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.


D.J. Caruso


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


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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There are no more patriots, just rebels and tyrants. 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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Nina Dobrev has appeared with Samuel L Jackson before in Arena(2011) See more »


Xander and Xiang escape on motorbikes that turn into jet-skis and take a lengthy route through jungle and over water, taking out some gun-toting goons who are on a sandbank for no obvious reason. Having sunk his bike Xander emerges from the waves and there is Serena on the beach, on her own. How did she get there? Then a minute later the rest of the gang magically appear too. See more »


[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 The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) See more »


Written by Mark Jackson, Bishop Briggs (as Sarah Grace McLaughlin) & Ian Scott
Performed by Bishop Briggs
Courtesy of Island Records under license for Universal Music Enterprises
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Loved it!
23 January 2017 | by Gordon-11See all my reviews

This film tells the story of a group of daredevil people who possess skills and courage that are unrivalled. They are recruited by secret government operation to recover a device that is capable of bringing down satellites from its orbits.

The first "xXx" got me amazed and captivated by the unbelievable action scenes. The scene of Vin Diesel skiing down an avalanche is still vividly my mind after over ten years. This sequel surprisingly manages to outdo the first film, which is a marvelous feat. In fact, every scene outdoes the previous one. Just when I thought the first scene of Vin Diesel skiing down a jungle is impressive, then come scenes of surfing on motorcycles, and even fights in a zero gravity environment. The director does such a good job in making action even more exciting by great camera angles. The racially diverse cast is another point to be praised. I loved every bit of the film, and I can't wait for the next film!

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Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

xXx: Return of Xander Cage See more »

Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,130,142, 22 January 2017

Gross USA:


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Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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