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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.

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Charles Addams (characters), Paul Rudnick
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 3 wins & 15 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
Joan Cusack ... Debbie Jellinsky
Christina Ricci ... Wednesday Addams
Carol Kane ... Granny
Jimmy Workman ... Pugsley Addams
Kaitlyn Hooper Kaitlyn Hooper ... Pubert Addams
Kristen Hooper Kristen Hooper ... Pubert Addams
Carel Struycken ... Lurch
David Krumholtz ... Joel Glicker
Christopher Hart ... Thing
Dana Ivey ... Margaret Addams
Peter MacNicol ... Gary Granger
Christine Baranski ... 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 him, they just aren't necessarily excited about his existence. OK...yeah, they do hate him. So they plot to get rid of him one way or another. Meanwhile, their parents hire a nanny for him and she charms Fester, but has evil intentions for him. The Addamses must stop her, but how?

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Taglines:

The Family Just Got A Little Stranger. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

While being brainwashed at camp, one of the films that Wednesday and Pugsley are made to watch is the musical Annie (1982), directed by Anjelica Huston's father, John Huston. That film also featured Tim Curry, who played Gomez Adams in Addams Family Reunion (1998). See more »

Goofs

During Debbie's slide show she says she killed one husband because he was a workaholic who ignored her. She says he was a cardiologist (heart doctor) then says one of his excuses for missing dinner was that "The Pope has a cold". The Pope wouldn't need a cardiologist to deal with a cold. It's possible he was cheating on her, or avoiding her, but no indication is given of either of those things happening. 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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Other than the title, there are no opening credits. See more »

Alternate Versions

When Joel first enters the Harmony Hut to join Wednesday and Pugsley, after Gary takes his book away, he looks around and shrieks in horror to see a poster of Michael Jackson on the far wall. This part has been removed from some TV broadcasts. See more »

Connections

References The Brady Bunch (1969) See more »

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Tie a Yellow Ribbon 'Round the Old Oak Tree
By Irwin Levine and L. Russell Brown (as Larry Brown)
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Funny as hell!
29 October 2001 | by HumanoidOfFleshSee all my reviews

Usually I don't like horror comedies and I hate mainstream movies,but "Addams Family Values" completely cracked me up.It was so immensely enjoyable and funny as hell!Especially the first Thanksgiving Day performance,where Wednesday Addams(Christina Ricci)as a Pocahontas,and other Indians took a revenge on American colonists-I almost cried with laughter during that scene!I wonder what Americans think about it?As for Christina Ricci,she simply steals the show in this one!I'm looking forward to see this talented,young actress in more movies.The other actors are also excellent,and the film is filled with wonderful touches of black humour.Highly recommended.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

19 November 1993 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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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

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$48,919,043
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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