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xXx: State of the Union

In this sequel, the National Security Agency is again looking for a bad guy to save the good citizens of America. Their prison pick this time around is Darius Stone (Ice Cube), who uses his street smarts and former partners in crime to ignite a heavy arsenal of bombs and bullets with the hope of saving the President of the United States. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: C-
Violence: D+
Sexual Content: B
Language: D+
Drugs/Alcohol: B
Theater Release: 28 Apr 2005
Video Release: 26 Jul 2005
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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Hans Solo (Harrison Ford) is another “bad dude” character who uses his illegal skills (and ample charm) to help a princess escape an evil regime, and eventually becomes converted to her cause, in Star Wars Episode IV: A New Hope (1977). And speaking of Star Wars, Samuel L. Jackson who plays Agent Augustus Gibbons in this flick, also plays Mace Windu in the new series, The Phantom Menace (1999), Attack of the Clones (2002) and the upcoming Revenge of the Sith (2005).

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Home Video Extra Features

For a closer examination of the State of the Union, this xXx sequel provides commentary by director Lee Tamahori, as well as added info about the visual effects. Further your investigation by watching the featurettes: From Convict to Hero—The Making of xXx: State of the Union, Top Secret Military Warehouse, and xXx: According to Ice Cube. If that’s not enough, the DVD includes three deleted scenes (with optional commentary), and four bullet train breakdown angles with an introduction by Lee Tamahori. The movie can be purchased in either a full or wide screen version. Both offer audio tracks in Dolby Digital 5.1 (English), and Dolby Surround Sound (French), with subtitles in English and French.

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