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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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Santa / Scott Calvin
... Mrs. Claus / Carol
... Charlie
... Neil Miller
... Laura Miller
... Curtis
... Lucy Miller
... Jack Frost
... Sylvia Newman
... Bud Newman
... Trish
... Tooth Fairy
... Mother Nature
... Cupid
... 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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His time at the North Pole is about to go South. See more »


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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Djed Božićnjak 3: Odbjegli djedica  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$12,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$19,504,038, 5 November 2006, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,500,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,768,122
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Trivia

This is the 1st time Alan Arkin and Abigail Breslin appear in the same film (even though they share no screen time together). They would more notably appear in Little Miss Sunshine for which Breslin was nominated for an Academy Award that same year. 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: [after Santa's pants catch on fire] Is there anything I can do to help?
Scott Calvin: Yeah, put a chill on my bottom, will ya?
Jack Frost: [turns his head away slowly]
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

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Soundtracks

The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by Martin Short and Ann-Margret
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Better than I thought
5 November 2006 | by See all my reviews

I just got back from seeing this movie and I have to say it was pretty good. I didn't go to the theater with high hopes, however, so it was easy to meet my expectations. We loved the other 2 movies and had to finish the trilogy! This one could be titled Santa gets a midlife crisis--the plot is based on Scott's frustration over having so many responsibilities and not enough time with his family. There are some disappointments; of course, Bernard isn't in it and we all love him; just one line with no explanation tells us he must be gone. Also, Santa doesn't seem himself; yes, he's frustrated, but you don't see the excitement he had before. And,the plot gets resolved so close to the ending that you still haven't processed it, and the credits are rolling! But if you liked the other movies, go see this one; it's not as action packed, it's a little sappy, but it's clean fun and you'll laugh if you let yourself!

Just remember that it's not Shakespeare, it's just a Christmas movie. Go and have some fun! Enjoy the Canada subplot, eh?


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