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* BlackTieInfiltration: Parodied: The first agent the NSA sends wears a tux... to a Rammstein concert. He's immediately spotted and taken out, prompting Samuel L. Jackson to find someone who blends in better.

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* BilingualBonus: In one scene, two cops who are heard speaking in Czech are saying, quite clearly, something along the lines of "How's it going?" - "Oh, it's cold as s**t." - "Yeah, f**king weather." [[RealityHasNoSubtitles The dialogue is not subtitled]].
* BlackTieInfiltration: Parodied: The first agent the NSA sends wears a tux... to a Rammstein Music/{{Rammstein}} concert. He's immediately spotted and taken out, prompting Samuel L. Jackson to find someone who blends in better.


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* OffTheShelfFX: When the smoking sniper pins down the officers, the rocket launcher Xander uses is actually a modified video camera painted green.

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* OneSteveLimit: Cheerfully averted, much to Xander's dismay, with the two Ivans.

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* HighHeelHurt: Xander Cage is drugged by government officials and wakes up in a diner that is about to be robbed. He quickly realizes that the scenario is a test because too many things about the diner do not add up. The clincher is that the waitress is wearing high heels. No waitress would wear high heels to work since she would be crippled in a few days.


* DinerBrawl: Xander Cage is abducted from his home by government agents, and wakes up the next day in a busy road diner. Almost immediately there's a stick-up by two armed men, but Cage easily dispatches both of them. Agent Gibbons reveals himself and explains that this was a test which Cage passed, but asks why Cage was confident enough to just walk right up to the second gunman and grab his shotgun. Cage [[SherlockScan points out all the increasingly unlikely discrepancies he noticed]]; one of the gunmen packing a cop-issue Beretta and the other one dressed up as a broker on a Sunday when the stock market is closed he deemed unlikely, but still plausible; a career waitress coming to work in high heels however was beyond the realm of physical possibility, so he realized that if she was fake, then the whole setting was fake and the guns only had blanks.

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* DinerBrawl: Xander Cage is abducted from his home by government agents, and wakes up the next day in a busy road diner. Almost immediately there's a stick-up by two armed men, but Cage easily dispatches both of them. Agent Gibbons reveals himself and explains that this was a test which Cage passed, but asks why Cage was confident enough to just walk right up to the second gunman and grab his shotgun. Cage [[SherlockScan points out all the increasingly unlikely discrepancies he noticed]]; one of the gunmen packing a cop-issue Beretta and the other one dressed up as a broker on a Sunday when the stock market is closed he deemed unlikely, but still plausible; a career waitress coming to work in high heels however heels, however, was beyond the realm of physical possibility, so he realized that if she was fake, then the whole setting was fake and the guns only had blanks.

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* BlackTieInfiltration: Parodied: The first agent the NSA sends wears a tux... to a Rammstein concert. He's immediately spotted and taken out, prompting Samuel L. Jackson to find someone who blends in better.


If you're wondering about the title, it was so named to make it harder to find on [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil online piracy sites]], since they were [[TheInternetIsForPorn already flooded with things labeled "XXX"]].

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If you're wondering about the title, it was so named to make it harder to find on [[DigitalPiracyIsEvil online piracy sites]], since they were [[TheInternetIsForPorn already flooded with things labeled "XXX"]].
"XXX"]]. Not related to the 2017 horror anthology film ''Film/{{XX}}''.

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* TortureTechnician: Danny Trejo's character, who just so happens to be a professional torturer working for a Colombian cartel. However, his captives think he is an actor at first until Cage notices that the "fake blood" on the machete he's wielding smells real.

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* PowerPerversionPotential: The "penetrator mode" on the binoculars, which allows the user to see through walls... or clothes.


* IKnowMortalKombat: Xander is apparently so good at weapons from his First Person Shooter experience. On the other hand, he doesn't seem to understand the concept of a safety. Perhaps that's why he was given a revolver?

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* IKnowMortalKombat: Subverted. Xander is apparently so good at demonstrates an apparent weapons from proficiency when he's issued his First Person Shooter experience. On gear, saying he played a lot of first-person shooters while laid up with a leg injury. [[RealityEnsues Most of the other hand, time, his accuracy is generally poor and he doesn't seem to understand the concept of a safety. Perhaps that's why he was given a revolver?safety.]]

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* ArtisticLicenseMilitary: The protagonist of this film is turned into a NSA operative and sent to kick ass as Vin Diesel he is, which is cool enough but gets the agency wrong. In real life, all NSA does for the U.S. government is collecting data and breaking codes, and it doesn't have operatives in the same way CIA and FBI have: a real NSA recruit would be put in a desk to work with a computer, not sent to infiltrate a terrorist group.


A third film titled ''Film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage'' was released in 2017, which like the title implies would see the return of Xander Cage, who had seemingly been killed offscreen in the previous movie.

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A third film titled ''Film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage'' ''[[Film/XxXReturnOfXanderCage xXx: The Return of Xander Cage]]'' was released in 2017, which [[ExactlyWhatItSaysOnTheTin like the title implies implies]] would see the return of Xander Cage, who had seemingly been killed offscreen in the previous movie.

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* FromCamouflageToCriminal: The bad guys are all ex-Russian military who started a grand theft auto network in Europe to make a profit. Subverted though in that this is simply so they can finance their real objective, which is anarchic terrorism.


* ShootTheBuilder: The BigBad kills all the scientists with his bioweapon after they finished building his submarine.

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* ShootTheBuilder: The BigBad kills all the scientists with his bioweapon after they finished building his submarine. While it serves as a pretty good KickTheDog moment, it also raises FridgeLogic questions since he's planning to bomb ''every'' major city but they've only built one for him.


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* AnarchyIsChaos: Yorgi built a criminal organization out himself and his former comrades, calling themselves named Anarchy 99 after the year their rebellion. They patterned themselves to be anarchists to cover their tracks.

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* AnarchyIsChaos: Yorgi built a criminal organization out of himself and his former comrades, calling themselves named Anarchy 99 after the year of their rebellion. They patterned themselves to be anarchists to cover their tracks.

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