Follows making of the revival of The X-Files to television after a long 13 year commercial break. Covers the bulk of creative decisions and production stories from the 6 episodes as filmed ... See full summary »
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.
Fox Mulder and Dana Scully both worked at the FBI as partners, a bond between them that led to their becoming lovers. But now they're out of the FBI and have begun new careers. Scully works as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital. Her focus these days is on a young boy with an incurable brain disease. Administration wants to give up on him. Scully, who feels a special bond with the boy, does not. Meanwhile, Mulder's focus is on clipping newspaper articles, throwing pencils into his ceiling and writing about the paranormal. Scully and Mulder are brought together as partners again when a special case requires Mulder's expertise and Scully is prevailed upon to convince him to help. The case involves a pedophile priest who claims he is having psychic visions regarding the whereabouts of a missing FBI agent.Written by
Mitch Pileggi stated at a convention that the films plot was so top secret that he didn't find out that his character Walter Skinner was in the film until filming was well under way. He also joked that he could ask for as much money he wanted as filming took place during the writers strike, meaning he couldn't be written out. See more »
Scully and Mulder fly in on a helicopter from their house. The rotor is still turning after they land and exit the helicopter, but Scully's and Mulder's hair remain in place. In the next shot, they walking away from the helicopter with the rotor still turning. The rotor wash would blow their hair around. See more »
Scully? Why would he say that?
[he pauses then follows Scully to her car]
"Don't give up." Why would he say such a thing to you?
I think that was clearly meant for you, Mulder.
He didn't say it to me. He said it to you.
If Father Joe were the devil, why would he say the opposite of what the devil might say?
[she doesn't reply, though clearly attempting to rationalize]
Maybe that's the answer. You know, the larger answer.
What do you mean?
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The end credits contain a dedication to Randy Stone who died from heart disease at age 48 in February 2007. He was head of casting at 20th Century Fox Television, was responsible for casting David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson on The X-Files (1993), and worked in casting throughout the run of the series. See more »
The X-Files Series is dead, and this THE X-FILES: I WANT TO BELIEVE is its burial ceremony! My hopes weren't very high but I was expecting something better after all these years. Make a second film for that? Why? Any regular episode of the series is better than this "large episode" The fans of the series might like it and I don't blame them, but in fact I think this film was totally unnecessary.
Well, the main topic of the plot ("the Frankenstein doctor" ) is not bad, but all the rest is not that good, at all! The film is too slowly paced, the action scenes are just a few and not well done, the main characters are truly old and wasted, and there's a subplot that seems to increase nothing to the movie except drama, cheap drama!
Rest In Peace X-Files Series
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