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"The X-Files" Tooms (1994)"The X Files" Tooms (original title)

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Original Air Date:
22 April 1994 (Season 1, Episode 21)
Eugene Tooms, a supernatural killer whom Mulder helped incarcerate, is released on parole. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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 (Episode Cast) (in credits order) (verified as complete)

David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder

Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully

Doug Hutchison ... Eugene Victor Tooms

Paul Ben-Victor ... Dr. Aaron Monte (as Paul Ben Victor)

Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner

Henry Beckman ... Detective Frank Briggs

Timothy Webber ... Detective Talbot

Jan D'Arcy ... Judge Kann

Jerry Wasserman ... Doctor Plith

Frank C. Turner ... Doctor Collins
Gillian Carfra ... Christine Ranford
Pat Bermel ... Frank Ranford
Mikal Dughi ... Dr. Pamela Karetzky

Glynis Davies ... Defense Counsel Nelson

Steve Adams ... Prosecution Counsel Myers

Catherine Lough Haggquist ... Dr. Richmond (as Catherine Lough)

William B. Davis ... Smoking Man
André Daniels ... Arlan Green (as Andre Daniels)

Episode Crew
Directed by
David Nutter 
Writing credits
Chris Carter (created by)

Glen Morgan (written by) &
James Wong (written by)

Produced by
Chris Carter .... executive producer
Joseph Patrick Finn .... line producer
Alex Gansa .... supervising producer
R.W. Goodwin .... co-executive producer
Howard Gordon .... supervising producer
Glen Morgan .... co-executive producer
Paul Rabwin .... co-producer
James Wong .... co-executive producer
Original Music by
Mark Snow 
Cinematography by
John S. Bartley (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Heather MacDougall 
Casting by
Rick Millikan 
Art Direction by
Graeme Murray 
Set Decoration by
Shirley Inget 
Costume Design by
Larry S. Wells  (as Larry Wells)
Makeup Department
Fern Levin .... makeup artist
Toby Lindala .... special makeup effects artist
Julie McHaffie .... hair stylist
Stacey Butterworth .... wig maker (uncredited)
Nancy J. Hvasta Leonardi .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Joseph Patrick Finn .... production manager (as J.P. Finn)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Tom Braidwood .... first assistant director
Collin Leadlay .... second assistant director
Suzan Derkson .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Kenneth H. Hawryliw .... property master (as Ken Hawryliw)
Greg Loewen .... assistant art director
Rob Maier .... construction coordinator
Kevin Brown .... prop buyer (uncredited)
Vivien Nishi .... draftsperson (uncredited)
Sound Department
Thierry J. Couturier .... supervising sound editor (as Thierry Couturier)
Michael T. Williamson .... sound mixer (as Michael Williamson)
Derek Casari .... adr engineer (uncredited)
Chris Higgins .... sound: second unit (uncredited)
Maciek Malish .... dialogue editor (uncredited)
Special Effects by
David Gauthier .... special effects
Manuel Beccaro .... special effects assistant (uncredited)
Terence 'Doc' Popolo Rubbio .... special effects crew (uncredited)
W.A. Andrew Sculthorp .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Mat Beck .... visual effects producer
John Basset .... visual effects coordinator: remastered version (uncredited)
Matthew Mullarkey .... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Paul Patrick Quinn .... visual effects facility producer (uncredited)
Michael Van Fleet .... systems administrator: remastered version (uncredited)
Ken Kirzinger .... stunt coordinator
Camera and Electrical Department
Al Campbell .... key grip
Marty McInally .... focus puller
Rod Pridy .... camera operator
David Tickell .... chief lighting technician
Dan Henshaw .... second assistant camera (uncredited)
Rob Parisien .... video playback operator (uncredited)
Dave Riopel .... dolly grip (uncredited)
Casting Department
Lynne Carrow .... casting: Vancouver
Randy Stone .... original casting
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Jenni Gullett .... assistant costume designer
Editorial Department
Jeff Cahn .... assistant editor
G.R. Potter .... post-production coordinator
Mark Nowicki .... colorist: digitally restored version (uncredited)
Location Management
Louisa Gradnitzer .... location manager
Music Department
Jeff Charbonneau .... music editor
Transportation Department
Bob Bowe .... transportation coordinator
Stephen Carr .... driver: cast (uncredited)
Other crew
Wendy Mclean .... script supervisor (as Wendy McLean)
Anita Meehan-Truelove .... assistant production coordinator (as Anita Truelove)
Chris Ruppenthal .... executive script consultant
James Castle .... title designer (uncredited)
Rob Fournier .... armourer (uncredited)
Brian Q. Kelley .... design graphics (uncredited)
Scott Steyns .... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Angela Will .... production accountant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"The X Files: Tooms (#1.21)" - Canada (original title)
45 min
Sound Mix:
Stereo | DTS (blu-ray)

Did You Know?

Walter Skinner's debut appearance.See more »
Continuity: In episode three of this series, when the sheriff sees the newspaper declaring Tooms has been sent to prison, he rips out the text, separating it from the photograph of Tooms. However in this episode, the sheriff is seen looking at the same removed piece, but with the photograph.See more »
Dr. Aaron Monte:[First Lines] Eugene,
[He knocks on Tooms'door]
Dr. Aaron Monte:Eugene it's Dr. Monte.
See more »
Movie Connections:
Features The Fly (1958)See more »
The X-FilesSee more »


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5 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Season 1 Gem, 13 August 2010
Author: wadegraves91 from United States

X-files undoubtedly captured the hearts of many early into the first season, but truly gained recognition as the "creepiest show on television" with just the second episode (third if you count the pilot) entitled "Squeeze". While a fine episode, it left an open ending.

Fast forward almost 20 episodes. "Tooms" is the first of several X-files sequel episodes, and arguably the best. Doug Hutchinson, best known for his role in the "Green Mile" returns as Eugene Victor Tooms, A monster whom has the ability to shift, or "squeeze" through the smallest of entrances to gain access to his victims whom he murders and feasts on their livers in order to sustain himself and "hibernate". Mulder proceeds to hunt down Tooms after he is released from a psychiatric ward to make sure he does not kill again, and of course Scully comes along for the ride.

Aforementioned, this episode contains many firsts; the appearance of Skinner, the first words spoken by the CSM. It is the first sequel episode, and contains one of the best moments shared between Mulder and Scully in the first season. While it lacks a bit of the creepiness it's predecessor does, it still remains one of my personal favorite monster of the week episodes.


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