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xXx: State of the Union (2005)

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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.

Director:

Lee Tamahori

Writers:

Rich Wilkes (characters), Simon Kinberg
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Willem Dafoe ... General George Deckert
Samuel L. Jackson ... Agent Augustus Eugene Gibbons
Ice Cube ... Darius Stone / XXX
Scott Speedman ... Agent Kyle Christopher Steele
Xzibit ... Zeke
Peter Strauss ... President James Sanford
Michael Roof Michael Roof ... Agent Toby Lee Shavers
Sunny Mabrey ... Charlie Mayweather
Nona Gaye ... Lola Jackson
John Gleeson Connolly ... Lt. Alabama 'Bama' Cobb (as John G. Connolly)
Ramon De Ocampo ... Agent Meadows (as Ramón De Ocampo)
Barry Sigismondi ... Bull
Michael Don Evans Michael Don Evans ... Conductor
David Rountree ... Agent
Ned Schmidtke ... General Jack Pettibone
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Storyline

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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Prepare for the next level 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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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 2005 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

xXx Squared See more »

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Box Office

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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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

To build a so-called "stealth tank" for one of the sequences in the movie, the production designers took a used truck chassis, shortened it and placed a Freightliner diesel truck engine onto it. "Stealth" panels were then placed on top of it to give the tank its unique look. Tracks were taken from another piece of heavy equipment and fitted onto the "tank". Even a double barrel turret was constructed that could counter rotate. See more »

Goofs

Darius claims that the Cobra Concept attained a speed of 220 or 225mph when in actuality, Ford claims it is only able to reach a speed of 185mph with the electronic limiter removed. Otherwise, it would only reach 100mph. See more »

Quotes

Darius Stone: [Darius is waiting for Toby to hack into the Dept. of Defense at Lola's car shop. Lola is waiting with them] You know, you don't have to wait up.
Lola Jackson: You think I'd leave you alone with my car?
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Alternate Versions

The UK version was trimmed slightly for a scene where a man is stabbed from behind to remove "detail of the knife emerging from his stomach". This was done before formal classification by the BBFC and was done after being given advice by them during post-production so that they could secure a 12A certificate. See more »

Connections

Referenced in xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

As the World Turns
Written by Tupac Shakur, Darrell "Big D" Harper, Mutah Beale, Rufus Cooper,
Yafeu Fula, Malcolm Greenidge and Hussein Fatal
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A horrible, horrible movie
31 August 2005 | by jack_thursbySee 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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