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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 »


Certificate:

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Official Sites:

Disney [United States]

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

3 November 2006 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Djed Božićnjak 3: Odbjegli djedica 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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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Jack Frost's discovery of the closet filled with cans of beans is a triple joke: (1) The closet is "full of beans", just like Santa is, (2) Santa's being "full of beans" from eating so many cans of them is a reference to the common saying, "That jolly old guy is still full of beans" (still peppy and lively, just as Santa Claus is in this movie), and (3) The "full of beans" saying fits perfectly with Comet's "lively" flatulence problem. See more »

Goofs

When Lucy catches Jack Frost having Santa's snow globe, after she says, "I'm going for help," Jack says, "I wouldn't do that," but his mouth is not moving. See more »

Quotes

Scott Calvin: [Comet passes gas] Comet! Next time we fly, go easy on the alfalfa, will you?
[Comet resumes passing gas]
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Crazy Credits

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Connections

Spoofs Addams Family Values (1993) See more »

Soundtracks

I'm the Real Santa
Music and Lyrics by Joakim Arnell
Performed by The Refreshments
Courtesy of Darrow Entertainment AB
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I liked the first one.
26 December 2006 | by Ryan TurnerSee all my reviews

My girlfriend talked me into seeing this movie because she loves Christmas movies. I don't generally mind them either, so I went. I was bored. I'm not often bored, especially at the movies, but maybe that's because I'm careful about what I pay ten bucks to see. I was truly disappointed in the lack of comedy, writing, or anything else that usually goes into making a movie. Tim Allen wasn't funny, Martin Short was REALLY annoying as usual, and the head elf this time around is a little nervous guy with a lisp. Who the filmmakers ride as if it's a stroke of comedic brilliance. The only thing this film had going for it was that it has Santa Claus in it and was released at Christmas time. Boo, Hollywood. Shame on you. But I guess I fell for it, and maybe kids who marvel at shiny things and bright lights liked it.


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