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XXX may refer to:
  • XXX, an identifier for pornography, especially X-rated movies
  • 30 (number), XXX in Roman numera
  • Comment (computer programming), an "XXX" in source code often denotes unimplemented features or known problems.
  • Super Bowl XXX, held in January 1996
  • xXx, a 2002 action film starring Vin Diesel
  • , the 2005 sequel starring Ice Cube
  • XXX (album), a 1999 album by the rock band ZZ Top
  • .xxx, a proposed top-level domain intended as a voluntary option for sexually explicit sites on the Internet
  • XXX, a generic depiction of Moonshine or other alcoholic beverage
  • XXX, the ISO 4217 currency code for "no currency"
  • ArXiv.org e-print archive, formerly known as xxx.lanl.gov
  • XXX, an abbreviation for "kiss kiss kiss", commonly used in SMS, chat or text messaging
  • XXX, symbol of the straight edge lifestyle
  • XXX, a shortened version of "XXXL", a plus size clothing size
  • XXX, a reference to Amsterdam, after the three crosses on the Flag of Amsterdam
  • XXX, a flavor of Vitamin Water
Triple X may refer to:

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xXx

xXx movie poster
Directed byRob Cohen
Produced byNeal H. Moritz
Written byRich Wilkes
StarringVin Diesel
Asia Argento
Marton Csokas
Samuel L. Jackson
Music byRandy Edelman
Distributed byColumbia TriStar
Release date(s)August 9 2002 (U.S.)
Running time124 min.
132 min. (director's cut)
LanguageEnglish
Budget$85,000,000 US (est.)
Followed by
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xXx, pronounced "Triple X", is a 2002 action movie starring Vin Diesel. xXx was marketed as a James Bond style film for the new millennium and featured similar gadgetry, international schemes and intrigues, villain-sponsored take-over-the-world schemes backed up by doomsday devices, a female co-star/love interest, and elaborate stunts (as Roger Ebert put it, "Why blow up two cars when you can blow up twenty?").

xXx was written by Rich Wilkes, directed by Rob Cohen (who also directed Diesel in 2001's The Fast and the Furious), and produced by Neal H. Moritz for Revolution Studios. Stuntman Harry L. O'Connor was killed in an accident during filming. The novelization for the movie was written by Mel Odom.

A sequel was released in 2005, titled , starring rap artist/actor Ice Cube and Willem Dafoe.

Plot

Xander Cage, a.k.a. xXx, a law-breaking, extreme sports enthusiast, with a propensity for rebellious behavior, is 'hired' by Augustus Gibbons to go undercover in order to find out more about the underground group 'Anarchy 99' and in particular their leader 'Yorgi', a Russian ex-soldier who has a grudge against society and authority.

Delving into the dark underworld inhabited by the group, Xander finds himself drawn to Yorgi's, apparent, girlfriend Yelena, who turns out to be an abandoned agent of a Russian intelligence agency, the FSB and he negotiates an asylum deal with Gibbons to save her life.

Anarchy 99 turn out to be planning a series of chemical weapons attacks on major world cities, utilizing a high speed automated sea-faring drone, named Ahab, with the device designed to travel to each location, deploy its toxins and carry on its journey.

After dealing with agent-turned-criminal Milan Sova, who finds Xander's methods so extreme that he defects in support of Yorgi, Xander arranges an operation to raid the remote castle which Yorgi and Anarchy 99 have been using as their base and laboratory.

After Xander shoots and kills Yorgi, the movie has Xander speeding along winding roads, and parasailing onto Ahab, the drone, as it speeds down the river towards Prague, finally ending in his successful destruction of the drone and the chemicals onboard.

Cast and roles

Movie themes

Various concepts and themes influenced the production of the film and are alluded to throughout the plot. These include extreme sport subcultures, anarchism, and a rejection of traditional spy-film clichés. The opening scene of the movie was referred to by Cohen as "The Death of The Tuxedo", in reference to styles of dress stereotypically worn in James Bond movies, though Cohen denied that this was meant to be a derogatory attack on such films. He also explained that the antagonist, Yorgi, was designed as an anarchist, and was intended to act as a foil to Xander Cage's youthful rebelliousness, although he notes his personal disdain for the political philosophy.[1]

Production

Filming of the movie took place at three locations. Most of the movie is set in Prague, Czech Republic. The Corvette jump was filmed at the Foresthill Bridge in Auburn State Recreation Area, Auburn, California. The final scenes were set in Bora Bora, Tahiti, and other areas in French Polynesia.

The first few minutes of the movie take place in a Rammstein concert in Prague. The same clip is available, but from the band's perspective (with only brief scenes from the movie) in their video compilation Lichtspielhaus.

To imply Xander Cage's credibility within extreme sport subcultures, various personalities make cameo appearances. Tony Hawk makes a cameo appearance in the Corvette scene from the bottom of the bridge driving the getaway Cadillac, (near the beginning of the movie) and skating over a half-pipe at Xander's place later. Mike Vallely also makes a cameo as a cameraman and an extra. Rick Thorne, pro BMX rider, is in the back seat of the Cadillac driven by Tony Hawk. Matt Hoffman, pro BMX rider, exchanges lines with Xander during the party scene.

During production, Harry L. O'Connor was killed in an accident during the filming of the parasailing scene in which he acted as a stunt double for Vin Diesel. Within the scene he was intended to rappel down a parasailing line and land on the submarine, Ahab. When O'Connor failed to rappel down the line fast enough, he impacted a bridge at high speed and was killed instantly. His death was caught on camera, but director Rob Cohen decided to include the footage of the scene -- with the final moments edited out -- in respect for the stuntman's final act.[2]

Xander's gadgets

GadgetDescription
Motorola Accompli CommunicatorModified for 2 way Videophone Use
Multi-Purpose, Multi-Function Field RevolverModified Smith & Wesson N-Frame Model 610 Classic with Custom Barrel and C-More Sight
Attachment Darts for MPMFFRDatura Knockout, Blood splatter & Tranquillizer, Radio Surveillance, Exploding (Bomb), Standard .44 Caliber Bullets
Eagle EyesEnhanced Vision Binoculars, including X-Ray Mode
Dr. Bellinger's BandagesCovert concealed Primer-cord based explosive Incl. Wireless Detonator
Pontiac GTOModified by Agent Shavers includes Ejectable Roof, Concealed personal weapons cache, hidden stinger missiles, Removable parachutes in seats, GPS navigation, Flame thrower, mini-bombs, exploding hubcaps

Soundtrack

The soundtrack was released through Universal Records.
  • Note: Some versions of the soundtrack do not contain track 11, "Juicy", on Disc 1.

Disc 1-The Heavy Metal Side

  1. "Feuer Frei!" – Rammstein
  2. "Bodies (Vrenna xXx Mix)" – Drowning Pool
  3. "I Will Be Heard" – Hatebreed
  4. "Millionaire" – Queens of the Stone Age
  5. "Before I Die" – Mushroomhead
  6. "Get Up Again" – Flaw
  7. "Landing" – Moby
  8. "Adrenaline" – Gavin Rossdale from Bush
  9. "004" – Fermin IV
  10. "Technologicque Park" – Orbital
  11. "Juicy" – I Mother Earth

Disc 2-The Xander Zone

  1. "Stick Out Ya Wrist" – Nelly featuring Toya
  2. "Look At Me" – Lil' Wayne
  3. "Truth Or Dare" – N*E*R*D featuring Kelis & Pusha T
  4. "Are We Cuttin?" – Pastor Troy featuring Ms. Jade
  5. "Still Fly" – Big Tymers
  6. "Connected For Life" – Mack 10 (featuring Ice Cube, WC & Butch Cassidy
  7. "Lights, Camera, Action! [Club mix]" – Mr.Cheeks featuring Missy Elliott & P.Diddy
  8. "I'ts Okay" – Postaboy featuring Rashad & 7A
  9. "Yo, Yo, Yo" – Dani Stevenson
  10. "Lick" – Joi

Director's cut

The Director's Cut of the DVD was released with about ten minutes of additional footage and sneak peeks at the sequel. There are additional scenes that foreshadowed Xander as a hero and a longer stripper-in-the-bedroom sequence. In addition to this material, the DVD contains a film short with Vin Diesel's voice dubbed in as an actor is seen from behind that shows how Xander died.

The Final Chapter: The Death of Xander Cage

This short film was a special feature on the Director's Cut of the DVD. It included Leila Arcieri, who had under thirty seconds of screentime in the film as "Jordan King", along with John G. Connolly as "Lt. Alabama 'Bama' Cobb", one of the henchmen from the sequel, .

Basically the short film ties up the loose ends, albeit not very neatly, from the first film and ties into the beginning of the sequel. A special ops team, wearing identical uniforms to the special ops team in the opening scene of the sequel, track down Xander Cage, who happens to be on a date with Jordan King. The team tricks Cage into entering a building they have rigged to explode. Cage, being the hero, enters the building in the hopes of rescuing his date. Cage meets his demise, to which Lt. Cobb arrives on the scene to verify Cage's death.

This short film is not in accordance with the movie. At the beginning of XXX: State of the Union, one of the NSA agents reported that Xander Cage had died in Bora Bora that morning.

References

1. ^ Director Rob Cohen makes various comments attesting to themes which played part within the film making process in an audio commentary track for the DVD release.
2. ^ Director Rob Cohen commented on his decision to include the edited footage of O'Connor's death in the final cut of the film within a director commentary track for the DVD release of the film.

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