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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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Um die Wahrheit zu verstehen, musst du glauben. (To understand the truth, you have to 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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25 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The X Files 2  »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£887,209 (UK) (1 August 2008)

Gross:

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

At the end of the scene where Scully is discussing the options for her patient with the hospital administrators, on the wall behind her are several photographs of priests. The last one is a photograph of actor Bruce Harwood who played John Fitzgerald Byers, one of the three Lone Gunmen from both The X-Files (1993) and its spin-off series, The Lone Gunmen (2001). See more »

Goofs

When Mulder's car is attacked by the snow plow, the drivers window is shattered, when the car is pushed over the hill, the window is intact. See more »

Quotes

Father Joe: Do you know why we live here, in this box? Because we hate each other and ourselves.
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Crazy Credits

The end credits contain a dedication to Randy Stone. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bum Reviews: The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Movin' On Up
(1975)
Written by Jeff Barry and Ja'net DuBois (as Jeannette DuBois)
Performed by Ja'net DuBois (as Ja'Net DuBois)
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music Group
(in Father Joe's apartment)
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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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