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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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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 »

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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

Some additional characters shown as Addams (relatives which had more emphasis in the original script, but less screentime) were: Dexter and Donald Addams (the two-headed cousin in matching turtlenecks); cousin Ophelia Addams (revealed to Morticia's sister, who looks like a Tennessee Williams heroine); Slosh Addams (a great, fat, toad-like man who was revealed in the script to have "made many a killing on Wall Street"); his child-sized wife, Lois; Digit Addams (a four-armed Addams with an over-aged Heidi-look-alike, complete with thick blonde braids, as his date); and Lumpy Addams (a teenage hunchback cousin in a loud blazer). See more »

Goofs

When Thing is trying to tell Gomez about Morticia, he uses what appears to be finger spelling from American Sign Language. However, he doesn't actually spell any words, but signs random letters, mostly T, M, N, R, and a few others, and several other random hand positions that aren't letters at all. See more »

Quotes

Morticia: Margaret?
Margaret: Hmm?
Morticia: 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.
Margaret: He coughs up blood?
Morticia: Well, not like he used to...
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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 »

Connections

Referenced in The Haunting (1999) See more »

Soundtracks

Oh Sole Mio
Written by Eduardo Di Capua (as Edoardo Di Capua), Giovanni Capurro, and Alfredo Mazzucchi
Performed by Beniamino Gigli
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Snap, snap
9 January 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

A good, nay great, movie version to the classic 60s series. Raul Julia is great as Gomez, as is Christopher Lloyd as Fester. The story is sound, pretty much better than the sequel. This is a comedy with slightly dark themes, but that doesn't mean the family can not enjoy it. Barry Sonnenfeld is a genius.


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