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The Lone Gunmen 

The X-Files' Lone Gunmen, their action-loving man-childish sidekick and patron, Jimmy Bond, and their sexy master thief frienemy, Yves, investigate crimes and conspiracies, often in a silly, comedic and over the top fashion.
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2001  
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Series cast summary:
Bruce Harwood ...  John Fitzgerald Byers 13 episodes, 2001
Tom Braidwood ...  Melvin Frohike 13 episodes, 2001
Dean Haglund ...  Richard 'Ringo' Langly 13 episodes, 2001
Zuleikha Robinson ...  Yves Adele Harlow 13 episodes, 2001
Stephen Snedden ...  Jimmy Bond 12 episodes, 2001
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Spin-off of The X-Files featuring the trio of computer-hacking conspiracy geeks popularly known as The Lone Gunmen. Never ones to stray far from the center of corporate and government intrigue, the threesome of John Byers, Melvin Frohike, and Richard Langly play like a misguided Mission Impossible team, embarking on a series of comic adventures that simultaneously highlight their genius and ineptitude. While their newfound independence inspires them to investigate even the most shadowy of conspiracies, their social skills remain stagnant, which only makes their lives more difficult when they learn their chief competitor in the "information business" is the brilliant and beautiful Yves Adele Harlow. Perpetually short of funds to publish The Lone Gunmen newspaper, Byers, Frohike and Langly begrudgingly take on Jimmy Bond as an unlikely benefactor who bankrolls their missions and joins them in their investigations to uncover the truth. Written by Ronos

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America's future is in their hands. God help us. See more »


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The show's title refers to the Lone Gunman Theory concerning JFK's assassination in 1963. It is the finding put forth by the Warren Commission that Lee Harvey Oswald acted alone. According to a 2013 Gallup poll, 61% of Americans believe there was a conspiracy (down from 81% in 2000), while only 30% believe otherwise. The fact that the main characters of this show pluralize the name is something of a satire against the idea of there being only one gunman. See more »

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Referenced in Family Guy: North by North Quahog (2005) See more »

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The Lone Gunmen
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by Mark Snow
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This Is One Cool Show !
12 May 2001 | by Thor2000See all my reviews

This series is everything that the X-Files used to to be: fast, clever, brash and intelligent, but now they've added one more: funny! I love this show with its eccentric characters, intelligent stories and far-out adventures as it takes us into and tries to prove conspiracies and shadow governments. Almost believable in it's execution, the show deserves to be call a "break-out hit," and a worthy occupant in the vacuum left on Friday in the absence of "Freaky Links" and the new "Dark Shadows." If only "Scariest Places On Earth" ran one hour later, then I wouldn't have to tape and watch one or the other.


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English

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4 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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New York City, New York, USA See more »

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Dolby (presented in Dolby Surround)

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1.78 : 1
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