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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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Despite Bernard's non-appearance in the film, the novelization uses his character. See more »

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When Scott uses the recording pen to record Jack Frost, he places it into his right inside coat pocket. Moments later, when sitting down, he pulls it out from his left inside coat pocket, then puts it back. Then when Jack Frost catches his snow globe, Scott pulls the pen back out of his right inside coat pocket. See more »

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Bud Newman: [after putting out an oven fire] What's the matter with you people? Dont't you realize you were an inch away from Armageddon?
Jack Frost: I'll get a mop!
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Completely misses what made the 1st movie work
26 December 2010 | by (Phoenix, AZ) – See all my reviews

The first film Tim Allen did in this series, "The Santa Clause" was not a great movie by any stretch, but it was an entertaining film and one of the more imaginative and clever Christmas movies ever made. That film dealt with what it would be for a regular guy to be Santa Claus. That was a new idea! It was witty enough for adults and cutesy and fun enough for kids. Bam, the perfect mix for a "family" movie. The sequels (well OK I guess SC2 had some moments) have just been a mess. The filmmakers spend far too much time in the ridiculous North Pole, show us all the other mystical figures of legend (Mother Nature, Father Time, the Easter Bunny) and completely forget that Scott Calvin is supposed to be a regular dude that just happens to be Santa Claus. This movie is too stupid for anyone over the age of 11 and at times too filled with adult complexities for children to enjoy. The only parts that evoked a feel of the 1st film were the Canada jokes and Scott going back in time to the events of the first film and returning to Scott Calvin, corporate toy maker again. Otherwise this is a waste. Forget this film and go watch the 1st one.


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