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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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Creepy. Kooky. Spooky. Ooky. See more »


Comedy | Fantasy


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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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Did You Know?


Tim Burton was originally set to direct. He had worked with both writers Caroline Thompson and Larry Wilson individually. Thompson on Edward Scissorhands (1990) and The Nightmare Before Christmas (1993), and Wilson on Beetlejuice (1988). See more »


When Morticia goes back to the Addams mansion to speak to Tully and is captured, and Thing follows her and goes back to the motel to tell Gomez, it's obviously night. But when Gomez is at the table and Thing is trying to communicate, the room is filled with daylight. When they leave to save Morticia, it's night again. See more »


Margaret: You are too precious for words, why I could just... eat you alive!
Morticia: Oh no, Margaret! Too young!
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References Gilligan's Island (1964) See more »


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'Fun' Is The Best Adjective
18 November 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Generally, speaking this a pretty "fun movie" for most people, kids and adults. I think "fun" is the adjective most people would use in describing this film.

As one who remembered the television series, I thought I would check this out, too. Angelica Huston certainly didn't match Carolyn Jones' beauty but she, along with Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd and Christinia Ricci all were entertaining to watch.

There certainly were no end to the colorful imagines, unique scenes and dialog, special-effects and - for those with a surround system, good sound. It all made for an entertaining and fast-moving film.

I didn't find a lot of laugh-out-loud moments but it did bring a lot of smiles to my face. A lot of this is dark humor, so it helps to appreciate that type of comedy.

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