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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.


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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


Kris Wu (Nicks) was once a member of popular South Korean pop group EXO. See more »


When Xander Cage's team first goes to the remote island, it is night. During the fight sequence, in the course of minutes, it becomes full daylight. 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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Blood in the Cut
Written by JT Daly (as Justin Thomas Daly) & K.Flay (as Kristine Meredith Flaherty)
Performed by K.Flay
Courtesy of Interscope Records under license for Universal Music Enterprises
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Once again the action sports hero is recruited to destroy a weapon known as Pandora's Box.
11 October 2018 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

Mediocre following about one army man incarnated by Vin Diesel and with guns, girls, global domination and intense action scenes . It is packed with action sports , thrills and guns that look like willies . Cage once again is recruited by the government on a special mission . While NSA Agent August Gibbons (Samuel L Jackson with a comedy scar) is missing , agent Jane Marke (Toni Collette) forces him to cooperate with the government along with a motley group . Betting Marke can succeed where other conventional agents have failed . Marke sends Cage to investigate and to foil some enemies who plan to plunge the free world into anarchy , as Xander using his natural abilities and a whole lot of position attempts to destroy the Pandora Box . He's helped by an expert team , an all-new outfit of thrill-seeking cohorts and taking on a dangerous band led Xan (Donnie Yen) . Cage must combat an intelligent organization and a powerful enemy far beyond his possibilities . Kick some ass, get the girl, and try to look dope while you're doing it. There are no more patriots, just rebels and tyrants.

It's a standard actioner with no much sense where there is suspense, thriller, pursuits , action sports , struggles , explosions and minimum characterization. The film is plenty of macho man incarnated by Vin Diesel , a peculiar hero who often has problems with authority and full of tattoos , attitude , noggins cueball as well as muscles and giving an embarrassing acting .The picture contains fights, gun-play ,chases , firepower and frenetic pursuits with leaps as when a water-motorcycle runs afoul . Like James Bond's old action franchise , it has blow-up and gadgets and one-liners and sex with women who don't talk but kill . Jaw-dropping action set pieces , where Vin's head is superimposed in to things that look a bit like sky , water and snow in a series of death-defying stunts . It's tense and exciting at times , though also a routine unstopped action film , less than memorable . Decent support cast such as Toni Collette , Samuel L. Jackson , Donnie Yen ,Deepika Padukone ,Kris Wu , Tony Jaa , Nina Dobrev, Rory McCann , Al Sapienza , Hermione Corfield , Nigel Bennett and cameo by Ice Cube .

Colorful cinematography by Russell Carpenter and appropriate music adjusted to the action by Brian Tyler .The film is lavishly produced by the great producer of action genre Neal Moritz who has produced Prison break,Torque,Swat,Stealth,Skulls,Fast and furious I,II... The motion picture was regularly directed by D. J. Caruso . Heis a good craftsman whose films often have intense car crashes such as Disturbia (2007), and The Eagle eye (2008) , Taking lives (2004) and this XXX Return of Xander Cage .Rating : Average

The first entry was XXX (2000) by Rob Cohen with Vin Diesel , Marton Csokas , Asia Argento, Danny Trejo , Samuel L Jackson . Followed by xXx: State of the Union (2005) by Lee Tamahori with Ice Cube as Darius Stone , Willem Defoe , Scott Speedman and Samuel L Jackson . All of them lavishly produced by Neal Moritz . And announced XXX 4 by Director: D.J. Caruso , Writer: Rich Wilkes , Stars: Vin Diesel, Deepika Padukone, Roy Wang

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Release Date:

20 January 2017 (USA) See more »

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Filming Locations:

Toronto, Ontario, Canada See more »


Box Office


$85,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$20,130,142, 22 January 2017

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2.39 : 1
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