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Scary Movie 3 (2003)

PG-13 | | Comedy | 24 October 2003 (USA)
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Cindy must investigate mysterious crop circles and video tapes, and help the President in preventing an alien invasion.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Pamela Anderson ... Becca
Jenny McCarthy ... Kate
Marny Eng Marny Eng ... Tabitha
Charlie Sheen ... Tom
Simon Rex ... George
Jianna Ballard ... Sue
Jeremy Piven ... Ross Giggins
Anna Faris ... Cindy
Timothy Stack ... Carson Ward (as Tim Stack)
Elaine Klimaszewski ... Elaine
Diane Klimaszewski ... Diane
Camryn Manheim ... Trooper Champlin
Drew Mikuska ... Cody
Regina Hall ... Brenda Meeks
Darrell Hammond ... Father Muldoon
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Storyline

A mysterious killer video tape is circulating around. One look at this tape and you have seven days left to live. News Reporter Cindy Campbell (Faris) witnesses this video tape and tries to work out a way to prevent her death. But this is not the only mystery to appear. Crop circles have been appearing in the local farm of Tom (Sheen) and George (Rex). With help from Aunt Shaneequa (Latifah), Cindy suspects that the aliens may be linked with the killer tape and must now work out both mysteries before it's the end of the world. Written by Film_Fan

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You'll die to see these rings. See more »

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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for pervasive crude and sexual humor, language, comic violence and drug references | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA | Canada

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 October 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Scary Movie 3.5 See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$48,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$48,113,770, 26 October 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$110,003,217

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$220,673,217
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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

(at around 1h 13 mins) The scene where president (Leslie Nielsen) opens the door and says "I wanted to say, good luck, we're all counting on you" is referring to the cockpit scene of the movie Airplane! (1980) where Leslie Nielsen says the same thing. See more »

Goofs

(at around 30 mins) The way Tom holds the donut in the flashback. See more »

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The Architect: We loved our daughter very much, but she was evil. Made the horses crazy. Killed our puppies. Hid the remote. Really sick shit. My wife took her to the old family farm and drowned her in the well. I felt a simple time-out would have been sufficient.
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Also released in an unrated version which runs 76 seconds longer. See more »

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Follows Scary Movie 2 (2001) See more »

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Junk in the Trunk
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Courtesy of Kid Gloves Music
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hit-and-miss movie parody
20 November 2004 | by Buddy-51See all my reviews

'Scary Movie 3' offers yet more hit-and-miss comedy in the 'Airplane/Naked Gun/Hot Shots' vein of movie parody. As with the previous two films in the 'Scary Movie' franchise, the writers of this film look towards recent popular horror movies to serve as the basis for both their jokes and their storyline. In this case, the plot is a cross between 'The Ring' and 'Signs,' with a few glancing blows aimed at 'The Others,' 'The Sixth Sense,' and, of all things, '8 Mile,' along the way.

Charlie Sheen and Leslie Nielson are probably the most recognizable faces in the movie, both being veterans of earlier 'Airplane,' 'Naked Gun' and 'Hot Shots' films. As with most films of this type, some of the jokes in 'Scary Movie 3' work and some do not, but those that do are often quite ingenious and make the movie as a whole worth seeing. The crudity that marred the previous films in the franchise has been almost completely eliminated here. Some people may find that a loss while others may find it a gain. Frankly, I prefer the gentler, more innocent tone in this edition.

'Scary Movie 3' isn't any great shakes as a comedy, and chances are you won't remember a thing about it even five minutes after you've seen it, but it will make you laugh quite a bit for the 80 or so minutes that you're watching it. And what more can one ask from a comedy than that?


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