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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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Dark movie version of the famed Disney attraction.

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

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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$7,776,947 (Japan) (14 May 2004)
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Madame Leota, the medium whose head is enclosed in her crystal ball, was named for Imagineer Leota Thomas, who worked on numerous Disneyland projects in the 1960s. See more »

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When Ramsley throws Jim out of the mansion, the ground Jim lands on is dry though there had been a flood earlier that same day. See more »

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[Michael runs out of his bedroom screaming]
Michael: There's a spider in my room!
Jim: There's a what?
Michael: There's a spider in my room! He's on the window!
Jim: Well, why don't you kill it, man?
[pause]
Michael: That's a big spider!
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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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Referenced in Casper's Scare School (2006) See more »

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Written by Nelly, Jason Epperson, and A. Tew
Produced by Jason Epperson
Performed by Nelly
Courtesy of Fo' Reel/Universal Records
Contains a sample of "The Big One" a/k/a "Theme from People's Court"
Under license from International Music, Ltd.
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Actually not half-bad.
14 October 2005 | by See all my reviews

'The Haunted Mansion' got a lot of bombs thrown at it by critics, and almost nobody liked it. Well, guess what: I did. It's a faithful homage to the ride, the actors are interesting, and the horror side of the story is appropriately creepy. The plot is partially based on the French version of the ride, and it's decent. Although the movie never answers the question of why Master Gracey (Nathaniel Parker, who's really good here) couldn't marry his sweetheart Elizabeth (who was black), the hints are pretty obvious. And I liked the whole concept of the curse (even though it doesn't make any sense). The little nods to the ride throughout the movie are fun, especially Jennifer Tilly as Madame Leota, a disembodied head inside a crystal ball who speaks in riddles. Tilly can do this husky-voiced role in her sleep, and I liked her (the special effects involving her are pretty neat too). Although Eddie Murphy is miscast, and there are zero laughs in the movie, his mugging for the camera doesn't hurt the movie. The kids are OK, and Marsha Thomason does what she can with a thankless role, but it's Terence Stamp who steals the movie. He is Ramsley, the sinister butler of Master Gracey. With his deep rumbling British accent, Stamp gives a deliciously over-the-top performance, and he does here what Johnny Depp did for 'Pirates of the Caribbean'. Back to Eddie Murphy for a minute: Although he earns no laughs, he plays noncomedic scenes well, and he has some good banter with Stamp. The production design of the mansion and the ghostly special effects are very cool, particularly a zombie attack that pushes the PG rating to it's limits. Is 'The Haunted Mansion' a great movie? Absolutely not; they could have punched up the comedy aspect of the movie. It's not a bad movie, though. I thought it was very entertaining, and it's certainly better than the awful trailers. Not as good as 'Pirates', but a fun ride nonetheless.


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