Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise
|Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise|
|Directed by||Mark Griffiths|
|Produced by||Jody Brockway
|Written by||Jeffrey C. Sherman|
|Editing by||John Gilbert|
|Distributed by||ABC Family|
|Release date(s)||March 15, 2009|
Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise, is a 2009 romantic comedy and is the third and final installment in the Au Pair trilogy, aired on ABC Family on March 15, 2009, and is the first of the trilogy to be made under the control of Disney.
Eight years have passed since the events of Au Pair, and newly graduated as his high school's valedictorian, Alexander Caldwell joins his visiting sister, college freshman Katie and her roommate Ariana on a family summer vacation with father Oliver and stepmother Jenny. Oliver and Jenny's current nanny declines to join them and the over-worked parents/executives must take care of their newborn baby Sarah in Puerto Rico.
Amidst corporate scheming by the young company CFO Walter Hausen, who is planning a takeover of Oliver's company CCI Tekhausen (formed in Au Pair II), Oliver and Jenny must contend with bridging the generation gap with the family, new career motivations and the romances of their 'newly reformed' prankster kids.
Oliver mentions Walter Hausen's father with great respect (Karl Hausen), but Walter was not present during the events of Au Pair II. Walter may be Brigitte's (Au Pair II) father, but this is never established during this film.
The first two films in the franchise were made when ABC Family was co-owned by the News Corporation (parent company of 20th Century Fox and the Fox Broadcasting Company); and Haim Saban (founder of Saban Entertainment) as Fox Family.
Au Pair 3 is also the first without Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl Saban, who wrote the script for the first two films. However, the other screenwriters remain, as does the director, Mark Griffiths. According to Gregory Harrison's official site, the filming was done in April and May. The synopsis is now available on ABC Family.
Unlike the first two, which took place in Europe, this film takes place in Puerto Rico. The location where the Caldwell's trip takes place is the Rincon Ocean Villa homepage in the Rincon, Puerto Rico (accessible from BQN airport in Aguadilla), and is about 2 hours West of San Juan.
Over 5 million viewers tuned in for the premiere of Au Pair 3: Adventure in Paradise.
- Gregory Harrison as Oliver Caldwell
- Heidi Saban as Jennifer 'Jenny' Caldwell
- Katie Volding as Katie 'Kate' Caldwell
- Jake Dinwiddie as Alexander 'Alex' Caldwell
- Gerrit Graham as Rupert, the brother of Oliver's now-retired chauffeur Nigel
- Bradley White as Walter Hausen
- Brian Tester as Brentfield Academy Headmaster
- Kathleen Mealia as Ariana
- Rafa Alvarez as Bodyguard 2
- Ciaran Tyrrell as Danny Taylor