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Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 19 November 1993 (USA)
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The Addams Family try to rescue their beloved uncle Fester from his gold-digging new love, a black widow named Debbie.

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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 nominations. See more awards »

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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Morticia Addams
... Gomez Addams
... Uncle Fester Addams
... Debbie Jellinsky
... Wednesday Addams
... Granny
... Pugsley Addams
Kaitlyn Hooper ... Pubert Addams
Kristen Hooper ... Pubert Addams
... Lurch
... Joel Glicker
... Thing
... Margaret Addams
... Gary Granger
... Becky Martin-Granger
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Storyline

When an adorable baby boy is added to the Addams household, Wednesday and Pugsley do not hate the baby, they just aren't necessarily excited about his existence. Ok, yeah they do hate the baby. So Wednesday and Pugsley must get rid of the new addition one way or another. Meanwhile a new nanny is added to the household who overtakes Fester. The Addams must stop the nanny, but how?

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The Family Just Got A Little Stranger. See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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Rated PG-13 for macabre humor | See all certifications »

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19 November 1993 (USA)  »

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A Família Addams 2  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$47,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$14,117,545, 21 November 1993

Gross USA:

$48,919,043
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

David Krumholtz's character says at one point he has every card for his Serial Killer Card Collections "except Jack the Ripper and that Zodiac Guy." Jack the Ripper and The Zodiac Killer are the real world's most famous uncaught serial killers. See more »

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Becky's hand goes from one of Wednesday's shoulders to the other when they're arguing about hugging. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Wednesday: [giving a funeral to a cat in a shoe-box] Come, sorrow; we welcome thee. Let us join in grief, rejoice in despair, and honor the fortunate dead.
Grandma: Dearly beloved...
Wednesday: [the cat mews and Wednesday shakes the box] Shh! Quiet!
Grandma: [starts piling dirt on the box]
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Aloha Oe
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Written by Queen Liliuokalani
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Very funny
11 January 2003 | by See all my reviews

Barry Sonnenfeld (Get Shorty) takes a zany script written by Paul Rudnick (Jeffrey, In and Out) and directs with an exhilarating rhythm to tell the tale of Uncle Fester's marriage to a suspicious young nanny (Joan Cusack) and its effect on the Addams family.

All the actors are absolutely wonderful but Cusack steals the movie with a gleefully nasty turn as the murderous Debbie. Her without-peer comedic talent is more strongly showcased here -watch the scene when Debbie sits in a car waiting for a house to explode- than in her award winning role as Kevin Kline's jilted bride in In and Out. Angelica Huston and Raoul Julia are magnetic in dramatic roles but they also have sensational comic timing and their Morticia and Gomez make a memorable dark-humored pair, most notably in the scenes where the sexual innuendo takes a front-row seat. Peter MacNichol (Ally McBeal) and Christine Baranski (The Ref) have a ball as the irritating summer camp counslers and Christina Ricci will probably never top her performance as Wednesday.

It's a guilty pleasure and a fun ride, zipping by in an hour and a half and also features a hilarious cameo by Peter Graves (Airplane). Check it out!


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