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 -  Action | Thriller  -  9 August 2002 (USA)
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Xander Cage is an extreme sports athelete recruited by the government on a special mission.

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Xander Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government "recruits" him to go on a mission, he's not exactly thrilled. His mission: to gather information on an organization that may just be planning the destruction of the world, led by the nihilistic Yorgi. Written by Ryan McIntosh

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A New Breed Of Secret Agent. See more »

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Action | Thriller

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Rated PG-13 for violence, non-stop action sequences, sensuality, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Triple X  »

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$1,790,699 (Italy) (1 November 2002)

Gross:

$4,327,240 (Japan) (6 December 2002)
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In Colombia, Xander (Vin Diesel) jumps a motocross bike over the barn where he'd been tied up. The building explodes with careful pyrotechnics, and Xander makes it safely to the other side. This stunt had never been done before for any film. See more »

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When coming in for a landing after jumping from the stolen car, you can see the xXx tattoo missing from the back of his neck. See more »

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[first lines]
Henchman: [in Czech] He stole the chip, he's inside.
Yorgi: I see him.
Yorgi: Kirill! Time to work.
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References The Great Escape (1963) See more »

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I Will Be Heard
Written by Jamey Jasta (as James Shanahan)
Performed by Hatebreed
Courtesy of Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Pitiful
27 April 2005 | by See all my reviews

Any respect I had for Vin Diesel has been completely lost in this film. Xander Cage (Diesel) is an extreme sports star for some reason at the start steals a car and drives off a bridge with it. After being arrested he ends up in a top secret government facility under the control of Augustus Gibbons (Samuel L. Jackson) and is told that Xander, along with two other guys are competing to get a top secret job and have his criminal record cleared.

After the stupidest fight scene of the modern day including Xavier jumping a bike thirty feet over a fence with no ramp leading up to it, and him avoiding hundreds of soldiers and a military helicopter, he gets the job. Xander is to spy on and collect information on a diabolical mad man named Yorgi (Marton Csokas). For no reason, Xander goes out to complete the mission. Wow letting a criminal into a foreign country and not watching him. Of course he won't run, and he doesn't.

Instead after infiltrating the place he manages to do things James Bond couldn't do let alone any human being. The acting is terrible, the plot, slim, and the action, mildly amusing. Their is no character development or interaction. If this is how desperate the government is for spies in the film, then just come out and say it.

xXx. Starring: Vin Diesel, Samuel L. Jackson, Marlon Csokas, and Asia Argento.

1 out of 5 Stars.


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