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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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Rob Minkoff

Writer:

David Berenbaum
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Eddie Murphy ... Jim Evers
Terence Stamp ... Ramsley
Nathaniel Parker ... Master Gracey
Marsha Thomason ... Sara Evers
Jennifer Tilly ... Madame Leota
Wallace Shawn ... Ezra
Dina Spybey-Waters ... Emma (as Dina Waters)
Marc John Jefferies ... Michael
Aree Davis ... Megan
Jim Doughan Jim Doughan ... Mr. Coleman
Rachael Harris ... Mrs. Coleman (as Rachel Harris)
Steve Hytner ... Mr. Silverman
Heather Juergensen ... Mrs. Silverman
Jeremy Howard ... Hitchhiking Ghost
Deep Roy ... Hitchhiking Ghost
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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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With so many ghosts... You're never alone in the dark See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Official Sites:

Official site

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

26 November 2003 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Disney's The Haunted Mansion See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$90,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,278,410, 30 November 2003

Gross USA:

$75,847,266

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$182,290,266
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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

As a promotion, Disney Channel had Aree Davis and Marc John Jefferies host a Halloween special in which they gave tips for pumpkin carving, costume ideas, and building a haunted house. See more »

Goofs

When Ramsley throws Jim out of the mansion, the ground Jim lands on is dry though there had been a flood earlier that same day. See more »

Quotes

[during the sham wedding ceremony]
Master Gracey: [extending his hand to Sara] Elizabeth?
[Sara glances at Ramsley, remembers he is holding Michael and Megan captive, and plays her part]
Sara Evers: [takes Gracey's hand] Yes, my love.
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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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Spoofed in Timon & Pumbaa Virtual Safari 1.5 (2004) See more »

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By the Beautiful Sea
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Eddie Murphy recital with creepy and spooky scenario at a haunted house
22 January 2005 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

The movie talks about a house seller (Eddie Murphy) , his wife (Marsha Thomason) and children , they are going to a haunted mansion inhabited by weird people : an owner (Nahaniel Parker) , butler (Terence Stamp) , servant (Wallace Shawn) and psychic (Jennifer Tilly) . They'll take on several dangers , eerie ghosts , scary skeleton and fantastic supernatural forces .

The picture mingles frightening happenings , frenetic action , mystery , tongue-in-cheek and there is horror but with humor , including a lot of references to the Disney theme park ride . From the start to finish fear and giggles are interminable . The film pays tribute to the picture ¨The haunting¨ but with laughs and fun . Much of the movie's plot is inspired by Phantom Manor, the version of the Haunted Mansion at Disneyland Resort Paris . Vivid as well as thrilling musical score by Mark Mancina . Colorful and brilliant cinematography by Remi Adefarasin . FX , especial effects , by means of computer generator , are of first class , similar to extraordinary make-up by Rick Baker , a number one in this category , as he won various ¨Oscars¨. The make-up designed by Rick for Ramsley -Terence Stamp- was to make him resemble Boris Karloff .

Many designs of the building designs were recycled from both of the Walt Disney attractions , the exterior was based off the original structure at Disneyland and the inside was a mix of both. The production picture was made with a main aim to advertising campaign as theme park attraction . The motion picture was regularly directed by Rob Minkoff (Stuart Little 1 and 2 , The forbidden game , The Lion King) . The film obtained enough success in the Box-office . The motion picture will appeal to horror comedy enthusiasts and Eddie Murphy fans . Rating : 5,5/10 . Average .


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