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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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A realtor and his wife and children are summoned to a mansion, which they soon discover is haunted, and while they attempt to escape, he learns an important lesson about the family he has neglected.

Director:

Rob Minkoff

Writer:

David Berenbaum
1 win & 4 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Jim Evers
Terence Stamp ... Ramsley
Nathaniel Parker ... Master Gracey
Marsha Thomason ... Sara Evers
Jennifer Tilly ... Madame Leota
Wallace Shawn ... Ezra
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Emma (as Dina Waters)
Marc John Jefferies ... Michael
Aree Davis ... Megan
Jim Doughan Jim Doughan ... Mr. Coleman
Rachael Harris ... Mrs. Coleman (as Rachel Harris)
Steve Hytner ... Mr. Silverman
Heather Juergensen ... Mrs. Silverman
Jeremy Howard ... Hitchhiking Ghost
Deep Roy ... Hitchhiking Ghost
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Storyline

Married realtors Jim and Sara with their children go to Gracey Manor and Mr. Gracey is enamored with Sara and they discover that Sara looks like Mr. Gracey's old girlfriend, Elizabeth, who died young and they think it was a suicide but discover something more sinister. Written by Catherine

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The reluctant guest. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for frightening images, thematic elements and language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Official Sites:

Disney [Brazil] | Disney [France] | See more »

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Haunted Mansion See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,278,410, 30 November 2003, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$75,847,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,290,266
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

As a promotion, Disney Channel had Aree Davis and Marc John Jefferies host a Halloween special in which they gave tips for pumpkin carving, costume ideas, and building a haunted house. See more »

Goofs

A few jokes are made regarding Madame Leota's inability to move on her own. However, when Jim Evers is trapped outside the house (after being thrown from the attic) she seems to have the ability to roll along under her own steam. Of course, this is ignoring the fact that she'd need to be able to get out of the attic in the first place. See more »

Quotes

[Jim, Megan, and Michael are in the carriage riding past all the ghosts in the graveyard]
Michael: Dad?
Jim: Yeah, son?
Michael: I see dead people.
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Crazy Credits

Look for a "special" message from Madame Leota at the end of the credit roll. It sounds deadly familiar to the ending of the Disneyland ride. See more »

Connections

Featured in Troldspejlet: Episode #31.6 (2004) See more »

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By the Beautiful Sea
Written by Harold Atteridge and Harry Carroll
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I see dead movies!
17 January 2006 | by inspectors71See all my reviews

Another nail in the coffin of Eddie Murphy's career, The Haunted Mansion is a slap-dash attempt to cash in on The Pirates of the Caribbean, an infinitely more successful and better film based on a Disneyland ride. There's just nothing here to write about--very little human drama and not enough computer wizardry to keep you from noticing you don't care about the humans.

About the only two things worth mentioning are Jennifer Tilly's fairly funny Madame Leota, a wisecracking Gypsy trapped in a bright green crystal medicine ball and Marsha Thomason, not for any acting ability but simply that she is beautiful and her beauty relieves some of the boredom.

Oh, well. At least it didn't have some character pontificating, "Follow your heart!"--the ubiquitous and hackneyed Disney message


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