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xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017)

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Xander Cage is left for dead after an incident, though he secretly returns to action for a new, tough assignment with his handler Augustus Gibbons.

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D.J. Caruso

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Rich Wilkes (based on characters created by), F. Scott Frazier
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Vin Diesel ... Xander Cage
Donnie Yen ... Xiang
Deepika Padukone ... Serena Unger
Kris Wu ... Nicks
Ruby Rose ... Adele Wolff
Tony Jaa ... Talon
Nina Dobrev ... Becky Clearidge
Rory McCann ... Tennyson Torch
Toni Collette ... Jane Marke
Samuel L. Jackson ... Augustus Gibbons
Ice Cube ... Darius Stone
Hermione Corfield ... Ainsley
Tony Gonzalez ... Paul Donovan
Michael Bisping ... Hawk
Al Sapienza ... CIA Director
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Storyline

Extreme athlete turned government operative Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) comes out of self-imposed exile, thought to be long dead, and is set on a collision course with deadly alpha warrior Xiang (Donnie Yen) and his team in a race to recover a sinister and seemingly unstoppable weapon known as Pandora's Box. Recruiting an all-new group of thrill-seeking cohorts, Xander finds himself enmeshed in a deadly conspiracy that points to collusion at the highest levels of world governments. Written by Ohad Gabay

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Guns, girls, global domination. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for extended sequences of gunplay and violent action, and for sexual material and language | See all certifications »

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China | Canada | USA

Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Xander Returns See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,130,142, 22 January 2017

Gross USA:

$44,898,413

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$346,147,658
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2.39 : 1
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Trivia

The character of Adele Wolff, played by Ruby Rose, was modeled after Kinessa Johnson. Johnson served in the US armed forces and did a tour in Afghanistan before becoming an advisor for VETPAW, a non-governmental organization made up of veterans that combats poaching using military tactics.. See more »

Goofs

When Xander and his crew reach the bridge and get stuck in a stationary traffic jam, none of the cars in that jam appear to have drivers - the drivers' seats are empty. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Augustus Gibbons: You know how I came up with the idea for the Triple-X program? Skateboards and swimming pools.
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References G.I. Joe (1985) See more »

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Burning Man
Written by Andrew Wotman, Post Malone (as Austin Richard Post), Brian Lee (as Brian Lee), Ben Diehl & Louis Bell
Performed by Andrew Watt featuring Post Malone
Courtesy of Republic Records
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises
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Back in the cage
6 May 2017 | by Prismark10See all my reviews

Vin Diesel was vying to be the new 21st Century James Bond character as extreme sports action star turned super agent Xander Cage. Despite the success of the first film, Diesel skipped the sequel.

The film begins with Gibbons (Jackson) trying to recruit footballer Neymar to the xXx team when a descending satellite crashes on them.

The Mcguffin is a high tech Pandora's Box that can control and crash satellites orbiting the Earth. It has been stolen from the CIA office by four highly skilled operatives led by Xiang (Donny Yen.)

Xander Cage (Vin Diesel) is sought out to retrieve the box and asked to assemble his own crew. Cage finds out that Xiang also used to be part of the xXx program and he stole the device to prevent its misuse.

The plot is hackneyed and also rather daft. The film has enough entertaining set pieces to give it momentum but you feel that with the multi national and diverse cast that the producers were aiming for a more inferior version of the Fast and Franchise type film and this is what you get.


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