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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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One man alone can not Fight the Future. See more »


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

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$66,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$30,138,758, 21 June 1998, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$83,898,313

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$105,300,000
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Trivia

At 32min 20secs the "Cigarette Smoking Man" gets out of a helicopter, and proceeds to light a cigarette whilst still in the down wash of the rotor. He uses a lighter that sounds just like a classic Zippo lighter (known for being still able to work in extreme wind conditions). See more »

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When the helicopter is flying through Dallas, it passes the "One Wilshire" building in Downtown L.A. As it lands, the building to the right bears the "Pacific Bell" logo which would not be found in Texas. See more »

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[after shooting the driver in the head]
Well-Manicured Man: Get out of the car.
Special Agent Fox Mulder: [expecting to be next] Why? The upholstery is already ruined.
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Followed by The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) See more »

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Crystal Ship
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Good Jump to the Big Screen.
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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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