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Born Again 

An 8-year-old girl is the prime suspect in a series of bizzare, seemingly unrelated deaths.

Director:

Jerrold Freedman

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Howard Gordon | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Brian Markinson ... Tony Fiore
Mimi Lieber ... Anita Fiore
Maggie Wheeler ... Det. Sharon Lazard
Dey Young ... Judy Bishop
Andrea Libman ... Michelle Bishop
P. Lynn Johnson ... Dr. Sheila Braun
Leslie Carlson ... Dr. Spitz
Richard Sali Richard Sali ... Leon Felder
Dwight Koss ... Detective Rudy Barbala
Peter Lapres Peter Lapres ... Harry Linhart
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Mulder and Scully are called in by the Buffalo Police Department after an experienced detective, Rudy Barbala, jumped to his death through a window from the upper floor of the 14th precinct. He was interviewing a young girl at the time, Michelle Bishop, but there was no one else in the room with them. Mulder immediately begins to suspect that Michelle may have telekinetic powers, something that seems to be proven when Scully finds a large burn mark on Barbala's body much as Mulder as predicted. Michelle says there was a ghost in the room with them and her rendition of him leads then to the case of dead detective Charlie Morris, who was killed in a police raid. In fact,Charlie may be back and seeking revenge against the policemen who got rid of him. Written by garykmcd

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1994 (USA) See more »

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Color

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4:3
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Trivia

David Duchovny and Maggie Wheeler were both born August 7th, but he is one year senior. See more »

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21:13 mins in (netflix version) when the detective steps off the bus and has his scarf ghostly lift up and get trapped in the doors and he gets dragged, we see that the bus driver is a young black man, however @21.53/54 the front shot of the bus shows a middle age white man driving the bus. See more »

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Mulder: Why is it still so hard for you to believe, even when all the evidence suggests extraordinary phenomena?
Scully: Because sometimes looking for extreme possibilities makes you blind to the probable explanation right in front of you.
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References The Reincarnation of Peter Proud (1975) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Reincarnation and evil little girls
6 October 2008 | by ametaphysicalsharkSee all my reviews

Oh my... "Born Again" manages to combine two of my least favorite things in horror and in fiction in general: reincarnation and creepy little girls who stare a lot (only good if done humorously ala "The League of Gentlemen"). Yeah, sure, the girl isn't actually evil, just the unfortunate choice of someone else for reincarnation, but she does stare a lot, and no, the script doesn't make any more sense than that does.

"Born Again" features barely any redeemable values really. I guess Mulder and Scully are always fun to watch, even in a Gordon/Gansa script (which means you can forget about witty banter outside of some attempts which tend to fall flat). This plays like a cheesy, forgettable old horror film, the worst of the sort you could expect to find on the drive-in channel. It's probably my pick for the worst episode of season one, actually, generating more complete disinterest from me than "Ghost in the Machine" or "Space".

2/10


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