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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?

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Taglines:

Creepier. Kookier. Spookier. Ookier. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

The song that Gomez and Morticia dance the tango to while on a double date with Fester and Debbie is a rendition of the original Addams Family theme song composed by Hollywood film and television composer Vic Mizzy See more »

Goofs

When the kids are exchanging the serial killer trump cards, Amy Fisher's name is incorrectly spelled as "Fischer". 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

References The Fly (1986) See more »

Soundtracks

Bridal Chorus
(uncredited)
Written by Richard Wagner
Performed by Carl Struycken
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Its so funny! It's scary!
16 September 1999 | by Gerald-OSee all my reviews

ADDAMS FAMILY VALUES is a rare gem of a sequel that surpasses its original in every way possible. The original ADDAMS FAMILY movie had a horribly thin plot and stupid one-liners...but who cared...it had stunning cinematography and and set design! Well, the sequel is less showy with its art direction and focuses more on making us laugh. The screenplay was written by Paul Rudnick, who is the Messiah of One-liners. His script has a wickedly dark sense of humor thats just irresistible. Angelica Huston and Raul Julia are more sensual than ever. Christina Ricci is superb as Wednesday; she brings the perfect sense of melancholy and dryness to her character. My favorite performace though was Joan Cusack, as the diabolical nanny Debbie. She is just a blast to watch as a gold-digging psycho killer who wants Uncle Fester's money. I loved how this movie satirizes the white upper class, which is a perfect contrast to the Addamses themselves. This is one hilarious movie.


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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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