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The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Fantasy  |  22 November 1991 (USA)
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Con artists plan to fleece the eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long lost Uncle Fester.

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Uncle Fester Addams / Gordon Craven
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Abigail Craven / Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss
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Storyline

The Addams step out of Charles Addams' cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre (including a detached hand for a servant) and are quite wealthy. Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip in the shark's son into the family as their long lost Uncle Fester. Can the false Fester find his way into the vault before he is discovered? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Creepy. Kooky. Spooky. Ooky. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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22 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Los locos Addams  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$113,502,246 (USA)
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In the original TV series Grandmama was Gomez's mother and her name was Eudora Addams. In the films she is Morticia's mother and her name was changed to Esmerelda Frump (Morticia's mother in the series was Hestor Frump). This provided a joke for The Addams Family musical. Morticia, angry at Gomez, brings up the time his mother came to visit for a week, "And she's still here, living in the attic." Gomez responds, "My mother? I thought she was your mother!" See more »

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'Fun' Is The Best Adjective
18 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Generally, speaking this a pretty "fun movie" for most people, kids and adults. I think "fun" is the adjective most people would use in describing this film.

As one who remembered the television series, I thought I would check this out, too. Angelica Huston certainly didn't match Carolyn Jones' beauty but she, along with Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd and Christinia Ricci all were entertaining to watch.

There certainly were no end to the colorful imagines, unique scenes and dialog, special-effects and - for those with a surround system, good sound. It all made for an entertaining and fast-moving film.

I didn't find a lot of laugh-out-loud moments but it did bring a lot of smiles to my face. A lot of this is dark humor, so it helps to appreciate that type of comedy.


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