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The X-Files: I Want to Believe
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Directed By
Chris Carter
Run Time
1 hour 44 minutes
Cast
David Duchovny, Gillian Anderson, Amanda Peet, Billy Connolly
Theatre Release
July 25, 2008 by 20th Century Fox

Young women are disappearing in rural West Virginia. Something shocking is buried in the snow. A man is bleeding from the eyes and suffering horrible visions.

Who ya gonna call?

Mulder and Scully, of course! It's a dirty job, but the truth is still "out there." It's time for The X-Files' dynamic duo to come out of hiding and pursue it.

In The X-Files: I Want to Believe, a big-screen sequel of sorts to the television series that ran from 1993-2002, Fox Mulder (David Duchovny) still follows his hunches about paranormal activity, and Dana Scully (Gillian Anderson) wields her scientific skepticism, proving to audiences that they still have the chemistry that made the franchise so popular. And yes, they still refer to each other by their last names.

But a few things have changed: Mulder and Scully don't go around whipping out their FBI badges anymore. Mulder keeps a low profile, as all of his meddling with mysteries has made him unpopular with the government. Scully's become a medical doctor, putting her scientific brain to good use and leaving her ordeals with extra-terrestrials behind. And their relationship? Well, no spoilers here!

But when FBI agent Dakota Whitney (Amanda Peet) summons Mulder to help her track the bad guys through the West Virginia snow, tantalizing clues quickly break down his resistance.

Why Mulder? Because he's an expert in the paranormal, and Whitney's strongest clues come from the psychic visions of Father Joseph Crissman (the marvelously grizzled Billy Connolly), visions that cause blood to run from his eyes. Joe's revelations may lead detectives to the bad guys, but then again they may be part of a sick and twisted game. He is, of course, a convicted pedophile. (Do American filmmakers really believe that ...

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