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Director:
Writers (WGA):
Norm Liebmann (characters) &
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Release Date:
17 December 1996 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
If you think your family is weird... spend this Christmas with the Munsters!
Plot:
Get ready for some holiday spirits as the first family of fright rallies to show melancholy Eddie Munster (Bug Hall) some of the holly, jolly magic that only Santa can bring. | Add synopsis »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
Cute update of the classic show See more (6 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)

Sam McMurray ... Herman Munster

Ann Magnuson ... Lily Munster

Bug Hall ... Eddie Munster
Sandy Baron ... Grandpa Munster

Mary Woronov ... Mrs. Dimwitty

Ed Gale ... Larry

Arturo Gil ... Lefty
Mark Mitchell ... Santa
Jeremy Callaghan ... Tom

Elaine Hendrix ... Marilyn Munster
John Allen ... Mr. Pawlikowski
Noel Ferrier ... Door Knocker

Bruce Spence ... Mr Gateman
Kate Fischer ... Pretty Girl in Bar

Patricia Howson ... Mrs Matagrano
Dominic Condon ... Spooky Onlooker 1
Jonathan Biggins ... Spooky Onlooker 2
Alan Zitner ... Cop
Daniel Kellie ... Glen
Michael Hamilton ... Hector Barbieri
Malcolm Mudway ... Burly Biker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Justin Case ... Mummy

Donald Cook ... Quasimoto, the Hunchback
William Ten Eyck

Directed by
Ian Emes 
 
Writing credits
(WGA)
Norm Liebmann (characters) &
Ed Haas (characters)

Allan Burns (format) (as Al Burns) &
Chris Hayward (format)

Ed Ferrara (written by) &
Kevin Murphy (written by)

Produced by
Leslie Belzberg .... executive producer
Michael R. Joyce .... supervising producer
John Landis .... executive producer
Tony Winley .... co-producer
 
Original Music by
Christopher L. Stone 
 
Cinematography by
Roger Lanser 
 
Film Editing by
M. Scott Smith 
 
Casting by
Greg Orson 
 
Production Design by
Lawrence Eastwood 
 
Set Decoration by
Robert Wood 
 
Costume Design by
Karen Keech-Swerling (original designs)
Margot Wilson 
 
Production Management
Todd Sharp .... post-production supervisor
 
Art Department
Simon Clayton .... assistant scenic artist
 
Sound Department
Christopher Harvengt .... lead sound designer
Christopher Harvengt .... supervising sound editor
Bill Jackson .... sound re-recording mixer
Dennis Kirk .... sound re-recording mixer
Elmo Ponsdomenech .... sound re-recording mixer
 
Special Effects by
Stuart Rowsell .... special effects assistant
 
Visual Effects by
Malina Koani .... production assistant
Bret Mixon .... rotoscope supervisor
 
Casting Department
Terri Douglas .... adr voice casting
 
Editorial Department
Jim Passon .... color timer
Sandy S. Solowitz .... assistant editor: lightworks
 
Music Department
Jack Marshall .... composer: theme music (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Beth Humphreys .... legal supervisor
Christine Robson .... post-production accountant
Christine Robson .... pre-production accountant
Megan Worthy .... production coordinator
 

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91 min
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Trivia:
The cast of Here Come the Munsters (1995) (TV) were going to reprise their roles in this sequel. Edward Herrmann requested a small raise in his salary. The producers wanted to reduce the other cast members salary to pay Herrmann. So all of them decided not to continue with the sequel and a new cast was hired.See more »
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1 out of 2 people found the following review useful.
Cute update of the classic show, 19 January 2010
Author: sgtking from United States

Updating a classic TV show in a feature film adaptation is tricky business. On the one hand you want to satisfy the fans, but on the other you want to make it accessible to the new generation. This has been successful many times. 'The Addams Family' and 'The Brady Bunch' movies and their sequels performed well and received mostly positive reviews. Other examples such as 'The Dukes of Hazzard' and 'Wild Wild West' didn't fare so well. Why? Neither of those films seemed to have any heart in them, especially the latter which is little more than an overblown mess. Still this has become a popular trend, so it's no surprise that Universal has made attempts at resurrecting their own monster family show 'The Munsters.' Though it was made for the small screen, 'Here Come the Munsters' did well enough to lead to this sequel.

Pros: Fun performances from the cast. Plus the actors playing the monster family do a fantastic job of emulating the original cast. Does a good job of capturing the spirit of the series. Nice job done on the production design. Fantastic make-up effects work. Has plenty of that corny, but endearing humor the series is known for. Fast paced. A good score, featuring a nice updated version of the original theme. Fans of classic monster movies should get a kick out of seeing some of their favorites appear.

Cons: Nothing here you haven't seen before in hundreds of other movies or shows. Some of the supporting players really overdo it. Though all the subplots do add to the fun, the story is a bit all over the place.

Final thoughts: A fun and cute update of the series. Won't change the world and is not a great technical achievement, but will certainly put a smile on your face and liven up a dull day. Also fans of the series and characters should be pretty happy because this movie really respects it's legacy.

My rating: 3.5/5

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