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xXx (2002)

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An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is recruited by the government on a special mission.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Roof ...
Kolya (as Petr Jakl)
Jan Filipenský ...
Viktor (as Jan Filipensky)
Senator Dick Hotchkiss
Agent Jim McGrath
Jordan King
Agent Roger Donnan


Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. Written by Artemis-9

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

9 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Triple X  »


Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,506,103, 11 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$142,109,382, 19 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,448,382, 19 July 2012
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Technical Specs


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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?


The shirt that Kolya is wearing in the metal club in the beginning is a t-shirt of the very band playing on stage, Rammstein. See more »


The double swing doors in the agency showing a map of the world does not have New Zealand on it, which is quite a big land mass to miss. See more »


[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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Crazy Credits

This film is dedicated to the Memory of Harry L. O'Connor, Aerial Stunt Coordinator and Beloved Friend. See more »


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Written by Joi Gilliam Gipp, Sleepy Brown (as Patrick Brown), Raymon Murray, Rico Wade and Brandon Bennett
Performed by Joi
Courtesy of Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Enjoyably stupid
20 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

xXx is as big as Pinocihos nose after he has read a statement written by Jeffrey Archer and as dumb as a person with no tongue. It is designed for the kind of people who think that Bond movies have too much of that talking stuff between explosions and use this strange music that doesn't seem to have distorted electric guitars or rapping on it. It is also a lot of fun.

After losing another spy on the trail of ultra stupid terrorist anarchy 99, whose plan for world domination involves building a boat in a landlocked country, the NSA decide they need a new breed of agent. Therefore they kidnap extreme sports enthusiast and counter culture hero Xander Cage, aka xXx, aka Vin Diesel playing virtually the same character he did in Pitch Black and The Fast And The Furious. After watching him do Evil Kineval impersonations around a Colombian cocaine plantation whilst the army try to blow it off the face of the Earth they cut him a deal. Either save the world or go to jail. Unsurprisingly he chooses the former.

For the first 20 minutes it looks encouragingly like the they have just allowed the stunt team to make the entire movie. However before long we have scenes developing the love interest set in swanky restaurants and a lush orchestral score creeping in. This wouldn't be a problem if the writer didn't think the phrase "one liner" referred to the amount of decent dialogue he had to include in the entire film. As it is your mind starts wandering as soon as things stop exploding.

However xXx's action sequences are more than enough to compensate the viewer for their patience during the more laboured elements of the film. The stunts are by turns ambitious, outrageous and just plain improbable, however it seems unlikely that the film will be causing the James Bond producers too many sleepless nights. In fact before long they will be making films to appeal to people who think the xXx movies have too much dialogue and not enough nu-metal. They'll probably call them Jackass Bond.

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