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xXx: State of the Union (2005)

PG-13  |   |  Action, Adventure, Crime  |  29 April 2005 (USA)
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Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, is sent to Washington, DC to defuse a power struggle amongst national leaders.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Michael Roof ...
Lt. Alabama 'Bama' Cobb (as John G. Connolly)
Agent Meadows (as Ramón De Ocampo)
Michael Don Evans ...
General Jack Pettibone


Agent Augustus Gibbons has selected an imprisoned former US Navy SEAL Darius Stone, a new agent in the XXX program, travels to Washington D.C., where they track a splinter faction of the U.S. military that attempts to overthrow the U.S. government and assassinate the President, led by Secretary of Defense and former 4-Star General George Deckert, Stone's former commanding officer whom he once led a mutiny against. But he's been targeted for assassination by a radical splinter group of dissenters deep within the United States government. The new XXX agent must uncover the insurgents from within. It is the nation's only hope to stop the first coup d'etat in American history. Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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The greatest threat to our nation comes from within. See more »

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for sequences of intense action violence and some language | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

xXx Squared  »

Box Office


$87,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£920,506 (UK) (29 April 2005)


$26,082,914 (USA) (27 May 2005)

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Did You Know?


Towards the end of the film, Stone uses the phrase 'Son of a bitch stole my line' in response to the Presidents speech. Stone's response was in fact used before - by Robin Williams in Good Will Hunting (1997). See more »


Obvious stunt double when Darius is escaping from jail. See more »


Darius Stone: [after Charlie tells him she will give him "anything" he wants] The things I can't do for my country.
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Written by Bone Crusher (as Wayne Hardnett) and Vaushaun Brooks (as VauShawn "Maestro" Brooks)
Performed by Bone Crusher (as Bonecrusher)
Courtesy of So So Def
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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User Reviews

16 May 2005 | by (Philippines) – See all my reviews

From the creators of "Die Another Day"! XXX: The Next Level as released on the Philippines.

Having said that, it wouldn't be a surprise that this movie was just one action scene after another. Although a lot of negative feedbacks are here about the plot and the characters this movie is sure to satisfy the typical action movie fanatic. True to the reputation of that aforementioned James Bond movie there never was a dull moment in the movie. The pace and the tension of this movie just keeps the story flowing with slight stops to help you catch your breath and ingest the movie if aren't trashing it already.

I admit that upon seeing Ice Cube as the one to play the role of the new Triple X I was skeptical about his capabilities. Having the typical role of a bad-ass, the attitude and situations really suit him. I wasn't totally disappointed. However, it was sort of a plot hole for them to consider Xander Cage as being less of a character than Darius Stone. I actually didn't like that idea. I'm still confused whether their mention of the previous Triple X being killed as a cover up or a fact. Hey, this is a gov't agency! One can never assume.

As usual for most action movies this is another marketing scheme for brand products from Ice Cube's backpack to his gadgets and, of course, the hot cars, which I admit are the top of the line.

If you're just another movie fanatic after a good rush this movie is for you - bang for your buck. But for the discriminating movie fan this will hardly satisfy you. I actually liked this movie regardless of the whole lame plot. Hey, you can't please everyone!

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