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The Amazing Maleeni 

Mulder and Scully investigate the apparent murder of a magician who was decapitated just minutes after he was able to perform the trick of turning his head around 360 degrees. The agents ... See full summary »

Director:

Thomas J. Wright

Writers:

Chris Carter (created by), Vince Gilligan | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Episode complete credited cast:
David Duchovny ... Fox Mulder
Gillian Anderson ... Dana Scully
Ricky Jay ... The Amazing Maleeni / Herman Pinchbeck / Albert Pinchbeck
Jonathan Levit ... Billy LaBonge
Robert LaSardo ... Cissy Alvarez
Jim Maniaci Jim Maniaci ... Bullethead #1
Rick Marzan Rick Marzan ... Holding Cell Officer
Mark Chaet ... Bank Officer
Dennis Keiffer ... Bullethead #2
Dan Rice Dan Rice ... Uniform Cop
Sherri Howard ... Female Employee
J. David J. David ... Young Boss
Steven Barr Steven Barr ... Courier Guard
Adam Vernier ... Driver
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Mulder and Scully investigate the apparent murder of a magician who was decapitated just minutes after he was able to perform the trick of turning his head around 360 degrees. The agents are perplexed when Scully discovers during the autopsy that the deceased died well before he performed his final trick. Written by Muldernscully

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TV-14 | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

16 January 2000 (USA) See more »

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Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
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Trivia

Ricky Jay and Jonathan Levit are magicians in real life. See more »

Goofs

Also, in that same scene with Mulder and Scully investigating LaBonge, towards the end of his demonstration (11:35-11:45) you can see his left sleeve go from pulled down to up and then back down. See more »

Quotes

[bags of money fall from the ceiling incriminating Alvarez]
Dana Scully: Saving up for a rainy day?
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The X-Files
Written by Mark Snow
Performed by John Beal
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Head-Spinning Magic!
24 October 2006 | by andyetrisSee all my reviews

When a sideshow magician's head does a 360o turn - it falls off! Scully suspects someone else is the hack - Mulder makes his high card disappear! Misdirection and sleight-of-hand are keys to this million-dollar magical mystery of robbery and revenge!

This is a well-done comic episode with a clever plot that keeps the twists coming - the ones we expect, and the ones we don't! The acting is perfect and the ending is too - almost. My only complaints are that too many of the 'magic tricks' are crude cinematographic editing, and the ending should really have been revealed in action, rather than explained.


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