The Fifth Element Commentary - "Every Character... Is a Lot."

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Note, this episode was recorded before the second lockdown in their home Province of Ontario, which is why they are seen together.Joe and Todd are taking on the Luc Besson Sci Fi Action Film, The Fifth Element. The guys discuss the introduction of the movie, Milla Jovovich's career and how Gary Oldman agreed to do the film for a favor. Tiny Lister is discussed (recorded prior to his passing) and Chris Tucker's scene stealing role in the film, including the origins of the name Ruby Rhod.They debate what driving would be like with flying cars and what they see the future of transportation being. Joe reveals a famous uncredited appearance over a phone call and how Luc Besson turned a perceived Trilogy into a single film. They talk about Mythbuster attempting to make the gun from the movie and break down the Plava Laguna Opera scene and the (at the time) largest indoor explosion in a film. Join us on Twitch!


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