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First screened in Australia: 5 April, 2000
First screened in the USA: 5 December, 1999
Director: Rob Lieberman
Writers: David Amann
- Rodney Scott as Tony Reed
- Scott Cooper as Max Harden
- Nicki Aycox as Chastity Raines
- Ann Dowd as Mrs. Reed
- Tom Bower as Sheriff Harden
- David Wells as Mr. Babbitt
- Les Lannom as Deputy Foster
- Christopher Wynne as Deputy
- Rachel Winfree as Nurse
- Bill Dow as Chuck Burks
When an innocent teen recently transplanted from the big city is accused of the gruesome and unexplained murder of a Sheriff's deputy in a small Midwestern town, Mulder and Scully arrive on the scene to investigate the bizarre crime. The crime has supernatural underpinnings, it appears the murder is linked to people who move faster than the eye can see. A series of frightening incidents point Mulder and Scully in the direction of the Sheriff's charismatic, but troubled, teenage son. As Mulder and Scully race against time to prevent the Sheriff's son from unleashing his "speed rage" on an unsuspecting town, we see not only how quickly absolute power can corrupt an individual but also how easy it is to prey on the emotional vulnerabilities of impressionable kids.
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My Rating: 8/10
An interesting episode with some top special effects.
Bear with us 'cause we're old and stupid.
Where Have I Seen That Face Before?
Rodney Scott (Tony Reed) played the role of David Cassidy in the docu-movie "Come On Get Happy: The Partridge Family Story" and also had a starring role in the TV series "Young Americans". Scott Cooper (Max Harden) appeared in "Austin Powers: The Spy Who Shagged Me" plus movies "Dry Martini" and "Takedown" alongside Mitch Pileggi. Nicki Aycox (Chastity Raines) stars in the TV series "Providence" and has appeared in "Cruel Justice", "Dogwalker", "Double Tap" and a new movie "Crime And Punishement In Suburbia".
The SCAG, or Spectrographic Color Attribute Generator, that Chuck Burks uses to filter the image on the video is a fictional machine.
Vortexes are areas known for having high concentrations of energy, originating in the spiritual, magnetic or unknown. They are thought to be some kind of gateway and are often referred to as "worm holes." Vortexes are places where gravitational anomalies occur. These places are known to defy gravity, bend light, scare away animals, twist plant life into contortions and cause humans to feel very strange. Some vortexes are in America; the most notable is the one Mulder refers to as the Oregon Vortex. Myths surrounding this vortex claim that it is eerily quiet because animals are afraid to tread there and balls move up steep inclines by themselves.
For more information on the Oregon Vortex, click here.
For a list of other vortexes, click here.
From The Official X-Files Web Site
The best known Australian vortex inspired the movie "The Picnic At Hanging Rock." Hanging Rock is a small town in Victoria.
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