The X Files (1998)
David Duchovny: Agent Fox Mulder
Barmaid : So... what do you do?
Special Agent Fox Mulder : What do I do?
Barmaid : Mm-hmm.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : I'm the key figure in an ongoing government charade, a plot to conceal the truth about the existence of extraterrestrials. It's a global conspiracy, actually, with key players in the highest levels of power and it reaches down into the lives of every man, woman, and child on this planet.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : [laughs]
Special Agent Fox Mulder : So, of course, no one believes me. I'm a... I'm an annoyance to my superiors, a joke to my peers. They call me "Spooky." Spooky Mulder, whose sister was abducted by aliens when he was just a kid and now he chases after little green men with a badge and a gun shouting to the heavens or to anyone who will listen that the fix is in, that the sky is falling. And when it hits, it's gonna be the shit storm of all time.
Barmaid : Well... I would say that about does it, Spooky.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : Does what?
Barmaid : Well, looks like 86 is your lucky number.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : You know, one is the loneliest number.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : How many times have we been here before, Scully? Right here. So close to the truth and now with what we've seen and what we know to be right back at the beginning with nothing.
Special Agent Dana Scully : This is different, Mulder.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : No, it isn't! You were right to want to quit! You were right to want to leave me! You should get as far away from me as you can! I'm not gonna watch you die, Scully, because of some hallow personal cause of mine. Go be a doctor. Go be a doctor while you still can.
Special Agent Dana Scully : I can't. I won't. Mulder, I'll be a doctor, but my work is here with you now. That virus that I was exposed to, it has a cure. You held it in your hand. How many other lives can we save?
[clasps Mulder's hand]
Special Agent Dana Scully : Look... if I quit now, they win.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : [after Scully tells him that she is planning on resigning from the FBI rather than being transferred] You wanna tell yourself that so you can quit with a clear conscience, you can, but you're wrong!
Special Agent Dana Scully : Why did they assign me to you in the first place, Mulder? To debunk your work. To rein you in, to shut you down.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : But you saved me. As difficult and as frustrating as it's been sometimes, your goddamned strict rationalism and science have saved me a thousand times over. You kept me honest. You made me a whole person. I owe you everything. Scully, and you owe me nothing. I don't know if I wanna do this alone. I don't even know if I can. And if I quit now, they win.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : Whatever happened to playing a hunch, Scully? The element of surprise, random acts of unpredictability? If we fail to anticipate the unforeseen or expect the unexpected in a universe of infinite possibilities, we may find ourselves at the mercy of anyone or anything that cannot be programmed, categorized or easily referenced.
[Pops a sunflower seed into his mouth]
Special Agent Fox Mulder : What are we doing up here, Scully? It's hotter than hell.
Well-Manicured Man : You have precious little time. What I've given you, the alien colonists don't yet know exists. The vaccine you hold is the only defense against the virus. It's introduction into an alien environment may have the power to destroy the delicate plans we have so assiduously protected for the last 50 years.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : What do you mean "may have"?
Well-Manicured Man : Find Agent Scully. Only then you will realize the scope and grandeur of the project. Go. Go now!
Special Agent Fox Mulder : [Mulder and Scully are attempting to follow a truck] I think they went left.
Special Agent Dana Scully : I don't know why, I think they went right.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : [Mulder impulsively guns it and takes off straight ahead] Five years together, Scully. How many times have I been wrong? Never!
Special Agent Fox Mulder : [He looks at her and amends:] Not driving, anyway.
[Scully rings Mulder while he stares at the bomb]
Special Agent Fox Mulder : Scully, you know that face I just showed you? I'm making it again.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : [looking at a vile of serum with a syringe and a note with map coordinates] What is it?
Well-Manicured Man : A weak vaccine against the virus Agent Scully has been infected with. It must be administrated within 96 hours. That leaves you little time to reach those coordinates.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : You're lying.
Well-Manicured Man : No. Though I have no means to prove otherwise. The virus is extraterrestrial. We know very little about it except that it was the original inhabitant of this planet.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : A virus.
Well-Manicured Man : What is a virus but a colonizing force that cannot be defeated, living in a cave underground until it mutates and attacks.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : This is what you've been conspiring to conceal? A disease?
Well-Manicured Man : No, for God's sake! You've got it all backwards! AIDS, the Ebola virus... on an evolutionary scale they are newborns. This virus walked the planet long before the dinosaurs.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : What do you mean "walked"?
Well-Manicured Man : Your aliens, Agent Mulder, your little green men, arrived here millions of years ago. Those that didn't leave have been lying dormant underground since the last ice age in the form of an evolved pathogen waiting to be reconstituted by the alien race when it comes to colonize the planet using us as hosts. Against this we have no defense. Nothing but a weak vaccine.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : Is this Dr. Kurtzweil's residence?
D.C. Cop #1 : You have some kind of business with him?
Special Agent Fox Mulder : Yeah, I'm looking for him.
D.C. Cop #1 : You're looking for him for what?
[Mulder shows his ID]
D.C. Cop #1 : The Feds are looking for him, too. Real nice business he's got, huh?
Special Agent Fox Mulder : What's that?
D.C. Cop #1 : Selling naked pictures of little kids on his computer. You looking for him for some other reason?
Special Agent Fox Mulder : Yeah. I had an appointment for a pelvic examination.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : You got about 14 minutes to evacuate this building.
Special Agent Dana Scully : [thinking Mulder is joking about finding a bomb] Come on Mulder.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : Thirteen fifty-six. Thirteen fifty-four. Thirteen fifty-two. Thirteen fifty. You see a pattern emerging here, Scully?
Special Agent Fox Mulder : Maybe we should call in a bomb threat to Houston. I think it's free beer night at the Astrodome.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : You know, one is the loneliest number.
Special Agent Fox Mulder : What do you want? Coke, Pepsi, saline IV?
Special Agent Fox Mulder : Scully, you gotta see this. Scully...
Special Agent Fox Mulder : [after the building has blown up] Next time, you're buying.