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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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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 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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Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$7,776,947 (Japan) (14 May 2004)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Gracey Mansion is located in the bayou of Louisiana. The Haunted Mansion attraction is located in New Orleans Sauare in Disneyland, CA. See more »

Goofs

After Jim exits the painting and goes into the hallway, look down onto the rug. You'll notice dark lines on them, that's not part of the rug as they tried to make it look, it's the railings for the ride. They filmed it inside the ride, that includes the rails leading to the breathing door. See more »

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[Ramsley has just revealed what really happened to Elisabeth]
Ramsley: The Master must never know. Edward and his love will be reunited and this curse will be broken.
Jim: That's not her, that's my wife!
Ramsley: And what she sees in you, I'll never know.
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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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