The X-Files (1993–2018)
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The remains of a murdered deformed infant lead the agents to a family of murderous, inbred, animal-like brothers living on a secluded farm in a remote section of Pennsylvania.


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Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Tucker Smallwood ... Sheriff Andy Taylor
Chris Nelson Norris ... Edmund Peacock
Adrian G. Griffiths ... Sherman Peacock (as Adrian Hughes)
John Trottier John Trottier ... George Peacock (as John Trotter)
Karin Konoval ... Mrs. Peacock
Sebastian Spence ... Deputy Barney Paster
Judith Maxie ... Mrs. Barbara Taylor
Kenny James Kenny James ... Radio Singer
Lachlan Murdoch ... Right Fielder
Neil Denis Neil Denis ... Catcher
Cory Fry Cory Fry ... Batter
Douglas Smith ... Pitcher


Scully and Mulder investigate the death of a newborn child found in a shallow grave on the outskirts of a small town. Mulder loves the locale and thinks it's small-town America at its best. It even has a sheriff by the name of Andy Taylor. Sheriff Taylor is highly reluctant to investigate the family nearest where the baby was found however. He tells the agents that the three brothers who live there are all simple, the product of generations of inbreeding in the Peacock family. When the Sheriff is killed, all evidence points to the Peacocks and the FBI agents are shocked at what they find in the house. Written by garykmcd

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Tucker Smallwood--a longtime associate of Glen Morgan and James Wong due to his involvement in their short-lived series "Space: Above and Beyond (1995)"--admitted to being really shocked by the script when he first read it. See more »


Pennsylvania sheriff departments do not preform routine patrols or criminal investigation, they are "servants of the court." As a Commonwealth, most PA municipalities provide their own police force. If the municipality chooses not to have their own department, the Pennsylvania State Police are tasked with coverage. In addition, the PA State Police also serve as the "highway patrol" quoted by Scully towards the end. The Pennsylvania Highway Patrol was absorbed by the PA State Police in 1932. See more »


Fox Mulder: Is there some secret farmer trick to gettin' these things moving?
Scully: Naa-ram-ewe. Naa-ram-ewe.
Fox Mulder: Yeah, that'll work!
Scully: I baby-sat my nephew this weekend. He watches Babe 15 times a day.
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Referenced in Dying Breed (2008) See more »


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An amazing episode!
11 October 2008 | by koalablue_1993See all my reviews

"Home" is the most disturbing and shocking "X-File" ever made. It is a million times more effective than most Hollywood horror films out there. When the sheriff gets murdered and you hear the song "Wonderful, wonderful" playing in the background you cant help but feel a chill running down your spine. It gives you the creeps. There is some good humor thrown in the mix too. The make- up effects where really good as well. Glenn Morgan and James Wong have written their best story here, another good one by Morgan and Wong is Season One's "Beyond the Sea". I will watch this episode again in a years time probably, until then i will sleep with the lights on!

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11 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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