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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.

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Rob Minkoff

Writer:

David Berenbaum
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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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Comes with a fixed morgue-age. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

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

Gross USA:

$75,847,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,290,266
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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

This film is the only time in the Disney lexicon that, in reference to The Haunted Mansion, the risen dead are referred to as "zombies." See more »

Goofs

In the cemetery scene, we see ghosts that should have not been there, such as an armored knight and a king and queen. This suggests that a knight of the medieval era and monarchs from some European monarchy would somehow be buried in a private family cemetery in 1880s Louisiana. See more »

Quotes

[Jim, ignoring the ghosts, just wants to get out of the house]
Megan: But Dad, we have to help them!
Jim: You can't help the dead, honey. They're beyond help. That's the nature of being dead.
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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

Remade as The Haunted Mansion See more »

Soundtracks

Grim Grinning Ghosts
Written by Xavier Atencio and Buddy Baker
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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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