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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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

24 October 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Scary Movie 3.5  »

Box Office


$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


Tom Kenny: uncredited as the voice of the aliens. See more »


Cindy's Map Finder has the map of Maryland reversed putting Ocean City in the Chesapeake Bay. Ocean City is in fact along the east coastline of Maryland, not in the Chesapeake Bay. See more »


Carson Ward: And I told you, Campbell, no more paranoid on-air rants about the supernatural.
Cindy: I know. This station is about sex, violence, and the weather.
Carson Ward: Yes. That reminds me. We're gonna need that "Porn Star Shot Dead in a Hurricane" story.
[Anchor on the air]
Ross Giggins: Meanwhile, a tornado in Charleston threatens a clothing-optional beach where just yesterday a naked couple was brutally murdered. This just five miles from where the last naked couple was brutally murdered.
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Crazy Credits

During the last 2-3 minutes of the end credits, George's Rap plays again. See more »


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Mad Cow Rap
Music by Frank Fitzpatrick & Jorge Corante
Lyrics by Fat Joe (as Joe Cartagena)
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User Reviews

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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