Top 12 The Addams Family Movie Facts

Following is our collection of The Addams Family facts. Handpicked and verified, these little-known details can be obscure enough most people will miss. These behind the scene easter eggs and hidden messages will give you another view of The Addams Family film message.

Just noticed this product placement in The Addams Family (1991)
Just noticed this product placement in The Addams Family (1991)
In "The Addams Family", the plant dies when sunlight touches it
In "The Addams Family", the plant dies when sunlight touches it

The Addams Family Easter Eggs

Hidden objects, characters, easter eggs, and their meanings are wonderful ways to discover the filmmaker's perspectives of any given movie.

  • There's a gravestone for 'Ansel Addams'

  • When Wednesday shows up with a red balloon, Morticia says "there's usually a murderous clown attached to the other end of these." Finn Wolfhard, the voice actor for Pugsley, portrayed Ritchie in "It"

  • Lurch plays several easily recognizable songs on the organ (including Beethoven's 5th, the Hallelujah Chorus, the Entertainer, etc.). The fifth, less-recognizable song is the Overture from The Addams Family Broadway musical.

The Addams Family Hidden Details

1 - Morticia resisted pugsleys hypnosis by focusing on his striped shirt instead of his pocket watch.
Morticia resisted pugsleys hypnosis by focusing on his striped shirt instead of his pocket watch.
1 - When the Addams are relocated to a motel, you can see all the signs Pugsley is still stealing
When the Addams are relocated to a motel, you can see all the signs Pugsley is still stealing
1 - Nathan Lane plays a police officer whom Gomez confronts in the police station. Lane would later go on to originate the role of Gomez in the Broadway musical version of The Addams Family.
Nathan Lane plays a police officer whom Gomez confronts in the police station. Lane would later go on to originate the role of Gomez in the Broadway musical version of The Addams Family.

The passenger on Gomez's train is none other than the film's director, Barry Sonnenfeld.

1 - The trap door chutes that switch positions from scene to scene. Fester comes out of the left chute earlier in the movie, but at that point it is labeled Pugsley. In this scene the left chute is labeled Wednesday.
The trap door chutes that switch positions from scene to scene. Fester comes out of the left chute earlier in the movie, but at that point it is labeled Pugsley. In this scene the left chute is labeled Wednesday.

You can see old oil stains behind the carolers

The Addams Family poster
The Addams Family poster

The Addams Family Plot

Con artists plan to fleece an eccentric family using an accomplice who claims to be their long-lost uncle.

Cast and Details

Here are the full cast and crew of The Addams Family. The goofs, crazy credits, and trivia they have performed may have not taken your attention. Some are hidden for a reason, while others randomly forgotten.

Genre Comedy, Fantasy
Director Barry Sonnenfeld
Stars Anjelica Huston, Raul Julia, Christopher Lloyd, Dan Hedaya
IMDB score 6.9