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"The X-Files" End Game (1995)"The X Files" End Game (original title)

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Original Air Date:
17 February 1995 (Season 2, Episode 17)
Mulder attempts to catch an alien bounty hunter who holds the key to his sister's whereabouts. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rob Bowman 
Writing credits
Chris Carter (created by)

Frank Spotnitz (written by)

Produced by
Rob Bowman .... producer
Chris Carter .... executive producer
Joseph Patrick Finn .... producer
R.W. Goodwin .... co-executive producer
Howard Gordon .... supervising producer
Crawford Hawkins .... associate producer
Paul Rabwin .... co-producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
James Coblentz 
Casting by
Rick Millikan 
Art Direction by
Graeme Murray 
Set Decoration by
Shirley Inget 
Costume Design by
Larry S. Wells  (as Larry Wells)
Makeup Department
Fern Levin .... key makeup artist
Fern Levin .... special effects makeup artist
Toby Lindala .... special effects makeup artist
Malcolm Marsden .... key hair stylist
Adam Behr .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
Production Management
Ken Dennis .... post-production supervisor (as Kenneth Dennis)
Joseph Patrick Finn .... production manager (as J.P. Finn)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Braidwood .... first assistant director
Collin Leadlay .... second assistant director
Matthew Blecha .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Kenneth H. Hawryliw .... property master (as Ken Hawryliw)
Greg Loewen .... assistant art director
Rob Maier .... construction coordinator
Michael Dundas .... lead hand painter (uncredited)
Peter Lieshout .... painter (uncredited)
Vivien Nishi .... draftsperson (uncredited)
Sound Department
Thierry J. Couturier .... supervising sound editor
Craig Hunter .... re-recording mixer
Nello Torri .... re-recording mixer
David John West .... re-recording mixer
Michael T. Williamson .... sound mixer (as Michael Williamson)
Derek Casari .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Martin Lacroix .... boom operator (uncredited)
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Michael J. White .... sound recordist: commentary (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Gauthier .... special effects
Steve Gauthier .... special effects technician (uncredited)
W.A. Andrew Sculthorp .... special effects (uncredited)
Harry Tomsic .... special effects technician (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects producer
John Basset .... visual effects coordinator: remastered version (uncredited)
Jordan Hassay .... lead compositor: remastered version (uncredited)
Matthew Mullarkey .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Paul Patrick Quinn .... visual effects facility producer (uncredited)
Michael Van Fleet .... systems administrator: remastered version (uncredited)
Ken Kirzinger .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Campbell .... key grip
Marty McInally .... focus puller
Rod Pridy .... camera operator
David Tickell .... chief lighting technician
Curt Griebel .... grip (uncredited)
Chris Helcermanas-Benge .... still photographer (uncredited)
Dan Henshaw .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Robert Kositchek .... director of photography: second unit (uncredited)
Rob Parisien .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Dave Riopel .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Vancouver
Coreen Mayrs .... casting associate: Vancouver
Randy Stone .... original casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenni Gullett .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
J.J. Rogers .... assistant editor
Mark Nowicki .... colorist: digitally restored version (uncredited)
Location Management
Louisa Gradnitzer .... location manager
Music Department
Jeff Charbonneau .... music editor
Larold Rebhun .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Bob Bowe .... transportation coordinator
Other crew
Michelle 'Micky' Fell .... extra casting assistant
Wendy Mclean .... script supervisor (as Wendy McLean)
Anita Meehan-Truelove .... production coordinator (as Anita Truelove)
Joanne Service .... assistant production coordinator
James Castle .... title designer (uncredited)
Kasandra Greene .... office production assistant (uncredited)
Danny Ho .... playback operator (uncredited)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Anna Tkatch .... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The X Files: End Game (#2.17)" - Canada (original title)
45 min | Argentina:60 min (including commercials)
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

This was the first episode of the series written by Frank Spotnitz. He would later become a collaborator on many mythology-centric episodes, and a co-writer on the two ''X-Files'' feature films.See more »
Revealing mistakes: Mulder meets Mr. X at the Kennedy Center in Washington, at night. Stock images of the building show it awash with downward-pointing white spotlights on all outside walls. In the establishing shot, all those lights appear to have been turned off. Later on, there appears to be limited up-lighting of the walls, which in real life have much more down-lighting.See more »
Alien Bounty Hunter:I could have killed you many times before if I wanted to.
Mulder:[about Samantha] Where is she?
[the Bounty Hunter flings Mulder across the room]
Alien Bounty Hunter:Is the answer to your question worth dying for? Is that what you want?
Mulder:Where is she?
[the Bounty Hunter flings Mulder to the other side of the room]
Mulder:[Gasping for breath] Just tell me where she is!
Alien Bounty Hunter:[Leans in close] She's alive. Can you die now?
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31 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Checkmate!, 19 April 2006
Author: Muldernscully from Roy, Utah

End Game is a chess term used to describe the later stages of a chess game when there are few pieces left on the board. The pawns become more important in the game. In reference to the x-files episode of the same name, who are the pawns? Are they the clones of Samantha who sacrifice themselves so that the original can survive? Or is it Mulder being used as a pawn by the alien bounty hunter (ABH) to expose the clones so that he can kill them? These are thought-provoking questions that can enhance your enjoyment of this episode. What I like about the ABH is that no only can he morph into whomever he wants, but he can also don the personality of the person whom he is impersonating. That makes him especially dangerous. This episode is just as exciting as Colony. It doesn't skip a beat. The elevator fight scene between X and Skinner is classic. It's great to see Skinner sticking up for Mulder and Scully. And, in the grand tradition of the x-files, it leaves lots of questions unanswered, making us ask for more.

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