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Pusher 

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A seemingly unmotivated murderer, who can apparently talk his victims into killing themselves is on the loose and it is up to Mulder and Scully to study the clues left to them by the person and capture him.

Director:

Rob Bowman

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Mitch Pileggi ... Walter Skinner
Robert Wisden ... Robert Patrick Modell
Vic Polizos ... Agent Frank Burst
Roger Cross ... Swat Lieutenant (as Roger R. Cross)
Steve Bacic ... Agent Collins
Don MacKay ... Judge
Brent Sheppard Brent Sheppard ... Prosecutor
D. Neil Mark ... Deputy Scott Kerber
Meredith Bain Woodward ... Defense Attorney
Julia Arkos ... Holly
Ernie Foort ... Lobby Guard
Darren Lucas Darren Lucas ... Lead Swat Cop
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Storyline

Scully and Mulder investigate a series of deaths, all of which have been ruled to be suicides. Connected to all of the suicides is Robert Patrick Modell who has confessed to the crimes on the telephone and who the FBI has been trying to apprehend. When they do, the car carrying him is in a major traffic accident. Mulder comes to believe that Modell has the ability to suggest to people that they commit suicide. How he does it isn't known and not surprisingly, Scully is skeptical about it all. It all comes down to a battle of wills between Modell and Mulder. Written by garykmcd

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Trivia

In the teaser, Pusher appears amused while looking at a magazine cover showing Flukeman, the monster of The X-Files: The Host (1994). The caption under the picture explains its ultimate fate. See more »

Goofs

The FBI motto on the building is incorrect as it reads "UNITED STATES BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION" instead of "FEDERAL BUREAU OF INVESTIGATION". See more »

Quotes

Mulder: Modell psyched the guy out, he put the whammy on him!
Scully: Please explain to me the scientific nature of the Whammy.
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Connections

Featured in The X-Files: Trust No 1 (2002) See more »

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Misty
Written by Erroll Garner (uncredited) and lyrics by Johnny Burke (uncredited)
Performed by Robert Wisden
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the whammy
5 March 2017 | by hoornstramSee all my reviews

The two "Pusher" episodes are very good and among my favorites because of Modell's antagonism with Mulder but let's face it...if the FBI had simply gone to the drug store and invested in a bunch of earplugs, arresting Modell would have been pretty easy and all of the needless bloodshed could have been avoided. Sheesh.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 February 1996 (USA) See more »

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Color

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4:3
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