xXx (2002)

PG-13   |    |  Action, Adventure, Thriller


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An extreme sports athlete, Xander Cage, is recruited by the government on a special mission.


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29 January 2005 | FEAvera
6
| James Bond meets Rocky Balboa with **** stunts
For plot, xXx rates a 1.

For acting, a 0.

For action, a 10.

This movie is unbelievably stupid, but somehow people (including me) like it. Just watch it, take it for what it is, and go with the flow. Vin Diesel plays an "extreme protester" recruited by "The Man" to accomplish some vague mission. Don't get too concerned about the mission, or anything else for that matter. Anything resembling a plot is present only to justify the explosion or parachute jump or whatever impossible physical challenge the stunt-masters have come up with. Just be happy you rented this instead of paid to see it in a theater. Invite your friends over, have a few beers, and enjoy!!!

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Trivia

One of the crew who collects Xander after the bridge BASE jump, driving the getaway car and telling two others to grab the cameras from the crashed Corvette, is pro skateboarder Tony Hawk.


Quotes

Henchman: He stole the chip, he's inside.
Yorgi: I see him.
Yorgi: Kirill! Time to work.


Goofs

Ahab was meant to travel to different continents, but the river through Prague flows south to north, and as Ahab was cruising south, it was heading inland.


Crazy Credits

There are no opening credits except for the title.


Alternate Versions

The Region 1 DVD contains 11 deleted/extended scenes. They are as follows:

  • Gibbons observing as two other NSA agents argue against having an average citizen as a secret agent, then give Gibbons the green light.
  • Xander rides in the economy class of an airplane and explains his mission to a teenage boy, telling him that it's all part of a first person shooter video game.
  • Extended version of Xander's arrival in Prague, where the Ivans stand guard while Xander tries to take a nap.
  • Additional footage before Xander enters the techno dance club.
  • The Ivans discovering the blood splatter dart after Xander shoots the police officer.
  • Extended party scene in the castle, containing a more explicit version of the pole dance scene (which was later trimmed down for a PG13 rating).
  • R-Rated version of Yorgi receiving a phone call from someone with information on Xander Cage. It features three nude girls on a bed behind him (the R1 DVD has it blurred out).
  • Additional dialogue after Xander's "Nothing like Fresh Powder" line between Xander and Gibbons regarding Xander disobeying orders.
  • Extended version of the Prague police raid on Yorgi's castle.
  • Additional dialogue between Xander and Yelena on Bora Bora, where Xander asks Yelena how long she can hold her breath.


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Written by
Joi Gilliam (as Joi Gilliam Gipp), Sleepy Brown (as Patrick Brown), Raymond Murray Schafer (as Raymon Murray), Rico Wade and Brandon Bennett
Performed by Joi Gilliam (as Joi)
Courtesy of Universal Records, a division of UMG Recordings, Inc.
Under license from Universal Music Enterprises

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Genres

Action | Adventure | Thriller

Details

Release Date:

9 August 2002

Language

English, German, Spanish, Russian, Czech


Country of Origin

USA

Filming Locations

Charles Bridge, Old Town, Prague, Czech Republic

Box Office

Budget:

$70,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$44,506,103 11 August 2002

Gross USA:

$142,109,382

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$277,448,382

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