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The Addams Family (1991)

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

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Uncle Fester Addams / Gordon Craven
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Abigail Craven / Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss
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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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uncle | con | fraud | macabre | eccentric | See All (91) »

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Weird is relative. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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PG-13 | See all certifications »

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22 November 1991 (USA)  »

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Los locos Addams  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

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$113,502,246 (USA)
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

When Morticia is clearing the cupboard for the charity sale her hands are raised in the close-ups and lowered in the long-shots. See more »

Quotes

[Gordon, Craven and Tully keep trying to open the Addams Family Vault. For the umpteenth time, the house's booby traps dump them outside the house]
Abigail Craven: You are doing this on purpose!
Uncle Fester: [sarcastic] That's right, Mother, isn't this fun!
Tully Alfford: I'll race you back.
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Connections

Referenced in Solyanka po-Piterski (2011) See more »

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La Folia
Arranged and Performed by Carole Koenig
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They're funny and they're zany...
16 September 2005 | by (Portland, Oregon, USA) – See all my reviews

So here it is: a feature look into the lives of the ghoulish family that bears the name of their creator. In this case, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) and Gomez (Raul Julia) are raising their family, when long lost Uncle Fester (Christopher Lloyd) rejoins the family. But there may be other people who want the Addams' house.

Most people don't seem to realize that "The Addams Family" actually had some social commentary: everyone outside the Addams house considers them weird because they live differently, but they're actually a very loving family. As it was, "The Addams Family" was always better than "The Munsters" (cleverer and not as silly). But anyway, this is the feature, and it's one of the few TV-to-movie adaptations that got it right.


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