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The X Files (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  19 June 1998 (USA)
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Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

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With problems appearing between FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, a dangerous conspiracy is starting to appear. A deadly virus, which appears to be of extraterrestrial origin has appeared, which could destroy all life on Earth. With the help of a paranoid doctor, Alvin Kurtzweil, Mulder and Scully must act fast in order to save everyone on the planet. Written by Film_Fan

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Rated PG-13 for some intense violence and gore | See all certifications »

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19 June 1998 (USA)  »

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,138,758 (USA) (19 June 1998)

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$83,892,374 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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11:21 - the time Mulder goes to the Dallas Field Office, where Scully joins him and analyzes the fossils. 11:21 is also the time when Scully wakes up to Mulder calling her in The Pilot Episode and The Erlenmeyer Flask in the series. 11/21 is the birth date of Chris Carter's wife. Also, D-1121 is shown on one of the domes during the Antarctic section at the end of the movie. The D represents his wife's name, which is Dori. See more »

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As Mulder and Scully are climbing down the rocks above the corn field, she is wearing flat-soled shoes. When they enter the beehive, she has high heels. (And not a scratch on them either!) See more »

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Special Agent Dana Scully: I need this building evacuated and cleared out in ten minutes. I need you to get on the phone and tell the fire department to block off the city center in a one mile radius around the building. DON'T THINK! JUST PICK UP THE PHONE AND MAKE IT HAPPEN!
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Written by Noel Gallagher
Performed by Noel Gallagher
Produced by Mark Coyle and Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher performs courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Limited
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Fans will enjoy it for sure, others not so sure
16 May 2008 | by (Chicago, Illinois) – See all my reviews

If you remember a little decade called "The '90's", you'll definitely remember that The X-Files was one of the biggest shows of that decade. The X-Files had so many different fans, I have to admit that I was a fan, not so much to the extent as many others were, but I enjoyed the show. However, I think because my friend rubbed it in my face so much of how much this show was the best television show to ever hit the air waves, I steered clear of the movie. But I was renting movies the other day and came across The X-Files, and figured to just give the movie a shot, it's been how many years since the show ended? But I watched it last night and I liked the movie. I think the only thing is, is this was a movie that was definitely made for the fans and no one else, because if you didn't watch the show, you won't get into the movie.

Mulder and Scully are on the case again after they learn of a deadly "virus" that is killing off the planet. Of course the government is covering it up, making it seem like it's more of a terrorist or a horrible flu. Mulder wants to make the truth known, but Scully has just given up, that is until she is attacked by a bug carrying the virus and Mulder will not give up on her. He saves her, but she needs more strength if they are to make it out of this situation alive.

The X-Files the movie is a cool sci fi film, if you are not a fan or didn't watch the series, there is a small chance you'll get into the film. But this was a definite treat for the fans, this is the film they wanted and as much as I hate this saying, The X-Files is just an extended episode with a bigger budget, but it's still a cool film. I liked it, Mulder and Scully always provide perfect entertainment and I just love Mulder going into his infamous speeches of "the truth is out there", so over dramatic, but you gotta love his passion in it. The X-Files is worth the look, it's a fun film and is cool sci-fi.

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