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The X Files (1998)

PG-13 | | Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi | 19 June 1998 (USA)
Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

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With problems appearing between FBI agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully, a dangerous conspiracy is starting to appear. A deadly virus, which appears to be of extraterrestrial origin has appeared, which could destroy all life on Earth. With the help of a paranoid doctor, Alvin Kurtzweil, Mulder and Scully must act fast in order to save everyone on the planet. Written by Film_Fan

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Rated PG-13 for some intense violence and gore | See all certifications »

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

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$30,138,758 (USA) (19 June 1998)

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$83,892,374 (USA) (9 October 1998)
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In the original trailer, the shot with Mulder & Scully running from the bees was used, albeit minus the SFX bees. See more »

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When the three boys are questioned by Scully and Mulder about which direction the trucks went, they point to their right (viewer's left). Because they are standing in front of the Dallas skyline with Reunion Tower on the left, then they are south of Dallas, and are pointing west. In the next scene Scully and Mulder are driving through Texas. The shadow is on the driver's side (north side) of the car which means they are driving east. See more »

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Special Agent Dana Scully: I have to be in Washington, D.C. in 11 hours for a hearing, the outcome of which might affect one of the biggest decisions of my life and here I am in the middle of nowhere, Texas, chasing phantom tanker trucks.
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Featured in The Making of 'The X Files: Fight the Future' (1998) See more »

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Walking After You
Written by Dave Grohl
Performed by Foo Fighters
Produced by Jerry Harrison
Courtesy of Roswell Records/Capital Records
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Good Jump to the Big Screen.
6 July 2002 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Well-paced and well-crafted, "The X-Files" is a surprisingly good movie that does not try to get cute and go away from the things that made the series such a national phenomenon. David Duchovny and Gillian Anderson seem out of place working with bomb squads and doing other mundane duties after their department is shut down by the government. However the two feel that something really major is up which involves alien colonization on Earth and a vast government cover-up that goes through the highest places in the U.S. political realm. A good screenplay and solid direction make "The X-Files" a first-rate film from a very good cinematic year. 4 stars out of 5.


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