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Taxi 3 (2003)

Not Rated  |   |  Action, Comedy  |  29 January 2003 (France)
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Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Frédéric Diefenthal ...
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
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Qiu
Emma Wiklund ...
Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
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Edouard Montoute ...
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ...
Léon-Pierre Mondini ...
Policier
Bernard Llopis ...
Policier
Jean-Louis Schlesser ...
Policier
Jean-Pierre Mas ...
Policier
Michel Neugarten ...
Policier
Patrice Abbou ...
Rachid
Claude Sesé ...
Planton
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Storyline

A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, detective Emilien's wife has just announced that she's pregnant, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a relationship crisis. After a string of mistakes in which the thieves outsmart the police time and time again with a reporter there to record it all, Daniel and his super-taxi pitch in. Written by lcheala@imdb.com

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29 January 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Taksi 3  »

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Budget:

€14,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$13,440,029 (France) (31 January 2003)

Gross:

$1,777,719 (Japan) (30 May 2003)
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Trivia

When being chased by the fast police car, Daniel changes his license plate to read 'Allez l'OM'. L'OM is the nickname for French football team Olympique Marseille. See more »

Goofs

When Qiu goes and seductively massages Commissaire Gibert in his office, she sticks something on his computer screen and begins extracting data, it is impossible to extract data from sticking any device on a computer screen. See more »

Quotes

Emilien: Do you know how to ski?
Daniel: No, I know how to drive.
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Weaker sequel can still offer some fun
3 February 2008 | by See all my reviews

The third chapter in the “Taxi” series is a definite step down from the second. Director Gérard Krawczyk and screenwriter Luc Besson have managed to introduce some new elements to the franchise (a pre-credits Stallone cameo, a Bond-style title sequence, a gigantic 4 X 4 crashing everything on its path, bank robbers disguised as Santa Clauses, future parenthood, the action moving to the Swiss Alps in the last 20 minutes and Daniel's taxi functioning as a snowmobile, etc.) to justify making this sequel. However, Besson's script remains very thin (the film barely fills up 83 minutes, long closing credits included), and the absence of a climactic set-piece is especially disappointing. The characters still have appeal, and the introduction of exotic beauty Bai Ling is a plus; on the other hand, those expecting Emma Sjöberg to get involved in the action in the same way she was in "Taxi 2" should forget about it: her character is already 8 months pregnant as the movie opens. (**)


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