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Addams Family Values (1993)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 19 November 1993 (USA)
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?

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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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

Trailer narrated by Percy Rodrigues. See more »

Goofs

Debbie first attempts to kill Fester by throwing an AC-powered boombox into the hotel bathtub, where Fester is relaxing. When she does, a ton of sparks fly from the bathtub, and all the light bulbs around the mirror blow out. This shouldn't happen for two reasons. First, the light bulbs would have to be in series with the boombox to blow out if the boombox was short-circuited; which would mean that they wouldn't work unless something was plugged into that outlet all the time, and that only one would blow out (it would act like a fuse). Obviously, lights and outlets are not wired in series, so those bulbs should not have blown out. Additionally, the boombox is plugged into a GFCI-protected outlet, which would turn off in milliseconds in that situation, preventing any sparks or short-circuits from occurring. This is also assuming that the tap water was conductive enough to short the boombox.

In real life, if the tap water was that conductive, and Debbie threw the boombox in, its power would be interrupted in milliseconds. The light bulbs wouldn't blow out either - if anything, they would dim until power was turned off (i.e. when the GFCI outlet tripped). 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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Crazy Credits

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

Spoofs The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

The Sound of Music
by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
Performed by Julie Andrews
Courtesy of The Rodgers & Hammerstein Organization
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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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