The X-Files Movie

Factual error: Dallas, Texas is not surrounded by desert mountains. This is a dumb tourist mistake; when that shot of downtown Dallas appeared on the screen audiences there groaned in unison. (00:07:30)

Factual error: North Texas was never covered by glaciers. The glaciers never got south of Kansas. And there weren't any mountains in Dallas then, either.

Factual error: The two human hunters shown in "North Texas - 35,000 B.C." look to be Neanderthals. Neanderthals were strictly Old World. There may have been early Native Americans around Northern Texas then, though generally it is assumed that the Settlement of the Americas had not yet taken place or was in its very early stages.

Factual error: The stamp of the scene says that it is Wilkes Land, Antarctica. Wilkes Land extends from Cape Hordern in 100°31' E to Pourquoi Pas Point in 136°11' E. However, the coordinates of the spaceship are 63°00' E, 83°00' S, so this place is located definitely outside the area of Wilkes Land. (01:24:00)

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Factual error: When the Smoking Man comes back to the base, in the first shot the tracks are shown, but they definitely do not belong to his snowcat but Mulder's. Only Mulder's snowcat has triangular-like shape of the tracks. (01:33:05)

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Revealing mistake: In the end when Mulder is reading the paper in the park. The paper is clearly a prop. Only the frontpage is real - when he puts the paper away you can see that the rest of the paper consists of blank pages. (01:45:45)

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Trivia: Early on in the film, just after Fox notices that the toilet in the bar is out of order and he goes outside - as he is relieving himself, he is facing a poster for Independence Day - another movie about alien invasion. Chris Carter, the producer of the X-Files, hated Independence Day and so had Mulder relieve himself nearby deliberately.

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Question: I am a big X-files fan, but there is something in this movie that I think I may have missed in the series - can someone help me out? We are told in the series that Mulder doesn't drink. One time when he is getting drunk in a hotel room on his own, it is because of a strange planetary alignment and he himself finds it odd that he is drinking. My question is, when did he abandon this and start going out and drowning his sorrows on his own? I'm confused - maybe I missed the memo?

Answer: Mulder has just hit rock bottom and is questioning just about everything at this point, so drinking is not really out of character.

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