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20022 h 04 min
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Xander Cage is your standard adrenaline junkie with no fear and a lousy attitude. When the US Government "recruits" him to go on a mission, he's not exactly thrilled. His mission: to gather information on an organization that may just be planning the destruction of the world, led by the nihilistic Yorgi.

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Director Rob Cohen
Runtime 2 h 04 min
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Release Date 9 August 2002
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xXx (2002) is a 2002 American action film directed by Rob Cohen, produced by Neal H. Moritz and written by Rich Wilkes. It is the first installment in the XXX film series. The film stars Vin Diesel as Xander Cage, a thrill-seeking extreme sports enthusiast, stuntman and rebellious athlete-turned-reluctant spy for the National Security Agency. Cage is sent on a dangerous mission to infiltrate a group of potential Russian terrorists in Central Europe. The film also stars Asia Argento, Marton Csokas and Samuel L. Jackson.

xXx was released on August 9, 2002, to generally mixed reviews from critics, but was a commercial success, grossing over $297 million worldwide against a budget of $88 million. The film spawned two sequels, xXx: State of the Union (2005) and xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017).

Plot

Xander Cage is an extreme sports enthusiast and stuntman who is wanted by the police for his reckless activities. He is offered a deal by Augustus Gibbons, a high-ranking official in the National Security Agency: in exchange for leniency, Cage must go undercover to infiltrate a group of Russian terrorists led by Yorgi, who is planning to steal a deadly bioweapon known as Pandora’s Box.

Cage reluctantly accepts the mission and travels to Prague, where he is introduced to Yorgi’s second-in-command, Yelena. Cage quickly gains Yorgi’s trust and is given access to his inner circle. He also begins a romantic relationship with Yelena.

Cage eventually discovers that Yorgi is planning to use Pandora’s Box to destroy the world’s financial markets. He races against time to stop Yorgi and save the world.

Critical reception

xXx received mixed reviews from critics. Some praised the film’s action sequences and Vin Diesel’s performance, while others criticized its plot and characters. The film currently holds a 53% approval rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

Box office

xXx was a commercial success, grossing over $297 million worldwide against a budget of $88 million. It was the 9th highest-grossing film of 2002 in the United States.

Legacy

xXx spawned two sequels: xXx: State of the Union (2005) and xXx: Return of Xander Cage (2017). The film also launched Vin Diesel’s career as a leading action star.

xXx is a fun and exciting action film with over-the-top stunts and sequences. It is not a particularly deep or intelligent film, but it is sure to entertain fans of the genre.