Addams Family Values (1993)

USA, 1993
94m
35mm film, “color by DeLuxe”, 1.37:1 [negative ratio], 1.85:1 [intended ratio]
Spectral Recording Dolby Stereo Digital, English

An American fantasy film directed by Barry Sonnenfeld.

Plot Summary

There's a new arrival in the Addams' household as baby Pubert swells the ranks. Uncle Fester falls for Debbie, Pubert's babysitter, who in turn has fallen for Fester's money. But all is not well as Wednesday and Pugsley resent the new arrival and have to be packed off to summer camp for the baby's safety.

Credits

Crew
Directed by: Barry Sonnenfeld
© MCMXCIII [1993] by Paramount Pictures Corporation
Paramount Pictures. A Scott Rudin production. A Barry Sonnenfeld film. A Paramount Pictures presentation
Executive Producer: David Nicksay
Produced by: Scott Rudin
Written by: Paul Rudnick
Based on the Characters Created by: Charles Addams
Director of Photography: Donald Peterman
Edited by: Arthur Schmidt and Jim Miller
Music by: Marc Shaiman
Sound Mixer: Peter Kurland
Costume Designer: Theoni V. Aldredge
Make-Up Supervisor: Kevin C. Haney
Supervising Hairstylist: Susan Germaine
‘Thing' and ‘Pubert' Puppets and Prosthetics Created by: David B. Miller Studio; David Nelson, Charles Lutkus, Jude Ruta, Barry Crane, Michael LeVitre, Greg Solomon
Special Prosthetics, Mechanical Devices and Prostheics Created by: Alterian Studios, Inc.; Tony Gardner, Vance Hartwell, Brian Penikas, Eric Fiedler, James Belohovek, John Mauvezin
Visual Effects: VCE/Peter Kuran
Production Designer: Ken Adam

Cast
Anjelica Huston (Morticia Addams)
Raul Julia (Gomez Addams)
Christopher Lloyd (Uncle Fester Addams)
Joan Cusack (Debbie Jellinsky)
Christina Ricci (Wednesday Addams)
Carol Kane (Grandma)
Jimmy Workman (Pugsley Addams)
Carel Struycken (Lurch)
David Krumholtz (Joel Glicker)
Christopher Hart (Thing)
Dana Ivey (Margaret Addams)
Peter MacNicol (Gary Granger)
Christine Baranski (Becky Martin-Granger)
Kaitlyn & Kristen Hooper (Pubert Addams)
Mercedes McNab (Amanda Buckman)
Sam McMurray (Don Buckman)
Harriet Sansom Harris (Ellen Buckman)
Julie Halston (Mrs Glicker)
Barry Sonnenfeld (Mr Glicker)
Nathan Lane (desk sergeant)

Alternative Titles

Die in verrnckter Tradition – German title
La famiglia Addams 2 – Italian title

Sequel to
The Addams Family (1991)

Sequel
Addams Family Reunion (1998)

See also
The Addams Family (1964-1966)

References

Periodicals

  • Empire January 1994 p.28 (UK) – review
  • FilmMagasinet June/July 1994 p.85 – review (by Dag Tufte)
  • Interzone no.81 (March 1994) p.39 – review (by Nick Lowe)
  • Premiere January 1994 p.10 – review (by Jean-Paul Chaillet)
  • Sight & Sound February 1994 – credits, synopsis, review
  • Studio January 1994 p.12 – review (by Michel Rebichon)
  • Videoscope vol.2 no.9 p.3 – review

Newspapers

  • Svenska Dagbladet 28 January 1994 – review (Addams upprepar sig by Jeanette Gentele)

Books

  • Comedy-Horror Films: A Chronological History, 1914-2008 by Bruce G. Hallenbeck pp.225 – credits
  • Creature Features Movie Guide Strikes Again by John Stanley p.11 – credits, review
  • Elliott's Guide to Home Entertainment (4th Edition) p.5 – credits, review
  • The Encyclopedia of Fantastic Film p.3 – credits
  • The Films of the Nineties: A Complete, Qualitative Filmography of Over 3000 Feature-Length English Language Films, Theatrical and Video-Only, Released Between January 1, 1990, and December 31, 1999 by Robert A. Nowlan and Gwendolyn L. Nowlan p.3
  • Horror and Science Fiction Films IV by Donald C. Willis p.3 – credits
  • Psychotronic Video Guide by Michael Weldon p.4 – credits, review
  • Science Fiction, Fantasy, and Horror Film , Series, and Remakes by Kim R. Holston and Tom Winchester p.20-21 – credits, review