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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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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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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

Gross USA:

$26,873,932

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$71,022,693
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

Two scripts were written for consideration. One by Rich Wilkes, involves pirates in Southeast Asia, and the other, by Simon Kinberg, involves a plot set in Washington, D.C. The Simon Kinberg script was selected. Open casting calls in the Baltimore-Washington, D.C. area were made, on August 19, 2004 and August 26, 2004. Shooting would start on September 14, 2004 and go through October 1, 2004. Rob Cohen had earlier suggested that that both scripts may be made, with the one not used for this movie, becoming xXx3. See more »

Goofs

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

Quotes

[Darius and Lola watch the president gives a speech on TV. The president quotes "Wars come and go, but my soldiers stay eternal"]
Lola Jackson: Did the President just quote Tupac?
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Alternate Versions

For the UK DVD release Sony kept the cut version instead of submitting the uncut version. They even went a step further and used this cut PAL master for all countries where this standard is used. See more »

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Referenced in Goedemorgen Nederland: Episode dated 28 April 2005 (2005) See more »

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Did It Again
Written by Roger Edwards, Darius Ford, Nasiyr Bey and Brian Stanley
Performed by Labba
Courtesy of Jive Records
By Arrangement with Sony BMG Music Licensing
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Mediocre following about one army man incarnated by Ice Cube and with intense action scenes
26 February 2007 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Darius Stone(Ice Cube:BarberShop,Ghost of Mars,Three Kings) is recruited by the government on a special mission.NSA Agent August Gibbons(Samuel L Jackson)forces him to cooperate with the government and avoid returning to Prison.Betting Darius can succeed where other conventional agents have failed .Gibbons sends Stone to investigate in the high politic world,using his natural abilities and a whole lot of position.He's helped by agent Kyle Steele(Scott Speedman).His mission to gather information on a deadly conspiracy led by Secretary of Defense(William Dafoe) that may just be planning the taking over US government and substituting the President(Peter Strauss).Darius must combat an intelligent organization and a powerful enemy far beyond his possibilities.

It's a standard actioner with no much sense where there are suspense,thriller,pursuits,struggles, explosions and minimum characterization. The film is plenty of macho man incarnated by Ice Cube who makes an embarrassing acting.The picture contains fights,gun-play,chases,firepower and frenetic pursuits with bounds and leaps as when a water-motorcycle runs afoul.It's tense and exciting at time though also a routine unstopped action film less than memorable.Colorful cinematography by David Tattersall and appropriate music adjusted to the action by Marco Beltrani.The film is lavishly produced by the great producer of action genre Neal Moritz(Prison break,Torque,Swat,Stealth,Skulls,Fast and furious I,II).The motion picture is regularly directed by Lee Tamahori(Along came a spider,Once were warriors) who made much better in James Bond series(Die another day) .Rating : Below average


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