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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  26 November 2003 (USA)
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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
Emma (as Dina Waters)
Jim Doughan ...
Mr. Coleman
Mrs. Coleman (as Rachel Harris)
Mr. Silverman
Mrs. Silverman
Hitchhiking Ghost
Hitchhiking Ghost


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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Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Release Date:

26 November 2003 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Haunted Mansion  »

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Box Office


$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$24,278,410 (USA) (28 November 2003)


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

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2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?


The Hitchhiking Ghosts were more prominent in early drafts of the script, but were trimmed back because it became too overwhelming to have three supporting characters chiming in all the time. See more »


When Mr Gracey and Sara are walking up the steps arm in arm, it appears that Mr Gracey is in normal physical human form, but when Jim lashes out at Ramsley, his hand goes straight through. See more »


[Master Gracey and Sara are in the attic. Gracey shows Sara Elizabeth's wedding dress]
Master Gracey: This was to have been her wedding dress.
Sara Evers: Oh, it's lovely!
Master Gracey: It would have been lovelier still if she'd ever had the chance to wear it. Now it serves only as a dark reminder of what could have been.
Sara Evers: To love someone so much and then to lose them so suddenly. I can't imagine how awful that must be.
Master Gracey: If you truly love someone, they never leave. They remain in your heart forever.
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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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Not as bad as everyone says!
11 August 2005 | by (Wolverhampton, England) – See all my reviews

When this movie came out critics and audiences were saying how rubbish it was and it was a waste of time and money, but as i have a keen interest in the paranormal i still wanted to see it anyway and i glad i did! This is a family film but there are elements of adult horror here such as suicides, murder and even zombies! The story is of a typical workaholic dad who neglects his family and decides to take them away to make up for this, but when he receives a call asking him to sell a mansion he can't refuse so off he and his family go.

Once there they meet the creepy butler Ramsley and the owner Mr Gracy who are obviously ghosts, and from then on all the supernatural events follow one-another from zombie reflections to levitating around a psychic in a crystal ball called Madame Leota. And i thought she was the best character in the film, not just because i'm a Jennifer Tilly fan but because she is very funny and has a strong personality for just a head.

The effects are as amazing as the sets with the green glow of Madame Leota, the zombies and more even the people who didn't like this film can't deny that the effects are excellent. As i said the sets are also some of the best i've seen the mansion is absolutely breathtaking.

The only thing that i think is bad with this movie is the child actors, they just look bored going round the mansion with straight faces even though they follow ghostly orbs into unknown places. But apart from this the rest of the film is great fun for kids and for the adults who aren't afraid to turn their brain off for 90mins. WATCH IT!!!!

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