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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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19 June 1998 (USA)  »

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

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£2,506,148 (UK) (21 August 1998)

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$83,892,374 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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Former LAPD bomb squad officer Herb Williams and former FBI agent William O. Heaton acted as advisors for the bomb sequence - and appeared in the movie as agents in a scene with Scully. See more »

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When the three boys are questioned by Scully and Mulder about which direction the trucks went, they point to their right (viewer's left). Because they are standing in front of the Dallas skyline with Reunion Tower on the left, then they are south of Dallas, and are pointing west. In the next scene Scully and Mulder are driving through Texas. The shadow is on the driver's side (north side) of the car which means they are driving east. See more »

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Cigarette Smoking Man: Everybody down below! We may have a security breach! If you're not armed, arm yourselves!
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Brilliant Film!
4 March 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

O.K maybe I voted a bit too high, but I honestly think this film deserves it.I didn't think I would understand what was going on, my friend is the big X Files fan, and I have only seen a few episodes. But this film was surprisingly clear and well set out with plenty of action and an impressive plot. It was a great stand alone for first timers, but also fitted neatly in with the show.My only grumble is that the first bit was a little unclear - and of course,it wasn't long enough!Anyone who has seen this should go on http://www.jerrythefrogproductions.com/FighttheFuture.html which is really clever and funny. I would urge everyone and anyone to watch this film, it has made me an instant fan. I am now planning to get my hands on the X Files series, just as soon as I have bought myself a DVD player. :-)


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