Addams Family, The (1991)
Front Cover Actor
Anjelica Huston Morticia Addams
Raul Julia Gomez Addams
Christopher Lloyd Gordon Craven
Dan Hedaya Tully Alford
Elizabeth Wilson Abigail Craven
Carel Struycken Lurch
Christina Ricci Wednesday Addams
Judith Malina Granny
Dana Ivey Margaret Alford
Paul Benedict Judge Womack
Christopher Hart Thing
Jimmy Workman
Barry Sonnenfeld
Movie Details
Genre Comedy; Fantasy; Horror; Family
Director Barry Sonnenfeld
Producer Scott Rudin; Bonnie Arnold; Jack Cummins
Writer Charles Addams; Caroline Thompson
Studio Paramount
Language English
Audience Rating PG-13
Running Time 1 hr 42 mins
Country USA
Color Color
Inspired more by the 1960s TV series than by the original Charles Addams New Yorker cartoons, The Addams Family proved to be one of the more successful of the TV shows-turned-movies of the 1990s. The film opens on a recreation of the magazine cartoon wherein the ghoulish Addamses prepare to pour hot oil upon a group of merry Christmas carolers. After a series of vignettes which establish the characters of Gomez ( Raul Julia ), Morticia ( Anjelica Huston ), Wednesday ( Christina Ricci ), Pugsley ( Jimmy Workman ) and family servants Lurch ( Carel Struycken ) and Thing ( Christopher Hart ), the plot proper gets under way. A stranger, played by Christopher Lloyd , shows up on the Addams doorstep, claiming to be long-lost Uncle Fester. It appears, however, that Lloyd is a ringer, in cahoots with attorney Tully Alford ( Dan Hedaya ) to strip the Addamses of their fortune. In their usual against-the-grain fashion, the Addams Family seems to delight in the possibility that they're being hoodwinked-indeed, not even kidnapping or death threats dampen the Addams clan's joy of living (or should we say dying?). The Addams Family served as the directorial debut of cinematographer Barry Sonnenfeld . — Hal Erickson
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Index 1386
Collection Status In Collection
Purchase Date 6/30/04
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Owner NF
Links All Movie Guide
Amazon US
Folder 011
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 1
Screen Ratio 1.85:1
UPC 097363268949
Release Date 5/13/03
Subtitles English
Audio Tracks English Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
Color Closed-captioned Widescreen Dolby