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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

When being chased by the fast police car, Daniel changes his license plate to read 'Allez l'OM'. L'OM is the nickname for French football team Olympique Marseille. 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 »

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Followed by Taxi 4 (2007) See more »

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I Shot The Sheriff
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Nothing but disappointment
29 July 2003 | by jon_bon_joviSee all my reviews

I've seen the Taxi I and Taxi II several years ago. Taxi I is just so so but Taxi II is a great one. It's a very funny film with good action scenes. So I got a bit excited after the release of Taxi III. The beginning is good and funny with Stallone. After that, the whole storyline is really dumb and stupid. I can't believe it is written by Luc Besson. And I think even I can make it better than Luc. Also there is no great stunt in this film. The only creative thing in this film is the taxi being changed as a sled vehicle. If it is some kind of Hollywood trash, I may accept it. As a fan of Luc Besson, I'm really disappointed. I give it a 3 out of 10.


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