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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.

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 Family steps 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 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:

It's not the same old Thing. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Trivia

In a further strange set of inter-linked coincidences, the 1990s live action film version was originally created by Orion Pictures, based upon their earlier acquisition of Filmways, the company behind the 1960s TV version. With Orion's financial troubles, the film was acquired by Paramount, with the other bidder being Universal. In 2019, Orion is now part of MGM, who are jointly distributing the 2019 animated version with Universal. See more »

Goofs

When Fester climbs in his bedroom window after chasing Wednesday into the cemetery, you can see the harness on the back of his collar. See more »

Quotes

Morticia: [to Tully, as he is torturing her] You've done this before.
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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 49th Annual Golden Globe Awards (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The Addams Groove
Written by M.C. Hammer (as Hammer) and Felton Pilate (as Pilate)
Contains The Addams Family (1964) Theme by Vic Mizzy
Performed by M.C. Hammer
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'Fun' Is The Best Adjective
18 November 2006 | by ccthemovieman-1See all my reviews

Generally, speaking this a pretty "fun movie" for most people, kids and adults. I think "fun" is the adjective most people would use in describing this film.

As one who remembered the television series, I thought I would check this out, too. Angelica Huston certainly didn't match Carolyn Jones' beauty but she, along with Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd and Christinia Ricci all were entertaining to watch.

There certainly were no end to the colorful imagines, unique scenes and dialog, special-effects and - for those with a surround system, good sound. It all made for an entertaining and fast-moving film.

I didn't find a lot of laugh-out-loud moments but it did bring a lot of smiles to my face. A lot of this is dark humor, so it helps to appreciate that type of comedy.


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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)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,203,754, 24 November 1991

Gross USA:

$113,502,426

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$191,502,426
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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