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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, D.C. to stop a coup attempt against the President of the United States.

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... General George Deckert
... Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
... Darius Stone / XXX
... Agent Kyle Christopher Steele
... Zeke
... President James Sanford
Michael Roof ... Agent Toby Lee Shavers
... Charlie Mayweather
... Lola Jackson
... Lt. Alabama 'Bama' Cobb (as John G. Connolly)
... Agent Meadows (as Ramón De Ocampo)
... Bull
Michael Don Evans ... Conductor
... Agent
... General Jack Pettibone
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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 »


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

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29 April 2005 (USA)  »

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xXx Squared  »

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Budget:

$60,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$12,712,272, 1 May 2005, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,873,932

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,022,693
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With the exception of shooting scenes at the Abraham Lincoln Memorial, and the Ronald Reagan Building, most of the scenes taking place in Washington, D.C. were shot on sound stages including the main chamber of Congress, which was 30 feet high, and 450 feet long. It was so good, that representatives of The West Wing (1999) television show, expressed interest in buying it. See more »

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When Lola gives Darius the keys to the silver Cobra Concept, you can clearly see that there is no tattoo on the back of Darius's neck. But in the next scene in the car, as he is driving away the xxx tattoo is there. See more »

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Darius Stone: Welcome to the first tank-jackin' in history.
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Followed by xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) See more »

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Two Sisters of Mystery
Written by Neftali Santiago
Performed by Planet People Movement
Courtesy of Santiago Black Productions
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So bad it deserves another star
6 September 2005 | by See all my reviews

Whether he's in them (Chronicles of Riddick) or not (2 Fast 2 Furious, and now XXX2), sequels to Vin Diesel movies stink. Not that the original were masterpieces, but at least they showed evidence of having been put together with a modicum of thought.

Here's the shooting schedule for XXX2: scribble a bad-guy-in-the-White-House-plots-an-overthrow script on a piece of toilet paper, then blow stuff up, slap a blonde around, get Nona Gaye to show a bit of booty, wreck various vehicles and throw in as much macho posturing and 'attitude' as possible. By the way, what exactly is 'attitude'? Because it looks suspiciously like 'obnoxiousness' to me.

Since coming to international attention with his excellent contemporary Maori drama Once Were Warriors, director Lee Tamahori appears to have lost the ability to construct a coherent film. He derailed the Bond franchise with 'Dire Nother Day' and now ditches his last shred of movie-making self-respect with this brain-liquefying drivel.

Nobody expects an acting masterclass from an action movie, but this proves that actors are only as good as their dialogue. Samuel L Jackson and Willem Dafoe (who evidently didn't embarrass himself enough with Speed 2) give shamefully mercenary performances, while Cube is about as convincing an action hero as Harry Knowles.

Who'll be XXX3? The person should be different... unexpected... have their own attitude. I vote for Maggie Smith.


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