THE ADDAMS FAMILY
Oscar and Golden Globe Nominee · Best Horror Film of the Year, Horror Hall of Fame · Favorite Movie, Kid’s Choice Awards!
USA, 1991, 1hr 39 mins.
Producer: Scott Rudin
Director: Barry Sonnenfeld
Screenplay: Caroline Thompson, Larry Wilson
Cinematographer: Owen Roizman
Cast: Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Christina Ricci
Based on original cartoon characters by Charles Addams
When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams’ home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester’s life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester. “Huston is properly ethereal as Morticia, and Julia makes a swashbuckling Gomez…Ricci is a perfect, somber Wednesday.” –Variety
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