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xXx (2002)

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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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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Box Office

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$70,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$4,327,240 (Japan) (6 December 2002)
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xXx's car is a 1967 Pontiac GTO. The first car purchased by the studio to build up for the film still wore its original GM/Pontiac paint color known as Montreux Blue, which, after 30-plus years in the California sun, had severely faded. See more »

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When Xander is taken by the NSA in his apartment/loft he is not wearing a jacket, when he is in Columbia the jacket appears out of nowhere. See more »

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[first lines]
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Yorgi: I see him.
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Feuer Frei
Written by Richard Kruspe (as Richard Kruspe Bernstein), Till Lindemann, Paul Landers,
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Performed by Rammstein
Courtesy of Motor Music GmbH
Under exclusive license to Universal Records
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XXX DELIVERS EXTREME FUN! PUT YOUR BRAIN ON HOLD AND ENJOY!
13 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

Have you seen the trailer for this film??? Then forget about reading my review or anybody else's for that matter! It doesn't take 2 brain cells rubbing together to know what you are going to get here, and you get PLENTY of it! This was not a typical movie choice for me (my guy's turn to choose), but I had some idea what to expect and I think you do too. Having said that, here is a BIG SURPRISE - this was one of the MOST FUN, simply enjoyable movies I have seen in months, maybe a couple of years!!! This film is wonderfully unpretentious. It doesn't take itself too seriously, and we shouldn't either. Does XXX provide deep intellectual insights, an elegantly constructed production with soul-searching performances, an air-tight plot with masterful dialog, gritty realism, completely true-to-life action scenes, brilliant editing? Although the answer is obvious (in case you haven't seen the trailer, the answer is NO), a much better question is, WHO CARES?! This movie is all about fun! Crazy, mind-blowing, awesome (and in some cases,of course, obviously impossible) extreme stunts! Diesel is charismatic and charming, the girl is sexy and engaging and the bad guy is appropriately nuts. The plot is good enough. The way they take out a communications tower doesn't make much sense, but otherwise we'd miss out on another amazing stunt scene so once again, who cares! (Hey, check out 'Signs', a supposed new masterpiece by a supposed great director, if you want to see a film that really makes no sense!) There's some humor and a few decent one-liners, too. One of the Bond spoofs is even smartly hilarious (a car stuffed Bond-style with gadgets that end up being virtually useless). The way this film is NOT extreme is also refreshing. There is just basic shoot-em-up and action stuff - no extreme violence/gore, no extreme profanity, no extreme sexual content, and no extremely 'important' artistic message. In other words, nothing to detract from the great fun of a fast-paced, amazing stunt-fest that is light, refreshing, and visually awesome. The perfect summer action flick!


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