6.8/10
104,889
134 user 59 critic

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.

Director:

Writers:

(characters), | 1 more credit »
Reviews
Popularity
304 ( 159)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 4 wins & 17 nominations. See more awards »
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
...
Uncle Fester Addams / Gordon Craven
...
...
Abigail Craven / Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss
...
...
...
...
Judge Womack
...
...
...
...
Tony Azito ...
Digit Addams
Douglas Brian Martin ...
Edit

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>

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Plot Keywords:

uncle | con | fraud | macabre | eccentric | See All (92) »

Taglines:

Creepy. Kooky. Spooky. Ooky. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

| |

Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los locos Addams  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$113,502,000 (USA)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Some additional characters shown as Addams (relatives which had more emphasis in the original script, but less screentime) were: Dexter and Donald Addams (the two-headed cousin in matching turtlenecks); cousin Ophelia Addams (revealed to Morticia's sister, who looks like a Tennessee Williams heroine); Slosh Addams (a great, fat, toad-like man who was revealed in the script to have "made many a killing on Wall Street"); his child-sized wife, Lois; Digit Addams (a four-armed Addams with an over-aged Heidi-look-alike, complete with thick blonde braids, as his date); and Lumpy Addams (a teenage hunchback cousin in a loud blazer). See more »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Gomez: [after landing on a dock] Smell that air, Fester! Like a tomb.
See more »

Connections

Featured in 1992 MTV Movie Awards (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

Sally Jessy Rraphael
Written by Dan Radlauer
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
A morbid joy
10 May 2007 | by (SoFla, UsA) – See all my reviews

Extremely enjoyable update to the old t.v. show retains the eccentric spookiness and oddball humor of old, then proceeds to update the warped family familiarity with a rousing sense of decadent glee. The unexpectedly classy affair benefits greatly from the amazing casting that went into choosing all the Addams clan. What is nothing short of ensemble perfection, a sense of fun had by all on set during production remains undeniably infectious throughout, lending the amusing proceedings a distinct level of class.

Directed by easily digestible Barry Sonnenfeld, The Addams Family may be a bit intense for young kids but should stay a delight to all others. A wonderful, gentle perversity that hangs over the entire family might have pushed things a little too far to justify this family film to the younger set, but will stay surprisingly balanced with an outpouring of heart and morality,simply flipped inside out here, for comedic intent.

Wonderful set and prop design mixed with it's politely warped sense of humor would have been enough to make Addams Family the success it became, although it was the brilliant casting which continues to uphold a credibility for this film. Led by the outstanding (and sadly missed) Raul Julia, nearly every single family member wears their role with an unreal amount of dignity, making the fairly standard plot completely memorable.


13 of 16 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?