The X-Files (1993– )
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Two brothers have a less than helpful genie who grants their wishes with disastrous consequences. Mulder comes into possession of the same genie, and his wishes garner similar results.

Director:

Vince Gilligan

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Paula Sorge ... Jenn
Will Sasso ... Leslie Stokes
Kevin Weisman ... Anson Stokes
Paul Hayes ... Jay Gilmore
Brett Bell Brett Bell ... Morgue Attendant
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Two brothers have a less than helpful genie who grants their wishes with disastrous consequences. Mulder comes into possession of the same genie, and his wishes garner similar results.

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 May 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

This episode was Vince Gilligan's very first professional directing job. See more »

Goofs

(at around 21 mins) While Mulder and Scully are discussing the now deceased Anson Stokes and Scully is putting yellow powder on his body, you can clearly see him breathing on the right of the screen. See more »

Quotes

Mulder: I can't believe you don't want butter on your popcorn. Uggh. It's un-American.
Dana Scully: "Caddyshack", Mulder?
Mulder: It's a classic American movie.
Dana Scully: That's what every guy says. It's a guy movie.
Mulder: Okay, when you invite me over to your place we can watch Steel Magnolias.
Dana Scully: So, um... What's the occasion?
Mulder: I don't know. Just felt like the thing to do. Cheers.
Dana Scully: Cheers.
Mulder: I don't know if you noticed but, um, I never made the world a happier place.
Dana Scully: Well, I'm fairly happy. That's something. So what was your final wish, anyway?
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Connections

References Caddyshack (1980) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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I wish for world peace, do I?
22 December 2006 | by Rodolfo AnzalduaSee all my reviews

I am watching for the third time the X Files now, one episode after another. It isn't until now, that I have study a little about screen writing that I understand a lot new things an some other I understand better.

The script is the soul of the episode, without it It would be like a zombie or something like that. Well Vince Gilligan is an unsung hero. It was his writing that placed the X Files where they were, as the No. 1 Television Drama for a long time.

When I first saw at the beginning of this episode that it was written by Gilligan I thought It was going to be a marvelous episode, I wasn't mistaken.

When it come to writing, It's not the story itself, it is how you tell the story. So we can watch a lot of movies with a Romeo & Juliet spit but there are only a few that are good enough to be discussed at reunions. The same thing happened here. A story of a Genie, yes the same Genie, different place to live, but a Genie anyway. The story was great, watch it, live it, admire it.

Way to go Vince!


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