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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

G  |   |  Adventure, Comedy, Family  |  3 November 2006 (USA)
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Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

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Now that Santa/Scott Calvin and Mrs. Claus/Carol Calvin have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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Djed Božićnjak 3: Odbjegli djedica  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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$19,504,038 (USA) (3 November 2006)

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$84,497,876 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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The "Red Deer" energy drink vending machines are not only a Santa-related parody on the well-known soft drink brand, but they also are a tongue-in-cheek reference to Rudolph's red nose. See more »

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When Scott Calvin goes to visit his ex-wife and son, Lucy's hair is sleek and smooth in one shot, but it's messed up before she puts her head in the bag. See more »

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Elf pianist: [playing "Theme from New York, New York" in an pleasingly expert but slightly "cheesy" honky-tonk style, indicating how Christmas at the Pole has deteriorated to the point where the traditional innocent childhood wonder and wholesome magic of the season is all but gone, and has become debauchedly commercialized and chintzy] Dunp-dunp, dye-duh-dunpuh; dunp-dunp, dye-duh-dunpuh; dunp-dunp, dye-duh-dunp, dunnh...
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Referenced in Shameful Sequels: The Santa Clause 2 (2011) See more »

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We Wish You a Merry Christmas
Arranged and Performed by Pam DeCosmo and John Yingst
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Tis the season to be jolly ! ! !
19 November 2006 | by (Sydney, Australia) – See all my reviews

Look, I recommend that everybody just take a chill pill and relax for a second. This movie is not trying to be anything more than a fitting finale to what has proved to be a great trilogy of films. Too many people are being too critical and expecting too much from this film. The story is fine, a nice pleasant easy to follow plot with help from some nice additions to the cast, especially Alan Arkin as Santa's father-in-law.

Tim Allen continues to impress as the big man himself and Martin Short is great as Jack Frost. I strongly recommend this one as a holiday pleaser and whilst a number of adults will sigh at the films relatively corny ending I strongly recommend staying around for the bloopers during the final credits.

Overall I would definitely say that this is a movie worth seeing, ignore the critics and make your own mind up on this one, you wont be disappointed.


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