Taxi 3

January 29, 2003 0 By Fans
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Plot

Out to stop a new gang disguised as Santa Claus, Emilien and Daniel must also handle major changes in their personal relationships.

Release Year: 2003

Rating: 5.4/10 (14,088 voted)

Director:
Gérard Krawczyk

Stars: Samy Naceri, Frédéric Diefenthal, Bernard Farcy

Storyline
A gang of thieves calling themselves the Santa Claus Gang are wreaking havoc, and the police can't keep up. Police Captain Gilbert is distracted by a Chinese reporter writing a story on his squad, detective Emilien's wife has just announced that she's pregnant, and taxi driver Daniel is in the midst of a relationship crisis. After a string of mistakes in which the thieves outsmart the police time and time again with a reporter there to record it all, Daniel and his super-taxi pitch in.

Cast:

Samy Naceri

Daniel Morales


Frédéric Diefenthal

Émilien Coutant-Kerbalec


Bernard Farcy

Commissaire Gibert


Bai Ling

Qiu


Emma Wiklund

Petra

(as Emma Sjöberg)


Marion Cotillard

Lilly Bertineau


Edouard Montoute

Alain


Jean-Christophe Bouvet

Général Edmond Bertineau


Léon-Pierre Mondini

Policier


Bernard Llopis

Policier


Jean-Louis Schlesser

Policier


Jean-Pierre Mas

Policier


Michel Neugarten

Policier


Patrice Abbou

Rachid


Claude Sese

Planton

(as Claude Sesé)

Taglines:
No speed limits the next 90 min.



Details

Official Website:
Europa Corp |
Official site [Netherlands] |

Release Date: 29 January 2003

Filming Locations: Marseille, Bouches-du-Rhône, France



Box Office Details

Budget: €14,500,000

(estimated)

Opening Weekend: €319,193
(Spain)
(18 May 2003)
(131 Screens)

Gross: $13,171,234
(France)
(4 February 2003)



Technical Specs

Runtime:


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Did You Know?

Trivia:

The names appearing on the alpine skiing scoreboard are names of members of the crew.

Goofs:

Continuity:
In the final assault, we see everyone from the airborne commando hook up just before they jump from the plane as if they had an automatic parachute, but the moment after they jump in free fall.

Quotes:

Emilien:
Do you know how to ski?

Daniel:
No, I know how to drive.



User Review

The type of comedy I would like Hollywood to do

Rating:

The TAXI series (this is obviously the third installment) are highly
successful French movies which for mysterious reasons are never distributed
in USA (or at least in Miami).

Created and produced by the legendary and admired (ex-director) Luc Besson
(you remember him from masterpieces like The Professional, La Femme Nikita,
The Big Blue or The Fifth Element) he managed to create a mix of action and
comedy, with some of ingenuous gags, some adults jokes and plenty of action
(mostly car stunts) and very mild violence and overall VERY
HUMAN.

TAXI 3 tracks Emilien's (the police officer) obsession to catch a gang
disguised as Santa Claus with the help of Daniel (the nuts taxi driver)
both trying to overcome their conjugal issues and the pregnancy of their
wives. The story is very simple (as is the movie short), so everything rest
on the characters (some of them very funny and some not so) and on the
impressive stunts which are really very good and a lot more realistic than
the computer generated car chases of Bad Boys II.

As I said before, it is really a pity this funny movies get no distribution
here. Of course Hollywood can make things like this. Technically better
probably but without the natural grace and believability of this very
sympathetic group of actors.