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
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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 »
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 »
[to Tully, as he is torturing her]
You've done this before.
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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 »
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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