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Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder the believer and Dana Scully the skeptic, investigate the strange and unexplained while hidden forces work to impede their efforts.


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Complete series cast summary:
 Dana Scully / ... (207 episodes, 1993-2016)
 Fox Mulder (183 episodes, 1993-2016)
 Walter Skinner / ... (85 episodes, 1994-2016)


Two FBI agents, Fox Mulder and Dana Scully work in an unassigned detail of the bureau called the X-Files investigating cases dealing with unexplained paranormal phenomena. Mulder, a true believer, and Scully, a skeptic, perceive their cases from stand points of science and the paranormal. Written by ZachMichalik

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Release Date:

10 September 1993 (USA)  »

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$1,500,000 (estimated)

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Did You Know?


Gillian Anderson has stated that she based her approach to the role of Dana Scully on Jodie Foster's performance as Clarice Starling in "The Silence Of The Lambs". Ironically, a contractual obligation to "The X-files" prohibiting her from playing an FBI agent in any other role would prevent her from being offered the part of Clarice Starling in "Hannibal". See more »


Throughout the series when we see a closeup of CGB Spender's/The Smoker's ashtray while he is extinguishing his cigarette, the filters of the "smoked" cigarettes already in the ashtrays are perfectly white, while they should be yellow/brown from the nicotine-smoke. This indicates that they are props, placed there before shooting and not cigarettes smoked by the characters. See more »


Mulder: You know, they say when you talk to God it's prayer, but when God talks to you, it's schizophrenia.
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This production has not been approved, endorsed or authorized by the Federal Bureau of Investigation. (appears in the end credits) See more »


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3 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Forget alcohol, this absolutely incredible show is quite possibly more addicting. The acting is to say the least amazing, and the characters are so real it's a bit spooky. The first fours seasons are the best, combing sci-fi, horror and reality drama into a most satisfying combination. I find the show fearlessness when showing gore is refreshing (no i do not have a gore fetish)and ability to back up the most wild theories is almost unimaginable. The scripts are so unbelievable, that you might laugh them off at first thought, but they draw you in making you want to believe. Most episodes in the first 5 seasons are phenomenal, though there are some duds, after all, nobody can have perfection. The chemistry shared between the two main characters, Mulder and Scully is at times choking, they seem so connected that you can help but momentarily forget, they aren't real. Splitting them up pretty much wrote the epitaph for the show, bringing them back together for the series finale did boost it ever so slightly. Even before I watched the show I knew half the catch phrases, Trust no one, the truth is out there, i want to believe and characters names, now what does that say? The show will forever be remembered hopefully when it was strongest, not toward then sad end it had.

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