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The X-Files Details


This 60-million-dollar science fiction suspense drama (marketed with an additional 25 million dollars), was adapted from the popular TV series -- arriving in theaters while the Emmy-winning series was still being aired, continuing plot threads familiar to many of the series' 25 million viewers, and featuring several familiar recurring characters introduced during the previous five TV seasons. In 15,000 B.C., a strange creature attacks a caveman. Cut to present day, when a boy at the same North Texas spot falls into a pit and is contaminated by a black substance. When a bomb threatens the Dallas Federal Building, special FBI agents Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) locate the device but are unable to prevent the explosion. The agency blames Mulder and Scully for the disaster, subjecting them to lengthy interrogations while trying to sever their partnership. In a bar, conspiracy theorist Kurtzweil (Martin Landau), a friend of Mulder's father, tells Mulder about the group behind the explosion, the cover-up of the boy's death, the bodies of four infected rescue workers removed from the Federal Building, the secret government, and the forthcoming plague. Mulder and Scully set out to find answers, and their investigation becomes a foray into the fantastic. ~ Bhob Stewart, Rovi

  • Release date:June 19, 1998


David Duchovny
as Agent Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson
as Agent Dana Scully
Martin Landau
as Dr. Alvin Kurtzweil
Armin Mueller-Stahl
as Conrad Strughold
Blythe Danner
as Jana Cassidy
William B. Davis
as The Cigarette-Smoking Man
John Neville
as The Well-Manicured Man
Mitch Pileggi
as Walter Skinner
Jeffrey DeMunn
as Dr. Ben Bronschweig
Terry O'Quinn
as Darius Michaud
Glenne Headly
as Barmaid
Lucas Black
as Stevie
Dean Haglund
as Langly
Bruce Harwood
as Byers
Tom Braidwood
as Frohike


Rob Bowman
Chris Carter
Daniel Sackheim
Chris Carter
Screen Story
Chris Carter
Frank Spotnitz
Screen Story
Ward Russell
Mark Snow
Composer (Music Score)
Stephen Mark
Hugo Santiago
Art Director
Gregory W.M. Bolton
Art Director
Frank Spotnitz
Mary Astadounian
Associate Producer
Lata Ryan
Executive Producer
Jackie Carr
Set Designer
Marlene Stewart
Costume Designer
Geoffrey Patterson
Sound/Sound Designer
Josh McLaglen
First Assistant Director
Jim Halty
Michael J. Moore
Second Assistant Director
Mat Beck
Special Effects Supervisor
Tom Woodruff, Jr.
Makeup Special Effects
Alec Gillis
Makeup Special Effects