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Teliko ()

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Mulder believes a creature from an African folktale may be responsible for the disappearance of several black men in the Philadelphia area.


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Fox Mulder
Dana Scully
Walter Skinner
Marcus Duff
Willie Amakye ...
Samuel Aboah
Marita Covarrubias
Agent Pendrell
Dr. Simon Bruin
First Officer
Flight Attendant
Bus Driver
Michael O'Shea ...
Lt. Madsen
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Geoffrey Aye-Bonte ...
Seat Mate (uncredited)
Alfred Kittel (uncredited)
Maria Bitamba ...
Assistant (uncredited)
Orderly (uncredited)
Businessman (uncredited)

Directed by

Jim Charleston ... (as James Charleston)

Written by

Chris Carter ... (creator) (creator)
Howard Gordon ... (written by)

Produced by

Rob Bowman ... producer
Chris Carter ... executive producer
Joseph Patrick Finn ... producer
Vince Gilligan ... co-producer
R.W. Goodwin ... executive producer
Howard Gordon ... executive producer
Ken Horton ... consulting producer
Kim Manners ... producer
Glen Morgan ... consulting producer
Lori Jo Nemhauser ... associate producer
Paul Rabwin ... co-producer
Frank Spotnitz ... co-producer
James Wong ... consulting producer

Music by

Mark Snow

Cinematography by

Jon Joffin ... director of photography

Film Editing by

Jim Gross

Editorial Department

Philip Azenzer ... colorist: DaVinci
Jeff Cahn ... assistant editor
Sue Kesler ... assistant editor
Mark Nowicki ... colorist: digitally restored version (uncredited)

Casting By

Rick Millikan

Production Design by

Graeme Murray

Art Direction by

Greg Loewen

Set Decoration by

Shirley Inget

Costume Design by

Jenni Gullett

Makeup Department

Anji Bemben ... key hair stylist
Laverne Munroe ... key makeup artist (as Laverne Basham)
Stacey Butterworth ... wig maker (uncredited)
Pearl Louie ... special makeup effects artist (uncredited)
Geoff Redknap ... prosthetic makeup artist (uncredited)

Production Management

George Chapman ... production manager
Brett Dowler ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

Tom Braidwood ... first assistant director
Mark D. Currie ... second assistant director
Brett Dowler ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

Frank Haddad ... head greensperson
Kenneth H. Hawryliw ... property master (as Ken Hawryliw)
Rob Maier ... construction coordinator (as Rob 'Stroby' Maier)
Max Matsuoka ... props assistant
Louis Solyom ... head painter
Michael Dundas ... lead hand painter (uncredited)
Benjamin Hayden ... leadman (uncredited)
Peter Lieshout ... lead painter (uncredited)
Kristina Lyne ... art assistant (uncredited)
Paula R. Montgomery ... set dresser (uncredited)

Sound Department

Thierry J. Couturier ... supervising sound editor
Nello Torri ... re-recording mixer
Doug E. Turner ... re-recording mixer (as Douglas E. Turner)
David John West ... re-recording mixer
Michael T. Williamson ... sound mixer (as Michael Williamson)
Derek Casari ... adr engineer (uncredited)
Martin Lacroix ... boom operator (uncredited)
Maciek Malish ... dialogue editor (uncredited)

Special Effects by

David Gauthier ... special effects
Chris Flemington ... on set effects (uncredited)
W.A. Andrew Sculthorp ... special effects (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

Glenn Campbell ... visual effects supervisor: Area 51
Tim McHugh ... visual effects producer: Area 51
Lisa Atkinson ... visual effects producer: View Studio (uncredited)
John Basset ... visual effects coordinator: remastered version (uncredited)
Jordan Hassay ... digital effects supervisor: remastered version (uncredited)
Matthew Mullarkey ... visual effects artist (uncredited)
Paul Patrick Quinn ... visual effects facility producer (uncredited)
Richard Trus ... visual effects facility producer (uncredited)
Michael Van Fleet ... systems administrator: remastered version (uncredited)


Tony Morelli ... stunt coordinator

Camera and Electrical Department

Al Campbell ... key grip
Marty McInally ... camera operator (as Martin McInally)
Joel Ransom ... second unit director of photography
Patrick Stepien ... focus puller
David Tickell ... chief lighting technician
Dan Henshaw ... first assistant camera: b (uncredited)
Ronald Hersey ... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Isabelle MacCrimmon ... camera trainee (uncredited)
Rob Parisien ... video playback operator (uncredited)
Dave Riopel ... dolly grip (uncredited)

Casting Department

Heike Brandstatter ... casting associate: Vancouver
Coreen Mayrs ... casting: Vancouver
Shari Leah O'Neill ... extras casting coordinator (as Sharie L. Gagen)
Lisa Ratke ... extras casting
Randy Stone ... original casting
Stacy Wise ... casting associate: Los Angeles

Costume and Wardrobe Department

Linda Leduc ... set costume supervisor

Location Management

Louisa Gradnitzer ... location manager
Alan Bartolic ... location scout (uncredited)
Kimberly Lynn ... key assistant location manager (uncredited)

Music Department

Jeff Charbonneau ... music editor
Larold Rebhun ... scoring mixer

Script and Continuity Department

Helga Ungurait ... script supervisor

Transportation Department

Bob Bowe ... transportation coordinator

Other crew

Boyce R. Doyle ... special consultant: end credits
Anita Meehan-Truelove ... production coordinator
Robert Murdoch ... second unit locations
John Shiban ... story editor
Kurt Bruun ... production assistant (uncredited)
James Castle ... title designer (uncredited)
Bonnie Hay ... stand-in: Gillian Anderson (uncredited)
Danny Ho ... playback operator (uncredited)
April D. Matthews ... assistant accountant (uncredited)
Scott Steyns ... playback coordinator (uncredited)
Tom Teotico ... production assistant (uncredited)
Amber Woodward ... production assistant (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Plot Summary

Scully is asked by Assistant Director Skinner to assist officials from the Center for Disease Control in determining the cause of a recent number of deaths in the Philadelphia area. All of the victims were African American and had lost their pigmentation, with their corpses looking albino-like. She finds the basic reason for the loss of pigmentation - their pituitary glands were necrotic - but not the actual cause. Mulder for his part thinks there is something far more sinister at work and contacts Marita Covarrubias at the U.N. who tells him of a similar incident on flight from West Africa some months before. Written by garykmcd

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  • Teliko (United States)
  • 44 min
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Trivia To appear albino, Willie Amakye's skin underwent several layers of cover-up cream, layers of white powder, and a little pink powder for color. He also wore contacts for the transparent pink eyes. Amakye's hair was dyed orange for post-production special effects to change it back and forth from black and white. See more »
Goofs During the autopsy of the Fourth Victim, the depigmented corpse can be seen swallowing. Additionally, actual depigmentation would look much different than what is obviously applied make-up. Also during this scene, both Scully and Mulder are without any protective masks while investigating a suspected contagious disease and Mulder is even snacking on food. See more »
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Crazy Credits The tagline at the end of the credits is changed to 'Decieve Inveigle Obfuscate'. See more »
Quotes Mulder: [seeing the corpse of an albino man] There's a Michael Jackson joke in here somewhere.
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