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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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Kolya (as Petr Jakl)
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Viktor (as Jan Filipensky)


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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Release Date:

9 August 2002 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Triple X  »

Box Office


$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


$4,327,240 (Japan) (6 December 2002)

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The punk song Yorgi quotes when he talks to Xander about freedom is 'Anarchy Burger (Hold the Government)' by The Vandals. See more »


When Xander tells Yelana that he's a secret agent, she puts her hand to her mouth and laughs, but in the next shot her hand is on the table. 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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Written by Pharrell Williams, Chad Hugo and Pusha T (as T. Thornton)
Performed by N.E.R.D. featuring Kelis and Pusha T
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Under license from EMI Film & Television Music
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Not exactly smart entertainment, but fun.
2 March 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Look, I'm not going to pretend that this is some sort of masterpiece. Though it is basically another "generic action flick", the twists that they add to it make it worth watching. The way they incorporate their "recruitment program" into the movie is fun and original, and though Vin Diesel doesn't really "act" in it, it's a lot of fun to watch. It has a few suspenseful plot elements, and the way they incorporate his status as an extreme sports star (not a spoiler, it's in the previews) into the way he conducts himself as a secret agent makes it more believable. Ever think about some of the stunts that go on in an action movie and wonder, "Okay, exactly WHY would this particular person know how to do that?", because it seems completely unlikely that there would be some sort of training program for the stunt they just pulled off? This movie doesn't have that, because whether he's on a motorcycle, skis, or whatever, you can believe that an extreme sports star would be able to pull off what he's doing. Though the plot is as unrealistic as most movies of this genre, the stunts are a lot more believable than you'll find in most.

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