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

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Rob Cohen

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Rich Wilkes
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Xander Cage
Asia Argento ... Yelena
Marton Csokas ... Yorgi
Samuel L. Jackson ... Agent Augustus Gibbons
Michael Roof Michael Roof ... Toby Lee Shavers
Richy Müller ... Milan Sova
Werner Daehn ... Kirill
Petr Jákl ... Kolya (as Petr Jakl)
Jan Filipenský Jan Filipenský ... Viktor (as Jan Filipensky)
Tom Everett ... Senator Dick Hotchkiss
Danny Trejo ... El Jefe
Thomas Ian Griffith ... Agent Jim McGrath
Eve ... J.J.
Leila Arcieri ... Jordan King
William Hope ... Agent Roger Donnan
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Storyline

Xander "XXX" Cage is a thrill seeker who until now has been deemed untouchable by the law. NSA Agent Gibbons forces XXX to cooperate with the government to infiltrate an underground Russian crime ring, and avoid going to prison. Gibbons sends XXX to enter this world of crime undetected where others have failed, using his natural athletic prowess and a whole lot of attitude. Xander must combat an organization led by a clever, ruthless and nihilistic Yorgi whose first target is the city of Prague. Written by Artemis-9

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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 »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, non-stop action sequences, sensuality, drug content and language | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | German | Spanish | Russian | Czech

Release Date:

9 August 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Triple X See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,506,103, 11 August 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$142,109,382, 19 July 2012

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,448,382, 19 July 2012
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (unrated director's cut)

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

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

Goofs

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 »

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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There are no opening credits except for the title. See more »

Alternate Versions

DVD Unrated Director's Cut 132 minutes (theatrical version was 124 minutes) See more »


Soundtracks

Bati, bati, o bel Masetto
from "Don Giovanni"
Written by Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart (as W.A. Mozart) and Lorenzo da Ponte
Performed by Martina Bauerová (uncredited)
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Bond Deconstruction
27 February 2005 | by Theo RobertsonSee all my reviews

This starts with a man wearing a tux getting killed by some Slavic gangsters at a Nu-Metal gig . It's never mentioned on screen but the implication is that the dead man is Bond, James Bond and throughout the movie where treated to an alternative universe where the world is no longer saved by sophisticated suave secret agents but saved by a loud crass extreme sports loving American

Did I use the word " treated " in the above paragraph ? Maybe that's too much of a strong word because XXX isn't much of a treat . Okay I disagree with many of the people claiming this was the worst movie of 2002 but Rob Cohen is a very shallow director while Vin Diesel is a laughably bad actor who makes Sylvester Stallone look like Anthony Hopkins in comparison . What compounds this problem is the amount of homage the movie pays to the Bond series . Isn't this movie trying to do away with Bond ? So why does Xander Cage borrow lines like " The things I do for my country " which sounds a lot like " The things I do for England " from YOU ONLY LIVE TWICE . all throughout the movie we're treated ( Again that's maybe not the right word ) to little nods and winks to Fleming's superhero which makes the movie end up being a 21st century homage to JB and I doubt if this was the original intension . The story structure mirrors that of the franchise of cramming in several different locations because it seemed like a good idea at the time , so much so you find yourself forgetting what the original plot was , there's a femme fatale and the bad guy wants to start effectively world war three . Seen it all before

XXX is dumb , loud and spectacular when it needed some wit and a better leading man . If your only requirement in a movie is stunts and explosions you'll no doubt enjoy it but I do prefer substance in a movie


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