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The Amazing Maleeni 

Mulder and Scully investigate the apparent murder of a magician who was decapitated just minutes after he was able to perform the trick of turning his head around 360 degrees. The agents ... See full summary »

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Cissy Alvarez
Jim Maniaci ...
Bullethead #1
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Holding Cell Officer
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Bank Officer
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Mulder and Scully investigate the apparent murder of a magician who was decapitated just minutes after he was able to perform the trick of turning his head around 360 degrees. The agents are perplexed when Scully discovers during the autopsy that the deceased died well before he performed his final trick. Written by Muldernscully

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A Cradock Marine Bank branch was also used as a location for the Sixth Season X-Files Episode #14 titled 'Monday'. See more »

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Mulder wanted to know why did the two magicians put such elaborate plan in motion, and why they wanted FBI involved. He later deduced that they wanted to steal electronic funds using FBI badge number and his fingerprint. However, the FBI only investigated because it Mulder thought it was an X-File, that is the only reason that the FBI got involved. Therefore, they could not have known that the FBI would involve and Stealing Electronic funds would not have been their endgame. See more »

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Billy LaBonge: Abracadabra, man.
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Shall I come heckle you on your job? Make sure you count out the requisite number of McNuggets?
20 April 2007 | by (Roy, Utah) – See all my reviews

The Amazing Maleeni is a fun episode. It's nice, light-hearted fun. The effect of the head turning around is cheesy, but it's television. They don't have a big budget. That being said, the make-up of the severed head is very realistic. So, they cancel each other out. I like how in this episode, Scully calls Mulder a "skeptic". Also in this episode, we see the second ever flaming hand. The first being in "Fire" from season one. It's interesting that Mulder purposely knocks Alvarez's pool ball when leaving, throwing his FBI-weight around. Scully is very impressive with her hand-turning trick. Was that real or trick photography? Finally, Ricky Jay and Johnathan Levit are not only good magicians, they are good actors. It gave a high degree of authenticity having real magicians perform those parts instead of just normal actors. The Amazing Maleeni isn't an "amazing" episode in any sense of the word, but it's a solid episode with enough misdirection and sleight-of-hand to keep you entertained and guessing.


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