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The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 19 June 1998 (USA)
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Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

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Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (story), Frank Spotnitz (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Agent Dana Scully
John Neville ... The Well-Manicured Man
William B. Davis ... The Cigarette-Smoking Man
Martin Landau ... Kurtzweil
Mitch Pileggi ... Assistant Director Walter Skinner
Jeffrey DeMunn ... Bronschweig (as Jeffrey De Munn)
Blythe Danner ... Cassidy
Terry O'Quinn ... Michaud
Armin Mueller-Stahl ... Strughold
Lucas Black ... Stevie
Christopher Fennell Christopher Fennell ... 2nd Boy (as Chris Fennell)
Cody Newton Cody Newton ... 3rd Boy
Blake Stokes Blake Stokes ... 4th Boy
Dean Haglund ... Langly
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Storyline

With problems appearing between FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, a dangerous conspiracy is starting to appear. A deadly virus, which appears to be of extraterrestrial origin has appeared, which could destroy all life on Earth. With the help of a paranoid doctor, Alvin Kurtzweil, Mulder and Scully must act fast in order to save everyone on the planet. Written by Film_Fan

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agent | fbi | bomb | government | alien | See All (77) »

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Cherish the past. Enjoy the present. Because the truth is coming. Fight the future. See more »


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Rated PG-13 for some intense violence and gore | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Arabic

Release Date:

19 June 1998 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Blackwood See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,138,758, 21 June 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$83,898,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,300,000
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Color

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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Conrad Strughold (Armin Mueller-Stahl) was named for the real Strughold, a Nazi scientist who conducted experiments on prisoners during World War II. See more »

Goofs

When Mulder and Scully enter the bee domes, Mulder opens the door and is blasted by the rush of air used to support the structure, which blows his tie over his RIGHT shoulder. The next shot of Mulder shows his tie blown back and up over his LEFT shoulder; the next shot shows his tie in normal position and the next shot the tie is back up and over his left shoulder. See more »

Quotes

Special Agent Fox Mulder: You know, one is the loneliest number.
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Connections

References Smilla's Sense of Snow (1997) See more »

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Hunter
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Performed by Björk
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Fight the Future
8 June 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

The X-Files' first movie is great. It has a clever, yet complicated, plot. The movie tackles the alien conspiracy head on, connecting some plot details from the show. But like an episode of the show, only a small piece of the puzzle is explained. The movie is a scary and thrilling sci-fi movie. All that's missing is a sequel.


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