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

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Storyline

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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If you want someone to save the world, make sure it's someone who likes the world as it is. 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)  »

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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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All of the tattoos worn by Vin Diesel in this movie are fake. See more »

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When Xander steals the red Corvette, the people the Senator and Janelle are talking to briefly disappear (then reappear) between shots. See more »

Quotes

[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

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Written by Joshua Homme (as Josh Homme) and Mario Lalli
Performed by Queens of the Stone Age
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Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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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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