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Taxi 3 (2003)

Not Rated | | Action, Comedy, Crime | 29 January 2003 (France)
Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships.

Director:

Gérard Krawczyk

Writer:

Luc Besson (scenario)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Samy Naceri ... Daniel Morales
Frédéric Diefenthal ... Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec
Bernard Farcy ... Commissaire Gibert
Bai Ling ... Qiu
Emma Wiklund ... Petra (as Emma Sjöberg)
Marion Cotillard ... Lilly Bertineau
Edouard Montoute ... Alain
Jean-Christophe Bouvet ... Général Edmond Bertineau
Léon-Pierre Mondini Léon-Pierre Mondini ... Policier
Bernard Llopis Bernard Llopis ... Policier
Jean-Louis Schlesser Jean-Louis Schlesser ... Policier
Jean-Pierre Mas Jean-Pierre Mas ... Policier
Michel Neugarten Michel Neugarten ... Policier
Patrice Abbou Patrice Abbou ... Rachid
Claude Sésé Claude Sésé ... Planton
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Storyline

A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, detective Emilien's wife has just announced that she's pregnant, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a relationship crisis. After a string of mistakes in which the thieves outsmart the police time and time again with a reporter there to record it all, Daniel and his super-taxi pitch in. Written by lcheala@imdb.com

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Genres:

Action | Comedy | Crime

Certificate:

Not Rated | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 January 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Taxi 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,300,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$288,000, 1 June 2003

Gross USA:

$497,208

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$65,497,208
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Sound Mix:

DTS-ES | Dolby Digital EX

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sylvester Stallone, who appears in a cameo at the beginning of the movie, is dubbed for the French version. See more »

Goofs

In the final assault, we see everyone from the airborne commando hook up just before they jump from the plane as if they had an automatic parachute, but the moment after they jump in free fall. See more »

Quotes

Emilien: Do you know how to ski?
Daniel: No, I know how to drive.
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Alternate Versions

The 2004 DVD edition in Spain (edited by "TriPictures") is presented on 1.78:1 aspect ratio, only keeping the original 2.35:1 format on the opening and ending credits. See more »

Connections

Follows Taxi 2 (2000) See more »

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I Shot The Sheriff
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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got to watch it in french!!
19 March 2007 | by anushik_mSee all my reviews

To like this movie, you gotta watch it in French. Otherwise you do not get all the humor in the movie and sometimes, the funny things said in Frech are not, usually, funny in English or other languages and this is true. I watch french movies in French during some of my French classes and when I re-watch them in Russian or English i don't like it, because the humor is not the same. It is like watching a funny tvshow in Russian and getting every joke, because you know the Russian culture. The same with the French movies. I loved the movie. It is a good movie. It is not a movie that you would be applauding standing on the premier, but it is worth watching.

Most of the french movies are amazing, especially ones of Francis Veber and Luc Besson. I love every single movie of Luc Besson.


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