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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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A stop-motion animated version of Charles Addams' series of cartoons about a peculiar, ghoulish family.

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

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$113,502,246 (USA)
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The Lady Colyton, who is thanked at the beginning of the credits, is Barbara Barb, who was married to Charles Addams from 1954 to 1956. When the couple divorced, she received copyrights to some of his work as part of the divorce settlement. She later remarried to Henry Hopkinson, Baron Colyton - hence the title. See more »

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Obvious use of juggling double for Raul Julia in long shots during Mamushka sequence. See more »

Quotes

Morticia: Why don't you speak to Fester, darling? He's right outside the door.
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Carol of the Bells
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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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