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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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Release Date:

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

Joseph Patrick Finn: producer of many X-files episodes, is the whispering priest seated next to Father Ybarra during the staff meeting where Scully first mentions using Stem Cell therapy. See more »

Goofs

At 35:06 into the run time, when Amanda Peet walks out to meet Scully and Mulder at the crime scene, her hair is loose and billowy. A few seconds later when she begins speaking to them, her hair is tucked under her hat. 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

In the extended director's cut, end credits are accompanied by pictures of the person credited and other behind-the-scenes photos of the cast and crew, many of which were taken by Chris Carter. See more »

Connections

Spin-off The X-Files: My Struggle (2015) See more »

Soundtracks

The X-Files Theme (UNKLE Remix)
(1998)
Composed by Mark Snow
Remixed by Unkle (as UNKLE)
UNKLE performs courtesy of Surrender All Ltd.
By Arrangement with Zync Music
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100% Disappointed
11 August 2008 | by See 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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