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Workaholic realtor Jim Evers, his wife/business partner Sara and their two children are summoned to a mansion. When they discover that the place is haunted, Jim discovers an important lesson about the family he's neglected as they attempt to escape.

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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 that *spoiler* she was murdered . By Ramsey Written by Catherine

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mansion | workaholic | butler | ghost | secret | See more »

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The reluctant guest. See more »


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

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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

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Disney's The Haunted Mansion  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$624,930 (Japan) (7 May 2004)

Gross:

$7,776,947 (Japan) (14 May 2004)
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Trivia

Previously, Eddie Murphy had developed a stand-up routine that lampooned the unrealistic premise of horror movies and specifically haunted houses in Eddie Murphy Delirious (1983) suggesting that black people would never be featured in such a movie as they would immediately leave upon sighting anything supernatural. See more »

Goofs

After the family get caught in the rain, they run up the steps to the front door and you can see the effects of the rain which include their wet clothes and Sara's frizzy, uncurled hair. Later, when they go into the house a few minutes later, her hair is again curled and their clothes are dry. See more »

Quotes

Madame Leota: Whom do you seek?
Jim: I am seeking a way outta here.
Madame Leota: Then you must look within.
Jim: I don't wanna look within, I wanna look without! Are you deaf?
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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 »

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References Mothra (1961) See more »

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Bridal Chorus
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Not for lovers of the thirty-five year-old Disney attraction
5 September 2004 | by (North Carolina) – See all my reviews

Eddie Murphy? What genius thought up this lame script? Sure, they toss in a dozen homages to the original ride, but Disney flubbed a golden opportunity to create a classic film. Don't take one of the most-beloved rides from Disneyland/World, and come up with a sub-par comedy, with smart-mouthed kids, and a jabbering Eddie Murphy.

Tech credits are great, though.

Don't be fooled by the DVD's claim of a "Virtual Ride of The Haunted Mansion." I was expecting a recap of the actual park attraction, but was instead treated to a tour of the movie set.

Also, Disney....why not just AVOID crude jokes and profanity in this type of family film? The scares alone garner the rating you desire. Don't dumb this down when it's not necessary. Have you not learned ANYTHING since "Watcher in the Woods"? (And THAT was definitely creepier.)


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