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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The Amazing Maleeni / Herman Pinchbeck / Albert Pinchbeck
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Billy LaBonge
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Cissy Alvarez
Jim Maniaci ...
Bullethead #1
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Young Boss
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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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Cradock Marine Bank is the same bank that Mulder uses in The X-Files: Monday (1999) 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: Mozart and Salieri. They sound pretty much the same to a laymen, but they ain't. Know what I'm sayin'? It's about originality, style, and more than anything else, soul; because that's what separates the great ones from the hacks.
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Head-Spinning Magic!
24 October 2006 | by (Philadelphia, PA) – See all my reviews

When a sideshow magician's head does a 360o turn - it falls off! Scully suspects someone else is the hack - Mulder makes his high card disappear! Misdirection and sleight-of-hand are keys to this million-dollar magical mystery of robbery and revenge!

This is a well-done comic episode with a clever plot that keeps the twists coming - the ones we expect, and the ones we don't! The acting is perfect and the ending is too - almost. My only complaints are that too many of the 'magic tricks' are crude cinematographic editing, and the ending should really have been revealed in action, rather than explained.


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