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xXx: State of the Union is a 2005 action movie starring Ice Cube, Samuel L. Jackson and Willem Dafoe. It is the sequel to 2002's xXx.The NSA headquarters is attacked by a mysterious team of special operatives. Agent Augustus Gibbons (Jackson) recruits another "xXx" agent to get to the bottom of the conspiracy—disgraced former U.S. Navy officer Darius Stone (Cube). It soon becomes clear that Secretary of Defense George Deckert (Dafoe) is planning to overthrow the U.S. government to stop the dismantlement of military bases which he feels will put the country in danger.
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