Addams Family Reunion

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Addams Family Reunion
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VHS cover
Directed by Dave Payne
Produced by Mike Elliott
Written by Rob Kerchner
Scott Sandin
Based on
Starring Daryl Hannah
Tim Curry
Nicole Fugere
Jerry Messing
Patrick Thomas
Carel Struycken
Christopher Hart
Music by Amotz Plessner
Cinematography Christian Sebaldt
Edited by J. J. Jackson
Production
company
Distributed by Warner Bros.
Release dates September 22, 1998
Running time 91 minutes
Country United States
Language English

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. To date, the film is only available on VHS and has not released on DVD. It was shot in Los Angeles, California.

Plot[edit]

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.

Cast[edit]

Raul Julia died four years prior to the film's release and was recast. Anjelica Huston and Christopher Lloyd declined to return for a third film whereas Christina Ricci and Jimmy Workman were considered too old for their roles. 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 Raul Julia, who played Gomez in previous Addams Family films, had recently died—different actors were cast in the main roles.

Main Cast[edit]

Supporting Characters[edit]

Only Nicole Fugere reprised her role in The New Addams Family television series. Ellie Harvie, Glenn Taranto, Michael Roberds, Betty Phillips, John DeSantis and Brody Smith were not available for this movie because they were busy with the television series.

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