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      The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause

      2006, Kids & family/Holiday, 1h 32m

      66 Reviews 100,000+ Ratings

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      Playing Jack Frost as an evil cross between Liza Minnelli and Liberace, Martin Short is a welcome presence, but this tired series continues drawing from its bag of bland gags and dumb slapstick. Read critic reviews

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      Christmas cheer turns into holiday chaos when Scott Calvin (Tim Allen), aka Santa, invites his in-laws (Ann-Margret, Alan Arkin) for a visit and must, simultaneously, contend with Jack Frost's (Martin Short) scheme to take over the North Pole. Scott, his family and Head Elf Curtis must join forces to foil the nefarious plot.

      • Rating: G

      • Genre: Kids & family, Holiday, Comedy

      • Original Language: English

      • Director: Michael Lembeck

      • Producer: Tim Allen, Bobby Newmyer, Brian Reilly, Jeffrey Silver

      • Writer: Ed Decter, John Strauss

      • Release Date (Theaters):  wide

      • Release Date (Streaming):

      • Box Office (Gross USA): $84.5M

      • Runtime:

      • Distributor: Buena Vista Pictures

      • Production Co: Walt Disney Pictures, Boxing Cat Films

      • Sound Mix: Dolby SRD, DTS, SDDS

      • Aspect Ratio: Flat (1.85:1)

      Cast & Crew

      Tim Allen
      Martin Short
      Elizabeth Mitchell
      Wendy Crewson
      Liliana Mumy
      Judge Reinhold
      Ann-Margret
      Alan Arkin
      Art LaFleur
      Eric Lloyd
      Tim Allen
      William W. Wilson III
      Bruce Franklin
      Robbie Greenberg
      David Finfer
      George S. Clinton
      Richard Holland
      Greg Berry
      Don Diers
      Ingrid Ferrin

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      • Dec 20, 2012

        The Santa Clause goes all "It's a Wonderful Life" in its third installment, The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause. Jack Frost, envious of Santa Claus's popularity, tricks Scott Calvin into wishing that he'd never become Santa; giving him a taste of what the world would have been like had he not put on the red suit. The story is just awful; it's lazy, contrived, and flat out ridiculous. And the bland performances from Tim Allen, Martin Short and Elizabeth Mitchell don't help matters. The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause is an uninspired piece of trite that just recycles material from other, better films.

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      • Jul 29, 2012

        The nice present of Martin Short, don't change the fact of The Santa Clause 3 be an unnecessary and tired movie.

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      • Dec 22, 2011

        A horrid and unnecessary third installment that is what it sets out to be, a money maker for Tim Allen and Disney in their creativity drained days. Martin Short and some visual sparkle get this film a star, but it should have been much better. And it still is so weird how well he gets along with his ex-wife and her husband and daughter. The family situation there is too unrealistic to even remotely resemble holiday cheer.

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      • Dec 02, 2011

        Cheesy crap that is a waste of christmas

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