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The Santa Clause 3: The Escape Clause | 2006 | G | - 1.3.1

Tim Allen reprises his role as Santa Claus; in this installment he is expecting a baby Claus, and he also must deal with a jealous and mischievous Jack Frost (Martin Short) who comes up with a plan to convince Santa to hand over his holiday. Also with Elizabeth Mitchell, Judge Reinhold, Wendy Crewson and Eric Lloyd. Directed by Michael Lembeck. [1:38]

SEX/NUDITY 1 - A man appears to be enamored with a woman, and flirts with her. A man looks at a woman adoringly, he rests his head on her shoulder and she caresses his head.
 A husband and wife hug in several scenes.
 A rabbit (the Easter Bunny) makes suggestive remarks to a woman. A man asks another man to cool down his pants after they have been in flames. A woman wears a low-cut dress that reveals cleavage. A man leaves his house wearing boxer shorts and a jacket.


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VIOLENCE/GORE 3 - A man freezes a husband and wife while their young daughter watches and pleads for him to stop.
 A snow globe glows and whirrs and two men are swept through the air, they crash onto the ground (this happens in a couple of scenes), one hits the other with a snow shovel, and they struggle and wrestle to reach a coat.
 A man slips and falls off a roof in a few scenes (the suit he is wearing is shown flat on the ground and the man disappears).
 A man swings on a rope and kicks another man knocking him down, the two men yell at each other, one pokes the other with a plastic candy cane, and one climbs on the roof of a stage display house and crashes through the roof.
 A girl kicks a man in the shin for making his wife cry. A man holds another man on the ground while yelling at him. A man becomes angry with a girl and yells at her.
 A woman in labor is taken screaming on a stretcher through a busy street in a couple of scenes (things are spilled and people run into them). A tree falls over dropping many ornaments and breaking some.
 A man blows ice into gears and other mechanical and electronic equipment causing them to break down. A coffee machine breaks down and sprays coffee beans all around. Toy machines spurt out stuffed teddy bears.
 The ice that covers three people breaks away and they are all OK. Two men disappear in a flash of sparkling light.
 A man blows glittering dust into a man and a woman's face, and they fall back onto a sofa and fall sound asleep.
 We see a fireplace in the shape of a man's head with his open mouth as the fire pit. A man's pants are in flames and a man sprays them with foam. Fire flares out of an oven and a man sprays it with foam. Reindeer flatulate loudly in a couple of scenes.


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LANGUAGE 1 - 2 mild anatomical terms, name-calling (blubber ball, fatty).


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SUBSTANCE USE - We see a "Red Deer" dispensing machine (instead of "Red Bull").


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DISCUSSION TOPICS - Family, work vs. family, jealousy, greed, magic, Santa Claus, duty, responsibility, trust, naughty vs. nice, relationships with ex-spouses, secrecy, divorce, celebrity, therapy, appreciation, legendary figures, fairy tales, helping, cold hearts, not caring for people, second chances, forgiveness, love being determined by how much money is spent on you.

MESSAGE - Making time for family is the key to happiness. Being truthful with family can only make you closer.

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