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The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008)

PG-13 | | Crime, Drama, Horror | 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 (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) worked at the F.B.I. as partners, a bond between them that led to them becoming lovers. But now they're out of the F.B.I. 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 F.B.I. Agent. Written by J. Spurlin

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Believe Again See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

In The X Files (1998), Mulder saves Scully's life. In this one, she saves his. Since, in the show, Scully was put in danger much more frequently than Mulder, this could be seen as small payback. See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Dana Scully: What was it you were praying for in there, sir?
Father Joe: For the salvation of my immortal soul.
Dana Scully: And do you think God hears your prayers?
Father Joe: Do you think he hears yours?
Dana Scully: I didn't bugger 37 altar boys.
Father Joe: Oh.
Fox Mulder: That's a colorful way of puttin' it.
Dana Scully: Well, I have another word, if you'd like.
Fox Mulder: I'm sure you do.
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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 »

Alternate Versions

The home video version has behind the scenes photos of the cast and crew over the end credits. The theatrical version did not have these behind the scenes photos. See more »

Connections

References The X-Files: William (2002) See more »

Soundtracks

Memories Child
(2002)
Written and Performed by Jamison Young
Courtesy of BeatPick
(in Cheryl Cunningham's car)
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In Memoriam of the X-Files series
19 August 2008 | by mario_cSee all my reviews

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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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

Gross USA:

$20,982,478

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$69,363,381
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (director's cut)

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Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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