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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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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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Discover the past, live the present, fight the future. 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:

$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

When Mulder is reading the article in the newspaper in the last Mulder/Scully scene (by the fountain) you can see that some pages of the paper are entirely blank - most noticeably, on the first shot of Mulder's face in this scene, and then again when he hands the paper to Scully. See more »

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Special Agent Fox Mulder: Maybe we should call in a bomb threat to Houston. I think it's free beer night at the Astrodome.
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References Close Encounters of the Third Kind (1977) See more »

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Invisible Sun
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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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