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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 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)

Opening Weekend:

$13,440,029 (France), 31 January 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

The title sequence is basically a spoof of various James Bond titles (Maurice Binder sequences from the late 1970s and 1980s/GoldenEye (1995) sequence by Daniel Kleinman). See more »

Goofs

When Qiu goes and seductively massages Commissaire Gibert in his office, she sticks something on his computer screen and begins extracting data, it is impossible to extract data from sticking any device on a computer screen. 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 »

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Referenced in Big Bang: Episode #1.1 (2007) See more »

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I Shot The Sheriff
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Weaker sequel can still offer some fun
3 February 2008 | by gridoon2019See all my reviews

The third chapter in the “Taxi” series is a definite step down from the second. Director Gérard Krawczyk and screenwriter Luc Besson have managed to introduce some new elements to the franchise (a pre-credits Stallone cameo, a Bond-style title sequence, a gigantic 4 X 4 crashing everything on its path, bank robbers disguised as Santa Clauses, future parenthood, the action moving to the Swiss Alps in the last 20 minutes and Daniel's taxi functioning as a snowmobile, etc.) to justify making this sequel. However, Besson's script remains very thin (the film barely fills up 83 minutes, long closing credits included), and the absence of a climactic set-piece is especially disappointing. The characters still have appeal, and the introduction of exotic beauty Bai Ling is a plus; on the other hand, those expecting Emma Sjöberg to get involved in the action in the same way she was in "Taxi 2" should forget about it: her character is already 8 months pregnant as the movie opens. (**)


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