Plot: Thirty-seven thousand years ago, a deadly secret was buried in a cave in Texas. Now the secret has been unleashed. And its discovery may mean the end of all humanity. When a terrorist bomb destroys a building in Dallas, Texas, FBI Agents Fox Mulder and Dana Scully are drawn into a dangerous conspiracy surpassing anything they’ve ever encountered. With the dubious assistance of a paranoid doctor, Mulder and Scully risk their careers and their lives to hunt down a deadly virus which may be extraterrestrial in origin – and could destroy all life on earth. Their pursuit of the truth pits them against the mysterious Syndicate, powerful men who will stop at nothing to keep their secrets safe, leading the agents from a cave in Texas, to the halls of the FBI, and finally to a secret installation in Antarctica which holds the greatest secret of all.

Rating: PG-13 for some intense violence and gore

Directed By: Rob Bowman

Written By: Chris Carter and Frank Spotnitz

Production: Twentieth Century Fox Film Corporation, Ten Thirteen Productions

Release Date: June 19, 1998

Box Office:  $83,892,374 (USA)

Budget: $66,000,000 (estimated)

Runtime: 2 hr. 1 min.


Special Agent Fox Mulder – David Duchovny
Special Agent Dana Scully – Gillian Anderson
The Well-Manicured Man – John Neville
Cigarette Smoking Man / CGB Spender – William B. Davis
Alvin Kurtzweil, MD – Martin Landau

Assistant Director Walter Skinner – Mitch Pileggi
Ben Bronschweig, M.D. – Jeffrey De Munn
Jana Cassidy – Blythe Danner
Darius Michaud – Terry O’Quinn
Conrad Strughold – Armin Mueller-Stahl
Stevie – Lucas Black