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The Addams Family (1991)

PG-13 | | Comedy, Fantasy | 22 November 1991 (USA)
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Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Director:

Barry Sonnenfeld

Writers:

Charles Addams (characters), Caroline Thompson | 1 more credit »
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. Another 5 wins & 20 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 / Gordon Craven
Dan Hedaya ... Tully Alford
Elizabeth Wilson ... Abigail Craven / Dr. Greta Pinder-Schloss
Judith Malina ... Granny
Carel Struycken ... Lurch
Dana Ivey ... Margaret Alford
Paul Benedict ... Judge Womack
Christina Ricci ... Wednesday Addams
Jimmy Workman ... Pugsley Addams
Christopher Hart ... Thing
John Franklin ... Cousin It
Tony Azito Tony Azito ... Digit Addams
Douglas Brian Martin Douglas Brian Martin ... Dexter Addams
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Storyline

The Addams Family steps out of Charles Addams' cartoons. They live with all of the trappings of the macabre (including a detached hand for a servant) and are quite wealthy. Added to this mix is a crooked accountant and his loan shark and a plot to slip the shark's son into the family as their long-lost Uncle Fester. Can the false Fester find his way into the vault before he is discovered? Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Taglines:

It's not the same old Thing. See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Fantasy

Certificate:

PG-13 | See all certifications »

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Trivia

The Broadway musical version of "The Addams Family" opened at the Lunt-Fontanne Theatre on April 8, 2010 and starred Nathan Lane and Bebe Neuwirth. See more »

Goofs

When the family must leave the house after the court hearing, Fester looks at them as they walk away. In the closeup shots, he is leaning out of the window. The sash window above him has two panes of glass and is four layers of wood above the windowsill. In the long shot, there is a single pane of glass and the bottom of the window is six boards above the windowsill. See more »

Quotes

Margaret: [Questioning the absence of a Halloween costume] What are you, darling? Where's your costume?
Wednesday: This is my costume. I'm a homicidal maniac. They look just like everybody else.
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Alternate Versions

The McDonald's release version omits a scene in which Lurch attempts to sell vacuum cleaners when the family is forced to leave their house. See more »

Connections

Followed by The New Addams Family (1998) See more »

Soundtracks

Getting to Know You
Written by Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II
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User Reviews

Snap, snap
9 January 2000 | by Op_PrimeSee all my reviews

A good, nay great, movie version to the classic 60s series. Raul Julia is great as Gomez, as is Christopher Lloyd as Fester. The story is sound, pretty much better than the sequel. This is a comedy with slightly dark themes, but that doesn't mean the family can not enjoy it. Barry Sonnenfeld is a genius.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English | Italian | French

Release Date:

22 November 1991 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Addams Family See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$30,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$24,203,754, 24 November 1991

Gross USA:

$113,502,426

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$191,502,426
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Technical Specs

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Sound Mix:

Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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