The X-Files: Season 6, Episode 8

The Rain King (10 Jan. 1999)
"The X Files" The Rain King (original title)

TV Episode  -   -  Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi
7.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 7.5/10 from 1,035 users  
Reviews: 6 user | 1 critic

A mayor of a small town asks Mulder and Scully to investigate Daryl Mootz, a man who apparently can make it rain at will. The mayor believes Mootz is responsible for causing a local drought... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(created by),
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

$0.00 with Prime Instant Video

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 5279 titles
created 10 Dec 2011
 
a list of 22 titles
created 16 Aug 2012
 
a list of 2600 titles
created 12 Apr 2013
 
a list of 36 titles
created 28 May 2013
 
a list of 22 titles
created 24 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Rain King" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Rain King (10 Jan 1999)

The Rain King (10 Jan 1999) on IMDb 7.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The X-Files.
« Previous Episode | 125 of 201 Episodes | Next Episode »

Videos

Photos

Edit

Cast

Episode credited cast:
...
...
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
...
Mayor Gilmore
...
TV anchor
...
Cindy Culpepper (as Francesca Ingrassia)
Victoria Jackson ...
...
Man (as Brian D. Johnson)
Sharon Madden ...
Hotel Manager
...
Holman Hardt
Tom McFadden ...
The Doctor (as Thom McFadden)
...
Daryl Mootz
...
Radio Singer
Edit

Storyline

A mayor of a small town asks Mulder and Scully to investigate Daryl Mootz, a man who apparently can make it rain at will. The mayor believes Mootz is responsible for causing a local drought so that he can charge individuals for rain on their farms. Written by Muldernscully

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

10 January 1999 (USA)  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Property master Tom Day and costume designer Christine Peters constructed a fake prosthetic leg and a harness that pulled Rohner's actual leg out of the camera's sight. Rohner described the harness as "painful". See more »

Goofs

Kansas is part of the MidWest, a region that would at least be cold, if not wet, during February in the winter. No one is wearing coats, hats, or gloves in Krohner, Kansas. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: I do not *gaze* at Scully.
See more »

Connections

References History of the World: Part I (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

The Things We Do for Love
(uncredited)
Written by Eric Stewart and Graham Gouldman
Performed by 10CC
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Cute and funny
28 February 2008 | by (Bulgaria) – See all my reviews

I don't agree with the common opinion about this episode. It's not sugary and trite, it's just different, and cute, and what's more - made with style! Who says that the most and only important things that define "The X Files" are their seriousness, darkness, scariness?...One of the greatest things about this show is that it can do anything, it can be frightening or action-like, or Gothic, or religious, or highly metaphorical, or funny, or ironic, or romantic, or nicely simple, or yes, even cheerfully light. I respect the fact that the crew were capable enough to play with genres and to create an unexpected episode, yet a quality one. Many TV-shows keep a strict line in what's expected of them, and all their episodes are very much similar. "The X Files" had the courage to try new things, not to follow regulations of what it "should be", and to risk and explore various territories. I would appreciate this courage even when it fails, but it doesn't fail in this episode.

I like everything in "The Rain King", it's full of nice moments and funny stuff in a kind, soft way. I like the clouds which laugh, Mulder's painted lips, Scully's speech about love and friendship, the rainbow with blue birds at the end. It is a must-see episode for shippers. And for anyone who can appreciate the style in a light, but honest episode and who is not ashamed to like cute things.


36 of 38 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Shortened Seasons drbaltar6
scully's character development : is she stupid The_Master_91
Checking out later seasons for 1st time, and- hiitsmewutsup-953-300236
Episode w/ clip of Eisenhower's 1961 speech? greg-m-schwartz
Happy Anniversary, The X-Files! JuMiguel
Long term legacy? LondoMollari1
Discuss The Rain King (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?