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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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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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Two bathrooms: His and hearse. 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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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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$24,278,410 (USA) (30 November 2003)

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$75,847,266 (USA)
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The Dapper Dans, a barbershop quartet that performs in Disneyland's Main Street USA, make a special appearance as the voices of the singing busts. 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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[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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Featured in The Blockbuster Buster: Haunted Mansion (2013) See more »

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By the Beautiful Sea
Written by Harold Atteridge and Harry Carroll
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Not as bad as many lead you to believe.
17 April 2007 | by (Long Beach, California) – See all my reviews

This was a very poorly reviewed film, and it didn't deserve such flack. For me, it was a dumb, entertaining movie with some heart. For others, it was a terrible job of emulating the classic Disney ride and just another stupid Eddie Murphy comedy vehicle. Though I'd rather go on the ride as opposed to watching this, it still has it's charm. This movie is about a Realtor (Murphy) and his family traveling to a haunted mansion for a business deal. While in the house they learn some strange things and end up traveling through various rooms found in the ride (the bride, the ballroom, Madame Leota, the graveyard with the singing busts). In the end, this is a fun movie for kids, and amusing for adults, with fun references, and a fun performance by Murphy and the kids.

My rating: ** 1/2 out of ****. 85 mins. PG for mild language, violence


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