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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)

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

Conrad Strughold (Armin Mueller-Stahl) was named for the real Strughold, a Nazi scientist who conducted experiments on prisoners during World War II. See more »

Goofs

When Mulder and Scully run out of the domes to escape the bees, Scully takes off her jacket to pull it up over her head twice. 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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Absolutely the best gift C.Carter and his crew could have given to us, the fans
14 August 1998 | by (Quebec, Canada) – See all my reviews

The first time I saw this film I was expecting something less than spectacular because of the mixed reviews I had read before going. Was I surprised! It was one of the most incredible cinematic experience of my life, certainly of the year. Maybe you think I'm nuts and, heck, maybe I am but what I'm saying is true. I am a fan of the series and it's probably why I liked it so much. It had a great storyline that explained a lot of the mysteries that had been hanging for years while bringing all new ones. It also had unbelievable FX that never could have been made for the TV show and the aliens were just simply scary! Many many great scenes, not just a few good ones isolated throughout the film. And the ending is just fantastic, suspenseful and very intriguing. I can't wait for the 6th season to begin.


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