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The Addams Family (1991)

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Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Charles Addams (characters), Caroline Thompson | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 20 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Anjelica Huston ... Morticia Addams
Raul Julia ... Gomez Addams
Christopher Lloyd ... Uncle Fester Addams / Gordon Craven
Dan Hedaya ... Tully Alford
Elizabeth Wilson ... Abigail Craven / Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss
Judith Malina ... Granny
Carel Struycken ... Lurch
Dana Ivey ... Margaret Alford
Paul Benedict ... Judge Womack
Christina Ricci ... Wednesday Addams
Jimmy Workman ... Pugsley Addams
Christopher Hart ... Thing
John Franklin ... Cousin It
Tony Azito Tony Azito ... Digit Addams
Douglas Brian Martin Douglas Brian Martin ... Dexter Addams
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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>

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Taglines:

Creepy. Kooky. Spooky. Ooky. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Addams Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$113,502,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$191,502,426
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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

After the movie premiered, children would frequently recognize Raul Julia as Gomez Addams out in public, which according to him, always brought a smile to his face. See more »

Goofs

When the golf ball lands in Judge's cereal bowl, his face and pajama top are covered in milk. As he steps outside onto his front porch to yell at Gomez, there's pieces of cereal stuck his face and chest and the milk has dried up on his face and pajama top. On top of that, when the ball splashes into the bowl, the milk covers much of his pajama top and when he steps outside, only a small portion of the front is soaked near his neck. See more »

Quotes

Gomez: [to Fester] Good show, old man.
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Alternate Versions

The McDonald's release version omits a scene in which Lurch attempts to sell vacuum cleaners when the family is forced to leave their house. See more »


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Too Legit To Quit
Written by M.C. Hammer (as Hammer), Felton Pilate (as Pilate), James Earley (as Early) Michael Patrick Kelly (as Kelly) and Louis Burrell (as Burrell)
Performed by M.C. Hammer
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They're funny and they're zany...
16 September 2005 | by lee_eisenbergSee 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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