The X Files (1998)

PG-13   |    |  Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi


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Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.


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  • Carol Alt at an event for The X Files (1998)
  • Carol Alt at an event for The X Files (1998)
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4 March 2014 | lesleyharris30
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| Great Sci-Fi and you don't have to be a Fan of the Series to Enjoy,
The X-Files is a great movie with a well developed storyline with a talented cast.I have never seen a single episode of the television series and decided to watch this movie when I saw that it was on TV,I was afraid that I wouldn't set a lot of it since I haven't watched the series,but it was clearly written so people who don't watch the series could still understand what was going on.The two main actors,Derek Duchovney and Gillian Anderson,are the best part of this movie,they both suit their characters extremely well and you can tell with the on screen chemistry that they were use to working with each other from the series.I think fans of the series will probably still enjoy it very much,but people who haven't seen the X-Files can still definitely watch the movie,and I would recommend as a good sci-fi and mystery.

Mulder and Scully get caught up in a worldwide conspiracy that could change the future of mankind.

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Trivia

Gillian Anderson's least favorite aspect of the shoot was the sequence where Mulder and Scully are running through a field of corn stalks. As she was running behind the much taller David Duchovny, she kept getting smacked in the face by the leaves.


Quotes

Ben Bronschweig, M.D.: So much for little green men.


Goofs

Dr. Kurtzweil's office is located at Dupont Circle in Washington, D.C. However, when the police search it, some of the officers' uniforms are bearing patches of the Arlington County, Virginia, police department.


Alternate Versions

The video release has additional footage not shown in the theatrical release:

  • In the opening scene you now see more of the alien. In the theatrical release we see it fight off one of the cavemen, killing it, and the other caveman gets up to see it lying on the ground draining out the black blood (or what fans know as black oil). In the video release, we see it run off after it kills one of the cavemen, and when the other caveman gets up, he tracks it down and then kills it using the broken end of his torch.
  • In the scene with Mulder talking to the Well Manicured Man in the car, he reveals to Mulder that Samantha, Mulder's sister, was abducted by aliens at the request of her father, William Mulder, so she could be part of the colonization project, thus ensuring her survival in the colonization of Earth by the visitors. Also revealed is that when plans went awry, Mulder was intended, by his father, to seek the truth and reveal what had been done.
  • There is also an added scene in the video release with Mulder running down the street after the hospital scene.


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Written and performed by
Sarah McLachlan

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Drama | Mystery | Sci-Fi | Thriller

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