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"The X-Files" Surekill (2001)"The X Files" Surekill (original title)

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Original Air Date:
7 January 2001 (Season 8, Episode 8)
Doggett and Scully deal with a killer who may have X-Ray vision. | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully

Robert Patrick ... John Doggett

Michael Bowen ... Dwight Cooper

Kellie Waymire ... Tammi Peyton

Patrick Kilpatrick ... Randall Cooper

Joe Sabatino ... Captain Triguero

Tom Jourden ... Carlton Chase

Ty Upshaw ... Officer #1

James Franco ... Officer #2

Noel Gugliemi ... Gangbanger #1
Greg Boniface ... Gangbanger #2

Episode Crew
Directed by
Terrence O'Hara 
Writing credits
Chris Carter (created by)

Greg Walker (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
Michael Kewley 
Casting by
Rick Millikan 
Production Design by
Corey Kaplan 
Art Direction by
Phil Dagort 
Sandy Getzler 
Set Decoration by
Timothy Stepeck  (as Tim Stepeck)
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)
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)
Jeff Miller .... special effects foreman (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)
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
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)
Moose Enright .... special effects lighting (uncredited)
Chris Garcia .... b camera second assistant (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)
Zoran Milosavljevic .... 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)
Jennifer L. Soulages .... costume supervisor (as Jennifer Soulages)
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)
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)
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)
Greg Boniface .... in memoriam: 1970-2000 (as Gregory Nathan Boniface)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The X Files: Surekill (#8.8)" - Canada (original title)
45 min | Argentina:60 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.78 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:

Did You Know?

At 36:59 Cradock Marine Bank makes its third appearance on The X-Files.See more »
Factual errors: X-rays pass through most objects, including tissue, but are blocked by bone, which is why they are used to examine the skeleton. This property also means that x-ray vision would not be able to perceive a person's outer features, their clothes, and their surroundings as if you were looking at them normally. You would only see their skeleton and the shapes of any other objects that block the x-rays. Also, x-ray vision would require the eyes to actually emit x-rays as well, as there's not enough x-rays normally present to produce a viable image.See more »
Dwight Cooper:The eyes are the windows of the soul. They tell you everything you need to know about a person.See more »
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References The Godfather (1972)See more »
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18 out of 23 people found the following review useful.
Calling Clark Kent..., 4 September 2007
Author: Muldernscully from Roy, Utah

Surekill is a mixed bag for me. I so wanted to like this episode a lot. But it just wasn't happening. It's still a decent episode, but ultimately fails to pull the viewer in.

Surekill starts off with a great teaser. It has a man fleeing for his life, seemingly from an unstoppable assassin. The police place him in the drunk tank where he appears to be safe, but the man knows he is not safe. And then, blam!, right in front of the officer's eyes, the man is shot in a locked room.

I think the concept of x-ray vision is a very interesting concept. However, the writer just turned it into a simple, love triangle story. The story is slow-moving, uninteresting, and not that memorable. It was hard for me to take notes on this episode, because of those qualities.

There were a couple of high points to the episode. Mark Snow, once again, does some great music. I probably made more attention to it, because of the slow-moving story. Also, Michael Bowen gives a fantastic performance as Dwight Cooper. He is very believable as a sleazy jerk.

The concept of x-ray vision could have been dealt with in a better, more interesting fashion, thus making Surekill a little off target.

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