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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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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 | secret | ghost | butler | 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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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

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

The three tarot cards that appear in the opening credits are from the Rider/Waite/Smith deck. In order, the cards are: The Lovers, Death (which represents change more often that actual death) and the 3 of Swords, the card of betrayal. See more »

Goofs

When the children are in the attic Emma is holding the tray of cookies. The cookies disappear when the children "must hide" and reappear in the hiding spot. There is an extended scene on the DVD that explains how the cookies appeared there. See more »

Quotes

[Jim sees the Hitchhiking Ghosts peering into the carriage]
Jim: Hey! Hey, what are you doing?
Hitchhiking Ghost: Can they see us?
Hitchhiking Ghost: No, of course not!
Jim: Yes, I can see you. I'm looking at you right now in your stupid hat!
Hitchhiking Ghost: Don't listen to him! He's lying!
Jim: OK whatever. C'mon kids.
Hitchhiking Ghost: I could swear he was looking right at me.
Hitchhiking Ghost: He's psychic.
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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 20000 Leagues Under the Sea (1954) See more »

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Grim Grinning Ghosts
Written by Xavier Atencio and Buddy Baker
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17 January 2006 | by (The Man-Cave) – See all my reviews

Another nail in the coffin of Eddie Murphy's career, The Haunted Mansion is a slap-dash attempt to cash in on The Pirates of the Caribbean, an infinitely more successful and better film based on a Disneyland ride. There's just nothing here to write about--very little human drama and not enough computer wizardry to keep you from noticing you don't care about the humans.

About the only two things worth mentioning are Jennifer Tilly's fairly funny Madame Leota, a wisecracking Gypsy trapped in a bright green crystal medicine ball and Marsha Thomason, not for any acting ability but simply that she is beautiful and her beauty relieves some of the boredom.

Oh, well. At least it didn't have some character pontificating, "Follow your heart!"--the ubiquitous and hackneyed Disney message


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