The X-Files (1993– )
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A man tormented by a piercing sound that could make his head explode unless he heads west as fast as possible takes Mulder hostage to drive for him, while Scully rushes to find the cause of this affliction that also killed the man's wife.

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Episode cast overview, first billed only:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Bryan Cranston ... Patrick Crump
Michael O'Neill ... Patrol Captain Van Gelder
James Pickens Jr. ... Alvin Kersh
Harry Danner Harry Danner ... CDC Doctor
Junior Brown ... Virgil Nokes
Linda Porter ... Elderly Woman
Mindy Seeger ... Coroner
Scott Alan Smith ... Prison Doctor (as Scott A. Smith)
Timothy Dale Agee ... EMT (as Tim Agee)
Mark Craig ... Trooper #1
Wiley M. Pickett ... Trooper #2 (as Wiley Pickett)
Ken Collins ... Gas Station Attendant
Tegan West Tegan West ... Navy Lieutenant
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Storyline

A man tormented by a piercing sound that could make his head explode unless he heads west as fast as possible takes Mulder hostage to drive for him, while Scully rushes to find the cause of this affliction that also killed the man's wife.

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1998 (USA) See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

The idea exploring the secret military experimental use of low-frequency waves is based on two real-life military experiments, Project HAARP and Project ELF. The former is an army experiment dealing with electromagnetic radiation in the Earth's ionosphere, and the second is a navy experiment dealing with long wavelengths or "Extreme Low Frequencies". See more »

Goofs

At night when Crump says, "faster" we see the odometer reads 4057 then an obscured number. the next morning the odometer reads 40613. This is a maximum increase of only 43 miles during which time we have traveled from pitch darkness to broad daylight. At a speed of at least 70mph, daybreak has appeared in less than 35minutes. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: How about you just pull over and let me out too, huh? I must be crampin' your style.
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Connections

References Quincy M.E. (1976) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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stop ur bitching - a great ep
18 February 2010 | by hansenmv2002See all my reviews

Cool action - yeah the premise has been done - but not this way - that's the trick. hey folks - SHOCK - it's an X-File.

To me - it's cool that Scully/Mulder have almost no scenes together -- they have to adapt, rely on each other's intrinsic sense about what's really going on - and each other's adaptation skills. They read into each other's moves and get the job done.... (sort of).

Oh yeah --- really good acting -- do these people get paid to do this? Or- a slow day when the convenience store doesn't call them into work. (hey - Duchovny - where's the day-old donuts?? Malcolm - get to school...)


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