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

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,138,758 (USA) (19 June 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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Mulder discovers the bomb in the vending machine after noticing that the mains cable is not plugged in. Even so, the bright lights on the front of the machine continue to glow before and after this discovery. This isn't an error, as the bomb needs an internal power supply, and the panel lighting would disguise the 'bomb', making people think it was just malfunctioning. See more »

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Barmaid: So... what do you do?
Special Agent Fox Mulder: What do I do?
Barmaid: Mm-hmm.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: I'm the key figure in an ongoing government charade, a plot to conceal the truth about the existence of extraterrestrials. It's a global conspiracy, actually, with key players in the highest levels of power and it reaches down into the lives of every man, woman, and child on this planet.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: [laughs]
Special Agent Fox Mulder: So, of course, no one believes me. I'm a... I'm an annoyance to my superiors, a joke to my peers. They call me "Spooky." Spooky Mulder, whose sister was ...
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References The Thing (1982) See more »

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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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