Addams Family Reunion
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|Addams Family Reunion|
|Directed by||Dave Payne|
|Produced by||Mike Elliott
|Written by||Rob Kerchner
|Music by||Amotz Plessner|
|Edited by||J. J. Jackson|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros.|
|September 22, 1998|
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. The film is produced by Tim Burton.
This film also served as a pilot for Fox Family's then-upcoming series The New Addams Family. It is only available on VHS and has not been released on DVD. It was shot in Los Angeles, California.
Discovering that his grandparents have developed "Waltzheimer's disease", a disease that is slowly turning them "normal", 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; Wednesday and Pugsley are busy making new friends; and Lurch falls in love. A couple who are headed to the reunion are given the wrong address and end up in the Addams family mansion, where Granny and Cousin Itt are staying.
Carel Struycken (Lurch) and Christopher Hart (Thing) were the only two actors to reprise 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.
- 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's hand as Thing
- Alice Ghostley as Granny Frump (Grandmama)
- Kevin McCarthy as Grandpa Addams
- Estelle Harris as Grandmama Addams
- Haylie Duff as Gina Adams
- Phil Fondacaro as Cousin Itt
- Ed Begley, Jr. as Dr. Philip Adams
- Ray Walston as Walter Adams
- Diane Delano as Dolores Adams
- Heidi Noelle Lenhart as Melinda Adams
- Hilary Shepard Turner as Katherine Adams
- Rodger Halston as Geoff Adams
- Jim Jackman as Mailman 1
- John Crane as Mailman 2
- Marcus Aurelius as Mailman 3
- Logan Robbins as Stevie
- Lindsey Haun as Jenny
- John Rizzi as the Bellhop
- Amy Kidd as Maria
- Renée Estevez as Blonde Sharon
- Billy Burnette as the Ballroom Waiter
- Rob Kerchner as the Mental Patient
- Manny Fernandez and Todd Mason Covert as the Policemen
- Courtale Rothman and Karla Green as the Kids
- Ken Odom and Maria Ford as the Loungers
- Sue Ellen Enright, Sebastian Hitzig, George Pilgrim, Todd C. Mooney, Joseph Torrenueva, Lisa Salazar, Robert Peters, Pat Elliot and Preston Aheeran as the Guests
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.