The X Files (1998)
William B. Davis: The Cigarette-Smoking Man
Conrad Strughold : Oh, you look hot and miserable. Why have you traveled all this way?
Cigarette Smoking Man : We have business to discuss.
Conrad Strughold : You have regular channels.
Cigarette Smoking Man : This involves Mulder.
Conrad Strughold : Ah, that name. Again and again.
Cigarette Smoking Man : He's seen more than he should.
Conrad Strughold : What has he seen? Of the whole, he has seen but pieces.
Cigarette Smoking Man : He's determined now, reinvested.
Conrad Strughold : He's but one man. One man alone cannot fight the future.
Cigarette Smoking Man : Yesterday, I received this.
[hands him a telegram]
Conrad Strughold : [reads it, then drops it with a worried look] Oh...
[we see that it reads: "X-Files reopened. Stop. Please advise. Stop"]
Cigarette Smoking Man : Secure the station. I want everybody else down below. If you're not armed, arm yourselves! We may have a breach.
Ben Bronschweig, M.D. : [the Cigarette Smoking Man and Dr. Bronschweig climb down a ladder into the cave while wearing bio-haz-mats suits] We brought the atmosphere back down to freezing in order to control the development, which is like nothing we've ever seen.
Cigarette Smoking Man : Brought on by what?
Ben Bronschweig, M.D. : Heat, I think. The coincident invasion of a host, the fireman, in an environment that raised his body temperate above 98.6.
Cigarette Smoking Man : [they walk into an isolation chamber where one of the infected firemen is lying on a gurney, breathing heavily, his skin gelatinous, and hooked up to various I.V. drips] This man's still alive.
Ben Bronschweig, M.D. : Technically... and biologically. But he'll never recover.
Cigarette Smoking Man : How can this be?
Ben Bronschweig, M.D. : [he points to the alien embryo forming in the fireman's chest seen through the skin which is pulsating] The developing organism is using his life energy, digesting bone and tissue. We've just slowed the process.
Ben Bronschweig, M.D. : Do you want us to destroy this one too before it gestates?
Cigarette Smoking Man : Uh, no. No. We need to try our vaccine on it.
Ben Bronschweig, M.D. : And if it's unsuccessfull?
Cigarette Smoking Man : Burn it... like the others.