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PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Thriller  |  9 August 2002 (USA)
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An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is 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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Rated PG-13 for violence, non-stop action sequences, sensuality, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$44,506,103 (USA) (9 August 2002)

Gross:

$4,327,240 (Japan) (6 December 2002)
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Stunt player Harry O'Connor was killed when he hit a pillar of the Palacky Bridge in Prague, para-sailing during one of the actions scenes. The accident occured while filming the second take of the stunt; O'Connor's first attempt was completed without incident and can be seen in the completed film. See more »

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The NSA wouldn't send agents overseas - that is what the CIA is supposed to do. The NSA's work is limited to the collection and analysis of foreign communications and foreign signals intelligence; it does not perform field or human intelligence activities. 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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Before I Die
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Diesel Is Decent As Latest Macho-Hero
21 September 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Vin Diesel is a pretty good guy to play these new action-heroes. Like "The Rock," he's a big, muscular macho guy who men can look upon with some respect and the ladies can fall for. Unfortunately, a number of these testosterone-filled action films, including this one, are somewhat moronic in nature. However, they are undeniably entertaining.

You can always depend on one thing in these type of movies, from the "biker movies" of the '50s to today's films: the hero will always be a rebel against authority and any laws of the land. Also, an even more-recent theme is to have the government actually employ the rebel to get the job done because their men are unable to accomplish what this ultra-tattooed macho man can do! It's so much garbage, but it has its moments and Diesel still is a likable hero of sorts. Like Arnold Schwarzenegger before him, and Steven Seagal, Jean-Claude Van Damme, Chuck Norris and then "The Rock," these kind of muscle-men have fairly clean mouths and at least some ideals.

For pure action, the movie succeeds because, in the end, it does entertain which is the name of the game.


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