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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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He'll Be Happy To Serve You... On A Plate! See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

Parents Guide:

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Details

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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Did You Know?

Trivia

Several references to the Disney theme-park ride include: - the singing busts - the breathing door (even the doorknob is the same) - Madame Leota (and the spectral instruments) - the busts that follow Jim - the ghostly carriage (a prop outside the ride) - the old man and the dog in the cemetery - Master Gracy's hanging - the ghostly ballroom dancers. - the Raven seen throughout the movie - the hitchhiking ghosts - the hangman - the eyes in some of the walls - morphing pictures in the hallway. - several lines throughout the movie that are also used in the ride's narration, such as: "Welcome, foolish mortals", "Final arrangements have been made", "There's always my way" - the floating candelabra in the credits - the bride's dress in the attic - the screeching cat sound effect in graveyard scene - the skeleton's hands that start to open coffin in the mausoleum - the knights in the hallway attacking Jim - the door knockers heard rapping in the bedroom hallway - the pipe-organ in the ballroom - the clock strikes 13 during the prologue See more »

Goofs

The Evers' car has a personalized Louisiana license plate on both sides. Louisiana does not issue front license plates. See more »

Quotes

[Jim has braved zombies to get a key that Leota said would solve everything]
Jim: Alright, I got the key. Now what?
Madame Leota: Now you must find the trunk.
Jim: Trunk?
Madame Leota: Yes, trunk.
Jim: Not door?
Madame Leota: No, not door. Trunk.
Jim: All you said I had to do was find this key. I got the key, and now you're telling me something about a trunk. "The key is the answer to all" remember?
Madame Leota: Look, I don't make the rules, OK? I just work here.
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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

Referenced in The Cinema Snob: A Halloween Puppy (2016) See more »

Soundtracks

Somebody's Watching Me
Performed by Morris Day
Produced by John E. Rhone and Ontario Haynes
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decent movie
26 November 2005 | by wg-11See all my reviews

OK, if you're looking for a classic eddie murphy movie - this ain't it! but that doesn't stop it from being reasonably enjoyable. its not for the person looking for a deeply engaging experience. but if you're looking for a reasonably entertaining, family-friendly movie, this is a safe bet.

has a kind of a nickelodeon kind of feel, but its well shot, nice effects (not too over the top), and has great art direction.

if you are looking for something scary, or thought provoking - move on. if you want an innocuous, diversion... id recommend it!

a solid 5 out of 10


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