Roxy Hunter and the Mystery of the Moody Ghost

Synopsis: Roxy Hunter, a tumultuous and precocious nine-year-old "going on 35" has just moved to the sleepy little town of Serenity Falls with her widowed mother, Susan, and family friend, the boy genius, Max. Roxy brings her vivid imagination, keen 'detecting skills', and eccentric personality to the small town where she accidentally uncovers a plot that could destroy her new home.
Genre: Family, Mystery
Director(s): Eleanor Lindo
Production: Sony Pictures Home Entertainment
  1 nomination.
93 min

Sir, I've come to ask for

your daughter's hand in marriage.

Get off my property!

I'm not leaving

until I see Estelle.

You're not coming into my home

and making demands! Get out now!

Mother, I was listening to that.

Oh, come on.

It's a little dated,

don't you think, even for me.

Do you realise these are my last

precious moments to listen to NPR

before I'm culturally 'ostrichized'?

Sweetie, it's 'ostracized'.

Listen, you're going to love

Serenity Falls, I promise.

There's a lot to do there.

It's a beautiful little town.

And how am I going to live without

the opera, MOMA, Broadway,

long walks in Central Park?

You could take me anywhere.

My heart will always belong

to the Big Apple.

Roxy, we lived in New Jersey.

You've been to Manhattan twice.

Can't your parents

do anything about this,

to save us

from being moved to Siberia?

I'm going to be

a teenager soon,

so don't blame me

if I end up a reclusive misfit.

You hang on there, little missy.

You're not going to be a teenager

for another three-and-a-half years.

Looks like we have no choice

but to get married now, Max.

All we have is each other.

According to the last census,

the population of Serenity Falls

and its surrounding area is 8,519.

Statistically speaking, there's

quite a number in our age group.

Well, that's good!

Does that include the cows, Max?

Are you sure this is it?

32 Greenwood Lane.

This is it.

The estate agent

said it was nice, but this is...


What do you think, Max?

Want to check it out?


I can't believe

we get to live here!

- I can't believe it, either.

- Certainly impressive.

Thank you for

bringing us here, Mom.

So you think you're not

going to mind living here, then?

I'll manage.

Well, good.

Oh, Max. What times

we shall have here.

Can't you just see it?

Tea in the garden,

lawn bowling,

croquet, and the dances!

Hey, why don't we have

an 'agnaugural' ball?


- Are you okay?

- Fantastic.

Hey, what's your problem?

Oh, I'm sorry, the ball slipped.

Is your brother

going to cry?

He's not my brother.

He's my fianc.

And you'd better be sorry,

'cause he's a Duck Chin-chu Ninja.


He was raised with

the Woonah masters of Indonesia,

who taught him the secret art

of Oriental brain-kicking.

He could snap your brain in two

with one secret kick.

Like this.

That's baloney.

Okay, find out the hard way.

I dare you.

Is she making that up?

Maybe. What do you want?

You moving in?

Whatever gave you that idea?

- How old are you?

- 12.

Well, I'm 13. Remember that.

Traditionally, it follows.

I'm Seth. This is my 'hood.

That's Timmy and Tommy.

They're twins.

Twins? No way!

I never would have guessed.

Does your mother

dress you alike on purpose,

or did you choose

that look yourselves?

You know,

the Moody Mansion is haunted.

That's why nobody's

lived there for years,

till you dweebs moved in.

The Moody Mansion?

Yeah, they say you can hear

ghosts moving around in there.

Good luck sleeping

at night, losers.



Maybe a murder happened here,

and now the ghost has returned

from beyond the grave

to 'wreath' its revenge.

Max, what if it mistakes us

for the killer?

There's no empirical evidence

to support the belief in ghosts.

Hey, Max, look at the...

Max, listen!

The footsteps of the damned!

Okay, kids, I have some bad news

and I have some good news.

The bad news is that

the furnace isn't working...

And the good news?

Well, I think I have

a fun solution.

Wait, wait, don't help me.

- Russia?

- Russia's not a continent.

Okay, then what's

the sixth continent?


Australia's an island.

How could it be a continent, too?

It just is.

That's just plain selfish.

Should we revoke its status, honey?

I think it's only fair.

Okay, I'll get right on that for you.

And, speaking

of distant locations,

we're going to call

your mom and dad tomorrow night

and let them know

you're all right.

They're not in Kazakhstan anymore.

They're not?

Where are they?

Turkmenistan. They're trying to ship

the relics back to the university.

It's okay, though.

They trust you.

Well, that's not the point, Max.

I know they'd love to hear from you.

I guess.

They would, trust me.

What's the seventh continent?

Oh, well, you'll have to find

that out tomorrow.

What? You can't

possibly be serious.

You're not going to tell me?

How ever shall I sleep?

I feel your pain, babe,

but you know the game.

Good night.

Completely unfair.

- How 'bout a clue?

- It's an island, too.

Long Island?

Rhode Island? Hawaii?

Good night, sweetie.

Ireland? Iceland.

Iceland... no, Greenland.

Roxanne, good night.

Totally unfair.

Antarctica? Is that an island?

Max, is Antar...




You awake?

I'm telling you, it was a ghost!

Oh, honey, come on.

There are no ghosts in the house.

Oh, really? Were you the one

too terrified to sleep all night?

Have you any idea

what sleep 'deprimation'

does to a child my age?

Okay, please, this is

the last babysitter in the book.

I don't need a babysitter.

Max and I will be fine by ourselves,

thank you very much.

Max has to study,

and you're too young to be left alone.

So you're going to leave me

with some country pumpkin?

Country bumpkin.

Whatever. I'm perfectly capable

of handling any situation.


Come on!

You're driving me nutty.

Oh, no! Not you, Mrs Slauson.

You are available.

You're... that's great!

Next month. Okay.

That... yep,

I'll definitely call you then.

Thanks. Bye.

Max, the pancakes!

Oh, sorry!

Turn it off, turn it off!

Is it off?

Don't burn yourself.

No breakfast for you.

Who's that?

You keep fanning, honey.

Holy jeez!

- Susan?

- Hi, yeah.

Welcome to Serenity Falls.

We don't have a Starbucks,

but Lenny's Coffee Shop

does a much better job.

Thank you.

Who are you?


Rebecca Robson.

Oh, of course, the estate lawyer.

Hi. Nice to meet you.

You too, you too.

Come in, come in.

So, listen,

we can't believe this house.

Yeah, you get a lot more bang

for your buck out here in the country.

Are you sure it's not

some sort of a mistake?

No, we're just renting it out

to offset some of the legal fees

from the Moody estate.

One of those mornings?

The school won't take Roxy

this late in the term,

I don't have a sitter,

the pancakes are spilled,

the smoothies are burnt, and...

I'm not even making any sense.

The house okay?

Yeah, the house is great.

The furnace isn't working.

I'm so sorry.

You know, I'll get right on it.

When you told me on the phone

that you were going to

get the repairs done,

I didn't think you'd actually

be doing them yourself.

It's the kind of stuff you have to do

in order to make partner around here,

but between you and me, I love it.

Gets me out of the office.

Hey, why don't I watch the kids?

What more proof do you need?

I now declare this house

officially haunted.

So this is Roxy.

Are you sure you're not

going to mind baby-sitting?

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Robin Dunne (born November 19, 1976) is a Canadian actor who has had numerous leading roles in sequels throughout his career, but is perhaps best known for his role as Doctor Will Zimmerman in the science fiction television series, Sanctuary. more…

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