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Scary Movie 3 (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 24 October 2003 (USA)
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In the third installment of the Scary Movie franchise, Cindy has to investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.

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A mysterious killer video tape is circulating around. One look at this tape and you have seven days left to live. News Reporter Cindy Campbell (Faris) witnesses this video tape and tries to work out a way to prevent her death. But this is not the only mystery to appear. Crop circles have been appearing in the local farm of Tom (Sheen) and George (Rex). With help from Aunt Shaneequa (Latifah), Cindy suspects that the aliens may be linked with the killer tape and must now work out both mysteries before it's the end of the world. Written by Film_Fan

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This time it's personal. You're Warned. 2003. See more »

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Rated PG-13 for pervasive crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence and drug references | See all certifications »

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24 October 2003 (USA)  »

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$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$48,113,770 (USA) (24 October 2003)

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$110,000,082 (USA) (13 February 2004)
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Trivia

Aside from being the third film in the Scary Movie series, this is also the third time that it parodied a movie from The Matrix film series. See more »

Goofs

When Father Muldoon comes over to babysit Cody, he pulls a wine bottle and two candlesticks from his coat. He lights both candles, but in the next shot only one is lit. See more »

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Alien #1: Wait please, we mean you no harm. We travel to your planet to find an evil little girl. We must destroy her before seven days.
George: You mean... You watched the video tape?
Alien #1: Our satellite caught up what we thought was Pootie Tang, that was a week ago. And now our entire race will die, unless the girl is destroyed.
Tom: Aw, you see, they are peaceful.
Mahalik: If they so peaceful, man, why were they choking us a few minutes ago?
Alien #1: Oh... that's how we say hello.
George: Well how do you guys say goodbye?
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Crazy Credits

Midway through the credits, there is a line that reads: WE ARE ABOUT HALF WAY THROUGH THIS THING!! See more »

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Rock Rock Bounce Bounce
Music written by Sylvia Jerkins and Brian "Kobe" Honeycutt
Lyrics written by Dame Lee, Sylvia Jerkins and Brian "Kobe" Honeycutt
Performed by Dame Lee featuring Jug
Produced by Rodney Jerkins
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They're back on the right track
7 June 2005 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

Seeing the second and the third movie in the Scary Movie series short after each other, gave me the perfect opportunity to see what the change of director can do to a movie. I liked the first movie, but didn't find the second one worth another watch, because they had lost all originality or sense of good humor. All they did was badly repeating what had worked in the first movie and that is something that should be avoided at all time. Now with David Zucker as the director, the man who also gave us some other excellent parodies like "Airplane!" and "The Naked Gun", instead of Keenen Ivory Wayans, I had some good hopes again. And he certainly didn't disappoint me...

Of course you'll recognize several famous movies again. This time they are making fun of "The Ring", "Signs", "8 Mile",... but also other aspects from showbiz will be treated. You'll find Michael Jackson and references to the sex tape with Pamela Anderson in it as well, but the main difference with "Scary Movie 2" is that this time it all has been written into one solid and hilarious story. And the story isn't the only thing that has been improved, so has the acting. With some famous actors like Charlie Sheen and Leslie Nielsen, who both have a solid record full of humorous TV-series and / or movies, you know that you can expect the best of the best again when it comes to this kind of humor. But people like for instance Pamela Anderson and Jenny McCarthy were an excellent surprise and did give this movie something extra. I'm not saying that they had some very difficult roles, but what they did really worked and that's all I'm asking.

Overall this movie is a lot better than the previous one. Once again it is full references to other movies, but it is the humor that makes the difference. It's probably because they have chosen a new director and have taken more time to come up with a new story, that the concept works again. I'm looking forward to "Scary Movie 4" and give this one a solid 7.5/10, perhaps even an 8/10.


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