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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 {}

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3 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Djed Božićnjak 3: Odbjegli djedica  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

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


$84,497,876 (USA) (2 February 2007)

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Jack Frost's discovery of the closet filled with cans of beans is a triple joke: (1) The closet is "full of beans", just like Santa is, (2) Santa's being "full of beans" from eating so many cans of them is a reference to the common saying, "That jolly old guy is still full of beans" (still peppy and lively, just as Santa Clause is in this movie), and (3) The "full of beans" saying fits perfectly with Comet's "lively" flatulence problem. See more »


When Scott, Carol and her parents go in Santa's Workshop, you can see Elizabeth (Carol) checking that she's "on her mark". See more »


Mother Nature: [to Jack Frost] You made it snow in Mexico sending all the birds north for the winter.
Easter Bunny: And you kill fruit.
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Major let down :(
4 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I had great hopes for this movie...none of which were fulfilled. My family and I enjoyed the first two Santa Clause movies, but this was a major let down. Sad, too, because it had great potential. I enjoy Martin Short, and think he was well cast in the role of Jack Frost. However, the writing and editing were so disjointed, and it seemed like there were too many subplots going on for any one story line or character to get any substantial development.

Unless you have kids who are dying to see this, I would skip it altogether or wait for it to come out on DVD. I definitely wouldn't spend another $20 to go see it.

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