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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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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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4 March 2001 (USA) See more »

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Die einsamen Schützen 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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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, sixty one per cent of Americans believe there was a conspiracy (down from eighty one per cent in 2000), while only thirty percent 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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The Lone Gunmen
Written by Mark Snow
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Cancelled... dammit!
21 July 2002 | by motor89See all my reviews

Amusing, enjoyable, interesting and doesn't insult the intelligence of the viewer? That makes it basically deadmeat as far as US TV executives are concerned. It's really depressing sometimes. We've finally got this ace show in the UK, and I come to IMDB to find out that it's been cancelled.

The Lone Gunmen is a spin-off from the X-Files - but don't let that put you off. This isn't the same kind of po-faced, labyrinthine nonsense that plagues the later years of the parent show. It's fun... and it's about a bunch of people who are individually very good at one thing, suck at everything else. Put them together as a group, and they somehow bungle their way through with amusing results.

It's class, and it's got characters you can identify with and like despite their flaws.


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