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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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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 and Jack Frost travel back to Christmas Eve twelve years earlier, the former Santa vanishes immediately after landing on the ground. In the original film, he remained a solid body long enough for Scott to search his clothing and find the card. See more »


Jack Frost: You're not Santa anymore. You're just the guy who smells like a cookie.
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Crazy Credits

During the start of the credits various outtakes from filming are shown. See more »


Spoofs Addams Family Values (1993) See more »


The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by Martin Short and Ann-Margret
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Good, not Great Trilogy Movie!!!
3 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Yes, I am am adult and yes, I was probably more excited to see this third movie than my 3 children. I really loved the first two movies. This third is a must see in the "set", but I have to say, it's not my favorite. It's very hard to compete with the excellent first 2 movies. I didn't like that Charlie isn't played often enough. I also did care for the actors that starred as Mrs. Clause's parents. Yes, Ann-Margaret and Alan Arkin are terrific actors, but not perfect for this role as the in-laws, I thought. Martin Short was excellent! He is so evil and he does it well! Lucy is a doll! She stole the movie. I loved this movie... it's a great end to the other two, but I don't think they should make any more. Curtis's role as an elf was better when he was a kid! Yes, Bernard's appearance was highly missed. If you loved the first two, see this 3rd, otherwise wait until October of next year to rent it.

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