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Korben Dallas (Character)
from The Fifth Element (1997)

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The Fifth Element (1997)
Priest Vito Cornelius: What are you doing?
Korben Dallas: Trying to save your ass so you can save the world.

Leeloo: Leeloo Dallas mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yeah.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yeah, multipass, she knows it's a multipass. Leeloo Dallas. This is my wife.
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: We're newlyweds. Just met. You know how it is. We bumped into each other, sparks happen...
Leeloo: Mul-ti-pass.
Korben Dallas: Yes, she knows it's a multipass. Anyway, we're in love.

Leeloo: Everything you create, you use to destroy.
Korben Dallas: Yeah, we call it human nature.

Police: Are you classified as human?
Korben Dallas: Negative, I am a meat popsicle.

DJ Ruby Rhod: Korben sweetheart, what was that? It was BAD! It had no fire, no energy, no nothing! Y'know I got a Show to run here, and it must pop POP POP! So tomorrow from 5 to 7 will you PLEASE act like you have more than a two word vocabulary. It must be green, okay?
Korben Dallas: Can I talk to you for a second?
[Throws Ruby up against a wall]
Korben Dallas: I didn't come here to play Pumbaa on the radio. So tomorrow from 5 to 7 your gonna give yourself a hand, You green?
DJ Ruby Rhod: [Strangling Voice] Supergreen.

DJ Ruby Rhod: We'll find out everything there is to know about the D man: his dreams, his desires, his most intimates of intimates, and from what I'm looking at, "intimate" is the stud muffin's middle name. So tell me my man, are you nervous in the service?
Korben Dallas: Mmm... not really.

Korben Dallas: Whoa, lady, I only speak two languages, English and bad English.
[Leeloo continues to talk in divine language]
Korben Dallas: Now, don't get me wrong, I'm all for conversation, but maybe you could just shut up for a moment?

Mr. Kim: You got a message.
Korben Dallas: Yeah
Mr. Kim: You're not gonna open it? It might be important.
Korben Dallas: Yeah, like the last two I got were important. The first one was from my wife, telling me she was leaving. The second was from my lawyer, telling me he was leaving... with my wife.
Mr. Kim: Ah, that's bad luck. Grandfather say it not rain everyday. This is good news, guaranteed. I bet your lunch.
Korben Dallas: Okay, you're on.
Mr. Kim: Come on...
[Reads]
Mr. Kim: You are fired. Oh.
Korben Dallas: Well, at least I won lunch.
Mr. Kim: Good philosophy, see good in bad, I like.

[Korben shows up at Father Cornelius' door with an unconscious Leeloo in his arms]
Priest Vito Cornelius: Yes?
Korben Dallas: I'm, uh, looking for a priest.
Priest Vito Cornelius: Weddings are one floor down, my son. Congratulations.

Korben Dallas: What's your name?
Leeloo: Leeloo Minai Lekarariba-Laminai-Tchai Ekbat De Sebat.
Korben Dallas: Good. That... that whole thing's your name, huh? Do you have, uh... a shorter name?
Leeloo: Leeloo.

Korben Dallas: We need to find the leader, Mangalores won't fight without the leader.
Aknot: One more shot, and we start killing hostages!
Korben Dallas: That's the leader.
Aknot: Send someone to negotiate.
Fog: [as Dallas looks at him] Uh, I-I've never negotiated before.
Korben Dallas: Do you mind if I try?
Fog: No, sure, sure, sure.
[shouts]
Fog: We're sending somebody in to negotiate!
[Corben walks into the room and shoots Aknot between the eyes. As he falls, the other Mangalores drop their weapons and bow over him, keening]
Korben Dallas: Anybody else want to negotiate?
Fog: Wh-where did he learn to n-negotiate like that?
President Lindberg: [looking at General Munro] I wonder.

Leeloo: Hi.
Korben Dallas: Oh, so you speak English now.
Leeloo: Yes. I learned.

General Munro: [after telling Korben about the mission] Any questions?
Korben Dallas: Yeah. Just one. Why me? I retired six months ago. You remember?
General Munro: Three reasons. One - as a member of the elite special forces unit of the Federated Army, you are expert in the use of all major weapons & space craft needed for this mission. Two - of all the members of your unit, you were the most highly decorated.
Korben Dallas: ...and the third one?
General Munro: Of all the members of your unit, you're the only one left alive.

[Cornelius bursts into Korben's room and holds him at gunpoint]
Priest Vito Cornelius: I'm really sorry to have to resort to these methods, Mr. Wallace...
Korben Dallas: Dallas.
Priest Vito Cornelius: Er, Mr. Dallas. But we heard about your good luck on the radio, and we need your tickets for Fhloston.
Korben Dallas: Is this how priests normally take vacations?
Priest Vito Cornelius: We're not on a vacation, we're on a mission!
Korben Dallas: What mission is that?
Priest Vito Cornelius: We have to save the world, my son.

Korben Dallas: [Leans down and kisses Leeloo. Leeloo swipes his gun and holds it to his head]
Korben Dallas: You're right, you're right, I shouldn't have done that. I'm sorry.
Leeloo: Senno ecto gammat!
Korben Dallas: I'm sorry, I'm sorry!
Leeloo: ecto gammat!
Korben Dallas: [In a later scene] When she woke up, she said a bunch a stuff. I didn't understand any of it but... what does 'ecto gammat' mean?
Priest Vito Cornelius: Uh... never again, without my permission.
Korben Dallas: That's what I thought.

President Lindberg: [phone call from President to Korben Dallas] Major Dallas, I first would like to salute a warrior, you are a shining example of this Army's might, in the name of the Federation and it's territory...
Korben Dallas: Mr. President, Mr. President, any idea when you gonna be getting to the point?
President Lindberg: O.K. There's a ball of fire, it's 1200 miles in diameter headin straight for Earth, and we have no idea how to stop it. *That's* the problem.
Korben Dallas: [sighs] How long do we have?
Scientist's Aide: [off the President's look] If its speed remains constant, in an hour and fifty-seven minutes.
Korben Dallas: I'll call you back in two hours.

[Korben is arguing with his mother on the phone]
Korben's Mother: Oh, I get it. You wanna make make your only mother to beg. Is that it?
Korben Dallas: No, I don't wanna make you beg. All I want is an explanation. Look, I just got in. I just smashed my cab, I lost my job, I got mugged. Besides that, everything's peachy. Thanks for asking. Now will you just settle down and explain this to me calmly.
Korben's Mother: Oh, so you don't know you won a trip to Fhloston Paradise for two for 10 days? And I suppose you'll just leave me on the lunar surface to freeze my ass off?
Korben Dallas: If I'd won a trip, I'd know about it. Somebody would've notified me.
[a message drops in his tube]
Korben's Mother: Corben, they've been blaring your name on the radio for the last hour, you big ape.

[just getting into his hotel room, the phone rings and its his mother on the other line]
Korben's Mother: You miserable bastard! I never should've pushed you out.
Korben Dallas: Ma?
Korben's Mother: Oh, so you don't know you won a trip to Fhloston Paradise for two for 10 days? And I suppose you'll I was in labor for days, and this is how you repay me? I should've just gotten a robot.
Korben Dallas: Come on, Ma.
Korben's Mother: Don't "come on, Ma" me. I should be there, not you! I need a tan! I need a cocktail!

Fhloston Hostess: We have twelve swimming pools, and two on the rooftop. All the restaurants are between level two and level ten. The planet Fhloston has 400 beaches, all accessible until 5 PM. Then, the airship goes higher, to offer you a better view with your dinner.
Korben Dallas: Is the Diva here yet?
Fhloston Hostess: Not yet.
Korben Dallas: Are there any tickets left for this opera? I'm a really big fan...
Fhloston Hostess: You have a seat reserved, front row, next to RU-BY RHOD! He's so talented, don't you think? I just love him... he's so sexy...

Korben Dallas: How many are in there?
Fog: I-I-I-don't...
Korben Dallas: Let's count.
[looks around the corner and counts the Mangalors in the room; draws back quickly]
Korben Dallas: Seven on the left, five on the right.
[turns the corner again and fires six shots in rapid succession]
Korben Dallas: Four on the right, two on the left.

Korben Dallas: Leeloo... how do we open these stones?
Leeloo: Wind blows... Fire Burns... Water Falls...

Korben Dallas: [shoves a bag into Ruby's hands] You guard this with your life, or you're gonna look like this guy here! You green?
DJ Ruby Rhod: G-green.
[cut to the President's office, where every word is being heard over the radio, transmitted galaxy-wide on Ruby's radio show]
Korben Dallas: Super green?
DJ Ruby Rhod: Super green.
President Lindberg: Is that your idea of a discreet operation?
General Munro: Don't-don't worry, sir. I know my man. He'll calm things down.
[cut back to Fhloston, as three Mangalores go down in an explosion of gunfire, and Korben charges out a door, guns blazing]

[repeated line]
Korben Dallas: Finger's gonna kill me.

Korben Dallas: You wanna play it soft. We'll play it soft. You wanna play it hard. Let's play it hard.

Korben Dallas: The government sent me to help you. Just stay calm.

Chief NY Cop: Sir, can you put your hands in the yellow circles, please?
Neighbour: Smoke you!
Korben Dallas: Wrong answer.
Chief NY Cop: The police control is now terminated. Thank you for your cooperation. Have a nice day.

Priest Vito Cornelius: Korben, I realize you that must be pretty mad at me, but I want you to know that I am fighting for a noble cause.
Korben Dallas: Yes, you're trying to save the world, I remember. Right now, I'm trying to save Leeloo, father.
Priest Vito Cornelius: Leeloo's in trouble?
Korben Dallas: When is Leeloo not in trouble?

Priest Vito Cornelius: I'm really sorry to have to resort to these methods, Mr. Willis!
Korben Dallas: Dallas.