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 overview, first billed only:
Frédéric Diefenthal ...
Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Emma Wiklund ...
Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
Edouard Montoute ...
Léon-Pierre Mondini ...
Bernard Llopis ...
Jean-Louis Schlesser ...
Jean-Pierre Mas ...
Michel Neugarten ...
Patrice Abbou ...
Claude Sésé ...


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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Release Date:

29 January 2003 (France)  »

Also Known As:

Taksi 3  »

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€14,500,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


In the final assault, we see everyone from the airborne commando hook up just before they jump from the plane as if they had an automatic parachute, but the moment after they jump in free fall. See more »


Emilien: Do you know how to ski?
Daniel: No, I know how to drive.
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If you're a Taxi Fan, it won't be so awful!
4 May 2003 | by (Vienna) – See all my reviews

Definitely, this is the worst Luc Besson movie I've ever seen! I'm really disappointed after the first Taxi (pah, that was a great movie!) and the second Taxi (was more commercial than good).

Stupid story, based on the 1st part with the Mercedes-gang, now they are the Santa-gang. So what? Nothing new!

Best points in the movie: 1) The jokes with the french police 2) The last snow-scene, ok that was a little bit creative (Daniel's car gets with every part of Taxi more science-fiction-functions, now it can slide on snow!!!) 3) Of course, the music! 4) Fans of Sylvester Stallone can see him speaking french! :)

So, thats it. And at last: If you are NOT a Taxi-fan, the movie is not worth seeing it! Don't get disappointed of Luc Besson!

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