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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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Action | Comedy | Crime

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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 music that the general's driver is listening to, moments before he crashes, is actually Greece's national anthem. See more »

Goofs

When the police car plunges into the pool, there are four people in it. However in the slow-motion shot from the side of the car you can clearly see that the stunt driver is alone. 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

References Pulp Fiction (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

I Shot The Sheriff
Performed by Bob Marley & The Wailers
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Stallone Cameo Before Bond Inspired Title Sequence
25 February 2016 | by slightlymad22See all my reviews

Continuing my plan to watch every Sly Stallone movie in his filmography in order, I come to his cameo in Taxi 3.

Plot In A Paragraph: A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are running riot, and the police are nowhere near catching them. 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 several times with a reporter there to report on it all, Daniel steps in to help out.

The tile sequence is fun, as its basically a rip off various James Bond titles

Director Gerard Krawczyk had directed writer Luc Besson's last movie 'Wasabi' starring Jean Reno. Funnily enough, in the street market, you can clearly see behind Émilien in at least two shots a poster for 'Wasabi'

Stallone briefly pops up for a taxi ride in the first couple of mins.


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