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Halloween with the New Addams Family (1977)

A revival of the popular '60s TV comedy series "The Addams Family" has them preparing for Halloween in their own inimitable way.

Director:

David Steinmetz

Writers:

George Tibbles, Charles Addams (characters)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
John Astin ... Gomez Addams
Jackie Coogan ... Uncle Fester
Carolyn Jones ... Morticia Addams / Ophelia Frump
Henry Darrow ... Pancho Addams
Jane Rose Jane Rose ... Grandmama Addams
Elvia Allman ... Mother Frump
Vito Scotti ... Mikey
Parley Baer ... Boss Crook
Patrick Campbell Patrick Campbell ... Little Bo Peep
Dean Sothern Dean Sothern ... Fake Gomez
Felix Silla ... Cousin Itt
Lisa Loring ... Wednesday Sr
Ken Weatherwax ... Pugsley Sr
Jennifer Surprenant Jennifer Surprenant ... Wednesday Jr
Ken Marquis Ken Marquis ... Pugsley Jr
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A revival of the popular '60s TV comedy series "The Addams Family" has them preparing for Halloween in their own inimitable way.

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Comedy | Horror

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

30 October 1977 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Halloween with the New Addams Family See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

The scene where Vito Scotti (Mikey) is eating the soup and is asked, "Would you like to visit the Addams House? He likes it... Hey, Mikey!" is a take-off of a Life Cereal television that was a big hit in the 1970s. See more »

Goofs

When the plant captures Lafferty toward the end of the movie, it has just one limb around the villain's neck at first, but then in the next two shots of him gagging on the encircling leafy fronds and Uncle Fester freeing him while irritably scolding the plant ["How many times has Gomez told you NOT TO PLAY WITH STRANGERS?!"], there are two big limbs around the bad guy's neck, as if they're hands/arms that are trying to hug him choke him to death]. See more »

Quotes

Morticia Addams: This is Mr. Grim, show him the house.
Grandmama Addams: He's in it.
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Connections

Followed by The Addams Family (1992) See more »

Soundtracks

The New Addams Family
Theme
Music by Vic Mizzy
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Another failed revival
19 October 2005 | by mrlancebSee all my reviews

Like so many movies that revisit an old TV series, this one misses the mark. The stark look of the video tape it was shot on, the bright color, and the set lighting that looks more like a nighttime landscape showcase do nothing to capture the charm of the old show. I wouldn't go as far as to say it should have been in black and white, but film instead of videotape, please, and do something with the lighting to give it a more appropriate look. The house is nothing like the old Addams mansion - rather it looks like a place where Hollywood types frequently party.

The original actors are all good, but the story is not. After awhile it all seems inane and boring. And the Halloween song near the end... please... make it stop (or at least hit the MUTE button.) Another opportunity to pay proper homage to a classic 60's show is lost. I know it was a TV-movie, but if that's the result, why bother?


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