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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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His time at the North Pole is about to go South. See more »


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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Djed Božićnjak 3: Odbjegli djedica  »

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$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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


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

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Did You Know?


This is the only "Santa Clause" movie where Santa's head elf Bernard doesn't make an appearance. This leaves the returning character Curtis the new head elf. See more »


Santa has to perform the pass-code to operate the revolving door to the Hall Of The Snow Globes, whether entering or exiting it. So Jack Frost could not have exited the Hall without knowing the code. See more »


Scott Calvin: Hahaha-hohohoho! The answer is in the question; How are we going to do this, my Dad thinks you're a toy maker in Canada.
Curtis: Canada?
Scott Calvin: Canada! It's North, in North America, Eh! Vinegar on their French fries, they sit on their Chesterfield to watch the hockey game, shoot the puck Daddy-o!
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Crazy Credits

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References The Terminator (1984) See more »


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I liked the first one.
26 December 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

My girlfriend talked me into seeing this movie because she loves Christmas movies. I don't generally mind them either, so I went. I was bored. I'm not often bored, especially at the movies, but maybe that's because I'm careful about what I pay ten bucks to see. I was truly disappointed in the lack of comedy, writing, or anything else that usually goes into making a movie. Tim Allen wasn't funny, Martin Short was REALLY annoying as usual, and the head elf this time around is a little nervous guy with a lisp. Who the filmmakers ride as if it's a stroke of comedic brilliance. The only thing this film had going for it was that it has Santa Claus in it and was released at Christmas time. Boo, Hollywood. Shame on you. But I guess I fell for it, and maybe kids who marvel at shiny things and bright lights liked it.

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