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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

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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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£1,274,774 (UK) (24 November 2006)

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$84,497,876 (USA) (2 February 2007)
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Peter Boyle played Mr. Whittle, Scott Calvin's supervisor in the first movie, then was recast as Father Time in the latter movies. See more »

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When the characters of Neil and Laura Miller unfreeze, Laura's zipper is undone on her pants. If you watch closely, as she unfreezes, her hands move in front of her pants and when she moves them again you can clearly see her pants are unzipped and then zipped again in the next frame. See more »

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Jack Frost: [after Santa's pants catch on fire] Is there anything I can do to help.
Scott Calvin: Yeah, put a chill on my bottom, will ya?
Jack Frost: [turns his head away slowly]
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Features The Santa Clause (1994) See more »

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At least the kids liked it!
4 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Went to see this movie today with the family. Personally, I was alittle disappointed in some aspects. There just didn't seem to be a lot of comedy or comic relief in this movie as with the other two. The absence of David Krumholtz was unmoving, for he provided a lot of stability to the plot lines in the other movies.

I did however, enjoyed Martin Short as Jack Frost. He was great! Everyone else returning was a pleasure. It seemed their screen time was increased over SC2, with the exception of Charlie. He just seemed to be there this time around. Lilian Mumy shined in this movie, one of many I hope. And of course Tim Allen....he is superb as Santa Clause.

Overall, the movie was so, so. I thought a lot of the context and situations in the movie were alittle over the heads of children my age. (ages 7 and 5 respectfully) And to me, the original movie was based for all ages. The third installment had to many "grown-up problems" that could loose the interest of a child real quick. But for the most part all the elves, toys and of course Santa made seeing it will the kids worthwhile! Although, it is not up to par with the original, it does do a great job of completing a trilogy that will warm the hearts of families for many holidays to come.


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