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"The X-Files" Roadrunners (2000)"The X Files" Roadrunners (original title)

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Original Air Date:
26 November 2000 (Season 8, Episode 4)
Doggett is a little dismayed when Scully investigates a murder in a barely inhabited town in Utah without him. When Scully's car breaks down and she finds the town people aren't as sweet as they seem she struggles to find a way out of the demented town. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully

Robert Patrick ... John Doggett

David Barry Gray ... Hank Gulatarski

Lawrence Pressman ... Mr. Milsap

Conor O'Farrell ... Sheriff Ciolino

William O'Leary ... Gas Station Man

Rusty Schwimmer ... Driver

Todd Jeffries ... Lead Agent Mayfield
Bryan Dilbeck ... Disabled Man
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jim Hetz ... Bible Study Leader (uncredited)

Hilary Rose Zalman ... Cult-Killer (uncredited)

Episode Crew
Directed by
Rod Hardy 
Writing credits
Chris Carter (created by)

Vince Gilligan (written by)

Produced by
David Amann .... producer
Harry V. Bring .... producer
Chris Carter .... executive producer
Vince Gilligan .... executive producer
Suzanne Holmes .... associate producer (as Suzanne Welke)
Michelle MacLaren .... co-executive producer
Kim Manners .... co-executive producer
Paul Rabwin .... producer
John Shiban .... co-executive producer
Frank Spotnitz .... executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
Bill Roe (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Chris G. Willingham  (as Chris Willingham)
Casting by
Rick Millikan 
Production Design by
Corey Kaplan 
Art Direction by
Phil Dagort 
Sandy Getzler 
Set Decoration by
Timothy Stepeck  (as Tim Stepeck)
Costume Design by
Enid Harris 
Makeup Department
Dena Green .... hair department head
Cheri Montesanto .... makeup department head (as Cheri Montesanto-Medcalf)
Laverne Munroe .... makeup artist: Ms. Gillian Anderson (as Laverne Basham)
John Vulich .... makeup effects studio
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
Matthew Jorgensen .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Brian Wade .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Clinton Wayne .... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Gary Yee .... makeup effects moldmaker/caster/body impressions (uncredited)
Production Management
Timothy Silver .... unit production manager (as Tim Silver)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Richard W. Abramitis .... first assistant director
Xochi Blymyer .... second assistant director: second unit
Nina Jack .... second assistant director
Rick Tunell .... first assistant director: second unit
Art Department
Tom Day .... property master
Ron Franco .... assistant set decorator
Duke Tomasick .... construction coordinator
Jeff Angelo .... assistant property master (uncredited)
Dawn Ascher-Trevino .... art department coordinator (uncredited)
Lisa A. Corbin .... on-set dresser (uncredited)
John French .... paint foreman (uncredited)
Lisa Goldsmith .... buyer (uncredited)
Erik Grasteit .... propmaster (uncredited)
Michael P. Hunter .... set dresser (uncredited)
Alan Kobayashi .... graphic designer (uncredited)
Steven R. Miller .... assistant art director (uncredited)
David Napoli .... leadman (uncredited)
Janet Pett Davies .... art department researcher (uncredited)
Paul Roome .... second decorator (uncredited)
Sound Department
Harry Andronis .... sound designer
Steve Cantamessa .... sound mixer
Eric Clopein .... re-recording mixer
Ronald G. Cogswell .... sound mixer: second unit (as Ron Cogswell)
David Dondorf .... re-recording mixer
David John West .... re-recording mixer (as Dave West)
David John West .... sound designer (as Dave West)
Derek Casari .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Robert Calvert .... special effects (as Bob Calvert)
Scott D. Mattson .... special effects office coordinator (uncredited)
David Peterson .... special effects coordinator (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects producer
John C. Wash .... visual effects supervisor (as John Wash)
John Basset .... visual effects coordinator: remastered version (uncredited)
Jordan Hassay .... digital effects supervisor: remastered version (uncredited)
Rob A. Kelly .... visual effects coordinator (uncredited)
Erik Liles .... lead compositor (uncredited)
Matthew Mullarkey .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Michael Van Fleet .... systems administrator: remastered version (uncredited)
Yoshiya Yamada .... digital artist (uncredited)
Danny Weselis .... stunt coordinator
Clarke Coleman .... stunts (uncredited)
Dustin Meier .... stunt performer (uncredited)
Anthony G. Schmidt .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Bixby .... gaffer: second unit
Henry Christian III .... lighting technician
Stephen Collins .... steadicam operator
Tom Doherty .... key grip
James Etheridge .... camera operator (as Jim Etheridge)
Jono Kouzouyan .... gaffer
Joe Kraft .... key grip: second unit (as Joey Kraft)
Robert LaBonge .... director of photography: second unit (as Bob LaBonge)
Brian Cwiakala .... lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
John J. Ellingwood .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
James Jermyn .... film loader (uncredited)
Richard J. Lee Jr. .... assistant chief lighting technician: second unit (uncredited)
Rob Lueker .... electrician (uncredited)
John McGonegle .... lighting technician (uncredited)
Stephen Martin Paull .... lighting technician: stunt unit (uncredited)
Miro Pokorny .... lighting technician (uncredited)
George Santo Pietro .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Daniel E. Teaze .... first assistant "b" camera (uncredited)
Neil Toussaint .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Casting Department
Elisha Gruer .... casting assistant
Kimberly Nordlinger .... casting associate
Randy Stone .... original casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Nancy Collini .... costumer: Ms. Gillian Anderson
Robert 'Jake' Jacobs .... costume supervisor (as Robert Jacobs)
Tom Cummins .... set costumer (uncredited)
Editorial Department
Jeff Arden .... colorist: dailies
Jeff Cahn .... assistant editor
Kip Gibson .... on-line editor
Marilyn Moore .... assistant editor (as Marilyn R. Moore)
Marty Rosenstock .... on-line editor
Anthony R. Smith .... colorist: DaVinci
Mark Nowicki .... colorist: digitally restored version (uncredited)
Location Management
Mac Gordon .... location manager
Ilt Jones .... location manager
Michelle Latham .... location manager
Paul Harrison .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Bob Ruefle .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Tano Tropia .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Marc J. Ventimiglia .... key assistant location manager (uncredited)
Music Department
Jeff Charbonneau .... music editor
Larold Rebhun .... scoring mixer
Transportation Department
Steve Duncan .... transportation coordinator
Howard Bachrach .... transportation captain (uncredited)
Edward Cook .... driver (uncredited)
Chris Ferrence .... dispatcher (uncredited)
Tim Sisson .... transportation co-captain (uncredited)
Other crew
Mary Astadourian .... vice president: Ten Thirteen
Carol Banker .... script supervisor
Jeffrey Bell .... executive story editor
Katrina Cabrera .... researcher (as Katrina Cabrera Ortega)
Nanci Etchells .... production accountant
Brad Follmer .... assistant: Chris Carter
Jason Harkins .... assistant to the producers (as Jason B. Harkins)
Stephanie Herrera .... assistant to the producers (as Stephanie M. Herrera)
Gennifer Hutchison .... assistant to the producers
Kurt A. Langenhahn .... script coordinator
Steven Maeda .... story editor
Art Pickering .... writers' assistant
Jason Schomas .... production coordinator (as Jason A. Schomas)
Sandra Tripicchio .... assistant to the producers
Ginger Wadley .... assistant to the producers
Greg Walker .... executive story editor
Kim Barnhart Posly .... production assistant (uncredited)
James Castle .... title designer (uncredited)
Jamala Gaither .... production assistant (uncredited)
John LaBrucherie .... production assistant (uncredited)
Travis Taylor .... set production assistant: second unit (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The X Files: Roadrunners (#8.4)" - Canada (original title)
45 min | Argentina:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

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4 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
My Favorite, 1 October 2015
Author: autumnhendersonbrazie from Portland, OR

This is my favorite episode of the series. It represents the best of what the X-Files brought to TV: reasonably graphic science fiction activity. The X-Files can be separated into a few different categories: Aliens, Supernatural Monsters, Products of Bizarre Mutation Monsters (including parasites, insects, and plants), Ghosts, and God. My favorite being the Bizarre Mutations. This episode, I feel, is the cover girl for that category. Although I did miss Mulder's presence in the 8th and 9th season, I think that his absence really allowed Scully (who in my opinion was far less developed than he was) to flourish. This episode is dark, it's twisted, but most of all, it's BAD ASS! A more modern and personal play on "The Host"(S2E2), I would describe it as "Deliverance meets Prometheus Ft. Gillian Anderson." Truly the best the X-Files had to offer. #ScullyForTheWin

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