Trivia: In the party scene at XXX's house after he pulls the stunt with the Corvette, Joshua Todd, the ex-lead singer of Buckcherry, makes a cameo appearance - he never turns around, but you can see the suicide king of hearts tattoo on his back.

Trivia: One of the guys that Xander Cage has with him that attach the cameras to the senator's car is skateboarding legend Tony Hawk.

Trivia: When Cage goes to the party after his Corvette stunt, he starts talking to a girl with bleach blond hair and two tiger paw tattoos on her chest. This is an appearance by Eve, the famous rapper.

Trivia: As well as before-mentioned Tony Hawk, you can see action sports celebrities like Colin McKay, Mike Vallely, Mat Hoffman and Rick Thorne at the party after Xander stole the Corvette.

Trivia: In the deleted scene of the plane ride on the DVD, when they are going towards the back where Xander is sitting; if you listen, the movie that is playing is The Fast and the Furious, which Vin Diesel also starred in.

Trivia: Director Rob Cohen has two cameos, first as the horse-riding Colombian and later as the voice of the telephone caller who informs Yorgi that XXX is a spy.

Trivia: Right at the start of the movie, when the spy is being chased, one of the two men chasing him is wearing a Rammstein t-shirt, coincidentally the band playing in the building that the spy breaks into.

Trivia: When the drug lord is threatening to hack off XXX's Achilles tendon, he holds up a rusty machete. The man with the machete is, coincidentally or not, the actor that played "Machete" in the movie Spy Kids (2001).

Trivia: During the scene where xXx was parasailing off Ahab, the stunt in question was done as seen in the film on the first take. However the stuntman wasn't 100% satisfied and wanted to do it again, on this second take that he was killed. He has since been awarded a lifetime achievement award by the stunt industry.

Visible crew/equipment: When Xander and Yelena are in the restaurant and they are shown through the window from outside you can see the reflection of a film crew member in the window. (01:04:35)

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Question: Why did Vin Diesel pull out of the sequel? Why is the sequel called XXX: The State of the Union if it has nothing to do with XXX himself?

Answer: Vin Diesel chose to reject the sequel as he was being offered three different franchises, based on XXX, The Fast and the Furious concept and the character of Riddick (from Pitch Black) - he presumably felt that he couldn't commit to them all. In the end, he chose to go with the Riddick films and reject the others. The sequel is called XXX for the simple reason that the character is still present - they've just recast the role.

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