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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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agent | fbi | texas | bomb | government | See more »

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Take your greatest fear... your most paranoid suspicion... and your darkest nightmare... and multiply it-by X! See more »


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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)

Opening Weekend:

£2,506,148 (UK) (21 August 1998)

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

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 »

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When Mulder falls down through the ice the hood on his coat falls off his head yet the next scene he is seen pulling the hood off his head. See more »

Quotes

[on the phone]
Ben Bronschweig, M.D.: It's Bronschweig. Sir, the impossible scenario we never planned for? Well, we better come up with a plan.
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Followed by The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) See more »

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Absolutely the best gift C.Carter and his crew could have given to us, the fans
14 August 1998 | by (Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film I was expecting something less than spectacular because of the mixed reviews I had read before going. Was I surprised! It was one of the most incredible cinematic experience of my life, certainly of the year. Maybe you think I'm nuts and, heck, maybe I am but what I'm saying is true. I am a fan of the series and it's probably why I liked it so much. It had a great storyline that explained a lot of the mysteries that had been hanging for years while bringing all new ones. It also had unbelievable FX that never could have been made for the TV show and the aliens were just simply scary! Many many great scenes, not just a few good ones isolated throughout the film. And the ending is just fantastic, suspenseful and very intriguing. I can't wait for the 6th season to begin.


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