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The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 19 June 1998 (USA)
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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agent | fbi | bomb | government | alien | See All (73) »

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

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Blackwood  »

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

At 32min 20secs the "Cigarette Smoking Man" gets out of a helicopter, and proceeds to light a cigarette whilst still in the down wash of the rotor. He uses a lighter that sounds just like a classic Zippo lighter (known for being still able to work in extreme wind conditions). See more »

Goofs

The movie takes place in July but during the sequence in Antarctica the Sun is up (fairly high). During July, the Sun never rises in Antartica (at least not at the coordinates given by the Well Manicured Man). See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Fox Mulder: Is this Dr. Kurtzweil's residence?
D.C. Cop #1: You have some kind of business with him?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Yeah, I'm looking for him.
D.C. Cop #1: You're looking for him for what?
[Mulder shows his ID]
D.C. Cop #1: The Feds are looking for him, too. Real nice business he's got, huh?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: What's that?
D.C. Cop #1: Selling naked pictures of little kids on his computer. You looking for him for some other reason?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Yeah. I had an appointment for a pelvic examination.
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References Independence Day (1996) See more »

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Crystal Ship
Written by Jim Morrison, Ray Manzarek, John Densmore and Robby Krieger
Performed by X
Produced by Ray Manzarek
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Trust this One
23 March 2004 | by (Idaho, USA) – See all my reviews

How could anyone not like this movie? Even those that are not regular followers of the T.V. show could get a real thrill out of this movie. I like how they worked it so that the fans who followed the show weren't falling asleep and those that didn't follow the show regularly weren't lost. I love the show and follow it regularly. Mulder and Scully kick ass and are one of the most interesting teams that I've seen on T.V. The closest team I have seen would be on CBS; that team would be the CSI:Crime Scene Investigation. But as far as this movie is concerned it is literally out of this world! As Chris Carter has made famous "Trust No One" this is really a movie you can take a wild ride with!


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