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The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 22 November 1991 (USA)
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Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

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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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Comedy | Fantasy

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22 November 1991 (USA)  »

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$30,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$113,502,000

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$191,502,426
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Anjelica Huston drew inspiration for her portrayal of Morticia Adams, not from Carolyn Jones from the series, but by watching Grey Gardens (1975), David Maysles, and Albert Maysles's documentary about two eccentric old women found living in a decaying mansion. The women, Edith Bouvier Beale ("Big Edie") and Edith 'Little Edie' Bouvier Beale, are, respectively, the aunt and cousin of the late Jacqueline Kennedy. See more »

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When 'Gordon' gets 'flushed' he comes out of Pugsley's drain which is on the left. However when he starts chasing Wednesday, she comes out of her own drain which is now on the left after having being on the right. See more »

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Margaret: Everyone keeps asking where he bought his costume.
Gomez: It is a wonderful hat.
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Follows Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977) See more »

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Written by Dan Radlauer
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A morbid joy
10 May 2007 | by See all my reviews

Extremely enjoyable update to the old t.v. show retains the eccentric spookiness and oddball humor of old, then proceeds to update the warped family familiarity with a rousing sense of decadent glee. The unexpectedly classy affair benefits greatly from the amazing casting that went into choosing all the Addams clan. What is nothing short of ensemble perfection, a sense of fun had by all on set during production remains undeniably infectious throughout, lending the amusing proceedings a distinct level of class.

Directed by easily digestible Barry Sonnenfeld, The Addams Family may be a bit intense for young kids but should stay a delight to all others. A wonderful, gentle perversity that hangs over the entire family might have pushed things a little too far to justify this family film to the younger set, but will stay surprisingly balanced with an outpouring of heart and morality,simply flipped inside out here, for comedic intent.

Wonderful set and prop design mixed with it's politely warped sense of humor would have been enough to make Addams Family the success it became, although it was the brilliant casting which continues to uphold a credibility for this film. Led by the outstanding (and sadly missed) Raul Julia, nearly every single family member wears their role with an unreal amount of dignity, making the fairly standard plot completely memorable.


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