5th Element, The









                    The Fifth Element



                    An original script
                    by
                    Luc Besson


                    Revisions by
                    Luc Besson
                    and
                    Robert Mark Kamen





                    August 1995 Draft
















                Gaumont and Les Films du Dauphin



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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