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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}

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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?


Jerry Goldsmith suggested to director Lee Tamahori that he should hire composer Marco Beltrami. See more »


As Gibbons's car drives into car park the dolly tracks are reflected in the red car. See more »


Darius Stone: How's the jaw, General?
Gen. George Octavius Deckert: I think of you every time I chew steak!
Darius Stone: And I thought of you every night I spent in prison!
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References Jerry Maguire (1996) See more »


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Written by Dwayne Artess Morgan and Brian Yalskulka
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User Reviews

A horrible, horrible movie
31 August 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I don't mind mindless, escapist entertainment ... in fact, that's why I rented this DVD. Having seen the original XXX, I knew this wouldn't be that great of a movie, but I was counting on the action sequences to pull me through.

Well, apart from the beginning of the movie, XXX:State of the Union was a huge let down from even my small expectations. I guess the budget wasn't high enough for cool, exciting action sequences so they substituted old-school 80s style scenes for most of it, and suffice to say, there's a reason why most action movies don't do that stuff anymore -- it's boring. And since the action sequences are the only reason to watch something like this, and they suck, there's no real reason to give this movie even a moment's consideration.

The plot involves Darius Stone (Ice Cube) replacing Vin Diesel's character as the new, improved xXx and trying to foil a plot against the President of the United States. Darius proceeds to throw people around, impress the ladies, blow stuff up etc etc etc. The basic concept is a hip-hop James Bond, and while it sounds like a cool concept that you couldn't possibly mess up, no, these guys messed it up... its not Ice Cube's fault, he's no actor but I've seen him do better than this if the movie has a script and some direction.

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