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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:
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3rd Boy
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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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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Watch the scene where the agent's car (chasing the white trucks) is tracked by a helicopter shot driving bottom right to top left diagonally across the screen. This scene cross-fades into the end of the drive at night, with the car driving top right to bottom left diagonally. The cross fade between the two shots creates a huge "X" on screen for a moment or two. See more »


After Scully gets stung by the bee in the hallway, Mulder rushes back into his apartment and dials 911, while through the windows you can see that it is still daylight. But when the paramedics load Scully into the ambulance waiting outside, it's now almost full dark. See more »


Special Agent Fox Mulder: How many times have we been here before, Scully? Right here. So close to the truth and now with what we've seen and what we know to be right back at the beginning with nothing.
Special Agent Dana Scully: This is different, Mulder.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: No, it isn't! You were right to want to quit! You were right to want to leave me! You should get as far away from me as you can! I'm not gonna watch you die, Scully, because of some hallow personal cause of mine. Go be a doctor. Go be a doctor while you still can.
Special Agent Dana Scully: I can't. I won't. Mulder, I'll...
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User Reviews

Great movie!
14 May 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This movie is very good.Its deep,its clever,its very interesting,and entertaining.I just really like how Mulder and Scully are.The situations they get in make you care about them especially Scully.Martin Landau,William B. Davis,Mitch Pileggi,Jeffrey DeMunn,Terry O'Quinn,and Armin Mueller-Stahl were all good!The music is good and the direction and editing is superb.X-Files: Fight the Future is really a classic movie and I feel its one of the best films ever! If you like the series then you'll love the movie!

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