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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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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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In the original trailer, the shot with Mulder & Scully running from the bees was used, albeit minus the SFX bees. See more »

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When the helicopter is flying through Dallas, it passes the "One Wilshire" building in Downtown L.A. As it lands, the building to the right bears the "Pacific Bell" logo which would not be found in Texas. See more »

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[to a bartender, while drinking]
Special Agent Fox Mulder: I'm the key figure in an ongoing government charade, the 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, that reaches down into the lives of every man, woman, and child on this planet, so, of course, no one believes me. I'm an annoyance to my superiors, a joke to my peers. They call me Spooky. Spooky Mulder, whose sister was abducted by aliens when he was just...
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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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