S.)
	Your license has been revoked.
	Would you please....

Korben whips out a gun and shatters the loudspeaker.

		KORBEN
	I hate when people cry...
	I got no defense...

The police car takes out after him, sirens screeching.  An insane
chase ensues.

59	INT.  NEW YORK  STREETS - DAY

Korben and his flying taxi are absolute masters of the air.  The
cops have trouble 	following him but then another cop car comes to
join in the fun.  Korben drives like a 	man possessed, nothing can
stop him. Except the dead-end he's just come up against.

		GIRL
	Daya deo dono Dato.  Dalutan!

		KORBEN
	It there's one thing I don't need advice on,
	it's how to drive.

Korben turns his cab sideways and scrapes through a narrow
passageway,
ripping his taxi light from the roof.  The police car smashes into
the wall.  The other 	one brakes just in time.

		COP
	Shit! Attention all-patrol cars!

The car makes a U-turn, looking for a wider passageway.

60	EXT.  NEW YORK  STREET

The police car roars up, sirens screaming then slows down and
checks out a dead-end 	flanked by a large vertical neon billboard.
The dead-end is empty . Korben's cab is 	hidden vertically behind the
billboard.  Seeing nothing, the
police drive away.

		KORBEN
	We'll wait till things quiet down a bit.
	You mind?

The girl grabs his shirt collar and pulls him close, whispers in
his ear.

		GIRL
		(weak)
	...Priest...

		KORBEN
	You're not that bad... Come on we'll
	get you to a doctor.

The girl hands him the handle of the case, struck with the three
Egyptian suns.

		GIRL
		(weak)
	Vito... Cor... Ni-lious... Priest...

		KORBEN
	Vito Cornelius?

The girl nods, then faints.  Korben is somewhat lost faced with so
much mystery.

61	INT.  CORNELIUS'  APARTMENT - DAY

The door opens. Korben is there with the unconscious girl in his
arms.

		KORBEN
		(embarrassed)
	Excuse me, I'm looking for a priest.

		CORNELIUS
		(tired)
	Weddings are one floor down.
	Congratulations.

Cornelius closes the door.  The doorbell RINGS again.

		KORBEN
	She's not my bride, she's my fare.
	She's looking for this Vito Cornelius.
	According to the phone guide he lives here.

		CORNELIUS
		(curious)
	That's me.  But I don't know who she is...
	where did you find her?

		KORBEN
	She dropped in on me... holding this.

Korben hands him the metal handle with the three Egyptian suns,
stamped on it.

		CORNELIUS
		(staggered)
	The fifth element.

He faints dead away.  Korben, with the girl still in his arms looks
around helpless.

		KORBEN
		(sighing)
	Finger's gonna kill me...

62	INT.  CORNELIUS'  APARTMENT - DAY

In his armchair, Cornelius gets woken by a slap in the face.

		CORNELIUS
		(with a start)
	Who are you?

		KORBEN
	I brought the girl remember?

		CORNELIUS
	The girl?

Cornalius gets up.  He looks at the handle.

		KORBEN
	Yeah! She dropped in on me. I mean
	on my taxi... talking... this... this bizarre
	language...

And then it dawns on Cornelius who the girl is.

		CORNELIUS
		(eyes riveted on her)
	He's a she!

		KORBEN
		(bemused)
	You noticed...

		CORNELIUS
		(face shining)
	There's not a moment to lose! Wake her up,
	but be gentle about it!  This woman is mankind's
	most precious possession! She is... perfect!

		KORBEN
	So you do know her.

		CORNELIUS
	Uh yes, we're cousins..distant cousins..

Cornelius runs into the next room.  Korben looks at the girl, goes
to slap her, then 	changes his mind.

Her beauty troubles him.  He hesitates, then, gently caresses her
cheek.  Her skin seems 	so soft, so fragile.

		KORBEN
	Perfect...

63	INT.  SMALL  ROOM

David, is mending a cassock when Cornelius bursts into the room out
of breath.

		CORNELIUS
	It's a miracle!!!

		DAVID
		(worried)
	What is?

		CORNELIUS
		(babbling crazily)
	I can't wear these clothes! This calls
	for dignity!
	I have to dress the part!

He opens a closet filled with identical robes and plunges in,
disappearing as David 	looks on, uncomprehending.

64	INT  LIVING ROOM.  CORNELIUS'  APARTMENT

Korben gently kisses the girl's cheeks, but she doesn't respond.
He looks around then 	kisses her on the lips.  The girl's eyes snap
open.  When Korben straightens up he 	discovers his own gun jammed
under his chin.

		GIRL
		(angry)
	Eto Akta Gamat!

		KORBEN
		(embarrassed)
	I'm sorry, it's just that... I was
	told to wake you up gently, so I figured...

The girl pauses a moment.  She stares at him, looks puzzled.

		KORBEN
	You're right, I was wrong! I shouldn't
	have kissed you... especially since we
	haven't been introduced and...
		(he pulls out a business card)
	Here, it's a bit late, but... my name is
	Korben, Korben Dallas.
	Keep it, you never know, maybe... you'll
	need a cab one day.  I'll be happy to open
	the door this time!.

The girl hesitates, then snatches the card like a wild animal.

65	INT.  SMALL  ROOM

Cornelius is lost in the closet.

		DAVID
	Father, will you please explain what's
	going on?

		CORNELIUS
	The Supreme Being, the fifth element is here,
	in our parish!!! It's a miracle!!!

66	INT.  LIVING ROOM

		KORBEN
	...What's your name?

		GIRL
		(after a moment)
	Leeloo Minai Lekarariba-Laminai-Tchai
	Ekbat De Sebat.

		KORBEN
		(polite)
	Hey,  that's... cute... Do you have a nickname,
	something a little... shorter?

		GIRL
	...Leeloo.

Korben is falling in love.

		KORBEN
	That's... really cute...

Cornelius bursts into the room.  She turns the gun on him.
He bows before her.

		CORNELIUS
	Appipulai Leeloo Minai..

		LEELOO
	Corn-i-Lius?

		CORNELIUS
		(bowing)
	At your service.

LEELOO lowers her guard starts to laugh.  An irresistible childish
laugh.
Korben smiles.

		DAVID
	Father.  You sure she's the Supreme Being?

		CORNELIUS
	Absolutely sure There's the triple suns on
	her gloves!

David bows low, but his eyes glance up at Leeloo.  Cornelius begins
to lead Korben 	toward the door, hustling him out.

		KORBEN
	They all like this in your family, father?

		CORNELIUS
	She's an exception..

		CORNELIUS
	Thank you so much for your help Mr...?

		KORBEN
	Dallas. Korben Dallas.

Cornelius takes his arm. Leeloo stops laughing when she sees Korben
leaving.

		CORNELIUS
	Yes. That's fine! Thank you very much.
	A thousand times over!

		KORBEN
	I might call to check up on her,
	you know... to see if she's better?

		CORNELIUS
	She's fine, really..don't you worry..
	just needs some rest..she's had a very long trip.

		KORBEN
	I know. I was there when she arrived.

Cornelius is about to close the door.  Korben's hand blocks it.

		KORBEN
	Excuse me! Just one thing!  She said something
	to me a while ago and... I don't really get it...
	Akta Gamat?

		CORNELIUS
	It means, "Never without my permission".

		KORBEN
	That's what I thought.

Cornelius slams the door in his face.

		KORBEN
	...Thanks.

66A	INT.  KORBEN'S  APARTMENT - DAY

Korben beads down the hallway. He passes his NEIGHBOR.

		KORBEN
	Evening...

		NEIGHBOR
	Fuck you!

		KORBEN
	...Thanks... You, too.

Korben enters his-apartment.

66B	INT.. KORBEN'S  APARTMENT - DAY

The door slides back and the cat comes rubbing up against him, tail
in the air.

		KORBEN
	Oh god. I forgot your food ... I'm really sorry!
	How about a nice Thai nosh to apologize?
	How does that sound, huh?

The cat meows, appeased, just an the phone rings.

		KORBEN
	Hello?

		FINGER (V.O.)
	Hey bud...I'm waiting all day here.

		KORBEN
	Finger..man..I'm sorry..listen..I was on the way
	over but I had a fare fall into my lap..
	y'know one of those big fares you just
	can't resist..

		FINGER (V.O.)
		(suspicious)
	So, just how big was this fare?

		KORBEN
	5'7", green eyes... long legs... great skin...
	perfect..

Korben takes out a cigarette.

		FINGER (V.O.)
	Uh huh..and I don't suppose you got the
	name of this..perfect fare..

		KORBEN
		(dreamy)
	Leeloo..

67	INT.  GARAGE - DAY - OMIT

68	INT.  CORNELIUS'  APARTMENT - DAY

Leeloo has a towel wrapped around her, it looks like she just took
a shower.  She sits  	in front of a computer wolfing down some
chicken.  Data scrolls by on the screen.  	David watches from the
corner, in awe.

		DAVID
	What's she doing?

		CORNELIUS
	Learning our history!
	The last 5000 years that she missed!
	She's been out of circulation a while,
	you know.

Leeloo breaks into her childish laughter.

		CORNELIUS
	What're you laughing about?

		LEELOO
		(pronouncing badly)
	Napoleon... small.

She laughs again and tosses some capsules into the microwave.

		DAVID
		(hesitant)
	Uh father, I know she's been through a lot...
	but the sacred stones..we don't have much
	time..

		CORNELIUS
	Yes. Of course..

Leeloo takes her plate out of the microwave.  A steaming plate
heaped with chicken 	and exotic vegetables.

		CORNELIUS
	Leeloo..I'm sorry to interrupt you but..

She sits back down in front of the screen and chomps away heavily
on her second 	chicken.  Cornelius sits opposite her. and holds up the
case handle.

		CORNELIUS
		(serious)
	The case..with the stones...
	Where is it?

		LEELOO
	San Agamat chay bet... envolet!

		CORNELIUS
	The case was stolen?

Leeloo nods her head, quite unperturbed and continues to devour the
food in front of 	her.

		CORNELIUS
		(shocked)
	Who in gods name would do such
	a thing?

69	INT.  CORRIDOR.  ZORG'S  WAREHOUSE - DAY

CLOSE ON: A pair of feet limping heavily.  A MAN comes alongside
them.

		RIGHT ARM
	Excuse me sir, the council is worried about
	the economy heating up.  They wondered if
	it would be possible to fire 500...

They reach a door at the end of the corridor.  Zorg enters a code.

		ZORG
	Fire 1000.

		RIGHT ARM
	But... 500 is all they need, sir.

ZORG turns slowly.  A small scar across run across his face, his
eye stutters.
This is not a man to cross, or contradict.

		RIGHT ARM
	1000! Fine, sir!
	Sorry to have disturbed you.

The door opens...

70	INT.  CORNELIUS'  APARTMENT - DAY

... and David enters carrying a bundle of clothes.

		CORNELIUS
	There was this guy with a limp who
	came a month ago..said he was an art
	dealer ... Asking all these questions about
	the Sacred Stones..at the time I didn't think
	anything of it.. What was his name? I'm so
	bad with names...

		DAVID
		(to Leeloo, timid)
	I didn't know your size.

Leeloo is happy. She pulls off the towel and stands there nude.
Cornelius and David 	turn away.

		DAVID
	They really made her...

		CORNELIUS
	Perfect.

Leeloo finishes dressing. She is delighted.

		LEELOO
		(to David)
	Domo danko!

David smiles, dumb with admiration.  Cornelius comes over.

		CORNELIUS
	Leeloo?  The Stones...
	We must get them back.

Leeloo settles down, sits at the computer and turns it on.

		LEELOO
	Ikset-kiba.  Me imanetaba oum dalat!

		CORNELIUS
	You know exactly where they are!

71	INT.  WAREHOUSE - DAY

A group of handsome WARRIORS approaches.  AKNOT, their leader has
the sacred 	case in his hands.  The metal handle is missing but the
second metal glove is still 	grasping the case.

		ZORG
		(pretending to be worried)
	Aknot?  Is that you?

The LEADER nods. A disgusted look stamps Zorg's features.

		ZORG
	...What an ugly face! Doesn't suit you at all!
	Take it off...

AKNOT's face burns away revealing the head of a monstrous
MANGALORE.

		ZORG
	That's better! Never be ashamed of
	who you are...
	You're warriors... be proud...

AKNOT says nothing, but if his eyes could talk!

		ZORG
	So what if the Federal Army crushed your
	entire race and scattered your people to the
	wind...
	Your time for revenge is at hand...
	Voila... the ZF1.

He takes out a weapon from one a crate and goes into a sales pitch.

		ZORG
		(very fast)
	...It's light... the handle's adjustable for
	easy carrying... good for righties and lefties.

Meanwhile, two MEN set up a mannequin rigged with various defense
mechanisms at 	the far end of the warehouse.

		ZORG
	... Breaks down into four parts, undetectable by
	X-rays.. It's the ideal weapon for quick, discreet
	interventions.  A word on fire power: Titanium
	recharger. 3000 round clip with bursts of 3 to 300.
	With the replay button, another Zorg innovation,
	it's even easier... one shot.

He fires at the mannequin.

		ZORG
	... and replay sends every following shot
	to the same location...

Zorg spins around, the rounds all hit the mannequin.

		ZORG
		(even faster)
	I recharge, but the enemy has launched a
	cowardly sneak attack from behind, the
	automirror takes care of that.  Gives me the
	time to turn around and finish the job.
	300 round bursts, then there are the Zorg oldies...

He fires off each item he names.

		ZORG
	...Rocket launcher.  The always efficient
	flame thrower... My favorite.
	Our famous net launcher, the arrow launcher,
	with exploding or poisonous gas heads - very
	practical.
	And for the grand finale, the all-new ice-cube
	system!

The mannequin has been blasted into a pile of ashes covered by a
net,. stuck with 	arrows, the whole mess frozen solid. He tosses the
weapon into AKNOT's hands.

		ZORG
	...Four full crates, delivered right on time!
	What about you, my dear Aknot, did
	you bring me what I asked you for?

AKNOT sets the case on a crate.  Zorg gloats while stroking the
case.

		ZORG
	...Magnificent.

Zorg smiles, takes a deep breath, opens the case.  It's empty

72	INT.  CORNELIUS'  APARTMENT - DAY

Leeloo breaks into her childish laughter once again.

		CORNELIUS
		(astonished)
	What do you mean empty?

73	INT.  ZORG'S  WAREHOUSE - DAY

AKNOT looks into the case.  Things grow tense.

		ZORG
	Alright..I've got an open mind here..
	anyone care to explain?

74	INT.  CORNELIUS'  APARTMENT - DAY

Leeloo explains what happened in her language.

		CORNELIUS
		(translating)
	She says that the Guardians never really had
	much faith in humans. They were afraid of
	being attacked. The stones were given to someone
	they could trust who took another route.
	She's supposed to contact this person in a little less
	than twelve hours from now in a hotel.
	She's looking for the address!

A map of the stars flashes onto the screen, Leeloo points.

		LEELOO
	Dot!

The little group comes over to look.

		DAVID
	Planet Fhloston, in the Angel constellation

Cornelius plops down into his armchair.

		CORNELIUS
	...We're saved!

75	INT.  ZORG'S  WAREHOUSE - DAY

		ZORG
	I'm fucked!

Zorg calmly closes the case and gives Aknot a blood-chilling stare.

		AKNOT
	You asked for a case.
	We brought you a case.

		ZORG
		(shouting)
	A case with four stones in it. Not one!
	Not two or three! But four!!! Four stones!!!
	What the fuck am I supposed to do with an
	EMPTY case?!!

AKNOT's men grow edgy.

		AKNOT
		(tense)
	...We are warriors, not merchants!

		ZORG
		(humored)
	But you can still count.  Look...
	my fingers.

He holds up four fingers.

		ZORG
	...Four stones, four crates... Zero stones...
		(yelling)
	ZERO CRATES!!!
		(to his men)
	Put everything back, we're outta here.

AKNOT's warriors turn their weapons on Zorg.

		AKNOT
		(icily)
	We risked our lives. I believe a
	little compensation is in order.

		ZORG
		(smiling)
	So, you are a merchant, after all.
		(to his men)
	Leave them one crate.  For the cause!

Zorg's men leave a crate and exit with the other three.

76	EXT.  OUTSIDE  ZORG'S  WAREHOUSE - DAY

Zorg walks along the street to his limo.  RIGHT ARM carries the
empty case.

		ZORG
	I don't like warriors!  They're too
	narrow-minded, no sublety.  Worse,
	they fight for hopeless causes..for honor!
	Honor has killed millions of people but
	hasn't saved a single one.
		(pause)
	You know what -- do I like though, I like killer.
	  A real dyed in the wool killer.  Cold-blooded.
	Clean.  Methodical.  Thorough.  A killer, when
	he picked up the ZF1, would've immediately
	asked about the little red button on the bottom of
	the gun.

77	INT.  HALLWAY  ZORG'S WAREHOUSE - DAY

The warriors have all taken a weapon. One of them inspects his ZF1.
He turns it over 	and notices the little red button. He presses it.

78	EXT.  OUTSIDE ZORG'S  WAREHOUSE - DAY

Behind Zorg, an ear-shattering explosion levels the warehouse.

		ZORG
		(impassive)
	Bring the priest.

79	INT.  GARAGE - DAY - OMIT

79A	 INT.  KORBEN'S  APARTMENT - DAY

Korben is finishing a Thai meal, cooked by a Thai on his mini
restaurant anchored at 	the window. The cat eats next to Korben,
contented.

		KORBEN
	So you forgive me?

The cat meows just as a red light blinks, announcing the arrival of
a message in a glass 	tube.  Korben ignores it.

		THAI
	Not going to open?

		KORBEN
	I've never gotten a message that wasn't
	bad news.

		THAI
	How someone strong like you scared from
	a message? Is good news I sure!

		KORBEN
	The last two messages I got?  The first one
	was from my wife telling me she was leaving!
	And the second was from my lawyer telling me
	he was leaving too... with my wife.

		THAI
	You right that is bad.. but mathematically
	luck must change!
	Grandfather say: "It never rain every day."
	This is good news guarantee.. I bet you lunch!

Korben hesitates, then gives the envelope to the Thai, who opens it
with a big smile 	that fades as reads the contents aloud.

		THAI
	...You're fired. Oh!

Korben smiles at him.

		KORBEN
	At least I won lunch.

		THAI
	Good philosophy..see good in bad..
	I like..I prepare number one dessert..
	special for you and pussy..

The cat meows.


79B	INT.  CORNELIUS'  APARTMENT - DAY

Leeloo is polishing of' an immense pile of dessert as David bangs
away at the computer.

		DAVID
	I got it!  Everything  here we need to
	know about Fhloston Paradise Hotel...
	and a detailed blueprint of the entire hotel!

		CORNELIUS
	Good work, my son.  Now all we need is
	a way to get there.

The doorbell rings.

		CORNELIUS
	I'll get it.  Finish your work my son.

Cornelius opens to Right Arm with armed escort.

		RIGHT ARM
	Father Cornelius?

		CORNELIUS
	My son?

		RIGHT ARM
	Mr. Zorg would like a word with you.

		CORNELIUS
	Mr. Who?

80	EXT.  MANHATTAN - OMIT

81	INT.  HALLWAY  CORNELIUS APARTMENT - OMIT

82	INT.  REFRIGERATION  ROOM - OMIT

83	INT.  ZORG'S  OFFICE

Zorg turns to Cornelius.

		ZORG
	Zorg. Jean-Baptiste Emmanuel Zorg...
	nice to see you again

		CORNELIUS
	I remember you now..the so called
	art dealer.

		ZORG
	I'm glad you got your memory back, Father...
	Because you're going to need it...
	Where are the stones?

		CORNELIUS
	...Why on earth do the stones interest you?

		ZORG
	Personally, they are of no interest to me,
	I'd rather sell weapons..but I have a customer...
	so tell me...

		CORNELIUS
	Even it I did know where the stones were
	I would never tell somebody like you.

		ZORG
	Why?  What's wrong with me?

		CORNELIUS
	...I'm a priest! I'm here to serve life,
	All you want to do is destroy it.

		ZORG
	Ah, Father... You are so wrong.
	Let me explain...

Zorg leads Cornelius into his inner office.

		ZORG
	...would you like a drink?

		CORNELIUS
	No thank you.

		ZORG
	Follow me.. Life, which you so nobly serve,
	comes from destruction. Look at this empty
	glass.

Zorg pushes the glass with his finger.

		ZORG
	Here it is... peaceful... serene...
	but if it is...

Zorg pushes the glass off the table.  It shatters on the floor.

		ZORG
	Destroyed...

Small individual robots, both free-wheeling and integrated, come
zipping out to clean 	up the mess.

		ZORG
	...Look at all these little things...
	so busy all of a sudden.
	Notice how each one is useful.
	What a lovely ballet, so full of form
	and color.  So full of..life!

		CORNELIUS
	They are robots!

A SERVANT comes in pours water in another glass.  Zorg tosses a
cherry into it.

		ZORG
	Yes but... by that simple gesture of destruction.
	I gave work to at least fifty people today. The
	engineers, the technicians, the mechanics. Fifty
	people who will be able to feed their children so
	they can grow up big and strong.  Children who
	will have children of their own, adding to the great
	cycle of life!

Cornelius sits in silence.

		ZORG
	Father, by creating a little destruction,
	I am, in fact, encouraging life!  So, in
	reality, you and I are in the same business!

		CORNELIUS
	Destroying a glass is one thing..killing people
	with the weapons you produce is quite another.

		ZORG
	Let me reassure you Father..I will never kill
	more people in my entire life than religion has
	killed in the last 2000 years.

Zorg smiles, holds up the glass and takes a drink.
Unfortunately, he chokes on the cherry.  Unable to breathe, Zorg
starts to panic.

		CORNELIUS
		(mocking)
	Where's the robot to pat your back?

Zorg falls, writhing, on his desk, inadvertently hitting buttons
which trigger a slew of 	little mechanisms.  They pop out all over
the desk.  True chaos reigns.  Even a cage 	appears, holding a
Souliman Aktapan, a fat multicolored beastie, PICASSO, who 	seems
surprised to be out in daylight.  He licks his half-dead master in
thanks.  	Cornelius gets up and walks around the desk.  Zorg motions
for help.

		CORNELIUS
	Can I give you a hand?

Cornelius whacks him on the back.  The cherry comes flying out.
Zorg regains control 	of himself. GUARDS come running in.

		ZORG
	You saved my life... So, I'm going
	to spare yours.
		(to the GUARDS)
	Throw him out!

The GUARDS throw Cornelius out.

		CORNELIUS
	You are a monster, Zorg!

		ZORG
		(complimented)
	I know...

The GUARDS drag Cornelius out of the office.

		ZORG
	...Torture whoever you want, the
	president if you have to but I want
	those Stones. You have an hour.

Right Arm salutes and hurries out of the office.

84	EXT.  MANHATTAN  STREET - OMIT

85	INT.  ZORG'S  OFFICE - OMIT

86	INT./EXT.  STREET / TAXI - OMIT

87	INT.  REFRIGERATION  ROOM - OMIT

88	INT.  ZORG'S  OFFICE - DAY - OMIT

89	INT.  HALLWAY - OMIT

90	INT.  REFRIGERATION  ROOM - OMIT

91	INT.  TAXI - OMIT

92	INT.  ROOM - DAY - OMIT

93	INT.  TAXI - OMIT

94	INT.  ROOM - DAY - OMIT

95	INT.  TAXI - OMIT

96	INT.  SHAFT - OMIT

97	INT.  GARAGE - OMIT

98	INT.  ZORG'S  OFFICE - OMIT

99	INT.  GARAGE - OMIT

100	INT.  LOCKER  ROOM  GARAGE - OMIT

101	INT.  GARAGE - OMIT

102	INT.  LOCKER  ROOM  GARAGE - OMIT

103	INT.  KORBEN'S  BUILDING - DAY - OMIT

104	INT.  KORBEN'S  APARTMENT - OMIT

105	EXT. / INT.  SPACE / SPACESHIP

...The dark planet. Three warships are positioned in front of it.
Communication satellites arrive from all over the place, drawn to
it like a magnet.

		CAPTAIN
		(observing)
	It's gobbling up all the communication
	satellites in the galaxy!

106	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

President Lindberg appears even more crushed by recent events.

		PRESIDENT
	Why the hell is it eating up all those
	satellites like that?

		HEAD SCIENTIST
		(desperate)
	...We're working on it, Mr. President.
	We're working on it.

		PRESIDENT
	It should only choke on them.

MUNRO enters the office just as a cockroach crawls onto the desk.
There's a small 	antenna on its back.

107	INT.  SMALL  ROOM

Zorg's Right Arm wears earphones, monitoring the President's
conversation with the 	cockroach-spy.

108	INT.  PRESIDENT'S OFFICE / SMALL ROOM

		MUNRO
	I managed to contact the Mondoshawan.
	They deplore the incident, but accept our
	apologies.

		PRESIDENT
		(relieved)
	And the Stones?  Did you find them in the
	wreckage?

		MUNRO
	The-Stones weren't aboard the ship.

		PRESIDENT
		(surprised)
	...What do you mean?

The President is all ears.

So is Zorg's Right Arm.

		MUNRO
	The Mondoshawan never fully trusted the
	human race..they felt we're too unpredictable..
	so they gave up the Stones to somebody they
	do trust. Her name is Plavalaguna. She's a Diva
	and she's going to sing at the charity ball on
	Fhloston Paradise in a few hours.  She has the
	Stones with her.

The President breathes easier.

Zorg's Right Arm is delighted.

		PRESIDENT
		(taking off a shoe)
	Excellent!

The President crushes the cockroach with his shoe.

Right Arm's earphones fly off his head. Good-bye eardrums.

109	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		PRESIDENT
	I want your best man on this!

		MUNRO
	Don't worry, Sir. I have the perfect one.

110	INT.  KORBEN'S  APARTMENT - DAY

C.U. The most disgusting dessert ever made.  Korben looks at it
shimmying on a plate 	as the Thai serves it to him proudly.

		THAI
	Stewed jellyfish cake.. my speciality..

Korben forces a weak, polite smile as the Thai looks on
expectantly.  The phone rings.

		KORBEN
	Saved by the bell.

Korben rises to get his cigarettes, and answer the phone.

		KORBEN
	...Hello?

		MOTHER (V.O.)
	You're the nastiest dirtbag I know in
	this stinking City!

		KORBEN
		(resigned)
	Hi Ma...

		MOTHER (V.O.)
	I've been playing twice a week for 20 years,
	20 years I've been eating those shitty croquettes.

Korben goes to light his cigarette.  There are only two matches
left in the match box.
Korben strikes one and it fizzles.

		MOTHER (V.O.)
	You wouldn't even eat one to help your
	poor mother, and you win the big prize?
	Know something? The whole thing makes
	me sick!

The Thai starts to clean up.  Just as Korben goes to strike the
second match..

		MOTHER (V.O.)
	Are you listening to me, you ingrate!

		KORBEN
		(resigned)
	Yes ma..

Korben sighs and puts the match back in the box.

Korben enters his code on the keypad the Thai is holding.

		KORBEN
		(to the Thai)
	Go on... This is gonna take a while!

The Thai casts oft.  Korben closes the window.

		KORBEN
	Other than that... You all right?

		MOTHER (V.O.)
	...And now you're making fun of me?
	I'm warning you! If you don't take me
	after all these years of sacrifice, I'll
	never forgive you!!

The Thai flies off.  In the hall, the cat meows-for more food.

		KORBEN
		(to the cat)
	I'm coming!. Ma, what're you talking
	about?

		MOTHER (V.O.)
	I get it! You want to make me beg,
	is that it?

		KORBEN
	All I want is an explanation! I just got
	in, I lost my job. I smashed my cab.
	I got mugged, but other than that
	everything's peachy, Ma, thanks for asking!!
	Now settle down and explain to me calmly..

A message drops in his tube.  The red light goes on.

		MOTHER (V.O.)
	You just won a trip, you dolt!
	Ten days in Fhloston Paradise for two!

		KORBEN
	Ma. If I'd won, I'd know about it.
	Someone would have notified me.

		MOTHER (V.O.)
	They've been blaring out your name on
	the radio for the last hour, blockhead!

He eyeballs the message still in the tube.  The doorbell rings.-

		KORBEN
	Ma.. it's the door. I'll call you back.

Korben hangs up before his mother can say anything and heads for
the door.  Before 	he gets there it opens, General Munro enters
followed by a Captain and a Major.
MAJOR ICEBORG is a woman. All she needs to become a man is a
mustache.
Munro opens a file.

		MUNRO
		(clipped)
	Major Dallas, if our calculations are correct
	you still have 57 hours owed to the Federal
	Army on your enlistment which is more than
	you will need for a mission of the utmost
	importance.

		KORBEN
	What mission?

		MUNRO
	To save the world.

		KORBEN
	Where have I heard this song before?

		MUNRO
	You're to leave immediately for Fhloston
	Paradise. Retrieve four Stones from the
	Diva Plavalaguna. And bring them back with
	the utmost discretion as possible.
	Any questions'?

		KORBEN
		(a little bewildered)
	Just one... why me?

		MUNRO
	Three reasons... One: As part of The Elite
	Special Forces Unit of the Federated Army
	you are an expert in the use of all weapons
	and spacecraft needed for this mission.

Munro pulls out a long list of documents.

		MUNRO
	Two: Of all the members of your unit
	you were the most highly decorated.

		KORBEN
	And the third one?

		MUNRO
	You're the only one left alive...

Munro removes the message Korben hasn't bothered to look at.

		MUNRO
	Don't you open your messages?

		KORBEN
	I've had enough good news for today

		MUNRO
		(by rote)
	You have won the annual Gemini contest
	and a trip to Fhloston Paradise. For two.
	Congratulations.
	Here are your tickets.

He hands Korben the tickets.  Korben gets it.

		KORBEN
	You rigged the contest?

Munro nods.

		MUNRO
	Major Iceborg will accompany you...
	as your wife...

The idea of taking a trip with Iceborg makes him sick.

		KORBEN
		(sarcastic)
	You couldn't come up with something
	a little more discreet?

		MUNRO
	Old tricks are the best tricks eh?

		KORBEN
	I'm not going.

		MUNRO
	Why not?

		KORBEN
	One reason... I want to stay the only
	one left alive.

110A	INT.  KORBEN'S  HALL

Leeloo and Cornelius search for Korben's apartment. Leeloo carries
the card Korben 	gave her.  Cornelius finds the apartment, and yanks
the. number off the door.  He 	waves Leeloo over as his hand goes to
the bell.

110B	INT.  KORBEN'S  APARTMENT

The doorbell rings.

		KORBEN
	...Scuse me.

Korben goes to the door and looks out the peephole: the beautiful
Leeloo.
Korben panics, overcome with happiness.

		KORBEN
	...Shit!

		MUNRO
		(worried)
	What is it?

Korben has two seconds to make up something to get rid of Munro.

		KORBEN
	It's my wife.

		MUNRO
	I thought you were divorced.

		KORBEN
	I mean my future.. my ex.. My future ex..
	if she sees you here I'm finished.  She hates
	you guys. It's what killed us in the first place.
	Please...

He puts them in the fridge, shoving the jellyfish cake in Iceborg's
hands.

		KORBEN
	...Sorry, General, but we've got no choice!
	It'll only take a minute! Let me set up
	another meeting and I'll be back.

		MUNRO
	Three of us will never fit in there!

		KORBEN
		(pushing him)
	Oh, yes you will...

Korben slams the fridge door.  The doorbell RINGS again.

		KORBEN
	...Coming!

He whips through his place in ten seconds, gathers up things laying
about,
shuts drawers, rolls up his laundry in the folding bed. He brushes
his hair back
and opens the door with a big smile only to discover a gun stuck
between his
eyes held by Cornelius.

		LEELOO
	Apipoulai!

		KORBEN
	I suppose that means "Hi" ?

		CORNELIUS
	I'm sorry to have to resort to such
	methods, but we heard about your
	good luck on he radio and we need
	the tickets to Fhloston.

		KORBEN
	Is that the usual way priests go on
	vacation?

		CORNELIUS
	We're not going on vacation..we're
	on a mission..

		KORBEN
	What kind of mission?

		CORNELIUS
		(sincere)
	We have to save the world.

		KORBEN
		(skeptical)
	Good luck..

		CORNELIUS
	Of course.

		KORBEN
	Father, I was in the Army for awhile
	and every time they told us we were
	on a mission to save the world the
	only thing that changed was I lost a
	lot of friends. So thanks for the offer..
	but no thanks.

Cornelius is disappointed.  Leeloo looks crestfallen.

		KORBEN
	I'm sorry..

		VOICE
	This is a police control action..

Everyone freezes as the whole building resounds with the electronic
voice.

111	INT.  LANDING  KORBEN'S  BUILDING

A group of POLICEMEN bursts into the hallway.  One of the cops
enters a code on 	the police wall box.  A device descends from the
ceiling, a flashing light-siren,
a VOICE fills the air.

		VOICE
	This is not an exercise.
	This is a police control.

Cornelius starts to panic.  Korben takes charge.

		CORNELIUS
	Oh my god oh my god..

Korben pushes a button sending the fridge to the next floor.  A
shower takes it's place.

		KORBEN
	Leeloo, hide in here and don't move!

Leeloo hops in.  Korben tosses Cornelius on the bed.

		CORNELIUS
	What are you doing?

		KORBEN
	Trying to save your ass so you can
	save the world.

..and hits a button on the wall.  The bed disappears into the wall.

Korben grabs his tickets and slides them in his belt.

112	INT.  LANDING  KORBEN'S  BUILDING - DAY

Meanwhile, the automatic police voice continues.

		VOICE
	...Spread your legs and place your
	hands in the yellow circles, please.

A COP slaps a viewer device on Korben's door which makes part of it
transparent.

		COP 1
	Put your hands in the yellow circles,
	please.

Korben takes his time hiding his face. The Cop looks at his sheet.
He's looking for
a... KORBEN DALLAS. He has his picture, but it is Korben with long
hair and beard.

		COP 1
		(to COP 2)
	Sir? Are you a human?

		KORBEN
	No, I'm a meat popsicle.

		COP 3
		(at the other end of the hall)
	I found him!

C.U. Korben's calling card is clumsily stuck to the door of the
neighbor's apartment.  	COP 3 slaps the viewer on the nasty neighbor's
door.  The neighbor is at his sink 	shaving instead of against the
wall, COP 1 arrives with Korben's picture.

		COP 1
	Sir, this is a control.  Please put your
	hands in the yellow circles.

The neighbor steps right up to the viewer, shaving cream on his
face.  He could pass 	for Korben.

		NEIGHBOR
	Fuck you!!

113	INT.  KORBEN'S  APARTMENT

Korben still has his hands to the wall.

		KORBEN
	Wrong answer.

SHOT O.S. EXPLOSION.  Scuffle.

114	INT.  HALL

The riot police hustle down the hall dragging the neighbor behind
them in a canvas bag.  	A cop is on the wall phone.

		COP
	OK, we got the guy under wraps.

115	INT.  ZORG'S  OFFICE

Right Arm is on the phone, facing Zorg.

		COP (O.S.)
	It was not easy, but we bagged him!.
	Thanks for the tip!

		RIGHT ARM
		(smiling)
	Glad to help.

He hangs up.

		RIGHT ARM
	They just arrested the guy for Uranium
	smuggling. Everything's going as planned.

He shows him a plane ticket, and a passport with his picture and
Korben's name.

		RIGHT ARM
	All I have to do now is to go to the
	airport and take his place.  I should be
	in Fhloston in less than four hours.

Zorg sits there quietly for a moment.

		ZORG
	Don't come back without the Stones.

116	INT.  KORBEN'S  APARTMENT

Korben opens the shower door.  Leeloo is soaking wet, her teeth
chattering from the 	cold.

		KORBEN
	I'm really sorry.. there wasn't time.

His eyes fall on an old blanket.

		KORBEN
	Here let me wrap you up.

Korben wraps her in an blanket and vigoroualy rubs her back.
Leeloo warms gradually 	and snuggles closer to that warm comfortable
shoulder. Korben's rubbing slows, 	looking more like caresses.

		KORBEN
	..It's funny.  I've met you twice today  and
	you've ended up in my arms both times.

Leeloo suddenly realizes that she has maybe gone a bit too far.
She recovers, looking embarrassed too.

		LEELOO
		(nicely)
	Valo massa... Chacha hamas.

		KORBEN
	Uh..you're welcome.

The intimacy makes him nervous.  He looks for a diversion.

		KORBEN
	Coffee!  That's what you need!
	A nice, hot cup of coffee!

He pushes a button on the coffee machine.

		KORBEN
	With some honey!  You'll see, honey's
	great!...

Korben rummages through the drawer.  Leeloo, innocent, doesn't seem
to quite 	understand everything that is going on.

		KORBEN
	A hot cup of coffee... with honey...

He rummages through the cupboard, exceedingly nervous.  Leeloo
smiles and begins to 	look around.  She opens a drawer and comes
upon..

		KORBEN
		(nervously)
	I've got this great honey somewhere.
	You know about honey?  There used to be
	these little animals who made it with antenna...

..pictures of Major Korben Dallas War Hero.

		KORBEN
	..and these other animals who ate it..
	one were bees the other were bears..

She looks back to the man fumbling for honey.

		KORBEN
	I forget which ate it and which made it
	but..

And she smiles.

		KORBEN
	Here it is!

Korben holds up the jar of honey.

		KORBEN
	Taste this...

Leeloo innocently sticks his finger in the jar then puts it in her
mouth.

		KORBEN
	It... melts in your mouth, doesn't it?

She savors the honey, slowly; sensually.  Her lips shine with
honey.  Her eyes narrow 	with pleasure.  Korben is hypnotized by her
lips, like a moth attracted to a flame.  He 	begins to lose control,
which makes him nervous.

An indistinct sound comes from the wall.  But Korben is so
entranced with the sight of 	Leeloo licking her honied fingers, he
doesn't hear it until it becomes quite a racket.

		KORBEN
	You hear that?

		LEELOO
		(licking)
	Cornelius..

		KORBEN
	Oh god!

Korben pushes the button on the wall.  The bed pops out, fully
made, with Cornelius 	tucked in it, struggling to get out.

		KORBEN
	I'm really sorry.. let me help you..

Korben begins to pull at the covers when..

		LEELOO
	Achta ge lumitai de matala..

Korben turns..

		KORBEN
	What?

He turns to Leeloo struggling out of her wet clothes. His breath is
taken away by the 	sight of her perfect body.

Cornelius whacks him heavily on the head with a lamp.  Korben drops
to the floor.

		LEELOO
		(displeased)
	Vano da, mechteba?!
	Soun domo kala chon hammas!

		CORNELIUS
	No, I'm not proud of myself...
	But we don't have the luxury of choice.

117	INT.  ENTRANCE  KORBEN'S  BUILDING - DAY

The POLICE exit the elevator and head for the front door.  A cop
suddenly takes a hit 	from a silencer, then a second. Others are
bashed on the head by MANGALORE 	warriors.  One of them picks up the
prisoner bag, takes it into a small shed.

118	INT.  SHED

Aknot, the Mangalore leader, is seriously wounded and can't walk.

		AKANIT
	Korben Dallas!  We got him.

		AKNOT
	Perfect... Take command, Akanit.
	Go to Fhloston and get the Stones...
	If Zorg really wants them... He'll have
	to negotiate.  Revenge is at hand.

119	INT.  KORBEN'S APARTMENT  KORBEN'S  BUILDING - DAY

Korben gets unsteadily to his feet, some blood drips down his face.
He daubs at it.

		KORBEN
	Jesus!... Some priest!

The phone rings, he manages to answer.

		KORBEN
	Yeah?

		MOTHER (V.O)
	Have you pulled yourself together?

		KORBEN
	...Not yet.

He hangs up.

Korben opens the fridge door.  The three officers are frozen solid.
Korben grabs some 	ice, presses it to his forehead.

		KORBEN
	I'll take the mission.

He closes the door.

120	INT. AIRPORT  HALL - DAY

Cornelius and Leeloo (still damp) arrive at the Manhattan
Intergalactic Airport.
A huge hall three quarters filled with trash piled up to the
ceiling.

There are groups of extra-terrestrials on strike standing in trash
holding picket signs.  A 	SECURITY GUARD picks up a phone off the
wall.

		SECURITY GUARD
	Illegal gathering in Zone 4.

A hand taps Leeloo from behind.  She whips around catching David in
the face.

		CORNELIUS
	Leeloo, be careful.

He turns to David who in holding his bloody nose.

		CORNELIUS
	Did you get them?

David hands Cornelius two passports.

		CORNELIUS
	Excellent... Leeloo Dallas.

He hands it to her.  The name makes her smile.

		CORNELIUS
	And Korben David Dallas.

She frowns.

		LEELOO
	Akta dedero ansila do mektet.

		CORNELIUS
	I can't pretend to be your husband...
	David's in great shape.

She looks at David holding his bloody nose.

		CORNELIUS
	He'll protect you. Go on... See the Diva...
	get the Stones... See you at the temple...
	God be with you.

ANGLE ON: Korben comes rushing into the airport. Walking quickly,
he scopes the 	hall looking for Leeloo. A POLICE PATROL bearing down
on the STRIKERS jostles 	him. The cops open fire.  The strikers dive
into the garbage and disappear.


121	INT.  BOARDING  GATE

David nervously puts tickets and IDs on the check-in counter.
Leeloo tosses her suitcase on the conveyor belt.

		CHECK-IN ATTENDANT
	Congratulations on winning the contest.

David gives her a bleak smile.  Leeloo rolls her eyes.

Back a ways, Korben has spotted Leeloo and... David.  He heads
right for them.  	Leeloo's seen him. She is both delighted and
panicked.  David's seen nothing.  Korben 	presses one of his fingers
like a gun to David's back.

		KORBEN
		(friendly)
	Hey! I really thought I was going to
	miss my flight!
		(to David)
	Thanks, kid! You put the luggage on
	the conveyor belt?

		DAVID
		(freaking)
	Uh... yeah.

		KORBEN
		(smiling)
	Great! Now beat it!

Paralyzed, David leaves.  Korben turns to the attendant.

		KORBEN
	Excuse me.  I was so afraid I'd miss the
	flight that I sent the kid here to pick up
	my boarding card.

He looks at David's fake ID.

		KORBEN
	...My cousin David...

Leeloo is unable to hold back a smile.

		CHECK-IN ATTENDANT
		(looking at Leeloo's ID)
	Your wife?

Korben grabs the ID and reads it.

		KORBEN
	Uh, yes... Newlyweds.
		(aside)
	You know how it is... Love at first sight.
	You meet, something goes tilt,. you get
	married, you hardly know each other.
	Right, darling?

Leeloo rips her boarding card out of the attendant's hand.

		LEELOO
		(sharply)
	Dinoine chagantakat!

		KORBEN
	Took the words right out of my mouth.
	Go on... I'll be right with you.
		(to Check-in Attendant)
	It's our honeymoon. We're going to use
	the trip to get to know each other better.

He winks at the stewardess.

ANGLE ON:

The neighbor and a tawdry young girl cross the airport.  The couple
in almost knocked 	over by a police patrol holding a 500 pound PIG
on a stainless steel leash. The couple 	panics a moment, the realize
the patrol isn't for them. The pig heads for the pile where 	the
strikers disappeared.

		COP
		(to pig)
	Come on, snyffer, go root!

The pig piles into the garbage.  The Cop cuts it some slack.
Cornelius sits at a bar.

		CORNELIUS
		(to the bartender)
	I feel so guilty sending her to do the dirty
	work. I know she was made to be strong
	but she's also so fragile... So human.
	You know what I mean?

The bartender, a robot, nods his head as he pours Cornelius a
drink.

ANGLE ON:

The nasty neighbor and his wife hand their tickets to the check-in
attendant.

		CHECK-IN ATTENDANT
		(surprised)
	Dallas... Korben...

		NEIGHBOR
		(in a different voice)
	Yes, that's me.

The check-in attendant triggers a transparent blue light that
shines on their faces, 	revealing two other faces:

Mangalores.

		CHECK-IN ATTENDANT
		(smiling)
	Just a minute, please.

She hits a silent alarm, but the Mangalores feel something is
wrong.

		NEIGHBOR
	We'll be right back ... we're gonna
	check out the duty free...

They spin around and hurry away.

ANGLE ON:

Cornelius at the bar, half in the bag.

		ROBOT
	The same?

		CORNELIUS
	Yeah...

		DAVID (V.O.)
	Make that two...

Cornelius turns to David.

		CORNELIUS
	Where's Leeloo?

		DAVID
	On the plane... with Mr. Dallas...
	the real one.

		CORNELIUS
	It's all my fault.  I'm the servant...
	It's my mission! Here!

He hands David the Temple Key from around his neck.

		CORNELIUS
	Here's the key to the Temple..
	Prepare for our arrival!

Cornelius tosses David's drink into his own, downs it all in one
shot, and takes off, 	passing the Mangalore couple headed for the
exit.  They are very nervous.
A police patrol is coming.  This time, it seems to be for them.

		NEIGHBOR
		(to the tawdry girl)
	Tell Aknot plan A flopped.
	Tell him to go to plan B.

The tawdry girl nods and peels off. The neighbor takes out a gun
and blasts away at the 	cops.  The cops fire back. A firefight rages
in the hall. The tawdry girl dives into a pile 	of garbage and
disappears.

		COP
		(into walkie-talkie)
	...Send in a back-up unit, Zone 7!

ANGLE ON:

On one side of the hall, a trap door opens. Three pigs come running
out, grabbed by 	their police handler.

Cornelius waits until everyone has left, gets down on all fours and
crawls through the 	trapdoor reserved for the pigs.

122	INT.  FIRST  CLASS  LOUNGE

Leeloo stands at the buffet in the first class lounge eating
everything in sight.

123	INT.  HALL

Korben is led down the hall by a STEWARDESS.

		STEWARDESS
	You are so lucky... Loc Rhod is the
	coolest DJ in the universe.

		KORBEN
	Listen... I don't want to be interviewed.
	I'd prefer to remain anonymous.

The stewardess stops in the corridor.

		STEWARDESS
	Forget anonymous.  You'll be doing Loc
	Rhod's live show every day from 5 to 7!

		KORBEN
		(expression changes)
	You gotta be kidding!

The stewardess smiles and shakes her head.  The door next to him
suddenly swings 	open and smashes him in the face.

In walks LOC RHOD amidst a tornado of music and security guards.
He is young, 	good-looking, eccentric, charming as an elf or sly as a
fox.  A bundle of energy.  He is 	the 24th century's most popular
DJ.

		LOC RHOD
		(speedy, in rhythm)
	Korben Dallas! Here he is The most hated
	man in the universe. The one and only winner
	of the Gemini Croquette contest! Ladies, start
	melting 'cause the boy's hot! Hot! Hot! The boy
	is perfect..
		(he feels his muscles)
	...The right size, right build, right hair.  Right on!
	Say something-to those 50 billion pair of ears out
	there D-man!

An ASSISTANT hands a totally lost Korben a mike.

		KORBEN
		(hesitant)
	...Hi.

		LOC RHOD
	Does it get any better or what!

Loc Rhod grabs Korben's arm and leads him down the hallway, as fast
as the music.

		LOC RHOD
	...Quiver ladies, he's gonna set the world on
	fire right here from 5 to 7! You'll know
	everything there is to know about the D-man.
	His dreams, his desires, his most intimate of
	intimates.  And from what I'm looking at
	intimate is the stud muffin's middle name.
	So tell me my main man... you nervous in the
	service?

		KORBEN
	Uh... not really.

Loc Rhod lets go of Korben's arm and grabs the Stewardess.

		LOC RHOD
	Freeze those knees, my chickadees, 'cause
	Korben is on the case with a major face...

Loc Rhod rubs up against the stewardess.

		LOC RHOD
	...Start drooling, ladies! My man here is a
	sharp-tongued Sire who's gonna stroke your
	every desire.

They come to an intersection.  The airline company has prepared
drinks for them.  Loc 	Rhod pushes on, grabs a glass of champagne,
scribbles his autograph.

		LOC RHOD
	Yesterday's unknown will be tomorrow's Prince
	of Fhloston Paradise, the hotel of a thousand and
	one follies, home of luxury and beauty.  A magic
	fountain flowing with non-stop wine, women and
	Bootchie Koochie Koo...

He tosses away his champagne glass.

		LOC RHOD
	Beware out there puppy dogs my man is on
	the prowl. Owwww!

Howling, Loc Rhod grabs another stewardess by the arm.

		LOC RHOD
	...And start licking your stamps little girls,
	this guy's gonna have you writing home to
	Momma! Tomorrow from 5 to 7, I'll be your
	voice, your tongue and I'll be hot on the tail
	of the sexiest man of the year... D-man...
	Your man... My man.

The stewardess shivers.  A BEEP is heard.

		VOCODER (O.S.)
	End of transmission.

The MUSIC suddenly stops.  Several assistants come and compliment
Loc Rhod who 	sighs, lights up a cigarette, and drops his pretense.

		LOC RHOD
	Korben sweetheart do me a favor I know this
	is probably the biggest thing that ever happened
	to you in your inconsequential life. But I've got
	a show to do here and it's got to pop. So tomorrow,
	when we're on air, give me a hand... Try to make
	believe you have more than a one word vocabulary.
	OK pal?

That does it.  Korben grabs him by the collar and drags him into a
corner.
Loc Rhod's feet don't touch the ground.

		KORBEN
		(pissed)
	I didn't come here to play Dumbo on the radio.
	So tomorrow between 5 and 7 give yourself a
	hand, that clear pal?

		LOC RHOD
		(petrified)
	Crystal.

124	INT.  AIRPORT

The Check-in attendant has two more tickets in her hand.

		CHECK-IN ATTENDANT
		(alter a moment, reading)
	...Mr. Dallas... Korben Dallas?

Zorg's Right Arm gives her a big smile.

		RIGHT ARM
	That's right.

The attendant scans the ID with a yellow beam, it checks out, and
the blue light reveals 	no other face but his.

		CHECK-IN ATTENDANT
	The problem is I only have one Korben Dallas on
	my list... and he's already checked in.

Right Arm's smile shatters.

		RIGHT ARM
	That's impossible!  He's in j... I mean, there
	must be some mistake. I have my ticket!
	I'm the real Korben Dallas!

A shrill BELL rings out.

		CHECK-IN ATTENDANT
		(smiling)
	I'm sorry, sir, boarding is finished.

The attendant hits a button.  A thick window slowly slides up
between them.
Right Arm totally loses it.

		RIGHT ARM
	I want to see your boss!  Get rid of this
	fucking window! Somebody's made a
	mistake, goddamnit!

He pounds on the counter with both fists. A steel curtain comes
down.  Red sighting 	beams target spots on his body, ten gun barrels
protrude from the wall, all aimed at 	him.

		VOICE (O.S.)
	This is not an exercise.  This is a police
	control.
	Put your hands in the nearest yellow circles...

		RIGHT ARM
		(slowing down)
	Sorry, my fault... Just a little overexcited...
	that's all... I'm calm now.

125	INT.  SHUTTLE - DAY

Korben makes his way in the plane  looking for his seat. No more
seats in modern 	planes, just individual travel boxes lined up like
microwaves.  He passes STEWARD 	holding his bloodied nose. He has
found what he is looking for. He enters to.... Leeloo 	quietly
stretched out in front of a computer screen.  Korben slips in beside
her.  Leeloo 	in concentrating on the words that scroll rapidly  past
her on the screen.  He doesn't 	understand what she is doing.

		LEELOO
	Apipoulai!

		KORBEN
	Not hard to find you...just follow the
	Chaos...

Leeloo smiles, as if complimented.

		KORBEN
	Leeloo, listen to me... these tickets...
	they're not mine... I mean they are, but
	not for vacation like everyone thinks...
	I'm on an operation... and if I didn't come
	get you, you'd be in a shitload of trouble...
	I'd love to be on vacation with you...
	but now.... now I've got to work...
	And Leeloo... I would love to work in peace.

Leeloo types in "LOVE" on the keyboard.

		LEELOO
	Love...

		KORBEN
	Yes! But "love" isn't the operative word
	here, PEACE is!

Leeloo types in this new word.

		LEELOO
		(rather pleased)
	Peace... and love...

She brings up a picture of a 60's style Hippie flashing a peace
sign.  Korben sighs and 	switches off the screen.

		KORBEN
	Sometimes you can't learn everything
	from a screen..sometimes it's better to
	ask someone who has experience..

		LEELOO
		(quite happy)
	What is... Make Love?

Korben just stares at her for a few minutes.

		KORBEN
	Know what? On that subject maybe you'd
	be better off asking the screen.

He turns the computer back on.

ANGLE ON:

A STEWARDESS walks up the aisle of the shuttle pushing the red
buttons on top of 	each individual box.

		VOICE (O.S.)
	...to make your flight as short and agreeable
	as possible, our flight attendants are switching
	on the timing sleeper which will regulate your
	sleep during the trip...

ANGLE ON:

		LEELOO
		(switching off the screen)
	OK! Finished!

		KORBEN
	Finished what?

		LEELOO
	Learning language.

		KORBEN
	Which one?

		LEELOO
	All 900.

Korben doesn't know if he should laugh or not.

		KORBEN
	You learned 900 languages in five
	minutes?!

		LEELOO
		(pleased)
	Yes! Now it's your turn! I learned your
	language, you have to learn mine!

		KORBEN
	I know how to say "Hello". Teach me how
	to say "Good-bye", that's all I need.

		LEELOO
	Apipoussan!

		KORBEN
	Apipoussan?

		LEELOO
	Good! Do you know how we say "make love"?

		KORBEN
		(fumbling)
	Uh...

		LEELOO
	...Hoppi-hoppa.

Korben literally melts.

		KORBEN
		(to himself)
	Help...

Luckily, a stewardess smiles at him through the box window.

		STEWARDESS
	Sweet dreams, Mr. Dallas!

The stewardess sets the timing sleeper.  Korben and Leeloo
immediately fall asleep.

A STEWARDESS at the other end of the shuttle has a problem.

		STEWARDESS 2
	Mr. Loc Rhod you have to assume
	your individual position.

		LOC RHOD
		(hugging her)
	I don't want an individual position,
	I want all positions!

		STEWARDESS 2
		(resisting somewhat)
	We're going to take off soon, Mr. Rhod!

		LOC RHOD
	Now you're talking!

126	INT.  COCKPIT  FHLOSTON  SPACE  SHUTTLE

Three CREW MEMBERS prepare for liftoff.

		COPILOT
		(on the radio)
	Molecular axis authorization. Vector 130.
	Destination Fhloston.

Stewardess 1 enters the cockpit.

		STEWARDESS 1
	Zone 1. 217 locked. The sleep regulator is OK.

		PILOT
		(checking her out)
	Thanks, Miss.

The Stewardess leaves with a smile.  A red light flashes on the
vast control panel.

		MECHANIC
	Tell the ground crew we've got parasites
	in the landing gear.

127	INT.  AIRPORT  LANDING  STRIP - DAY

A GROUND CREW MEMBER goes over to the truck parked under one of the
plane's 	wings and bangs on the side of it with a shout.

		GROUND CREW MEMBER
	Disinfecting!

Two DISINFECTORS in hermetically sealed suits exit the truck.  They
go over to the 	front landing gear and send up a whooshing beam.
The flame burns everything it 	touches.  A pack of repugnant
creatures falls squealing from the landing gear.  A small 	trapdoor
is opened under the shuttle and a huge slightly phosphorescent tube
falls out.

128	INT.  AIRPORT  HALL / ZORG'S  OFFICE

Zorg's Right Arm is in a phone booth in the middle of the hall.

		RIGHT ARM
	Yeah, it's me... Put Zorg on.

He is already sweating.

		ZORG
		(cold)
	I'm listening.

		RIGHT ARM
	The real Korben Dallas is on the plane!
	He took my place.

		ZORG
	This is a joke, right?

129	INT.  SHUTTLE

Loc Rhod is wrapped around a stewardess like a snake.

		LOC RHOD
	No!! I swear to God! I've never been this
	sincere with a human before!

130 EXT.  LANDING  STRIP

TWO GROUND CREW MEMBERS stick an enormous, highly phosphorescant
tube 	into the opening.

		GROUND CREW MEMBER
	You're fueled and ready to go.
	Have a nice flight.

131	INT.  SHUTTLE

		PILOT
		(to copilot)
	Everything ready for liftoff?

132	INT.  CABIN

		STEWARDESS
		(weakly, to Loc Rhod)
	No, no... I'm not ready! I'd like to talk first...

133	INT.  ZORG'S  OFFICE / AIRPORT  HALL

		ZORG
	I cannot hear you. We have a bad
	connection here.  What's your number?

Right Arm reads off the phone number.

		RIGHT ARM
	278-500-645-321

		ZORG
	I'll call you back.

134  EXT.  LANDING  STRIP

The runway is now empty. A man slips out of the shadows. It's
Cornelius. He scurries 	over to the front landing gear. He pauses for
an instant, the climbs up the wheel well 	and disappears inside the
shuttle.

135	INT.  SHUTTLE

The pilots are going through the pre-flight check list.

		COPILOT
	Anti static pressure?

		MECHANIC
	Primed.

The mechanic presses a series of buttons.

136	INT.  CABIN

Loc Rhod undoes a series of buttons on the stewardess' blouse,
behind a curtain. He 	whispers a poem.  Impossible to resist him.
Outside the curtain the stewardess' legs rise 	slowly.

137	EXT.  LANDING  STRIP

On the ground, protective fire curtains rise slowly to contain the
engine exhaust on 	liftoff.

138	INT.  ZORG'S  OFFICE

A keyboard slowly appears in front of Zorg.

		ZORG
		(typing the number)
	278... 500...

139	SERIES OF QUICK CUTS:

The pilot gradually turns the engines up.

		COPILOT
	10 seconds...

		PILOT
	Power increase.

- The stewardess undergoes a power surge from Loc Rhod that's about
to lift her of.

- Zorg finishes gleefully typing in the number.

		ZORG
	3... 2... 1...

- The engines at full blast.

- The stewardess in close to screaming.

		PILOT
	Liftoff.

- The copilot pushes a button.

- So does Zorg.

- The engines release their full power.

- The stewardess screams in ecstasy.

- In the hall, Right Arm literally explodes along with the phone
and everything else 	  within 60 feet.

140	INT.  FHLOSTON  SPACE  SHUTTLE

The stewardess' legs slowly descend and disappear behind the
curtain.


141	INT.  COCKPIT

In the cockpit, the atmosphere loosens up.

		COPILOT
		(relaxing)
	Landing gear secure.  Let's light one up.

142	INT.  CABIN

Korben and Leeloo sleep soundly in their box.  Leeloo has a smile
on her face and her 	hand in Korben's.

143	EXT.  OUTERSPACE - NIGHT

The spaceship rockets past us, then suddenly vanishes with amazing
speed.  Space is 	now empty and calm.  Billions of stars glow in
perfect silence.


144	EXT.  SPACE

The nefarious planet in still there, immobile, even larger now,
writhing like a serpent.  	Then, suddenly, for no apparent reason, all
activity stops and it becomes gray and cold.


145	INT.  SPACESHIP

In the Admiral's starship, scientists watch the measuring device.
One of the devices 	suddenly starts working.

		TECHNICIAN
	All right! We're finally getting something!

146	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

The Head Scientist stands facing the President, who is looking more
tired than ever.

		HEAD SCIENTIST
	The thing is sending out radio wavelengths!

		PRESIDENT
	What the hell does it want with radio waves?

		HEAD SCIENTIST
	...Probably wants to make a call!

The President and his Generals look at him in astonishment.

147	INT.  ZORG'S OFFICE

Picasso purrs contentedly on Zorg's lap.  The phone rings.

		SECRETARY (O.S.)
	Mr. Shadow on the line.

Zorg shoots to his feet.  Picasso tumbles to the floor.  Zorg picks
up the phone, both 	excited and uneasy. He stands there, almost
coming to attention.

		ZORG
	Yes... Zorg here.

The voice is feeble.  It comes from the far reaches of time, from
the bowels of the 	universe.

		SHADOW
	Am I disturbing you?

		ZORG
	No... not at all.  Where are you?

SHADOW'S breathing is awesome.

		SHADOW
	...Not far, now.

		ZORG
	Really? Maybe I can get you on my screen
	and see you at last!

Zorg brings up a huge screen and pushes a few buttons.

In the middle of an electronic snowstorm, a blackish, vaguely
human, quiverinq form 	appears. Two eyes, like lava, give an idea
where the head is.  Zorg feels sick.

		SHADOW
	Do you have the picture now Mr. Zorg?

		ZORG
	Got it.

		SHADOW
	How's our deal coming along?

		ZORG
		(ill at ease)
	Fine, just fine!  I'll have the 4 pieces you
	asked for any time now.  But it wasn't easy.
	My costs have tripled.

Shadow pauses an instant.  A black slimy liquid starts to ooze from
the top of the 	screen.  Zorg is feeling worse all the time.

		SHADOW
	Money is of no importance...
	I want the Stones!

The black liquid oozes all over the screen which starts to melt.
Zorg sweats profusely,  	his legs tremble.

		ZORG
	The Stones will be here. I'll see to it
	personally!

		SHADOW
	...I can't wait to be among you.

Zorg sighs and sits down totally freaked.

148	EXT. ORBIT  FHLOSTON  PARADISE

The space shuttle fills the screen.  It banks left and begins its
descent toward Fhloston, 	the turquoise planet.  Crystal blue water,
perfect white sand beaches.  A true paradise.

149	INT.  SPACE SHUTTLE

The stewardess picks up a microphone to make an announcement.

		STEWARDESS
	Ladies and gentlemen, we have begun our
	descent toward Fhloston Paradise...

Stewardesses walk down the aisles waking the passengers one by one.
They press a 	button on the door of each box.

In the corner, Loc Rhod and the stewardess awake with a start and
straighten their 	clothes quickly.  The stewardess is embarrassed.

		STEWARDESS
		(timidly)
	I wanted to tell you that...

Loc Rhod puts on his sunglasses and presses a finger to her lips.
He disappears behind 	the curtain leaving the sighing stewardess on
her own.

150	EXT.  FHLOSTON  PARADISE

The spaceship descends through some clouds and glides over a vast
turquoise sea.  	Fhloston Paradise looms into view.  An enormous
oceanliner floating a dozen yards 	above the water.  On closer
inspection it is more modern than a traditional oceanliner.  	The
shuttle draws near, looking ridiculously small next to the monster.
Like a sardine 	next to a whale.

151	INT.  COCKPIT

A blinking light goes on.

		PILOT
	Shit! Parasites in Zone 1. Take a look.

The 1st Mate heads off.

152	INT.  CABIN

A stewardess opens Korben's box door.  He is still heavy with
sleep. He looks over at 	Leeloo.  She's not there.

153	EXT.  FHLOSTON

The tiny space shuttle clings to the huge oceanliner.

154	INT.  COCKPIT

The Pilot maneuvers the ship into it's docking area.

		PILOT
	Docking activated.
	You can let the passengers out.

155	INT.  REAR  OF  COCKPIT

The 1st mate pries open the door to an overhead panel.  Cornelius
falls out, hanging in 	a jumble of wires.

156.	INT.  ENTRANCE  HALL  FHLOSTON PARADISE - DAY

The enormous door opens and the passengers exit.  Leeloo is among
them.  She 	appears quite impressed by the beauty and luxury of the
19th century decoration.

157	INT.  CABIN

Korben attempts to make his way up the shuttle's aisle.

		KORBEN
		(jostling everybody)
	Pardon me.  Excuse me. I'm trying to
	reach my wife.. Sorry!


158	INT.  ENTRANCE  HALL

A dozen policemen wait patiently at the end of the hall.  Leeloo
stops and presses 	against the wall.  She spots Korben leaving the
shuttle.  A gorgeous HOSTESS comes 	up to him, drapes a lei around his
neck and plants a kiss on his lips in welcome.

		HOSTESS
		(smiling)
	Welcome to Paradise.

Korben's face is covered in lipstick.  Leeloo sees he did nothing
to stop the girl and she 	doesn't like it.

A HEFTY MAN wearing a sarong drapes some flowers around her neck.
Then, 	obviously relishing it, he leans down to kiss her.  Leeloo
bashes him on the forehead.  	The hefty man straightens up.  He's
still smiling, but his nose is bleeding. He falls slowly 	to the
floor.

Korben pushes forward trying to spot Leeloo.  He also tries to wipe
the lipstick off.  	Leeloo tries to escape through a door marked
PERSONNEL ONLY, but it's locked.  A 	HOST looks at her with a grin.

		HOST
		(playful)
	If you don't have the code you can't
	open it!

Leeloo smiles and punches in an old code and twists the doorknob.
The door opens 	with the sound of a braking lock.  Leeloo smiles
sweetly and enters as if nothing were 	amiss.

A shriek of joy fills the room.  Korben turns around.  The
HOSTESSES cluster around 	Loc Rhod as he comes out of the plane.  Loc
Rhod spots Korben and latches onto his 	arm.  It's not going to be
easy to remain discrete.

		LOC RHOD
		(relieved)
	My main man! Please don't leave me here
	alone. My head's killing me and my adoring
	fans are gonna tear me apart! Get me outta
	here!

		KORBEN
	I'll take you to the bar, after that,
	you're on your own.

		LOC RHOD
		(hanging on to Korben)
	Oh, yes! Do that! You treat me right,
	man. Tell me all about yourself, your
	roots, your personal life, your childhood
	dreams...

		KORBEN
	I don't think this is a good time...

		LOC RHOD
	...You got brothers and sisters? What
	about your dad? Tell me about your
	dad! What was he like? Physically?
	Big, I suppose?

		KORBEN
		(evasive)
	Yeah, very big, a giant.

		LOC RHOD
	I didn't have a dad... never saw him...
	never even heard him. 50 billion people
	listen to me every day... and he doesn't
	hear me...

159	INT.  SMALL  ROOM  FHLOSTON PARADISE - DAY

Leeloo is in a small room, ear at the door, listening. Everything
seems normal. She 	turns and discovers the room for what it is:	a
rest room for... three cops who look up 	from their books and stare
blankly at her. Leeloo doesn't know what to do. So she 	smiles.

160	INT.  HALL - OMIT

161	INT.  MAIN HALL  FHLOSTON  PARADISE - OMIT

162	EXT.  ORBIT  FHLOSTON  PARADISE - DUSK - OMIT

163	INT.  THE CONTROL ROOM  FHLOSTON  PARADISE - DUSK - OMIT

164	INT.  KORBEN'S  STATEROOM

The door opens.  The HOSTESS turns on the light and enters.  Korben
follows her, 	gaping at all the luxury.

The BAGGAGE BOY enters bringing Leeloo's two suitcases.

Korben grabs the notice announcing Diva Plavalaguna's concert at
5:30 in that evening.  	Dress: Formal attire.

		KORBEN
	For the concert it says formal attire...
	I didn't bring...

The hostess pulls back the closet door.  Twenty tuxedos in a row.

		HOSTESS
		(looking him over)
	Here's some champagne. I'll drop by after
	the concert to open it.

She gives him a blinding smile and closes the door.

Korben pushes a button.  The curtains open to reveal a most
spectacular view of the 	turquoise planet.  Stars shoot out into
infinity.  Breathtaking.  Korben stands gaping.  	The phone rings,
snapping him out of his reverie.

		KORBEN
	Hello?

		MOTHER (O.S.)
	You little sleaze bag!

		KORBEN
	...Ma???

		MOTHER (O.S.)
	Don't you ever ask me for another thing
	in my life again, you've killed your
	poor mother with your own hands!

Korben drops into an armchair and sighs. His eyes go to the
ceiling.

		KORBEN
	...Ma!!!

165	INT.  CONTROL ROOM  FHLOSTON PARADISE - OMIT

166	INT.  FHLOSTON PARADISE  POLICE OFFICE - DAY

The Chief of Police has Cornelius in front of him, handcuffed.

		FOG
	The Diva's ship is coming in.

		CHIEF OF POLICE
	I want maximum security.

		FOG
	Yes. Sir!

		CHIEF OF POLICE
		(to Cornelius)
	OK, let's hear it.

		CORNELIUS
	Where was I?

		CHIEF OF POLICE
		(bored)
	...You open the door. There's a cabby with
	a girl in his arms.

FOG opens the door.  Two COPS come hobbling in all bloody and
bandaged. They 	hold up a THIRD COP.

		CHIEF OF POLICE
	What happened?
	A bomb go off in your face?

		BEAT-UP COP
	Yeah... A 5 foot 7 inch bomb...
	with green eyes.

Cornelius perks up.

		CORNELIUS
	And the smile of an angel?

They all turn to look at him.

		CORNELIUS
		(to Chief)
	May I speak to you alone.

167	INT.  CORRIDOR  FHLOSTON PARADISE - DAY

Leeloo watches the Diva's arrival.  A door opens and two POLICEMAN
clear the way 	for DIVA PLAVALAGUNA, her MANAGER, her BODYGUARDS and a
gaggle of 	PORTERS carrying trunks.

Not wanting to draw attention to herself, Leeloo feigns interest in
a painting that is 	obviously upside down. A white chiffon veil
covers the face of the Diva, she stops in 	front of Leeloo.  The
Diva reaches out and strokes Leeloo's face, without touching her.
The Diva removes her hand making a sound of crackling electricity,
then passes on.  	Leeloo is groggy.  The Diva's ASSISTANT comes up to
her.

		DIVA'S ASSISTANT
	Please forgive this little incident. She wants
	you to know that she senses great powers in
	you... in the service of a noble cause... She
	will give you what you have come to get, but
	she wants to sing first...
	One last time...

The Diva's assistant turns the painting right side up.

		DIVA'S ASSISTANT
		(nodding)
	Miss.

Leeloo looks at the painting, seems to understand it better.

168	EXT.  DIVA'S  SUITE

Policemen stand at attention in front of the Diva's suite.

		FOG
	Hello, I'm head of security.
	Everything is in order. You can...

The Diva enters her suite without letting him finish.

		FOG
	...make yourselves at home safely.
	If you need anything...give it a knock!

169	INT.  POLICE  OFFICE  HALLWAY - NIGHT

A door opens near the police officer's main entrance. Cornelius
looks both ways. Then 	crosses the hall, dragging the Chief of Police
by the feet.

170	INT.  KORBEN'S  STATEROOM

Korben finishes putting on his tux, still on the phone.

		KORBEN
	Listen, Ma! I've only got a few days
	vacation and I'll be damned if I'm
	gonna spend them on the phone.

The door RINGS.

		KORBEN
	...Hang on, it's the door. No!
	I told you I didn't bring anybody!
	I'm all alone... as usual!

Korben opens the door.  It's not the champagne.  Even better. It's
Leeloo.

		KORBEN
		(to his mother)
	...I'll call you back.

Leeloo heads right for her suitcase and starts to undress.  Korben
has to turn away 	once more.

		KORBEN
	Here we go again...

		LEELOO
		(by rote)
	You know women normally change five
	times more than men.

		KORBEN
	You get that off the screen?

		LEELOO
	Yes... you know there's a lot of
	differences between men women.

		KORBEN
	You noticed..

		LEELOO
	OK, you can turn around!

Korben turns around.  Leeloo has put on a very simple dress which
is sexy to the max.  	He is smitten.  So much so that Leeloo wonders
if something isn't quite right.

		KORBEN
	Where you going?

		LEELOO
	I'm going to see the Diva sing. What's
	the matter?... Do I look bad?

		KORBEN
	No, not at all!  I mean, just the opposite,
	you're... you're beautiful!

Leeloo smiles at him, his compliment pleases her.  She turns,
revealing her unzippered 	back.  Korben cannot help but stare at her
bare flesh.  Her perfect bottom.

		LEELOO
	Do you know how this works?

Korben's blood boils.  She wriggles, pressing her hands together
close to the zipper.

		KORBEN
	I have an idea.

But instead of pulling on the zipper he slips a bracelet on her
wrist.  A flourescent beam 	bursts out of the bracelet and forms a
vertical bar going from the floor to the ceiling.
Stunned, Leeloo is held captive.

		KORBEN
	I told you I need to work in peace.
	Remember? I need to concentrate.

		LEELOO
	And you can't concentrate with me
	around?.

		KORBEN
	It's difficult.

She tries to breakout.

		KORBEN
	Army issue. I'm sorry.

Leeloo tries desperately to get out of the handcuffs. Impossible.

Korben sets the radio down in front of her and turns it on.
Leeloo looks like she'd like to break his head.

		LEELOO
		(seething)
	You're nothing but a... a...

		KORBEN
	The words you're looking for weren't
	in the dictionary you studied. I won't
	be long.

The door flies open.  Loc Rhod barges in.

		LOC RHOD
	Hey Stud we gotta...

Then he sees the scene, Leeloo cuffed, in a low cut dress.  His
mind goes to the 	obvious.

		LOC RHOD
	Korben my man what's happening here?
	Who's the chick? What's the gig?
	We free forming here? Getting funky
	with the monkey? Can I get in on this?

Korben grabs him by the collar..

		KORBEN
	No..to all of the above.

And yanks Loc Rhod out of the room.  Leaving Leeloo looking
extremely unhappy.

171	INT.  RADIO - OMIT

172	INT.  LOC RHOD'S  STATEROOM  FHLOSTON  PARADISE - NIGHT - OMIT

173	INT.  HALL - OMIT

174	INT.  BATHROOM - OMIT

175	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE  FHLOSTON PARADISE - NIGHT - OMIT

176	INT.  FHLOSTON  PARADISE  OPERA - NIGHT

Loc Rhod and Korben enter what turns out to be a replica of the
Garnier Opera in 	Paris.  A hostess escorts them to their seats.

		LOC RHOD
		(broadcasting)
	We have just walked into what is probably
	the most beautiful concert hall in the universe.
	Totally awesome! Magnificent paintings on the
	ceiling. I don't know who painted them, but he
	must have busted his balls! I see a row of former
	ministers, more sinister than minister! A few generals
	practicing how to sleep. And there's Baby Ray, star
	of stage and screen, drowning in a sea of nymphets.
	He's not gonna get much out of this concert, he's
	stone-deaf!

ANGLE ON:

Baby Ray bending his ear to a girl asking for an autograph.


		BABY RAY
	...to who?

		LOC RHOD
		(moving down the aisle)
	...And over there is Roy Von Bacon, the king
	of laserball and the best paid player in the League.
		(shakes hands as he goes by)
	...And over there is the Emperor Kodar Japhet
	whose daughter Aachen is still at the bar.
	"I love to sing, too, but in the shower", she
	recently confessed to me. She will no doubt
	prove to be as generous tonight as she always is.

A waiter gives them two glasses of champagne.  Track with the
WAITER an he leaves 	the hall with his empty tray.  He enters a small
room reserved for staff.

177	INT.  STAFF  ROOM  FHLOSTON  PARADISE - NIGHT

The waiter joins some other WAITERS.  They are well armed.  He
opens a cupboard 	and pulls out a humongous weapon. Suddenly their
faces burn off revealing AKANIT, 	the young leader of the
Mangalores, and his troops.

		AKANIT
	It's showtime!

178	INT.  CONCERT  HALL

The lights dim slowly in the concert hall.


179	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

President Lindbergh and his staff, including Munro, sit at the
desk.  Speakers appear.

180	INT.  KORBEN'S  SUITE

Leeloo, still a prisoner, listens to the concert.

181	INT.  CONCERT  HALL

Korben is tense.  The curtain rises.  The Diva, in a stunning gown,
stands in the center 	of the stage, head bowed.  Behind her, a star
filled window.  The MUSIC begins.  The 	Diva looks up, a rare
beauty, but an alien.  And then she begins to sing.  Her voice is
divine, unmatched.  Korben is swept up in the TEARS.

182	INT.  KORBEN'S  SUITE

Leeloo has tears in her eyes

183	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE

The manager couldn't care less about the concert.  His main problem
is the bottle of 	scotch he can't seem to open.  The doorbell RINGS.

		MANAGER
		(ugly mood)
	Yeah!?

		VOICE (O.S.)
	Flowers for the Diva.

		MANAGER
	She's allergic to flowers!!!

		VOICE (O.S.)
	There's champagne as well...

The manager takes one look at the stubborn bottle and opens the
door. And finds 	himself staring down the barrel of a gun. A dozen
Mangalores rush in. One of them, 	with a human face, closes the door
and waits out in the hall.

ANGLE ON:

Cornelius watching from around the corner.

		CORNELIUS
	...My God!

184	INT.  CONTROL  ROOM  FHLOSTON  PARADISE

		CAPTAIN
	Commander, I have a ship with a main
	malfunction. He requests permission to
	dock for repairs.

		COMMANDER
	Did you check out his registration number?

		CAPTAIN
	Everything's in order.

		COMMANDER
	Put him in the docking garage and inform
	the police.

185	INT.  COCKPIT  ZFX200 - NIGHT

		CAPTAIN (V.O.)
	Permission granted. Dock 575.  You have
	an hour. Will that be enough time'?

Zorg sits at the controls.

		ZORG
		(cold)
	More than enough.

186	EXT.  FHLOSTON  PARADISE - NIGHT

The ZFX approaches Fhloston.

187	INT.  KORBEN'S  SUITE

The ship comes close enough for Leeloo to see it out the window.

FLASHBACK:

The same ships with Mangalores at the controls attack the
Mondoshawans at the 	beginning of our story.

188	INT.  KORBEN'S  SUITE

Leeloo is alarmed.  She has to act.  She seizes the flourescent bar
beam with great 	effort and rams it into the ceiling, marking a hole
large enough for her to escape.

189	INT.  CLOSET  FHLOSTON  PARADISE

Cornelius bursts into the closet he left the Chief of Police tied
and gagged in.  He 	quickly unties him.

		CORNELIUS
		(in a panic)
	Mangalores! The Diva's suite! They want
	the Sacred Stones! They must be stopped.
	We must stop them!. I'm going to free you
	but you must promise to help me!

The Chief of Police nods his agreement.

190	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE

The Mangalores have trashed the suite.  One of the Mangalores
finally finds a case 	engraved with the four elements.

		MANGALORE
	I have it.

The Mangalore is about to open the case when... Leeloo descends
quietly and 	gracefully from the ceiling.  Time stands still.

		LEELOO
	(smiling)
	Apipoulai!

191	INT.  CONCERT  HALL

The Diva switches from classical music to funk, picking up the
tempo.

INTERCUT':

192	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE / CONCERT  HALL.

A WARRIOR whips out the biggest knife ever made and rushes Leeloo.
She disarms 	him gracefully.  A violent fight breaks out.  The Diva
sings and Leeloo dances.  The 	Mangalores pay a heavy price for the
show.

193	INT.  CORRIDOR

Hearing noise from inside the suite, the Mangalore by the door gets
nervous.  He runs 	for reinforcements.

194	INT.  POLICE  STATION

Cornelius enters the police station wearing handcuffs.  The Chief
of Police is behind him 	holding a gun.

195	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE / CONCERT  HALL

Leeloo knocks out the last Mangalore just as the Diva finishes her
song to a burst of 	applause.  The Diva takes a bow.   So does
Leeloo.

196	INT.  ROOM

Akanit and his men listen to the concert. The Mangalore guard runs
in.

		MANGALORE
	They were waiting for us! It was an
	ambush!

		AKANIT
	If it's war they want it's war they'll get!
	Enact the Final Plan!

All the Mangalores cock their weapons.

197	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE

Leeloo is about to open the case when the door EXPLODES.  Zorg is
there holding a 	ZF1.

		ZORG
	My compliments, little lady!
	...And thanks for doing all the dirty work!
	I couldn't have done it any better myself!
		(sharply)
	...Now hand over the Stones!

Leeloo smiles and hands him the case.  Zorg arms the ZF1 and gets
ready to kill her.

		ZORG
	Nice knowing you.

Leeloo catches on quickly.  She kicks the scotch bottle on the
floor into the gun which 	throws Zorg's shot off.  She jumps to the
ceiling and disappears in an air vent.  Furious, 	Zorg fires at the
ceiling.

198	INT.	AIRSHAFT

Leeloo dodges the bullets as best as she can.

199	INT.  SUITE

Zorg fires his 3000 round clip.  The ceiling looks like a piece of
swiss cheese.  Zorg 	sticks a small cylinder in the wall and flicks it
on.  The numbers flashing by tell us it's a 	bomb.  The timer reads:
19 minutes and 59 seconds.

		ZORG
		(with a crafty smile)
	You can run but you can't hide...

200	INT.  POLICE  OFFICE  FHLOSTON  PARADISE - NIGHT

Cornelius is seated opposite the Chief of Police.  A MEDIC is
bandaging the chief's 	head.  The door explodes.  The cop outside in
riddled with bullets.  A dozen 	Mangalores attack the police office.
Akanit is at their head.  The policemen are caught 	unaware.

		AKANIT
	Nobody move! We're taking over this
	ship!

The Chief of Police is goggle-eyed.  Cornelius leans toward him.

		CORNELIUS
		(pleased with himself)
	I told you...

201	INT.  CORRIDOR

Zorg has the case and exits the suite just as the general alarm
goes off.
He sighs in exasperation.


202	INT.  CONCERT  HALL

Three Mangalores suddenly rush into the opera hall shooting.

		MANGALORE 1
	Everyone down!

There is panic all around.

		LOC RHOD
		(broadcasting, panic stricken)
	Ladies and gentlemen, I think we're being...
	attacked.  The place is crawling with warriors.

203	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

President Lindberg and his generals look very worried.

204	INT.  CONCERT HALL

Some security guards open fire one of the Mangalores is hit.  The
others turn their guns 	on the cops.  People scream, diving for cover.
Korben bides his time.

More Mangalores rush in from all around shooting.  Two cops are
killed.
The Diva... takes a bullet.

She falls from the stage into Korben's arms. He lowers her to the
floor.  Korben ignores 	the panic all around and wraps her in his
dinner jacket, trying to stop the blue blood 	spurting from her
wounds.

205	EXT./ INT.  SPACE  AROUND  FHLOSTON

Zorg's ZFX200 speeds away from the boat.  Zorg is at the controls,
a devilish smile on 	his lips.

		ZORG
	You want something done, do it yourself!

206	INT.  CONCERT  HALL

Fighting rages all around in the concert hall, but Korben is
oblivious to it.  He sets the 	Diva's head delicately on the floor.
Loc Rhod is hidden nearby, still on the air.

		LOC RHOD
		(voice low, panicked)
	They're hideous. They've got a crest on
	the head, the eyes of a toad and fingers
	all over their hands. Totally hideous!

207	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE.

		MUNRO
		(worried)
	...Mangalores!

		PRESIDENT
	Send a battalion out immediately!

208	INT.  CONCERT  HALL

		KORBEN
		(to the Diva)
	I was sent by the government to help you.

		DIVA
	Don't worry.  This is my fate...
	How was the concert?

Korben is a little surprised, but... the Diva is an artist.

		KORBEN
	I've never heard anything so beautiful
	in my life.

A Mangalore jumps on them from the stage.  Korben makes short work
of him and 	grabs his gun.

		DIVA
		(weak)
	You're a good man...
	She was right to have chosen you...

		KORBEN
	Who?

		DIVA
	The Fifth Element...
	The Supreme Being... Your wife...

Korben is floored.

		KORBEN
	Leeloo... is... she's...

		DIVA
	Yes, and more than that... You must
	give her the Stones, she's the only one
	who knows how to use them.

		KORBEN
		(to himself, suddenly
		realizing)
	...So Cornelius was telling the truth!

209	INT.  POLICE  STATION

The Mangalores tie up Cornelius and the Chief of Police together.

		CORNELIUS
		(to the Chief of Police)
	Of course I was telling you the truth!...
	If you had listened to me in the first place,
	we wouldn't be in this predicament now!

210	INT.  CONCERT  HALL

Korben wastes two more Mangalores.

		DIVA
	She needs you. She needs your help and
	your love. She's more fragile than she seems...

Korben looks around, ready for another attack.

		KORBEN
	...Yeah, so am I.

The Diva takes his hand.

		DIVA
	She was taught to love the life of others...
	but not her own. You have to teach her
	to love if you want her to truly live!

		KORBEN
		(uncomfortable)
	I'll help her, I promise, but I think you
	should tell me where the Stones are!

		DIVA
	Do you love her?

		KORBEN
	I... I don't know! We hardly know
	each other... it takes time!

		DIVA
	I don't have time... I need to know.

		KORBEN
	Listen, the last time I admitted to a woman
	I loved her ... I never saw her again.

		DIVA
	I would like to have died in peace...

The Diva's eyes close.

211	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE

The timer on Zorg's bomb clicks over to "15 minutes".

212	INT.  CONCERT  HALL

		KORBEN
	You tell me to save the world then
	you go off and leave me in the shit!

He shakes her, gently slapping her cheeks.

		KORBEN
	Come on! You're not gonna die in peace!
	You're not going to die at all! You hear me?
	Where are the Stones?

213	INT.  SPACESHIP

Zorg sets the Sacred Case on a table in the cockpit.  He opens it
with a complacent 	smile:	It's empty!

He cannot believe his eyes.  He goes berserk, destroying everything
in sight.

214	INT.  CONCERT  HALL

Korben slaps the Diva soundly.  She comes around somewhat.

		KORBEN
	I'm sorry, but... the Stones...

		DIVA
		(very weak)
	They are... with me...

The Diva dies.  Blue blood streams from her mouth.  Korben frisks
the Diva but doesn't 	find anything.  The shooting slowly stops in
the theatre.  The Mangalores are now in 	total control.

		MANGALORE 2
	Stay calm and nobody will get hurt!
	Hands on your head and into the hall!

The guests comply

		KORBEN
		(to himself)
	...The Stones are with me?

and then it occurs to him.

		KORBEN
	...In me?

He touches the Diva's stomach and senses something hard.  Girding
himself, he sticks 	his hand in the wound and pulls out a Sacred
Stone.  Then another.  And another.  	Korben pulls out all four
Stones, covered in blue blood.  Everyone has left the theater.  	The
Mangalores check the aisles one by one.

Loc Rhod peeks out from under a seat.

		LOC RHOD
	Don't you think we'd better be going?

A Mangalore spots Korben kneeling alongside the Diva.  He grabs
Korben by the 	shoulder and pokes him with his gun.

		MANGALORE
	Hey, you! With the others!

Korben spins and, in one swift motion, breaks his arm.  Just for
starters.  Another 	WARRIOR rushes over.  Korben punches him into
oblivion and snatches the gun.

		KORBEN
	That's it... I've had... all day people
	have been sticking guns in my face...

Korben wraps up the four Stones in his shirt.

		LOC RHOD
	Korben man... These dudes are going
	to waste us if we don't do what they say.

Korben gives him the package and grabs his mike.

		KORBEN
	You don't do what I say... I'll waste
	you myself. Got it?

		LOC RHOD
	Got it...

215	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

President Lindberg dabs his sweaty face with a towel.

216	INT.  POLICE  STATION

Akanit is still in the police station facing control screens.  He
barks into a
walkie-talkie.

		AKANIT
	What's the situation in the hall?

217	INT.  HALL

Hostages are being gathered in the middle of the hall.  They are
surrounded by 	Mangalores who guard them.

		MUGGER
		(into walkie-talkie)
	There's no more resistance.
	Everything's under control.

Three Mangalores are suddenly blasted through the glass door
leading to the theater.  	Korben bursts into the hall, two huge guns
in his hands.

		KORBEN
	Everybody down!

Korben takes out two more WARRIORS coming towards him, rolls behind
a column.
Laser bullets stinging all around his head.

		LOC RHOD
	This is amazing! Korben, Korben Dallas,
	the winner of the Gemini Croquette
	contest just killed three warriors like he was
	swatting flies...

Panic everywhere!  Heavy firing fills the hall.

ANGLE ON:

Roy von Bacon, the laserball player, rises from the floor behind a
Mangalore, grabs him 	and smashes his head into a column, seizing
the gun.

ANGLE ON:

Two Mangalores firing a huge machine gun at the column Korben is
using for cover.
He dives for cover behind the bar.

ANGLE ON:

Two Mangalores watch awestruck.  Roy whistles behind them.  The two
Mangalores 	turn around.  Roy bonks their heads together.

		LOC RHOD
	It's Roy von Bacon, the Lions center
	forward joining in the battle...

Someone taps Loc Rhod on the shoulder.  He jumps with fright.

		PRINCESS AACHEN
		(hot to trot)
	All this is terribly exciting, hmmm?

Loc Rhod covers his mike.

		LOC RHOD
	GET OFF MY BACK!

A Mangalore shoots in their direction.  Loc Rhod flattens himself
on the floor.  A vase 	falls on the Princess knocking her out.  A
Mangalore loads some missiles in his gun and 	destroys the bar piece
by piece forcing Korben to move forward.  Korben motions to 	Baby
Ray hiding under the pool table.

		KORBEN
	Toss me the balls!

		BABY RAY
		(terrified, still deaf)
	What?

Another piece of the bar explodes.

		KORBEN
	The balls for Christ's sake!

Korben apes playing pool, but Baby Ray really is stone-deaf.

		EMPEROR JAPHET
	He wants the balls! You deaf or something?

The EMPEROR rolls the balls over to Korben.  The Mangalore loads
more missiles 	and shatters another part of the bar.  Korben hides
behind the last bit left.

		KORBEN
	How far is he from here?

The EMPEROR glances at the Mangalore, who in reloading.

		EMPEROR
	I'd say about thirty yards to the left.

Korben hefts the ball, jumps up and hurls it with blinding  speed.
The Mangalore 	catches it right in the head.  He drops, firing in the
air.  The missile strikes the ceiling 	which collapses on him.  The
emperor gives Korben a thumb's up.

		LOC RHOD
	...And our man Korben has literally
	knocked out the opposition with an
	amazing 90 foot pitch.

The COPS on the floor rise, scoop up weapons from dead Mangalores
and lay down a 	line of fire at the last of the fleeing rebels . Roy
whirls his arm in victory.

		FOG
	Thanks for your help.

		KORBEN
	Forget it.

Korben grabs Loc Rhod and takes him with him.

218	INT.  KORBEN'S  SUITE

Korben bursts into the room. He stares at the luminous bar still
struck to the ground 	and sees the hole Leeloo escaped through.

		KORBEN
	Leeloo???

219	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE - CEILING

Leeloo in bleeding all over.  She can barely move.

		LEELOO
		(feeble)
	Kor... ban...

220	EXT.  NEAR FHLOSTON

The ZFX 200 speeds back toward Fhloston Paradise.

221	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE

The bomb timer now reads 10 minutes.

222	INT.  POLICE  STATION  HALLWAY - FHLOSTON  PARADISE

The last of the Mangalores have barricaded themselves in the back
of the station and 	shoot at anything that tries to enter.  Korben
joins the policemen already there.

		COP 1
	Hey, who are you?

		KORBEN
	The winner of the Gemini Croquette contest.

Korben goes to the door and peeks around the corner.  Loc Rhod
arrives.

		KORBEN
	Seven to the left. Five to the right.

		COP
	What's he doing?

Korben leans around the corner and fires rapidly.

		KORBEN
	Six to the left. One to the right.

		LOC RHOD
	He's on vacation.

		KORBEN
		(reloading)
	We got to find the leader. Mangalores
	don't fight without a leader.

223	INT.  POLICE  STATION

Akanit gets up, grabs Cornelius by the throat and put a gun to his
head.

		AKANIT
	One more shot and we start killing
	hostages, got that?

224	INT.  POLICE  STATION  HALLWAY

		KORBEN
	Found him...

		AKANIT
		(tense)
	Send someone to negotiate!

		KORBEN
	Mind if I go? I'm an excellent
	negotiator.

		COP 1
	Uh... Sure, go ahead.

Korben gets ready.

		COP 1
	We're sending someone in who's
	authorized to negotiate.

225	INT.  POLICE  STATION

Korben walks quickly into the room, heads straight for Akanit,
raises his gun and puts a 	bullet through his head.

		KORBEN
	Anyone else want to negotiate?

		COP 2
		(to another Cop)
	Where'd he learn to negotiate like that?

226	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		MUNRO
	From us!

The President gives Munro a hard look.

227	INT.  CONTROL  ROOM

The police round up the remaining Mangalores.  Korben is at the
control center screens 	trying to find Leeloo.  Cornelius comes over
to him, embarrassed.

		CORNELIUS
	You're probably very angry with me and
	I quite understand. But I want you to
	know I'm fighting for a noble cause.

		KORBEN
	Yeah, I know... to save the world... but
	right now all I want to do is save Leeloo.

		CORNELIUS
	Leeloo's in trouble?

		KORBEN
	When is she not in trouble?

		CORNELIUS
	Uh.. Have you tried the Diva's suite?

Korben realizes that Cornelius in probably right.

228	INT.  FHLOSTON  PARADISE  LANDING  DOCK  AND  GARAGE

The ZFX200 settles in the landing dock garage.  SECURITY POLICE
approach the 	ship just as Zorg in getting out holding the ZF1.

		POLICEMAN
	More trouble?

		ZORG
	Nothing I can't fix myself.

He brings up the ZF1 and wipes out the garage.

229	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE

Korben enters the Diva's suite which is in shambles.  He looks
everywhere, but finds 	nothing.

230	INT.  AIRSHAFT

Leeloo lies in a pool of blood.  She hears something below her.

231	INT.  DIVA'S SUITE

Exhausted, Loc Rhod wipes his forehead and finds himself face to
face with the bomb 	stuck on the wall.

Korben in busy looking for Leeloo.

		KORBEN
		(loudly)
	Leeloo?

Up in the airshaft, Leeloo has heard him.

		LEELOO
	Korben...

Her voice is too weak, Korben can't hear her.

		LOC RHOD
	Korben man... what the hell is this?

Korben gives the bomb a prefunctory glance.

		KORBEN
	A molecular bomb.

Three minutes left on the timer.

		LOC RHOD
		(increasingly worried)
	And, uh, what're these numbers clicking
	by?

		CORNELIUS
	Probably the time remaining before it
	explodes.

Cornelius smiles and continues his search.

		LOC RHOD
		(weak smile)
	You're just saying that to scare me! Right?
	If it was a bomb, an alarm would've gone off.
	There's bomb detectors in all these hotels!

A general alarm goes off.  Loc Rhod is crushed.

232	INT.  MAIN  HALL

The lights flicker.

		VOICE (O.S.)
	This is a Type A alert. For security reasons
	the hotel must be evacuated. Please proceed
	calmly to the lifeboats located in the main
	hallways.

A wave of panic engulfs the hall.  The cops are unable to hold back
the crowd as it 	stampedes to the exits.

233	INT.  CORRIDOR

Zorg marches down the corridor shooting everyone in his path.

234	INT.  DIVA'S SUITE

Loc Rhod stands paralyzed in front of the flashing timer.  Less
than two minutes left.

		LOC RHOD
	Maybe we oughta be going,
	what do you think?

		KORBEN
	Not without Leeloo.

Loc Rhod cannot take his eyes off the bomb.

		LOC RHOD
	Like D-Man, I hate to bother you but uh,
	like, we're down to 2 minutes here...

Korben breathes out, bothered.  He turns his attention to the bomb.

		KORBEN
	It's the latest model.. I've never seen one
	before... it works off a magnetic coded
	card... Let's see if I can rig it up.

235	INT.  AIRSHAFT

Leeloo sticks her fingers out one of the bullet holes and lets some
of her blood drip 	down.

The blood splats on Korben's hand.  He snaps his head up and knows
immediately who 	is up there.  He forgets about the bomb.

		LOC RHOD
	Hey! What are you doing? The bomb!

Korben drags the desk over, jumps on it and pokes his head in the
torn up airshaft He 	spots Leeloo who gives him a weak smile.

		KORBEN
	Don't worry, I'm here now!

He pulls her toward him, helps her out of the shaft and stretches
her out on the desk.

		KORBEN
	Just relax. I've got the Stones.
	Everything's going to be fine.

30 seconds left on the timer.

		LOC RHOD
		(falling to pieces)
	Like Korben, can I have 30 seconds of
	your time here?

		KORBEN
		(to Leeloo)
	I'll be right back.

Korben dashes over to the bomb.  He is stopped by the barrel of the
ZF1.  Zorg, in 	person, holding a magnetic card.

		ZORG
		(smiling)
	Allow me...

Zorg slips a small magnetic card in the bomb, it starts to count
down from 5 minutes.

		ZORG
	Just for the fun of it.

Loc Rhod faints.

		ZORG
	Well, what do we have here? Is this
	Korben Dallas? The famous winner of
	the Gemini Croquette contest?
	Or is this Korben Dallas from Special
	Section sent by old Lindberg himself.

Korben doesn't reply.

		ZORG
	...In any event, whoever you are,
	I was glad to meet you.

Zorg fires at Korben who figures he is dead.  Nothing.  Zorg tries
again.  Nada.  The 	clip is empty.  Zorg starts to panic.

		ZORG
	...A 3000 round clip! I didn't fire off
	3000 rounds... did I?

		KORBEN
	Don't you know how to count.
	It's not all that hard. Watch!

Korben punches him square in the face, shows him his index.

		KORBEN
	One! That's for trying to kill me!

Second Punch.

		KORBEN
	Two! That's for firing me! Three!
	That's for pushing around a priest!
	And the rest is for what you did to
	my wife!

Korben pummels him mercilessly.

236	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

President Lindberg prefers closing his eyes.  Munro's shoulders
move as if he were 	beating on Zorg.

237	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE

Zorg falls to the floor, beaten to a pulp.  The timer clicks over
to 3 minutes.

		KORBEN
	We're outta here!

He picks Leeloo up in his arms.

Cornelius grabs Loc Rhod and gives him a resounding slap.

		LOC RHOD
	Are you nuts, Father? That hurts! I
	can't feel my teeth.

		CORNELIUS
	Doesn't matter all you need are your
	legs.

238	EXT.  FHLOSTON  PARADISE - NIGHT

The lifeboats launch from the hotel and fly out into space.

239	INT.  FHLOSTON  PARADISE  LANDING  DOCK  GARAGE

Korben, carrying Leeloo, Cornelius and Loc Rhod are in the garage.

		VOICE (O.S.)
	Two minutes to complete evacuation...

Korben bursts the lock on the first ship he finds and enters
followed by Cornelius and 	Loc Rhod.  The ZFX200.

240	INT.  DIVA'S  SUITE

Zorg starts to come around.

241	INT.  ZFX200

Korben sets Leeloo down.

242	INT.  DIVA'S SUITE

Zorg picks up his ZF1, unaware of the bomb and the countdown.

		ZORG
	I didn't fire three thousand rounds...

243	INT.  ZFX2O0  COCKPIT

		VOICE (O.S.)
	One minute to total evacuation...

		LOC RHOD
	You know how to fly this thing?

		KORBEN
		(concentrating)
	It's like a cab isn't it?

		VOICE
	30 seconds...

		KORBEN
	Anyone know how to release the lines
	on this crate?

244	INT.  DIVA'S SUITE

Zorg is busy with the ZF1 when the bomb starts to BEEP signaling
the last ten seconds.  	Zorg is terror stricken.  He pushes a button
and holds the ZF1 over his head.

		ZORG
		(loudly)
	Maximum Protection.

A mauve-colored magnetic shield closes around Zorg like an
indestructible 	sarcophagus.

245	INT.  ZFX200  COCKPIT

Cornelius and Loc Rhod are bent over the buttons looking for a way
to release the 	lines.

		VOICE (O.S.)
	6... 5...

		KORBEN
	Found it?

Loc Rhod searches frantically.

		LOC RHOD
	I don't even know what I'm looking for!

		KORBEN
	Fuck it! Hold tight!

Korben slams the throttle into full forward.  The ship roars away
ripping the lines to 	shreds.

Loc Rhod is thrown to the rear of the ship.

CUT TO:

The counter goes 1... 0

-The suite disintegrates - The corridor is consumed.

-The main hall is no more.

246	EXT.  FHLOSTON  PARADISE

The ZFX200 jets away as the enormous oceanliner explodes behind it.

247	INT.  ZFX200

The ship stops shaking.  That was a close one.  Everyone's
relieved.

		KORBEN
	Solid little jobs, aren't they?

		LOC RHOD
		(broadcasting, exhausted)
	Dear listeners, your favorite DJ is alive and
	kicking. It's seven o'clock and time for the
	news. Tune in tomorrow for another adventure.

		VOCODER (O.S.)
	Beep. End of transmission.

Loc Rhod lets out a huge sigh.

		LOC RHOD
		(to the others)
	The best show I ever did!

248	EXT.  PLANET  FHLOSTON

A magnetic sarcophagus crosses the Fhloston sky and crashes into a
glacier.

249	EXT.  FHLOSTON

Zorg appears in the middle of the ice.  He takes a portable phone
out of the ZF1.

		ZORG
	How's that? Can you hear me better
	now?

		SECRETARY (O.S.)
	Yes, Mr. Zorg, I hear you perfectly!
	So, how was the concert?

		ZORG
	Who gives a shit! I didn't come here to
	listen to music! Listen up instead of
	running off at the mouth!
	The batteries on my phone are almost gone.

		SECRETARY (O.S.)
	Yes, Sir!

		ZORG
	Dispatch me another ZFX200 immediately.
	Someone stole mine.

		SECRETARY (O.S.)
	Right away, Sir. I'll send you a new one to
	the hotel.

		ZORG
	I'm not at the hotel!

		ZORG
	Hello?...

		BEEPER (O.S.)
	Battery dead.

Zorg is all alone, lost, in the middle of the glacier.

		ZORG
		(to himself)
	Stay calm.... stay calm...

250	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

General Munro enters the office with a smile.

		MUNRO
	Major Dallas has the Five Elements on
	board. The priest is guiding them directly
	to the temple.

President Lindberg closes his eyes in relief.

		PRESIDENT
	Thank God! We've been saved!

A SCIENTIST rushes in.

		SCIENTIST
	Mr. President.

		PRESIDENT
	Yes? Now, what?

251	EXT.  SPACE

A ball of fire, all-powerful Evil, speeds across the screen with
three Federal Army 	warships following along behind it as best they
can.

252	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		PRESIDENT
	What do you mean, "its advancing"?!

253	INT.  COCKPIT  FEDERATED  WARSHIP

		COMMANDER
	It's not only advancing, but it's moving at
	incredible speed! We're having trouble
	following it.

254	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		PRESIDENT
		(to Scientist)
	...And... Do you have any idea where it's
	heading?

The scientist is hard to put to answer, he shakes his head.

255	INT.  ZFX200  COCKPIT - NIGHT

Korben gently wipes Leeloo's forehead with a cloth.  She opens her
eyes a little.

		KORBEN
		(gentle, loving)
	Apipoulai..

Leeloo smiles, weakly, feverish.

		LEELOO
	I'm so very sad.

		KORBEN
	Why? We did pretty well, wouldn't
	you say?

		LEELOO
	Five hundred wars... Arms... Drugs...
	Money...
	Everything you create is used to destroy...

		KORBEN
	I told you not to read all that crap!

		LEELOO
	Protect life... Until death.

Her eyes close and she falls back asleep.  Korben is worried.  She
seems so depressed.  	Cornelius enters.

		CORNELIUS
	There's a General on the phone...
	His name's Mambo, I think.

256	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		MUNRO
	Munro here. President Lindberg wants
	to talk to you.  Hold the line.

The President clears his throat and takes the phone.

		PRESIDENT
	Major, first off, I want to thank you,
	in my name and in the name of the
	Federation...

257	INT.  ZFX200 / PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		PRESIDENT (O.S.)
	For the praiseworthy courage you have
	shown us! I'd like to congratulate General
	Munro for his choice. He found the ideal
	man for such a...

		KORBEN
		(to the point)
	So now what's the problem?

The President drops into his armchair and sighs.

		PRESIDENT
	There's a ball of fire 1,200 miles in diameter
	heading straight for the earth. And we have
	no idea how to stop it! ...That's the problem.

Korben thinks fast.  The Priest is with him.  The Five Elements are
on board.

		KORBEN
	How much time before the collision?

The President queries the scientist with a nod of the head.

		SCIENTIST
	If its speed remains constant... in an
	hour and 57 minutes.

		KORBEN (O.S.)
	I'll call you back in two hours.

Korben hangs up.  The President looks stunned.

258	EXT.  SPACE

The ZFX200 shifts to the speed of light and vanishes in the
star-studded cosmos.

259	INT.  CHAPEL

David is asleep.  He is woken by the sound of...

260	EXT.  DESERT - DAWN

The ZFX200 is parked in the middle of the desert.

Korben walks ahead carrying Leeloo.  Cornelius has the four Stones
with him.
Barely awake, Loc Rhod stumbles along.  David appears at the door
of the chapel.

		DAVID
	You're all safe. Thanks be to God!

		CORNELIUS
	Later, David! Later!
	There's not a minute to lose!

The small group enters the chapel.


261	INT.  CHAPEL

Cornelius pushes the group onto the altar which is surrounded by a
wooden barrier.  	Cornelius stands in front of the cross.

		KORBEN
	Excuse me, Father, but... could we pray
	later?

Cornelius bends the cross and pushes it down.  A mechanism is set
off lowering the 	altar like a service elevator.

The altar descends amid rocky walls.

262	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		MUNRO
	They just landed in the desert.

		PRESIDENT
		(sweating)
	How much time is left?

263	EXT.  SPACE

Earth is in view.  The Dark Planet fills the screen and heads for
the blue planet.

264	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		SCIENTIST
	About nine minutes.

President Lindberg has trouble breathing.

265	INT.  TEMPLE

Lit by torches, Korben sets Leeloo delicately on the altar in the
exact center of the four 	elements.  Cornelius looks over the four
Stones every which way.

		CORNELIUS
		(panic-stricken)
	Uh, this one... must be water!

It's obvious he doesn't know where to put it.

		KORBEN
	Don't tell me you don't know how all
	this works?

		CORNELIUS
	Theoretically, yes! The four Stones form
	the beam and the Fifth Element is supposed
	to stand in the middle there, but...
	I don't have the reference book.
	I've never seen the Stones work!

Korben can't believe his ears.  He tears the Stone out of
Cornelius' hand and studies the 	inscriptions.  He goes over to one of
the four bases the stones rest on and tries to figure 	it out.  The
symbol of air is on the Stone, the same as on the base.

		KORBEN
	Match the symbols!

Korben places the first Stone and picks up another one.  Cornelius
has found the 	symbol for water.  Loc Rhod sits down.  He is very
tired.

		LOC RHOD
	What is this some kinda game? Like
	chess?

Korben pulls him to his feet and sticks a Stone in his hands.

		KORBEN
	No. It's much simpler. If we don't figure
	out where these Stones go in five minutes,
	we're all dead! Think you got it?

Loc Rhod's got it and runs over to put in his Stone.  The four
Stones are all in place but 	nothing happens.

		KORBEN
	There's no light! You told me there were
	supposed to be four beams of light.

		CORNELIUS
		(lost)
	Yes, of course, but... The Stones are shut!
	They have to be open for it to work.

		KORBEN
	And you don't know how they open,
	is that what you are saying?

		CORNELIUS
	That's what I'm saying.

266	EXT.  SPACE

The Dark Planet closes in on Earth rapidly.

267	INT.  CHAPEL

Korben leans over Leeloo.

		KORBEN
	Leeloo? The Stones! We have to open
	them! How does it work?

		LEELOO
		(feeble)
	The wind blows... the fire burns...

		KORBEN
	I know all that, Leeloo! I'm talking
	about the Stones.

		LEELOO
	...The rain falls...

Korben is desperate.  Leeloo's too weak, he won't get anything more
out of her.
He darts over to a Stone and turns it over and over.

		KORBEN
	The rain falls... the wind blows?

Loc Rhod stands in front of his Stone looking at Korben.

		KORBEN
	Try and figure out how this fucking thing
	opens, instead of staring at me like that!

Loc Rhod starts feeling the Stone all around.

		LOC RHOD
		(afraid)
	I'm looking, I'm looking.

268	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

The tension is palpable in the President's office.

		SCIENTIST
	...Three minutes.

		MUNRO
	We've lost contact with them.

269	INT.  CHAPEL

Korben and Cornelius turn the Stones every which way.  All to no
avai1.  Loc Rhod is 	discouraged.

		LOC RHOD
	...we'll never make it.

He sighs.  Three hooks pop off the Stone.  Loc Rhod can't believe
his eyes.

		LOC RHOD
	It... it moved! Korben! Korben!

Korben rushes over, looks at the Stone.  Hooks are undone.

		KORBEN
	What did you say? What did you do?

		LOC RHOD
	Nothing! Swear to God, I didn't do
	nothing!

		KORBEN
	Look, you did something that set it off.
	Try to remember. Concentrate. Tell me
	exactly what you did!!

Loc Rhod tries to duplicate the same movement.

		LOC RHOD
	I was like this... With my hands here and...
	I said, "We'll never make it!" That's all!

Nothing happens.

		KORBEN
	Is that all?

		LOC RHOD
	Yeah... then I sighed... like this.

Loc Rhod sighs, really depressed this time.  The Stone opens even
more.
Korben's got it.

		KORBEN
	The wind! The wind blows...

Korben blows on the Stone which immediately opens revealing a patch
of blue sky with 	some miniature clouds floating around inside.  A
yellow beam pops up like a ray of 	sunlight, like Korben's smile.

		KORBEN
	Quickly, everyone on a Stone!
	Water for water!  Fire for fire!
	Earth for earth!

The two men move fast.  Korben on the 4th Stone: Earth.  He grabs a
fistful of earth  	and throws it on the Stone.  A miniature patch of
green appears and immediately forms 	a green beam.  Cornelius wipes
his forehead with a scarf and wrings it out over the 	Stone.  It opens
revealing a patch of miniature raging sea.  A blue beam appears.

Loc Rhod has a problem.

		LOC RHOD
		(shaking)
	I don't have a light.  I stopped smoking
	last week! If we'd come a bit sooner...

Korben pats his pockets, he comes up with a box of matches.
There's only one left.

		KORBEN
	Don't breathe.

Loc Rhod and Cornelius hold their breath.  Korben strikes the
match.  A small flame 	appears on the tip.  A breeze goes through the
room.  Korben feels like he's got TNT in 	his hands.  He approaches
the flame to the Stone.  The flame twists, dims, flickers ...but
holds on.  The Stone opens.  A patch of miniature fire appears. Korben
sighs, snuffs out 	the match.  The fourth beam, a red one,
immediately forms.

270	EXT.  SPACE

A mass of fire fills the screen.  The Earth is only a thousand
miles away.

271	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

		SCIENTIST
		Two more minutes.

The President shuts his eyes.  His lids move in prayer.

272	INT.  CHAPEL

Korben helps Leeloo onto her feet where the four beams and four
colors crisscross.

		KORBEN
	It's up to you now, Angel!

		LEELOO
	I'm so tired...

		KORBEN
	You can sleep tomorrow... come on...

		LEELOO
	I want to sleep... forever...

		KORBEN
	Leeloo! Listen to me! I'll take you on
	a vacation afterwards! A real vacation,
	this time, for as long as you want.
	Come on! You can do it!

Korben slowly releases Leeloo and steps back from the altar.
Leeloo can barely stand in the center of the four beams.
An indistinct white beam begins to form around her, starts to rise.

		CORNELIUS
	Come on Leeloo! Come on!

The beam loses its intensity.  Leeloo crumples to the floor.

273	EXT.  SPACE

The Dark Planet hurtles toward Earth.  A hundred miles before
impact.  The African 	continent is visible.  No doubt about it:	The
fireball is heading right for Egypt.

274	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

Seconds tick away relentlessly on the scientist's stopwatch.

		SCIENTIST
	It'll be entering the atmosphere in one
	minute.

275	INT.  CHAPEL

The heat in the temple is unbearable.  All the walls start to ooze
the same horrible black 	slimy liquid seen at Zorg's.  A drop of
liquid falls to the temple floor and begins to 	smoke, eating away at
it like acid.  Loc Rhod has to dodge another drop of the stuff.
Korben quickly straightens Leeloo up and puts her back in the center
of the beams.

		KORBEN
	Leeloo! If you don't get on with the
	program we're all gonna die! And that's
	not on my agenda for today.

Leeloo wraps her arms around Korben's neck.

		LEELOO
		(weak)
	What's the use of saving lives...
	when you see what you do with them!

		KORBEN
	You're right but there are lots of good
	things... beautiful things...

		LEELOO
	...Like love...

		KORBEN
	Exactly.

		LEELOO
	But I don't know love... I'm like a machine
	programmed to save other people's lives but
	never to have one of my own.

276	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

The Scientist's stopwatch goes from 30 to 29 seconds.

277	INT.  CHAPEL

		LEELOO
	I have thousands of memories but none
	of them are mine... There is no need for
	me other than this. I'm immortal but I have
	no life.

		KORBEN
	Yes, you do! I need you. More than you
	can imagine! Stand up straight!

		LEELOO
	Why?... Why would you need me?

		KORBEN
	Because...

		CORNELIUS
		(to himself)
	Tell her, for God's sake!

A bit of the black acid falls on Loc Rhod's shirt setting it on
fire.  He rips if off.

CUT TO:

278	INT.  CHAPEL

		KORBEN
	Because...

Leeloo has tears in her eyes.  The heat is overpowering.  Black
acid is everywhere.

		LEELOO
	Tell me...

		KORBEN
	I love you...

Despite her fatigue, Leeloo smiles broadly.

CUT TO:

278b	INT.  PRESIDENT'S  OFFICE

The stopwatch goes from 3 to 2.

279 INT.  CHAPEL

		LEELOO
	Now you're allowed to kiss me.

- Korben wraps his arms around her and kisses her like he's never
kissed anybody 	before.  - The white beam, the Divine Light,
immediately forms around Leeloo and 	Korben. - The stopwatch hits
zero.  - The Absolute Beam explodes from the top of the 	pyramid and
heads straight into the sky zapping the fireball smack in the middle,
slowing it down.  - Korben and Leeloo kiss like there was no tomorrow.

- The beam hardens and slowly solidifies the Evil Planet.
Inaudible screeches escape 	from the dying planet.  Screeches of
terrifying pain as if a million souls were dying.

- Streams of black acid spurt from the pyramid and solidify like
brilliant stalactites.

280	EXT.  SPACE

The pure beam, the Light of Life, has finished its work.  The Dark
Planet nothing more 	than a dead planet.
Strangely enough, it looks like the moon.  Everything is calm
around it.

281	INT.  PRESIDENT'S OFFICE

President Lindberg opens his eyes and realizes he's not dead-

		SCIENTIST
	The planet seems to have stopped at...
	62 miles from impact.

282	INT.  CHAPEL

In the temple, the beam loses its intensity.  But Leeloo and Korben
remain stuck 	together, lost in their kiss.  Cornelius has dropped to
his knees, clutching his hands.

Loc Rhod slips along the wall with a sigh.  He gives Cornelius a
knowing smile.

		LOC RHOD
	This guy is a killer with the babes.
	I knew it from the moment I laid eyes
	on him.

Cornelius and Loc Rhod burst out laughing.  Korben and Leeloo keep
on kissing.


283	INT.  LABORATORY

We are in the Nucleological Laboratory that gave birth to Leeloo in
the beginning of 	our story.  The President enters the lab followed by
a group of officials in ceremonial 	dress.

		MUNRO
	Mr. President, let me introduce you to
	Professor Mactilburgh, who runs the center.

		MACTILBURGH
	It's an honor to receive you. Mr. President.

		PRESIDENT
		(beaming)
	Yes.. Well? Where are our two heroes?

		MACTILBURGH
	They were so tired from their ordeal that
	we put them in the reactor this morning..

		PRESIDENT
	I have 19 more meetings after this one
	Professor..

		PROFESSOR
	Of course.. Let me see if they're revived.

		AIDE
	We go live in one minute, Mr. President.

Mactilburgh goes to the reactor and opens a small slot which allows
him to see what is 	going on under the blue shield.

Leeloo and Korben are naked, arms wrapped around each other,
kissing and probably 	engaged in hoppi hoppa.
Mactilburgh looks troubled.

		MACTILBURGH
	I.. uh.. they need five more minutes,
	Mr. President.

The President, pressed for time, looks over to his aide who in
struggling with a phone 	call.

		AIDE
	No ma'am... I tried... No ma'am...

		PRESIDENT
	Who is it?

		AIDE
	Some woman... claims she's Korben's
	mother...

		PRESIDENT
	Give it here...

The President takes the phone and goes to the window.

		PRESIDENT
	Mrs. Dallas, this in the President.
	On behalf of the entire Federation,
	I would like to thank...

		MOTHER (V.O.)
	Don't pull that crap with me, Finger...
	I'd recognize that trash can voice of
	yours in a dark alley during a rain storm.
	You tell that worthless no account son
	of mine he should plotz for the way he's
	ignored his mother... when I think of all I
	sacrificed for him...

284	EXT.  NEW YORK

Outside the lab we see the President through the window, holding
the phone away from 	his ear.

PAN slowly across Manhattan.
Credits Roll as TWO full rising silver moons ascend in the dark
blue sky.




		THE END


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