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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 | government | texas | bomb | See more »

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Trust in no one Mr Mulder. 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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Blackwood  »

Box Office

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£2,506,148 (UK) (21 August 1998)

Gross:

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

The scene in which Scully and Mulder are chased through a cornfield by helicopters is a reference to the famous "crop duster" scene in North by Northwest (1959). Martin Landau was in both movies. See more »

Goofs

As the train carrying the tanker trucks passes by Mulder and Scully, the entire train is past the railroad crossing before they even move, yet when they start to get into the car the train is passing over the crossing again. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Dana Scully: Mulder what are you doing?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Something's wrong!
Special Agent Dana Scully: Mulder!
Special Agent Fox Mulder: Something's not right!
Special Agent Dana Scully: Mulder get in the car! THERE'S NO TIME!
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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Walking After You
Written by David Grohl (as Dave Grohl)
Performed by Foo Fighters
Produced by Jerry Harrison
Courtesy of Roswell Records/Capital Records
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Good Jump to the Big Screen.
6 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well-paced and well-crafted, "The X-Files" is a surprisingly good movie that does not try to get cute and go away from the things that made the series such a national phenomenon. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson seem out of place working with bomb squads and doing other mundane duties after their department is shut down by the government. However the two feel that something really major is up which involves alien colonization on Earth and a vast government cover-up that goes through the highest places in the U.S. political realm. A good screenplay and solid direction make "The X-Files" a first-rate film from a very good cinematic year. 4 stars out of 5.


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