The X Files

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Blackwood, Texas: After falling through a hole in the ground, a young boy is infected by the alien Black Oil. One week later, in Dallas, a federal building is bombed by terrorists, killing five people, including the Blackwood boy. Mulder and Scully, now part of an FBI anti-terrorism unit, learn that the boy as well as three other victims were dead even before the bombing, cause of death: an alien virus. In the Texas desert, the agents find an agricultural complex that may hold the key to unlocking the government conspiracy surrounding the extraterrestrials and their lethal virus which Mulder and Scully must fight the government in a conspiracy and find the truth about an alien colonization of Earth.

  1. Chris Carter

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Frank Spotnitz


  3. Rob Bowman


Top Billed Cast

  1. David Duchovny

    David Duchovny

    Agent Fox Mulder

  2. Gillian Anderson

    Gillian Anderson

    Agent Dana Scully

  3. Mitch Pileggi

    Mitch Pileggi

    Assistant Director Walter Skinner

  4. William B. Davis

    William B. Davis

    The Cigarette-Smoking Man

  5. John Neville

    John Neville

    The Well-Manicured Man

  6. Martin Landau

    Martin Landau


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Movie Data


Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 1m

Budget $66,000,000.00

Revenue $189,198,313.00

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Release Information

  • June 19, 1998
    PG-13, Theatrical



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