Thr3e (2006)

PG-13  |   |  Drama, Horror, Mystery  |  5 January 2007 (USA)
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Innocent lives hang on the whim of an elusive psychopathic murderer whose strange riddles and impossible timelines force three people into a mission to end the game before one or all of them die.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Detective Bill
Balinda Parson
Uncle Eugene Parson
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Young Samantha (as Allana Bale)


Innocent lives hang on the whim of an elusive psychopathic murderer whose strange riddles and impossible timelines force three people into a mission to end the game before one or all of them die.

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for violence, disturbing images and terror | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

5 January 2007 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Three  »

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Box Office


$2,400,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$675,000 (USA) (5 January 2007)


$978,908 (USA) (12 January 2007)

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


Ted Dekker, author of the novel, was on set nearly every shooting day. In many cases he put three lines into the shot as an homage to the book cover. While some of these lines are drawn on walls and such, they also show up as objects (chalk, pencils, etc...). See more »


On the picture with his dog Kevin is about 10 years old and now about 30. A dog can't be 20 years old. See more »


Jennifer Peters: When was the last time you left this house?
Uncle Eugene Parson: Why would I leave the house?
Jennifer Peters: Do you know who the President is right now?
Uncle Eugene Parson: [pause] Eisenhower.
Belinda Parson: Eisenhower was the only worthy President. We don't accept pretenders.
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References Mommie Dearest (1981) See more »


Fighting with a Microphone
Written by Marek Sledziewski and Affek
Performed by Marek Sledziewski and Affek
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User Reviews

An excellent movie, despite the reviews
15 June 2008 | by (United States, PA) – See all my reviews

The reviews will lead to believe that this is a bad movie. Maybe you will dislike it. But if you take their opinion alone, you are seriously missing out.

To sum it up quickly, the movie revolves around a guy who is being stalked by a killer. The killer leaves him vague riddles and short time limits to solve them.

The story is a lot more detailed than I can really explain, but it is not confusing to follow. I would like to point out now that this is not a horror movie. If you are looking for blood and gore and nothing else, then move on. But this is definitely a suspense "hold-your-breath" thriller. Because I accidentally read some spoilers before watching the movie, I already knew what was going to happen. But I still sat at the edge of my seat, wide-eyed and excited. This is a psychological thriller to the max.

Yes, this is a movie with Christian undertones, but for those of you who are turned off by that, don't be. Most of the religious blah blah dissipates in the first 10 or 15 minutes. Overall in the movie, I didn't think there was a lot of overdone religion in it - though just a hair less of it would have made the movie better.

As a horror fan and a thriller fan, I think you should really check this movie out. Don't expect gore and blood and you'll love it.

Despite the negative reviews on here, give the movie a chance. You'll thank me.

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