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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause (2006)

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Santa, aka Scott Calvin, is faced with double-duty: how to keep his new family happy, and how to stop Jack Frost from taking over Christmas.

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Michael Lembeck
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Tim Allen ... Santa / Scott Calvin
Elizabeth Mitchell ... Mrs. Claus / Carol
Eric Lloyd ... Charlie
Judge Reinhold ... Neil Miller
Wendy Crewson ... Laura Miller
Spencer Breslin ... Curtis
Liliana Mumy ... Lucy Miller
Martin Short ... Jack Frost
Ann-Margret ... Sylvia Newman
Alan Arkin ... Bud Newman
Abigail Breslin ... Trish
Art LaFleur ... Tooth Fairy
Aisha Tyler ... Mother Nature
Kevin Pollak ... Cupid
Jay Thomas ... Easter Bunny
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Storyline

Now that Santa/Scott Calvin and Mrs. Claus/Carol Calvin have the North Pole running smoothly, the Counsel of Legendary Figures has called an emergency meeting on Christmas Eve! The evil Jack Frost has been making trouble, looking to take over the holiday! So he launches a plan to sabotage the toy factory and compel Scott to invoke the little-known Escape Clause and wish he'd never become Santa! Written by Anthony Pereyra {hypersonic91@yahoo.com}

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'Twas the fight before Christmas See more »


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Official Sites:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause See more »

Filming Locations:

British Columbia, Canada See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,504,038, 5 November 2006

Gross USA:

$84,500,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,768,122
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

When Santa and Lucy are visiting Santa's hall of snow globes for the first time, you can see (on the right side of the frame just when they are leaving) the head of director Michael Lembeck in one of the flying snow globes. See more »

Goofs

When Scott and Frost go back in time, they hide behind a snowman. But in the original Santa Clause, when Santa falls off the roof, there's no snowman in the yard. See more »

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Elf pianist: [playing "Theme from New York, New York" in an pleasingly expert but slightly "cheesy" honky-tonk style, indicating how Christmas at the Pole has deteriorated to the point where the traditional innocent childhood wonder and wholesome magic of the season is all but gone, and has become debauchedly commercialized and chintzy] Dunp-dunp, dye-duh-dunpuh; dunp-dunp, dye-duh-dunpuh; dunp-dunp, dye-duh-dunp, dunnh...
Jack Frost: [...]
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Crazy Credits

The Disney logo is inside a snow globe. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Honest Trailers: The Santa Claus (2017) See more »

Soundtracks

White Christmas
Written by Irving Berlin
Performed by Andy Williams
Courtesy of Columbia Records
By Arrangement with SONY BMG MUSIC ENTERTAINMENT
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Completely misses what made the 1st movie work
26 December 2010 | by Bats_BreathSee all my reviews

The first film Tim Allen did in this series, "The Santa Clause" was not a great movie by any stretch, but it was an entertaining film and one of the more imaginative and clever Christmas movies ever made. That film dealt with what it would be for a regular guy to be Santa Claus. That was a new idea! It was witty enough for adults and cutesy and fun enough for kids. Bam, the perfect mix for a "family" movie. The sequels (well OK I guess SC2 had some moments) have just been a mess. The filmmakers spend far too much time in the ridiculous North Pole, show us all the other mystical figures of legend (Mother Nature, Father Time, the Easter Bunny) and completely forget that Scott Calvin is supposed to be a regular dude that just happens to be Santa Claus. This movie is too stupid for anyone over the age of 11 and at times too filled with adult complexities for children to enjoy. The only parts that evoked a feel of the 1st film were the Canada jokes and Scott going back in time to the events of the first film and returning to Scott Calvin, corporate toy maker again. Otherwise this is a waste. Forget this film and go watch the 1st one.


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