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The Addams Family (1991)

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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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Margaret Alford
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Judge Womack
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Digit Addams
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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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It's not the same old Thing. See more »

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22 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Los locos Addams  »

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$38,000,000 (estimated)

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$113,502,246 (USA)
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Early makeup designs for Gomez included dark circles around his eyes, similar to Fester's. This was eliminated before filming, but can still be seen on the film's posters and other publicity material. See more »

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During the school play, Wednesday cheek is smeared with blood at the moment of her death scene. When she turns to face the audience (and sprays the front row in the process) the blood on her cheek is no longer there. See more »

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Gomez: Think of it, Thing. For twenty-five years we've attempted to contact Fester in the great beyond, and for twenty-five years, nothing. I'm beginning to think my brother truly is lost.
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Snap, snap
9 January 2000 | by (Ardmore, PA) – See all my reviews

A good, nay great, movie version to the classic 60s series. Raul Julia is great as Gomez, as is Christopher Lloyd as Fester. The story is sound, pretty much better than the sequel. This is a comedy with slightly dark themes, but that doesn't mean the family can not enjoy it. Barry Sonnenfeld is a genius.


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