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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 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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Trivia

This is the only "Santa Clause" movie where Santa's head elf Bernard doesn't make an appearance. David Krumholtz wasn't available since his NumBers schedule conflicted with the filming. Because of this, the script was written with the returning character Curtis having took over as the head elf. See more »

Goofs

Lucy waltzes bouncily across the room near the entrance to the Hall Of The Snow Globes, yet when she stops upon seeing Jack with Scott's Santa-globe, the snow-globe that she''s carrying is clear, with no floating particles stirred up inside it. Obviously just an imitation snow globe without any sprinkles inside it. See more »

Quotes

Bud Newman: [after putting out an oven fire] What's the matter with you people? Dont't you realize you were an inch away from Armageddon?
Jack Frost: I'll get a mop!
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Crazy Credits

During the start of the end credits various outtakes from filming are shown. See more »


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The Hallelujah Chorus Theme Song
Written by George Frideric Handel
Performed by the The Tabernacle Choir at Temple Square
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At least the kids liked it!
4 November 2006 | by ASHeun78See all my reviews

Went to see this movie today with the family. Personally, I was alittle disappointed in some aspects. There just didn't seem to be a lot of comedy or comic relief in this movie as with the other two. The absence of David Krumholtz was unmoving, for he provided a lot of stability to the plot lines in the other movies.

I did however, enjoyed Martin Short as Jack Frost. He was great! Everyone else returning was a pleasure. It seemed their screen time was increased over SC2, with the exception of Charlie. He just seemed to be there this time around. Lilian Mumy shined in this movie, one of many I hope. And of course Tim Allen....he is superb as Santa Clause.

Overall, the movie was so, so. I thought a lot of the context and situations in the movie were alittle over the heads of children my age. (ages 7 and 5 respectfully) And to me, the original movie was based for all ages. The third installment had to many "grown-up problems" that could loose the interest of a child real quick. But for the most part all the elves, toys and of course Santa made seeing it will the kids worthwhile! Although, it is not up to par with the original, it does do a great job of completing a trilogy that will warm the hearts of families for many holidays to come.


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Language:

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Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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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