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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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Country:

USA | Canada

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 uses the recording pen to record Jack Frost, he places it into his right inside coat pocket. Moments later, when sitting down, he pulls it out from his left inside coat pocket, then puts it back. Then when Jack Frost catches his snow globe, Scott pulls the pen back out of his right inside coat pocket. See more »

Quotes

Jack Frost: Hey Curtis, I haven't seen the bearded wonder around recently - - where'd he go?
Curtis: [breezily, while nonchalantly polishing the windshield of his snowmobile with a rag of sports lube] None of your ski's wax.
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During the start of the end credits various outtakes from filming are shown. See more »

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Referenced in Late Night with Conan O'Brien: Episode #14.41 (2006) See more »

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I'm the Real Santa
Music and Lyrics by Joakim Arnell
Performed by The Refreshments
Courtesy of Darrow Entertainment AB
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Lost most of its charm
20 December 2013 | by SnoopyStyleSee all my reviews

Pregnant Mrs. Claus (Elizabeth Mitchell) is almost due, and she wishes for human contact. So Santa (Tim Allen) decides to bring her parents (Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin) to the North Pole along with Santa's ex and her family (Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson, Liliana Mumy). Meanwhile, the Counsel of Legendary Figures is to judge Jack Frost (Martin Short) for all his wrongdoings. Santa decides to help out by letting him work as one of his helpers. Only Jack Frost schemes to take over Christmas by using the Escape Clause.

The charms of the previous two installments are mostly gone. When North Pole gets remade into Canada, it just emphasized how fake it all is. In the other two, Tim Allen is running around trying to hide his identity from people who love him. In this one, the only people who don't know is Ann-Margret and Alan Arkin. They don't really love him, and there isn't that joy of discovery. That charm isn't here this time around.

Also Bernard the Elf (David Krumholtz) isn't here this time. Curtis (Spencer Breslin) is now the head elf. The movie misses Bernard's attitude and energy. Although it's cute to see Abigail Breslin as one of the little elves. As for Jack Frost, he's alright as the bad guy but he's not funny. In fact, this movie isn't funny. There is a lack of joy. The only one with the wonder and excitement in her eyes is Liliana Mumy. Aside from her, there is too much tension. This movie just doesn't have the same feel.


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