The Addams Family script
Synopsis: When a man (Christopher Lloyd) claiming to be Fester, the missing brother of Gomez Addams (Raul Julia), arrives at the Addams' home, the family is thrilled. However, Morticia (Anjelica Huston) begins to suspect the man is a fraud, since he cannot recall details of Fester's life. With the help of lawyer Tully Alford (Dan Hedaya), Fester manages to get the Addams clan evicted from their home. Gomez realizes the two men are conspiring to swindle the Addams fortune and that he must challenge Fester.

-- what bliss.

Low-voiced, incisive, and subtle, with Morticia, smiles

are rare. The ghostly whiteness of her complexion isoffset by the red of the pillowcase upon which her hairis spread like a diabolic halo. A dark Garbo, sultryand remote, she's a ruined beauty.

Morticia OPENS HER EYES.

GOMEZ:

(adoringly)

Unhappy, darling?

MORTICIA:

(passionately)

Oh, yes, yes. Completely.

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A3 OMITTED A3

3 INT. PUGSLEY'S ROOM - SAME TIME 3

Pugsley crouches on the floor, playing with his kid-sizedchemistry set.

The walls of his room are covered with road signs he'scollected -- "Bridge Out!", "Detour! Excavation Ahead!",

"Dangerous Undertow!", "Keep Clear! High Voltage!"

SAWED-OFF STOP SIGNS, still on their poles, are stackedin the corner.

In another corner stands a CYLINDRICAL FLOOR-TO-CEILING

FISH TANK, FILLED WITH PIRANHA.

This tubby energetic monster of a nine-year-old boy hasevery chance of growing up to be the public monster hisparents would be proud of.

He MIXES chemicals in a beaker. The brew steams. Grinning

wickedly, Pugsley SWALLOWS it down.

He contorts, undergoing the beginnings of a transformation,

then SHRINKS to the size of a mouse. Laughing, hecrawls out of his human-size pajamas.

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4 OMITTED 4

THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/28/90 4.

A5 INT. ATTIC - SAME TIME A5

Solemn and mournful, ten-year-old Wednesday has blackhair and white skin like her mother. She sits on a stool

among the stored Addams' family objects, ONE END OF ASTRING TIED TO HER TOOTH, THE OTHER TIED TO A TRAP DOOR.

The trap door is flung open, GRANNY pokes her headthrough. She's a giggly hag who looks like she was inthe bathtub when the hairdryer fell in.

Wednesday's pulled tooth swings at the end of the string.

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Caroline Thompson

Caroline Thompson (born April 23, 1956) is an American novelist, screenwriter, film director, and producer. She wrote the screenplays for Tim Burton's films Edward Scissorhands, The Nightmare Before Christmas, and Corpse Bride. She co-wrote the story for Edward Scissorhands and recently co-adapted a new stage version of the film with director and choreographer Matthew Bourne. Thompson also adapted the screenplay for the film version of Wicked Lovely, a bestselling fantasy series, in 2011, but the production was put into turnaround. more…

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