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The Munsters' Revenge (1981)

When a wax museum owner attempts to frame the Munsters for pulling a jewelry heist, they must both prove their innocence and find out the true thieves.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Lily Munster (as Yvonne DeCarlo)
K.C. Martel ...
Jo McDonnell ...
Glen Boyle
Police Chief Harry Boyle (as Herbert Voland)
Charles Macaulay ...
Police Commissioner
Dr. Dustin Diablo
Ezra Stone ...
Dr. Lichtlighter


The owner of a wax museum has an exhibit dedicated to the Munsters. When he uses robots that look like Herman and Granpa to pull a jewelry heist, everyone thinks that the real Herman and Grandpa did it. They must prove their innocence and uncover the real thieves. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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27 February 1981 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Die Munsters: Die Rückkehr der Familie Frankenstein  »

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Did You Know?


Vic Mizzy was asked to compose the music for The Munsters (1964) after he'd begun work on The Addams Family (1964), so he declined, perceiving it as a conflict of interest. In a 2004 interview with The Archive of American Television, Mizzy said he agreed to score this film because "the guys who wrote it liked me, so I did it." He went on to call his work on the movie "a throwaway, strictly a fee." See more »


You can see the end of the puppet sometimes when they show "Spot". See more »


Grandpa Munster: [adressing the Cave Girl Robot] Excuse me, my dear, could I interest you in a little bite?
Herman Munster: Grandpa, she's only a robot. That woman can not talk.
Grandpa Munster: I know... those are the best kind.
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Followed by Here Come the Munsters (1995) See more »


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Music by Burton Lane
Performed by Yvonne De Carlo
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Mind-Numbing Waxing Nostalgic
1 December 2006 | by (NC) – See all my reviews

A sad, sad sight indeed is The Munster's Revenge. The Munsters are brought back one last time(Fred Gywnne received a huge paycheck to come back to the role of Herman Munster)in this made-for-TV movie about a pair of wax replicas of Grandpa and Herman that are robots "terrorizing" the city as preparation for a robbery of a mummy's stash at an exhibit. With the police on their heels, the two elderly television icons try to find out who is actually behind the crimes in order to clear their names. We get to see them dress in drag as waitresses(a minor highpoint in the film), grandpa turns into a bat with attached wire a couple times(one time even flying to Transylvania with Herman somehow invoking his frequent flyer miles I guess), and a most annoying relative "the Phantom" constantly sings and breaks glass ad nausium! What is most sad is hard to pinpoint: is it that Gywnne(especially) and Al Lewis look so haggard in every scene and so indifferent to the material. Is it the hokey costumes of the robots that have that school production values look about them. Maybe it is the ridiculous script. Sid Caesar's crazy, mostly unfunny antics. Or perhaps it is seeing something which brought me joy and fond memories as a child being treated to a super K-Mart fashion makeover. At any even, the result is decidedly disappointing and silly even for Munster standards. As for the rest of the cast, Yvonne De Carlo is adequate in a most vacuous role(though showing more cleavage than usual for a woman of her years and experience). K. C. Martell makes an ever-so-not affable Eddie Munster. Jo McDonell is an attractive Marilyn. Bob Hastings as the aforementioned Phantom looks and acts and speaks in the most absurd manner. The film has a real cheap feel about it even for a made-for-TV movie.

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