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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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Chris Carter
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Amanda Peet ... ASAC Dakota Whitney
Billy Connolly ... Father Joseph Crissman
Xzibit ... Agent Mosley Drummy (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner)
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Callum Keith Rennie ... 2nd Abductor - Janke Dacyshyn
Adam Godley ... Father Ybarra
Alex Diakun ... Gaunt Man
Nicki Aycox ... 2nd Victim - Cheryl Cunningham
Fagin Woodcock Fagin Woodcock ... 1st Abductor - Franz Tomczeszyn
Marco Niccoli Marco Niccoli ... Christian Fearon
Carrie Ruscheinsky ... Margaret Fearon
Spencer Maybee Spencer Maybee ... Blair Fearon
Veronika Hadrava ... 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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Taglines:

To find the truth, you must believe. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English | Russian | Czech

Release Date:

25 July 2008 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The X Files 2 See more »

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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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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS (uncredited)| SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This movie is dedicated to Randy Stone, the casting agent who cast the pilot of The X-Files (1993), and who found David Duchovny to play Mulder and Gillian Anderson to play Scully. Stone died in 2007. See more »

Goofs

Near the end of the movie, Scully's white Ford Taurus is parked outside, even though it had been wrecked earlier in the film. When Scully comes out of the house, a silver Ford Fusion is parked outside. See more »

Quotes

Assistant Director Walter Skinner: We will find him. I know Mulder. He'd get to a phone and call first. He wouldn't do anything crazy.
[Scully stares at him]
Assistant Director Walter Skinner: Not overly crazy.
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Crazy Credits

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 »

Connections

Featured in Shameful Sequels: The X Files: I Want to Believe (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Ooh La La
Written by Deborah Poppink and Amy Roegler
Performed by Deborah Poppink
Courtesy of Deborah Poppink, by arrangement with Bug
(can be heard in Monica Bannan's car)
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User Reviews

 
100% Disappointed
11 August 2008 | by ssilvamtySee all my reviews

I was reading some comments about this movie and One guy said it was Great! Later, I understood why. He just had watched 3 chapters before this movie. So, for him it was a logical, interesting movie. For people who is a real fan of this series is a total disappointment. The characters could have been "John and Mary Smith" and nothing would happen. This is not even an "X File". It is not related with any of the cases that we used to watch neither with any of the characters we used to see. This might have been just a "regular chapter" from the series. There are ANY spectacular scenes like in the first movie. This is just a plain, boring, movie and Mulder and Scully are there just by chance. I think this could have been more successful if the story would be about two FBI characters and avoiding Mulder and Scully. I feel cheated.


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