The X-Files: Season 7, Episode 5

Rush (5 Dec. 1999)
"The X Files" Rush (original title)

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A high school boy is accused of the violent murder of a sheriff's deputy. Mulder believes he is innocent. The agents find that someone with super-human speed may be the culprit.



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Episode cast overview:
Rodney Scott ...
Tony Reed
Max Harden
Chastity Raines
Mrs. Reed
Sheriff Harden
Mr. Babbitt
Les Lannom ...
Deputy Foster
Christopher Wynne ...
Bill Dow ...


A high school boy is accused of the violent murder of a sheriff's deputy. Mulder believes he is innocent. The agents find that someone with super-human speed may be the culprit.

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Due to the violent events (the table scene in particular) Fox's Standards and Practices Department had an issue with showing the impact between the table and the teacher. In order to comply, the producers removed the impact, but the rest of the scene stayed intact. See more »


In the opening closeup shot, the bumper sticker on the car reads, "My Son Is A Honor Student At Adams High" See more »


Mulder: Max could tell them. You know why you collapsed don't you, Max?
Max Harden: Yeah, too much teen spirit.
Mulder: You think? Smells like murder to me.
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References Carrie (1976) See more »

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You must have been a Betty back in the day.
13 April 2007 | by (Washington Terrace, Utah) – See all my reviews

The X-Files must have been original back in the day. Original? Back in the day. Although season seven has its share of gems, it takes a while for it get going strong. Rush retreads the theme used in earlier seasons of the sheriff's son(surprise!) doing less than honorable things and the sheriff either defending his son and/or being very unhelpful to Mulder and Scully. Mulder and Scully's dialogue is becoming so self-referential by this time that it is starting to wear thin. Mulder and Scully do their perfunctory dance of arguing about the paranormal. Then Scully says, " Mulder. Rather than spirits... can we at least start with Tony's friends? Please? Just... for me?" What? Is she flirting with him? And even before that, when they first meet, Scully slaps Mulder's arm with a folder. He turns around and gives her this goofy grin. Totally out of character. When Tony is later released by the police and returns home, we get "The Karate Kid" scene where the mom explains that she moved them away from the bad schools to start a new life and she's working two jobs for him. Then Tony responds about her not being around. The show has turned into an after school special. Also, they just moved from Philadelphia. The mom shows a strong Philadelphian accent but Tony shows no trace of a similar accent. Sloppy casting there. And at the end, the cave thingy only affects teenagers? I don't know if I buy that. Rush is still a semi-interesting story good for an initial viewing. But it's re-watchability is not very high. You won't exactly get a "Rush" from watching it.

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