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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

PG-13 | | Drama, Horror, Mystery | 25 July 2008 (USA)
Mulder and Scully are called back to duty by the FBI when a former priest claims to be receiving psychic visions pertaining to a kidnapped agent.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fox Mulder
... Dana Scully
... ASAC Dakota Whitney
... Father Joseph Crissman
... Agent Mosley Drummy (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner)
... Walter Skinner
... 2nd Abductor - Janke Dacyshyn
... Father Ybarra
... Gaunt Man
... 2nd Victim - Cheryl Cunningham
Fagin Woodcock ... 1st Abductor - Franz Tomczeszyn
Marco Niccoli ... Christian Fearon
... Margaret Fearon
Spencer Maybee ... Blair Fearon
... Female Assistant
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Storyline

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 J. Spurlin

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Um die Wahrheit zu verstehen, musst du glauben. (To understand the truth, you have to believe.) See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing content and thematic material | See all certifications »

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25 July 2008 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The X Files 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,021,753, 27 July 2008, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$20,981,633, 5 October 2008

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$68,369,434, 29 March 2010
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gillian Anderson got pregnant with her third child making this movie. He was the second baby she had when she was working in The x files. Both of them have names related with the series. One episode of the series was named after her daughter Piper, and her son's name, Felix, is an anagram of "X File". In addition she has another child, Oscar Griffiths, whose name was chosen for one of the characters of the last episode of season 10, My Struggle 2. See more »

Goofs

When Mulder is following the pick up truck to the hide out he scrolls through his phone contacts and highlights what some viewers have claimed is the name 'Gillian', the first name of the actress who plays the character, Dana Scully. However, it actually says 'Gilligan'. See more »

Quotes

Father Joe: And where do they come from, these appetites, these uncontrollable urges of ours?
Dana Scully: Not from God!
Father Joe: Not from me. I castrated myself when I was twenty-six.
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Crazy Credits

During the opening when the 20th Century Fox logo comes on and fades away, the X in "FOX" lingers a little longer and is the last letter to fade off. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bum Reviews: The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

Broken
(2007)
Written by Gavin Clarke (as Gavin Clark), James Lavelle, Richard File and Christopher Allen Goss (as Chris Goss)
Performed by Unkle (as UNKLE) featuring Gavin Clarke (as Gavin Clark)
Courtesy of Surrender All Ltd.
By Arrangement with Zync Music Inc.
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It Stank
3 August 2008 | by See all my reviews

Chris Carter thinks he can dump a trash script that was sitting in his TV-series-reject stockpile on die-hard XFile fans. There were at least 5 occasions during the film where I was questioning the logic of the story and by the end, was still waiting for explanations that never were delivered.

My opinions (no facts, just educated guesses!): 1) CC wanted to milk his cash cow without spending time crafting a new screenplay. 2) Because of the profit & success of the first film, either CC made sure his contract stated to leave him alone and not staunch his "creativity", or the studio gave CC carte blanche & never sent a "suit" (executive) to check on what he was doing. 3) Gillian & David D. got suckered into this - because they signed on to do a package deal (two or three films) and had no say on the script. 4) X-File fans will still turn out for another film, because they love the Mulder & Scully characters. I am very sorry to write such a diatribe, but it was extremely disappointing.


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