The X-Files (1993–2018)
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After a Jewish man is murdered in a Jewish community, his killers are murdered, too. Mulder and Scully have to determine whether someone is exacting vengeance or are larger forces are at work.


Kim Manners


Chris Carter (created by), Howard Gordon




Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Justine Miceli ... Ariel Weiss
David Groh ... Jacob Weiss
David Wohl ... Kenneth Ungar
Channon Roe ... Derek Banks
Harrison Coe Harrison Coe ... Isaac Luria
Jonathan Whittaker ... Curt Brunjes
Timur Karabilgin Timur Karabilgin ... Tony
Jabin Litwiniec Jabin Litwiniec ... Clinton
George Gordon George Gordon ... Detective
Murrey Rabinovitch Murrey Rabinovitch ... 1st Hasidic Man
David Freedman David Freedman ... Rabbi


Scully and Mulder investigate a series of murders that began with the beating and shooting of a young Orthodox Jew named Isaac Luria by a gang of young men. One of those men, 16-year-old Tony Oliver, has since been strangled by someone - or something - with Isaac Luria's fingerprints. With rumors that Luria has risen from the dead to seek revenge, the two remaining killers dig up his grave and find his body in the casket. One of them is killed, however. They suspect that Luria's father-in-law, Jacob Weiss, might somehow be involved in the revenge killings but Mulder thinks the solution lies elsewhere - in the legend of the Golem. Written by garykmcd

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English | Hebrew

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16 February 1997 (USA) See more »

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Jacob Weiss is said to have belonged to Irgun ("Jewish Military Underground") and been arrested for terrorism by the British in 1959. However, the British pulled out of Israel when it became a recognized state in 1948, and Irgun was dissolved because there was now no motivation for it to exist. It would make no sense for an Israeli to have been arrested by the British in Israel in 1959. (Unless we are supposed to believe that he was carrying out terrorist acts in the UK and arrested there - but that is not suggested and would have little historical resonance in any case.) See more »


Curt Brunjes: [about Luria] Sure I knew him. The man owned the store right across the street. But I'd be lying if I said I was surprised it happened.
Fox Mulder: Why is that?
Curt Brunjes: [smirks] Well, you know how they are. They're always trying to find ways to make money off of honest folk who work for a living.
Dana Scully: Can you think of anyone who might have held a grudge?
Curt Brunjes: I can't think of anyone who didn't.
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25 January 2018 | by joji1997See all my reviews

Bad episode that equates anti zionist with anti semitic, but hey, it's the 90's. Everything was black or white back then

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