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Cult: "The Addams Family" (1991), a film by Barry Sonnenfeld

Posted by Theia - Monday, July 23rd, 2012

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Released on November 22 of 1991 in the USA, «The Addams Family» (also known as "Addams Family, Die", "Famiglia Addams, La") is a Comedy/Fantasy/Horror/Family film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld, and written by Charles Addams, Caroline Thompson, and Larry Wilson . Anjelica Huston is starring, alongside Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Elizabeth Wilson, Christina Ricci and Judith Malina.

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The story begins as Gomez (Raúl Juliá) reflects sorrowfully on all the years he has lost with his absent brother Fester, whom he has not seen for 25 years after a falling-out between them. Gomez's lawyer, Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), proposes a "Fester Addams Offshore Retirement Fund," the entire purpose of which is to pay off Tully's debt to a loan shark. Gomez, oblivious to the real purpose, still turns the offer down on the principle that they should not discuss new business until the next quarter.

Tully's wife, Margaret (Dana Ivey), meets with Morticia (Anjelica Huston) in hopes she will donate a gift to a charity auction. Morticia offers to donate a bejeweled finger trap, then invites the Alfords to a séance in which they would attempt to contact Uncle Fester's spirit. Tully returns to work to find his loan shark, Abigail Craven (Elizabeth Wilson), and her son, Gordon (Christopher Lloyd), waiting for him. Gordon harasses Tully until he discovers the gold doubloons [...]

The Addams Family
The Addams Family

Christopher Lloyd (Uncle Fester) and Jimmy Workman (Pugsley Addams) in The Addams Family (1991)
Christopher Lloyd (Uncle Fester) and Jimmy Workman (Pugsley Addams) in The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family
The Addams Family

Jimmy Workman as Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family (1991)
Jimmy Workman as Pugsley Addams in The Addams Family (1991)

Promotional poster
Promotional poster

Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (1991)
Christina Ricci as Wednesday Addams in The Addams Family (1991)

The Addams Family
The Addams Family

Christopher Lloyd (Uncle Fester) and Anjelica Huston (Morticia Addams) in The Addams Family (1991)
Christopher Lloyd (Uncle Fester) and Anjelica Huston (Morticia Addams) in The Addams Family (1991)

Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1991)
Christopher Lloyd as Uncle Fester in The Addams Family (1991)

Judith Malina as Grandma in The Addams Family (1991)
Judith Malina as Grandma in The Addams Family (1991)

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