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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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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Emma (as Dina Waters)
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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 something more sinister. Written by Catherine

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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:

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

Gross:

$75,817,994 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

There is a deleted scene "Emma & Ezra" where Emma becomes a blue, floating translucent ghostly spirit. See more »

Goofs

A few jokes are made regarding Madame Leota's inability to move on her own. However, when Jim Evers is trapped outside the house (after being thrown from the attic) she seems to have the ability to roll along under her own steam. Of course, this is ignoring the fact that she'd need to be able to get out of the attic in the first place. See more »

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Megan: They're ghosts, Dad.
Jim: They're not ghosts. We're just having hallucinations from that dinner that we ate. It was that chicken, it didn't taste right.
[insulted, Emma turns into mist and re-appears right in front of Jim]
Emma: Hey!
Jim: Whoa!
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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

References The Sixth Sense (1999) See more »

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Somebody's Watching Me
Performed by Morris Day
Produced by John E. Rhone and Ontario Haynes
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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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