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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.

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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 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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Country:

France

Language:

French

Release Date:

29 January 2003 (France) See more »

Also Known As:

Taksi 3 See more »

Filming Locations:

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Box Office

Budget:

€14,500,000 (estimated)

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

In the street market, you can clearly see behind Émilien in at least two shots a poster for Wasabi (2001), also written and produced by Luc Besson. See more »

Goofs

In the wide shot, the train the Taxi passes by is not a TGV as stated (and seen a couple of shots afterwards), but a regional train. The locomotive is a dead give away, as the TGV's is very slender and stylish. 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 (1998) See more »

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I Shot The Sheriff
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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If you're a Taxi Fan, it won't be so awful!
4 May 2003 | by ekatelievSee all my reviews

Definitely, this is the worst Luc Besson movie I've ever seen! I'm really disappointed after the first Taxi (pah, that was a great movie!) and the second Taxi (was more commercial than good).

Stupid story, based on the 1st part with the Mercedes-gang, now they are the Santa-gang. So what? Nothing new!

Best points in the movie: 1) The jokes with the french police 2) The last snow-scene, ok that was a little bit creative (Daniel's car gets with every part of Taxi more science-fiction-functions, now it can slide on snow!!!) 3) Of course, the music! 4) Fans of Sylvester Stallone can see him speaking french! :)

So, thats it. And at last: If you are NOT a Taxi-fan, the movie is not worth seeing it! Don't get disappointed of Luc Besson!


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