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Unruhe 

Photos of a hellish sight from the mind of a psychopath who abducts women makes Mulder think that the man has the ability of psychic photography.

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Pruitt Taylor Vince ... Gerry Schnauz
Walter Marsh ... Druggist
William MacDonald ... Officer Trott
Sharon Alexander ... Mary Lefante
Ron Chartier ... Inspector Puett
Michael Cram ... Officer Corning
Christopher Royal Christopher Royal ... Photo Technician
Michele Melland Michele Melland ... ER Doctor
Scott Heindl ... Boyfriend
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Storyline

An intended passport photo for a missing woman develops warped and twisted, showing her terrified and surrounded by beings. With a little investigation, Mulder develops a theory that the kidnapper of this woman has the power to psychically display his thoughts on film. Written by EJS

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

27 October 1996 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Stereo

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

4:3
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Trivia

The story was inspired by Ted Serios, whose thought-photographs are mentioned by Mulder. See more »

Goofs

As Mulder is looking at Scullys photo in the Sheriffs office one of the deputies tells him that Scullys Explorer was found at a park and ride up US81,US 131 runs through Traverse City M81 is in the thumb. From WikipedeA:M-81 is a state trunk-line highway in the Lower Peninsula of the US state of Michigan. The trunk-line travels from the city of Saginaw at the junction with M-13 to the junction with M-53 east of Cass City over the county line in Greenleaf Township in northwestern Sanilac County in The Thumb area of the state. Outside of the cities and villages along its route, M-81 passes through mostly rural farm country. Near Saginaw it intersects the freeway that carries both Interstate 75 (I-75) and US Highway 23 (US 23) in an industrial area. See more »

Quotes

Fox Mulder: [interrogating Gerald Schnauz] Do you want to tell us about the first time you were arrested, Gerry?
Dana Scully: In 1980 you attacked your father with an ax handle. You beat him so severely that he spent the remainder of his life in a wheelchair.
Gerry Schnauz: I was not jailed, I was institutionalized. I had a kind of... chemical imbalance.
Fox Mulder: Yeah,
[reading from folder]
Fox Mulder: 'Gerald Thomas Schnauz diagnosed and treated for a paranoid schizophrenic disorder. Six years in Melvoyne Psychiatic Hospital. Released 1986.' So what have ...
[...]
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Referenced in The X Files: I Want to Believe (2008) See more »

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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Beware of the Howlers
27 July 2006 | by MuldernscullySee all my reviews

Unruhe keeps the beginnings of season 4 strong. The episode features a deleted scene at the very beginning of the episode, where Mulder is on a phone call where he finds out how is mom was doing, going back to Herrenvolk. Without having watched the audio commentary on that deleted scene yet, I would imagine it was deleted after they moved that episode from being right after the season premiere to fourth in the season. Pruitt Taylor Vince does an outstanding job as Gerry Schauz. He's got this, uh, eye thing going, where is eyes are constantly moving back and forth. It just adds to his dementia. The psychic photography is kind of cool. Scully still tries to find a scientific explanation for the girl screaming in the photo. Won't this girl ever learn? What the computer guy at the FBI was able to do with the photograph was a bit of a stretch. But then again, so are Mulder's leaps in logic. However, Unruhe is a very entertaining episode with plenty of suspense to keep you on the edge of your seat.


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