Addams Family Reunion
|Addams Family Reunion|
|Directed by||Dave Payne|
|Produced by||Mike Elliott|
|Written by||Rob Kerchner
|Based on||Original characters by Charles Addams|
|Music by||Amotz Plessner|
|Editing by||J. J. Jackson|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|Release dates||September 22, 1998|
|Running time||91 minutes|
Addams Family Reunion is a 1998 film based on The Addams Family television series (which was in turn based on the cartoons of Charles Addams). While created mainly for the direct-to-video market, it did premiere first on television on Fox Family. It is not a continuation of the two Paramount Addams Family films from 1991 and 1993, but rather a reboot of the franchise.
This film also served as a pilot of sorts for the television series The New Addams Family, showing that a lush theatrical look (similar to the Paramount films) could be achieved on a much smaller budget. To date, the film is only available on VHS and has not released on DVD. It was shot in Los Angeles, California.
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Discovering that his grandparents have developed "Waltzheimer's disease", Gomez organizes a family reunion, hoping that some branch of his enormous family tree will find a cure. Unfortunately, the company arranging the reunion misspells his surname and reunites him with the Adams family instead, including Dr. Philip Adams, who plans to poison his father and rearrange his will.
Gomez hopes that Dr. Adams can cure his grandparents; Morticia spends time with the women; Fester and Thing do their best to capture Butcher, a mutated puppy who feeds on human hair; and Pugsley falls in love with a girl named Gina.
Both Carel Struycken and Christopher Hart (Lurch and Thing) reprised their roles from the previous films. Because this film is otherwise unrelated to the previous two—and because the fact that Raul Julia, who played Gomez in previous Addams Family films, had recently died—different actors were cast in the main roles.
- Daryl Hannah as Morticia Addams
- Tim Curry as Gomez Addams
- Nicole Fugere as Wednesday Addams
- Jerry Messing as Pugsley Addams
- Patrick Thomas as Uncle Fester Addams
- Carel Struycken as Lurch
- Christopher Hart as Thing
- Alice Ghostley as Granny Frump (Grandmama)
- Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Philip Adams
- Kevin McCarthy as Grandpa Addams
- Estelle Harris as Grandmama Addams
- Haylie Duff as Gina Adams
- Phil Fondacaro as Cousin Itt
Only Nicole Fugere reprised her role in The New Addams Family television series.
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