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The Haunted Mansion (2003)

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

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26 November 2003 (USA)  »

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$90,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$75,817,994 (USA) (9 April 2004)
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Originally, Don Knotts was cast as the Groundskeeper seen at the entrance to the cemetery in the ride. While the character was cut as the script developed, both the Groundskeeper and his faithful, fearful dog can be glimpsed among the ghosts populating the cemetery in the film. See more »

Goofs

Jim Evers gives Sara Evers a teddy bear with a watch on. He takes it off the bear and puts it on her, but in the next shot the watch is still on the teddy bear. See more »

Quotes

Jim: Hey, honey, you know they have dead people in the backyard.
Sara Evers: Well, some people have swimming pools, others have private cemeteries. It can happen.
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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 Bad Movie Beatdown: The Haunted Mansion (2010) See more »

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I Left My Heart in San Francisco
Written by George Cory and Douglass Cross
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A Watchable Adventure, In Spite of Full of Clichés and the Presence of the Unbearable Eddie Murphy
13 November 2004 | by (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil) – See all my reviews

The real-estate broker Jim Evers (Eddie Murphy) and his wife Sara Evers (Marsha Thomason) are partners in their real-estate business, but Jim is workaholic and does not give much attention to his family. On their wedding anniversary, Jim promises to travel with Sara and their daughter Megan and son Michael in the weekend to a close lake, but Sara is invited to visit a mansion and Jim sees the chance of the beginning of a great deal. He decides to visit the huge house in the way to the lake, and the family is hosted by the weird butler Ramsley (Terence Stamp) and his master Gracey (Nathaniel Parker). Jim and his family pretty soon realize that the house is full of ghosts and that Gracey believes that Sara is the reincarnation of his former fiancée Elizabeth. Although full of clichés and having the unbearable Eddie Murphy, 'The Haunted Mansion' has some good moments and is watchable. The best parts are those with the participation of Emma (Dina Waters from 'Six Feet Under' and her funny voice), Ezra (Wallace Shawn) and Jennifer Tilly as the crystal ball Madame Leota. My vote is six.

Title (Brazil): 'Mansão Mal-Assombrada' ('Haunted Mansion')


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