The X Files: I Want To Believe (2008)
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Fox Mulder and Dana Scully both worked at the FBI as partners, a bond between them that led to their becoming lovers. But now they're out of the FBI and have gone their separate ways. Scully works as a staff physician at a Catholic hospital. Her focus these days is on a young boy with an incurable brain disease. Administration wants to give up on him. Scully, who feels a special bond with the boy, does not. Meanwhile, Mulder's focus is on clipping newspaper articles about the paranormal and throwing pencils into his ceiling. Scully and Mulder are brought together again when a special case requires Mulder's expertise, and Scully is prevailed upon to find him. The case involves a pedophile priest who claims he is having psychic visions regarding the whereabouts of a missing FBI agent.
Also Known As:
The X Files 2
The X Files: Done One
The X-Files Movie
The X-Files: I Want to Believe
Untitled X Files Sequel
Title: X Files: I Want To Believe, The
Release Date: July 25, 2008
Runtime: 104 mins
All Genres: Drama, Mystery, Sci-Fi, Thriller
Languages: English, Russian, Czech
Country: USA, Canada
Sound: DTS, Dolby Digital, SDDS
IMDB Rating: 5.9
Buried.com Rating: 6.9 - (Rate This Horror Movie at Buried.com)
Category: Horror Movies Starting With X
MPAA Rating: PG-13
MPAA Rating Reason:
Rated PG-13 for violent and disturbing content and thematic material.
David Duchovny ...Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ...Dana Scully
Amanda Peet ...ASAC Dakota Whitney
Billy Connolly ...Father Joseph Crissman
Xzibit ...Agent Mosley Drummy (as Alvin 'Xzibit' Joiner)
Mitch Pileggi ...Walter Skinner
Callum Keith Rennie ...2nd Abductor - Janke Dacyshyn
Adam Godley ...Father ybarra
Alex Diakun ...Gaunt Man
Nicki Aycox ...2nd Victim - Cheryl Cunningham
Fagin Woodcock ...1st Abductor - Franz Tomczeszyn
Marco Niccoli ...Christian Fearon
Carrie Ruscheinsky ...Margaret Fearon
Spencer Maybee ...Blair Fearon
Veronika Hadrava ...Female Assistant
Denis Krasnogolov ...Male Assistant
Patrick Keating ...Slight Man
Roger Horchow ...Elderly Gent
Stephen E. Miller ...Feed Store Proprietor
Xantha Radley ...Monica Bannan
Lorena Gale ...On Screen Doctor
Donavon Stinson ...Suited Man
Dion Johnstone ...1st Cop
Sarah Jane Redmond ...Special Agent in Charge
Christina D'Alimonte ...Doctor's Colleague
Vanesa Tomasino ...Hallway Agent
Luvia Petersen ...O.R. Nurse
Babs Chula ...Surgeon (as Babz Chula)
Marci T. House ...Sheriff
Joseph Patrick Finn ...Whispering Priest (as J.P. Finn)
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"Ooh La La"
"Movin' On Up"
"The X-Files Theme (UNKLE Remix)"
More Movie Taglines:
- Believe Again
- To find the truth, you must believe.
- Um die Wahrheit zu verstehen, musst du glauben. (To understand the truth, you have to believe.)
- Margaret Fearon: If you were a mother, Dr. Scully, you would understand.
Fox Mulder: Are you asking me to give up? Dana Scully: No. No, I can't ask you to do that... But I can tell you I won't be coming home tonight.
Dana Scully: Listen to me! I need your help! Agent Mosley Drummy: I'm sorry. I - I can't help you. Dana Scully: Then let me talk to somebody there with some balls who can.
Dana Scully: Can you hear me? Fox Mulder: [drugged] Sorry about your car.
Fox Mulder: Don't give up. [he pauses as he follows Scully to her car] Fox Mulder: Why would he say such a thing to you? Dana Scully: I think that was clearly meant for you, Mulder. Fox Mulder: He didn't say it to me; he said it to you. Dana Scully: Umm... Fox Mulder: If Father Joe were the devil, why would he say the opposite of what the devil might say? [she doesn't reply, though clearly attempting to rationalize] Fox Mulder: Maybe that's the answer, in a larger answer. Dana Scully: What do you mean? Fox Mulder: Don't give up. Dana Scully: Please don't make this any harder than it already is. Fox Mulder: If you have any doubts, Fox Mulder: [wrapping his arms around Scully, allowing her to rest her head on his chest] any doubts at all, call off that surgery and then we'll get out of here... just me and you. Dana Scully: As far away from the darkness as we can get? Fox Mulder: [he loosens his embrace enough to look into her eyes] I'm not sure it works that way. I think maybe the darkness finds you and me. Dana Scully: I know it does. Fox Mulder: Let it try. [they embrace again, this time pulling together in a passionately long kiss]
- Gillian Anderson told The New York Times that it was harder than she expected for her to get back into character as Scully to make this movie after five years had passed since the end of the television show. The Times quoted her as saying, "I walked in thinking, it's going to be like riding a bicycle. It wasn't. It was like riding a [fucking] unicycle. I'd been trying so hard to stretch myself in other roles, and to catch myself when I did anything that remotely resembles Scully, that when I was put back in the ring with her, my brain started misfiring."
The television show ("The X Files" (1993)) upon which this movie is based was filmed for its first five seasons in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. The show's production moved to Los Angeles for seasons 6-9, but this movie was once again filmed in and around Vancouver. While the show was made in Vancouver, the show often used local Canadian actors in guest and secondary roles, often reusing the same actors in different parts in multiple episodes. With the franchise's return to Vancouver, the producers were able to continue the tradition by recasting many of the same actors they had used so often on the show. For example, Alex Diakun (Gaunt Man) appeared as different characters in three episodes; Lorena Gale (On Screen Doctor) appeared as different characters in three episodes; Stephen E. Miller (Feed Store Proprietor) appeared as different characters in three episodes including the pilot; Sarah-Jane Redmond (Special Agent In Charge) appeared as different characters in two episodes; Stacee Copeland (Doctor) appeared as different characters in two episodes. Callum Keith Rennie (2nd Abductor - Janke Dacyshyn) appeared as different characters in two episodes and was the original choice to play the long-running character Alex Krycek. Several other secondary and tertiary members of the movie cast had also appeared on the show as other characters.
Mulder visits the Nutter feed store; David Nutter directed many episodes of the series.
The film's production was kept under a tight veil of secrecy in order to keep plot details from leaking to the public prior to its release. The code name "Done One" was used as the film's working title during filming, along with a logo that was designed to deter suspicions of the film's true nature. The Directors Guild production list specified "Rich Tracers" as the project's attached director, which is an anagram of the actual director's name, Chris Carter. A fake production company name, "The Crying Box Productions," was used in work orders and information sheets. Fake scripts were produced for actor auditions. On any particular day of filming, only the pages required for that day's scenes were distributed - and were then collected and shredded at the end of the day.
When Mulder tries to call Scully from his cell phone, the display shows two names above hers and one name below. The two names above are Bowman and Gilligan, which can only be references to Rob Bowman (director of the first movie and several episodes) and Vince Gilligan (writer-producer of the show). The name below is Shiban, a reference to John Shiban (another writer-producer).
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