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The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Bronschweig (as Jeffrey De Munn)
2nd Boy (as Chris Fennell)
Cody Newton ...
3rd Boy
Blake Stokes ...
4th Boy


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Blackwood  »

Box Office


$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$83,892,374 (USA) (9 October 1998)

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Did You Know?


The final scene takes place in Foum Tatouine, which is an actual place (in Tunisia), which was also used for filming the scenes on the planet Tatooine in the Star Wars movies. See more »


When Kurtzweil is talking to Mulder, Mulder's cab arrives twice. See more »


Well-Manicured Man: You have precious little time. What I've given you, the alien colonists don't yet know exists. The vaccine you hold is the only defense against the virus. It's introduction into an alien environment may have the power to destroy the delicate plans we have so assiduously protected for the last 50 years.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: What do you mean "may have"?
Well-Manicured Man: Find Agent Scully. Only then you will realize the scope and grandeur of the project. Go. Go now!
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Referenced in Alien Autopsy (2006) See more »


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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Fight the Future
8 June 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

The X-Files' first movie is great. It has a clever, yet complicated, plot. The movie tackles the alien conspiracy head on, connecting some plot details from the show. But like an episode of the show, only a small piece of the puzzle is explained. The movie is a scary and thrilling sci-fi movie. All that's missing is a sequel.

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