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.

WEDNESDAY:

Thank you, Grandmama.

In a foul mood, Granny tromps up into the attic.

GRANNY:

You kids are going to have to kill

your own breakfast this morning.

Wednesday opens a cigar box. Inside the box are assorted

human and animal teeth, fangs and dentures, along with acollection of glass eyes. Wednesday drops her tooth inthe box.

CUT TO:

5 OMITTED 5

A6 INT. GOMEZ AND MORTICIA'S BEDROOM - SAME TIME A6

Gomez takes Morticia in his arms. As she languidlydrapes herself across his chest, she is caught in asudden shaft of sunlight. She squints. On the bedside

table beside her, Morticia's OVERSIZED CARNIVOROUS

ORCHID WILTS.

MORTICIA:

Gomez... the sun... il me perce

comme un poignard.

GOMEZ:

(wildly aroused)

Tish... that's French!

MORTICIA:

(nonchalant)

Oui.

GOMEZ:

Cara mia!

(CONTINUED)

THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 12/3/90 5.

A6 CONTINUED:
A6

He kisses his way up to her neck, then, suddenlybursting with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose, LEAPSfrom the bed, drawing his bedside saber from its sheathand BRANDISHING it at the offending beam.

GOMEZ:

En garde monsieur sole!

He thrusts and parries, pantomiming a duel with theshaft of light.

MORTICIA:

Gomez?

GOMEZ:

Querida?

MORTICIA:

Last night, you were... unhinged.

You were like some desperate,

howling demon. You frightened me.

Do it again.

Gomez, instantly aflame.

CUT TO:

6 EXT. ROOFTOP - SAME TIME 6

Granny delivers a swift kick to her fog machine.

GRANNY:

Lousy bucket of bolts...!

The FOG MACHINE, straight out of a Jules Verne nightmare,

is malfunctioning this morning, struggling to churnout its patches of fog.

CUT TO:

7 INT./EXT. MORTICIA AND GOMEZ'S BEDROOM - SAME TIME 7

At the window, Gomez pokes his head out. In the

background, Morticia brushes her hair with a silverfiligree brush.

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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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