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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 25 July 2008 (USA)
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Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

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Cast

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Agent Mosley Drummy (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner)
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2nd Abductor - Janke Dacyshyn
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2nd Victim - Cheryl Cunningham
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Storyline

Fox Mulder and Dana Scully both worked at the FBI as partners, a bond between them that led to their becoming lovers. But now they're out of the FBI and have begun new careers. Scully works as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital. Her focus these days is on a young boy with an incurable brain disease. Administration wants to give up on him. Scully, who feels a special bond with the boy, does not. Meanwhile, Mulder's focus is on clipping newspaper articles, throwing pencils into his ceiling and writing about the paranormal. Scully and Mulder are brought together as partners again when a special case requires Mulder's expertise and Scully is prevailed upon to convince him to help. The case involves a pedophile priest who claims he is having psychic visions regarding the whereabouts of a missing FBI agent. Written by J. Spurlin

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To find the truth, you must believe. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing content and thematic material | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

25 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The X Files 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$10,021,753 (USA) (25 July 2008)

Gross:

$20,981,633 (USA) (3 October 2008)
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Trivia

Not the first time Mulder and Scully have had dealings with dubious psychics. The most famous examples from The X-Files (1993) canon would be Luther Lee Boggs (Brad Dourif) from the Season One episode "Beyond the Sea" and the titular hero played by Peter Boyle in the Season Three episode, "Clyde Bruckman's Final Repose". See more »

Goofs

Scully and Mulder fly in on a helicopter from their house. The rotor is still turning after they land and exit the helicopter, but Scully's and Mulder's hair remain in place. In the next shot, they walking away from the helicopter with the rotor still turning. The rotor wash would blow their hair around. See more »

Quotes

Agent Mosley Drummy: I don't believe this.
Fox Mulder: You know, that's been your problem from the very beginning.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening when the 20th Century Fox logo comes on and fades away, the X in "FOX" lingers a little longer and is the last letter to fade off. See more »

Connections

References E.T. the Extra-Terrestrial (1982) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooh La La
Written by Deborah Poppink and Amy Roegler
Performed by Deborah Poppink
Courtesy of Deborah Poppink, by arrangement with Bug
(can be heard in Monica Bannan's car)
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Great!!!!
24 July 2008 | by (Germany) – See all my reviews

Before I went to see this movie, I had seen 3 episodes of the TV show, despite having grown up with the series. One episode I saw when I was 9, and 2 just this week, when I decided to try the show out to see if I liked it. The first two episodes drew me in, and even though I thought I would be confused by the movie, I went to see it anyway.

Needless to say, I was not confused that much at all. The story was great, and I found myself drawn right into the characters despite not having seen much of their interaction previously. There was enough action and suspense to keep the story moving, and everyone in the cinema seemed to enjoy it.

When I left the cinema, all I wanted to do was go home and watch more episodes of the TV show, which was probably the intention of the producers of the film; to draw interest back into the series, which is what they achieved.

So, for me, as someone who hadn't watched the television show, I enjoyed the movie, as did my sister who had never seen an episode in her life. I definitely recommend it! Two thumbs up!


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