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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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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 ...


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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Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Los locos Addams  »

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Box Office


$38,000,000 (estimated)


$113,502,246 (USA)

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1.85 : 1
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Production began at Orion, which owned the rights to the Filmways TV library and hence the 1960s TV series. However, during production, Orion's financial troubles, which ultimately led to the studio's demise and purchase by MGM, began. Paramount bought the film rights, finished the production, and even produced a sequel. Although Orion did retain foreign distribution rights to the film, which in turn, are now in the hands of MGM, due to their purchase of Orion Pictures. See more »


At the bottom of the slide, on the way to the vault, Festers right hand is incorrectly switching between being at his side or at his throat between shots. See more »


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Great movie!
9 March 2003 | by (U.S.A.) – See all my reviews

This film is very good.The late,great Raul Julia,Anjelica Huston,and Christopher Lloyd performed well.Even though there is a sequel this film is one of a kind.In My opinion this is a good dark comedy for everybody!

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