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
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On the original show, the Addams' had a pet lion named Kitty. Though Kitty doesn't appear in this movie, Gomez can be heard cracking a whip and saying, "Down, Kitty!" as a roar is heard, when he goes to the vault early on. See more »
Grandmamma is seeing performing during the Mamushka, and also walking by Tully and the doctor while the Mamushka is being performed. One of the dancers with a dark hat who's performing the Mamushka is seen to the right as Tully leaves. Also, Margaret and Cousin It are seen walking past them while at the same time watching the dance. See more »
About the séance tonight, I wish you'd come. It's Gomez I'm terribly worried about. He won't eat, he can't sleep, he keeps coughing up blood.
He coughs up blood?
Well, not like he used to...
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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 »
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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