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The X Files (1998)

PG-13  |   |  Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller  |  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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The Truth is something you're never guess, never have predicted. 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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Blackwood  »

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£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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The young boys and the townspeople from the "North Texas/Dallas" area in the movie all talk with heavy accents. This is erroneous; the stereotypical southern drawl is present in people from West Texas, whereas inhabitants of North Texas (including the Dallas area) and East Texas do not possess discernible dialect from the average American accent. 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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References Apocalypse Now (1979) See more »

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Written by Noel Gallagher
Performed by Noel Gallagher
Produced by Mark Coyle and Noel Gallagher
Noel Gallagher performs courtesy of Sony Music Entertainment (U.K.) Limited
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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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