The X-Files Movie

Revealing mistake: Near the beginning as the helicopter arrives to take the boy away, a man steps on a tumbleweed. The weed bends as he steps on it, and it is flat. It is a prop.

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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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Continuity mistake: While Mulder climbs down the inside of the spaceship, when he enters the second hole he wears gloves but when he falls out of if the gloves are gone. (01:27:20)

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Continuity mistake: When Mulder encounters the Well-Manicured Man, all doors of the limousine are closed. However, in the next shot the driver's door is open. (01:17:25)

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Visible crew/equipment: Near the entrance of the building, when the fire brigade arrives, a guy holding a boom microphone is visible. (00:19:25)

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Special Agent Fox Mulder: Scully, you gotta see this. Scully.

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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.

Jeff Walker
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Question: If the "cold drink" vending machine was unplugged and the buttons were unresponsive, WHY did the saboteurs deliberately illuminate the front of the machine? Wouldn't this ATTRACT people to the machine, only to subsequently arouse curiosity when it failed to function (as it did with Mulder)? The more logical approach would be to disable the vending machine (including the illumination) and tape an "out of order" sign on it. People would then just ignore the machine, arousing no suspicion. The illuminated vending machine gimmick looks like an illogical contrivance to advance the plot.

Charles Miller

Chosen answer: If they had put an "Out of Order" sign, or left it unilluminated, someone in charge might try to have it fixed or replaced, or could have checked to see if it's plugged in, etc. By leaving it illuminated, it doesn't look out of place and simply not taking money wouldn't arouse too much suspicion. In my own life, when I've come across a seemingly working vending machine that won't take my money or dispense drinks (but gives my money back), I just find another one instead of calling someone or reporting it. But yes, it is very convenient to the plot that Mulder just happens to try and use this particular machine.

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