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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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It's time for Mulder and Scully 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

When Scully opens Franz Tomczeszyn's rural mailbox, she reads the address of a bill for body parts and medical supplies. The address is on Bellflower in Somerset, West Virginia. Director, Chris Carter's hometown is Bellflower, CA. In 1869, most of the land comprising Bellflower was known as Somerset Ranch. 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

Margaret Fearon: It's nothing against you.
Dana Scully: No.
Margaret Fearon: If you were a mother, you'd understand.
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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 Heer & Meester: Laatste Hole (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

Movin' On Up
(1975)
Written by Jeff Barry and Ja'net DuBois (as Jeannette DuBois)
Performed by Ja'net DuBois (as Ja'Net DuBois)
Courtesy of Sony Pictures Television Inc.
Under license from Sony Pictures Music Group
(in Father Joe's apartment)
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disappointed
15 September 2008 | by See all my reviews

The film is boring, the plot is very simple (like this comment). There isn't action or scary moments. I think that Chris Carter (the director), Frank Spotnitz and Chris Carter (writters)had forgot that x-files is supposed to be a sci-fiction movie. This movie was like view a bad and long episode of the TV series but worst.

The ambient and the music is perfect, the characters are very well, like always. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson are the perfect couple. They act like real FBI agents, but the emotional scenes are quite unpleasant (like always).

The film isn't enough to satisfied any fan of the x-files series.

I felt disappointed.


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