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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:

Disney [United States]

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, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$84,500,122

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$110,768,122
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

The "Red Deer" energy drink vending machines are not only a Santa-related parody on the well-known soft drink brand, but they also are a tongue-in-cheek reference to Rudolph's red nose. During the first part of the movie, the North Pole is disguised as "Canada". There is a city called Red Deer in Alberta, Canada. See more »

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When the fire breaks out in the kitchen, Bud comes rushing over equipped with a fire extinguisher backpack, despite the fact that the fire only just started and the news shouldn't have reached him yet. See more »

Quotes

Jack Frost: I invented chill!
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Crazy Credits

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

Connections

Spoofs David and Goliath (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

The Christmas Song
Written by Mel Tormé and Robert Wells
Performed by Martin Short and Ann-Margret
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End Credit Disaster
17 November 2006 | by jr1963See all my reviews

This was a story that sounded good on paper but got lost in translation as I think the actors forgot their basic character traits. What was great about the first film is that there is a real transformation between Scott Calvin and Santa Claus. You see it from the moment he catches the globe from his son. In the third film, he's dressed as Santa, but he's doing Tim Allen humor. He's not as magical here. What makes matters worse is that the director or the producer forgot who their audience was. It's families with kids. So, what's with the outtakes over the end credits? Some were actually quite racy. Don't they know that kids watching this movie actually believe Tim Allen could be Santa Claus? If they now see him breaking character and being a little "blue", then how do explain that to your kids who now question who Santa is. Or worse...if. If you have a 6 or 7 year old kid, then you understand. If you don't, then you never will.

Granted, it's not the end of the world. But for us parents who like to hold on to the idea of Santa Claus in our children's eyes as long as we can, this movie sure as hell didn't help!


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