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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.

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