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                    THE ADDAMS FAMILY

                           by
          
           Larry Wilson and Caroline Thompson



                       Rewrite by
              
                      Paul Rudnick


               based on the characters of
                     Charles Addams




                                  SHOOTING SCRIPT

                                  April 11, 1991




     THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/6/90


     FADE IN:


A1   EXT. ADDAMS MANSION FRONT STEPS - CHRISTMAS EVE            A1

     A GROUP OF CAROLERS, their eager faces upturned, SINGS an
     endless and cloying roundelay of "Little Drummer Boy."
     They sing with self-righteous good cheer. As they
     pompously begin their umpteenth verse,
     THE CAMERA SLOWLY PANS UP THE ADDAMS MANSION -- past
     the black wreath on the front door, past broken windows,
     weather-beaten shingles, a creaking shutter.

     THE CAMERA CONTINUES TO PAN TO THE ROOF

     where the Addams Family members, GOMEZ, MORTICIA, GRANNY,
     PUGSLEY, WEDNESDAY, and LURCH, their faithful butler,
     gleefully POUR a CAULDRON OF BUBBLING, STEAMING PITCH
     over the edge.

     AS THE CAULDRON TIPS, THE CAMERA PUSHES INSIDE, THE


     BLACKNESS OF THE PITCH FILLS THE SCREEN. TITLES BEGIN.


                                               DISSOLVE TO:


1    INT. DIM HALLWAY - SEVEN O'CLOCK A.M.                      1


     C.U. AN OVER-SIZED "CUCKOO" CLOCK --

     The clock is a perfect REPLICA OF THE ADDAMS FAMILY
     HOUSE, down to the creaking shutter. It chimes the hour.
     In ONE WINDOW, a LITTLE MECHANICAL GOMEZ bends a
     MECHANICAL MORTICIA back until she's almost off her feet
     and plants a kiss between her clockwork decolletage.
     One, two, three mechanical kisses, counting toward
     seven o'clock.



     IN ANOTHER WINDOW, A MECHANICAL PUGSLEY hangs a
     MECHANICAL WEDNESDAY from a noose on a gallows, up and
     down.
     Meanwhile, little BURSTS OF FOG float off the rooftop
     where a little MECHANICAL GRANNY cranks her fog machine.
     The front door of the house pops open, and a MECHANICAL
     LURCH appears and begins sweeping.
     Just then, THING, the disembodied hand with the
     full-bodied personality, CLIMBS into view over the back
     of the clock.
     Thing leaps to the floor and SCAMPERS down the hall.

     LOW TRACKING SHOT

     follows Thing along the hallway.

                                               (CONTINUED)





     THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/28/90                          2.


1    CONTINUED:                                                 1

     He runs past a couple of doors, past a pair of LEGS in
     pajamas, feet in bedroom slippers. He skids to a halt
     and BACK TRACKS to the legs. He pulls on the cuff of
     the pajama bottoms. They belong to GOMEZ, who stands
     in the doorway to

A2   INT. FESTER'S ROOM                                         A2

     Gomez wears a fez and a smoking jacket over his pajamas.
     Even at this early hour, he puffs on his trademark cigar.
     Gomez is all enthusiasm or all despair. At the moment,
     he radiates unfathomable woe.

                              GOMEZ

                Think of it, Thing. He's been gone
                for twenty-five years. For twenty-
                five years we've attempted to
                contact Fester in the great
                beyond...
     The room is a dusty, cobweb-filled, long-unoccupied shrine
     to Gomez's lost brother, Fester. Gomez drifts in from the
     doorway.
     The room has remained untouched since Fester's
     disappearance as a teenager. The thick coating of dust
     and cobwebs adorns the mementoes of a rapscallion's youth
     - a football pennant from Alcatraz, headless sports
     trophies, a high school photo with all the other students
     keeping as much distance from Fester as possible.
     As he lovingly and morosely surveys the room:

                              GOMEZ

                ... And for twenty-five years,
                nothing. Not a whisper, not a
                clue. I'm beginning to think my
                my brother truly is lost.
     Gomez sighs.   Thing TUGS at his cuff, pulling him towards
     the

B2   INT. HALLWAY - SAME TIME                                   B2

     Galloping ahead of Gomez, Thing leaps onto an
     old-fashioned door latch and the door swings open INTO

2    INT. GOMEZ AND MORTICIA'S BEDROOM - SAME TIME              2

     Gomez approaches the bed.   Asleep on scarlet satin sheets
     is...

     MORTICIA


                                                  (CONTINUED)





     THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/28/90                         3.


2    CONTINUED:                                                  2


                             GOMEZ

                      (gazing at Morticia)
               Look at her -- I would die for her.
               I would kill for her. Either way
               -- what bliss.
     Low-voiced, incisive, and subtle, with Morticia, smiles
     are rare. The ghostly whiteness of her complexion is
     offset by the red of the pillowcase upon which her hair
     is spread like a diabolic halo. A dark Garbo, sultry
     and remote, she's a ruined beauty.
     Morticia OPENS HER EYES.

                             GOMEZ

                      (adoringly)
               Unhappy, darling?

                             MORTICIA

                      (passionately)
               Oh, yes, yes. Completely.

                                               CUT TO:


A3   OMITTED                                                     A3


3    INT. PUGSLEY'S ROOM - SAME TIME                             3

     Pugsley crouches on the floor, playing with his kid-sized
     chemistry set.
     The walls of his room are covered with road signs he's
     collected -- "Bridge Out!", "Detour! Excavation Ahead!",
     "Dangerous Undertow!", "Keep Clear! High Voltage!"
     SAWED-OFF STOP SIGNS, still on their poles, are stacked
     in 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 has
     every chance of growing up to be the public monster his
     parents would be proud of.
     He MIXES chemicals in a beaker. The brew steams.    Grin-
     ning wickedly, Pugsley SWALLOWS it down.
     He contorts, undergoing the beginnings of a transforma-
     tion, then SHRINKS to the size of a mouse. Laughing, he
     crawls out of his human-size pajamas.

                                               CUT TO:


4    OMITTED                                                     4





     THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/28/90                          4.


A5   INT. ATTIC - SAME TIME                                     A5

     Solemn and mournful, ten-year-old Wednesday has black
     hair and white skin like her mother. She sits on a stool
     among the stored Addams' family objects, ONE END OF A

     STRING TIED TO HER TOOTH, THE OTHER TIED TO A TRAP DOOR.

     The trap door is flung open, GRANNY pokes her head
     through. She's a giggly hag who looks like she was in
     the bathtub when the hairdryer fell in.
     Wednesday's pulled tooth swings at the end of the string.

                             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 a
     collection of glass eyes. Wednesday drops her tooth in
     the box.

                                                 CUT TO:


5    OMITTED                                                    5


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

     Gomez takes Morticia in his arms. As she languidly
     drapes herself across his chest, she is caught in a
     sudden 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, suddenly
     bursting with enthusiasm and a sense of purpose, LEAPS
     from the bed, drawing his bedside saber from its sheath
     and BRANDISHING it at the offending beam.

                            GOMEZ

              En garde monsieur sole!
     He thrusts and parries, pantomiming a duel with the
     shaft 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 churn
     out 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 silver
     filigree brush.

                            GOMEZ

                     (disturbed)
              Granny - where's your fog?

                                               (CONTINUED)





    THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/28/90                        5A .


7   CONTINUED:                                                 7


    FROM ABOVE

    the fog machine hurtles downwards, missing decapitating
    Gomez by millimeters. It crashes below, smashing through
    the front porch roof.

                                              CUT TO:


8   OMITTED                                                    8


9   INT. ENTRANCE HALL - LATER                                 9

    Standing beside the front door is LURCH, the gigantic
    family butler, a reanimated stitched-together behemoth.
    He holds two brown paper lunch bags in his enormous
    hands. The bags' contents wriggle, eager to escape.

                            WEDNESDAY

                     (taking her bag)
              Thank you, Lurch.

                                              (CONTINUED)





     THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/6/90                           6.


9    CONTINUED:                                                 9

     Pugsley takes his bag, opens it, and peers inside.    Lurch
     GROWLS, and Pugsley closes the bag.

                                               CUT TO:


10   EXT. BALCONY OUTSIDE GOMEZ AND MORTICIA'S BEDROOM -        10


     SAME TIME

     Gomez is HITTING GOLF BALLS -- Thing serving as his tee
     -- while Morticia sips tea.

11   ONE OF THE GOLF BALLS                                      11

     flies with incredible speed



     THROUGH THE WINDOW of the ADDAMS' ONLY NEIGHBOR. This
     well-tended HOME sits on the hill overlooking the
     Addams' Mansion like some Republican sentinel.

                                               CUT TO:


12   INT. NEIGHBOR'S HOME - SAME TIME                           12

     JUDGE WOMACK, the Addams' CRUSTY PATRICIAN NEIGHBOR, is
     having his breakfast when Gomez's golf ball lands in
     his cornflakes, shattering the bowl, covering him with
     milk.
     Judge Womack hurries to his broken window, shaking his
     fist:

                            JUDGE WOMACK

              Damn you, Addams!

                                               CUT TO:





13   EXT. GOMEZ AND MORTICIA'S BALCONY - SAME TIME              13


     FROM THEIR VANTAGE POINT --

     it appears to Gomez and Morticia that Judge Womack is
     waving to them. Gomez waves back.

                            GOMEZ

                     (calls)
              Sorry about the window, Judge!
              Keep the ball! I have a whole
              bucketful.
     He holds up a bucket of golf balls. He tosses his
     golfclub to Thing, who DEPOSITS IT in the golfbag.

                                               (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/28/90                            7.


13    CONTINUED:                                                   13

      Gomez joins Morticia watching

      THE DEPARTING SCHOOL BUS.


                                MORTICIA

                  The little ones, off to school.
                  Bless them.

                                GOMEZ

                  They grow up so fast, don't they?

                                 MORTICIA

                  Too fast.

      THEIR POV




      Tires smoking, the school bus strains to chug down the
      road. Gleefully hanging from the rear bumper is
      Pugsley, dragging his heels.

                                                    CUT TO:


A14   OMITTED                                                      A14


B14   INT. THE CONSERVATORY - LATER THAT MORNING                   B14

      Morticia, wearing gardening gloves, is snipping the
      blossoms off her roses.
      Gomez sits at a table, playing CHESS with Thing.

                                GOMEZ

                  It's a milestone, Tish. This very
                  evening -- our twenty-fifth seance.
                  All those years, gnawed by guilt,
                  undone by woe, burning with
                  uncertainty...

                                MORTICIA

                         (yearningly)
                  Oh Gomez, don't torture yourself.
                  That's my job.

                                GOMEZ

                         (lustfully)
                  Tish...

                                MORTICIA

                  Imagine, Darling, if Fester did
                  come back. Half-alive, barely
                  human, a rotting shell...

                                 GOMEZ

                  Don't tease.

                                                    CUT TO:





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 12/3/90                          8.


14    EXT. JUST OUTSIDE THE ADDAMS' GROUNDS - SAME TIME          14

      TULLY ALFORD, the family attorney, and his wife, MARGARET,
      approach "GATE," a wrought-iron monstrosity that opens of
      its own accord. Though Tully comes here often and
      Margaret has been here before, they never cease to be
      startled by "Gate."
      Tully has a puffy, once handsome face, and an embittered
      grey aura that is the mark of a middle-age misspent.
      High-strung and superficial, Margaret is more disap-
      pointed in Tully than he is in himself.
      Margaret passes through Gate first. Then, as Tully passes
      through, Gate slams on him, clipping him and catching the
      end of his coat. Tully fights Gate for his coat.




                              TULLY

               Let me go!
      Ignoring Tully, Margaret continues stiffly up the walk.

                             TULLY

                      (to Gate)
               Gimme that! Stop it! I'm warning
               you! It's not a good day!

                                                CUT TO:


A15   INT. CONSERVATORY - SAME TIME                              A15

      Gomez moves a chess piece. Thing gestures out the window.
      Gomez and Morticia both look out. As they do, Thing
      moves two chess pieces, cheating.

                             MORTICIA

                      (looking out)
               Tully is here, darling.




                              GOMEZ

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         Please, Gordon, by all means - go.
               Sing. Dance. Date.

                                                (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/12/90                          85 .


113   CONTINUED:   (2)                                             113


                             FESTER

                      (coming to his senses)
               Mother, I'm... I'm so terribly
               sorry...
                      (he kneels at her side)
               It was just a party. It's over.
               It means nothing. Those Siamese
               twins, that hunchback, Cousin It
               - they're not you.

                             ABIGAIL

                      (clutching him
                       savagely)
               Say it, Gordon. Make me believe it.




                              FESTER

               I love you.   And I want money.

                             ABIGAIL

                      (very no-nonsense)
               We've got to find Tully.

                                                  CUT TO:


114   INT. BALLROOM - SAME TIME                                    114

      Morticia is looking for her children. She discovers
      Pugsley ASLEEP, curled up on the SILVER PLATTER WHERE THE
      TWO-HEADED PIG LAY. She finds this enchanting.
      Gomez enters.   Morticia shushes him; she points to the
      platter.

                             MORTICIA

                      (whispering)
               Look - our little boy.




                             GOMEZ

                      (whispering)
               All tuckered out.

                             MORTICIA

                      (whispering)
               So sweet. He looks just... like
               a little entree.
      Pugsley wakes up; he looks around.

                             PUGSLEY

                      (sleepy)
               Where... where's the party?

                                                  (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/12/90                          86 .


114   CONTINUED:                                                   114


                             MORTICIA

               It's over, darling - have you seen
               your sister?

                             PUGSLEY

               Not since before the Mamushka.

                             MORTICIA

               Gomez?

                             GOMEZ

               Don't fret - we'll find her.

                                                  CUT TO:





115   EXT. ADDAMS YARD - LATER                                     115

      Gomez rallies the family for the search. Morticia wears
      a black cloak. Granny has grabbed her divining rod.
      Lurch distributes torches, then stands aside, awaiting
      instructions. Pugsley helps Gomez unroll an ancient map
      of the area.

                             GOMEZ

               Fan out. Pugsley - head for the dung
               heap. Mama and Morticia - the shallow
               graves. I'll take the abyss, and
               Lurch - check the bottomless pit.

                             MORTICIA

                      (worried)
               Her favorite...

                             GOMEZ

                      (calls out)
               Fester!!




                             FESTER (O.S.)

               Up here.
      They look up at Fester, looking down at them from
      Wednesday's window.

                             GOMEZ

               Fester! You take the ravine!     And
               the unmarked, abandoned well!

                             FESTER

               Somebody should stay behind - in
               case she comes back.

                              GOMEZ

               Good man!   Good thinking!

                                                  (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 12/3/90                              87 .


115   CONTINUED:                                                      115


                                GRANNY

                  Then who'll take the swamp?
      Thing tugs at the cuff of Gomez's pants.       Gomez nods.

                                GOMEZ

                  That's the spirit, Thing - lend a
                  hand! Let's go!
      They all sweep off, with Gomez in the lead.

116   INT. WEDNESDAY'S ROOM - A SHORT WHILE LATER                     116

      Fester is still at the window.      Abigail joins him.




      THEIR POV

      Spread far and wide over the grounds, the various members
      of the family search for Wednesday, tiny lights aloft,
      calling.

                                ABIGAIL

                  Where the hell is Tully?
      They head out.

                                                     CUT TO:


117   OMITTED                                                         117


118   INT. DEN - A LITTLE LATER                                       118

      Fester and Virginia find...

      TULLY -




      sitting in an armchair, basking in the rays of sunshine
      that beam from a copy of "The Sun Also Rises." Tully
      smiles at them.

                                ABIGAIL

                  What are you doing?

                                 TULLY

                  Relaxing.   Taking a little sun.

                                ABIGAIL

                  Have you gone mad?

                                  TULLY

                  Au contraire.
      Tully closes the book and smugly unfurls a LEGAL DOCUMENT.

                                                     CUT TO:





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/19/91                         88 .


119    EXT. SWAMP - MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT                           119

       Thing hops lily pads, stopping occasionally to quest the
       air for his mistress.

                                                 CUT TO:


120    EXT. PRIMEVAL FOREST ADJACENT TO CEMETERY - MIDDLE OF      120


       THE NIGHT

       Torch aloft, Pugsley searches through the primeval forest.

                                                 CUT TO:


121    EXT. NEIGHBORHOOD - MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT                    121

       Lurch picks up a car -- looking for Wednesday.




                                                 CUT TO:


122    EXT. UNDERGROUND GROTTO - MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT              122

       Morticia and Granny stand in the middle of the dripping
       dankness. Stalagmites. Stalactites.
       Granny's torch casts scary shadows on the cave walls.

                              GRANNY

                       (calling out)
                Wednesday! Wednesday!

                              MORTICIA

                Oh, Mama, I was sure we'd find her
                here.

                                                 CUT TO:


123    EXT. CEMETERY - DARK                                       123




       Gomez reaches a stately mausoleum at the far end of the
       cemetery. Two proud marble vultures guard the entryway.
       Gomez lowers the uplifted claw of one of the vultures and
       the stone doors slide open. He steps into -

A124   INT. MAUSOLEUM - SAME TIME                                 A124

       Inside it is catacomb-like, filled with the bleached
       bones of the Addams dead. Gomez's torch casts shadows
       -- one of which belongs to Wednesday, curled asleep on a
       stone sarcophagus. Relieved to find her, Gomez
       approaches quietly. He doesn't want to wake her up. He
       lifts her tenderly in his arms.

                                                 CUT TO:





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/15/91                            89 .


124   EXT. GATE - DARKNESS BEFORE DAWN                              124

      Gate can't open. He rattles miserably on his hinges --
      locked tight with heavy chains and yellow police tape -
      large "NO TRESPASSING!! COURT ORDER!! ADDAMS FAMILY -
      KEEP OUT!!" signs are posted on Gate's rusty bars.

      PULL BACK TO REVEAL --

      the family, appalled at the sight of Gate.    Lurch carries
      the sleeping Wednesday and Pugsley.

                               GOMEZ

                 What's all this?

      TULLY --




      hurries down the walkway, waving his legal document.

                               TULLY

                 This is a restraining order, Gomez.

                               GOMEZ

                 A restraining order?

                               TULLY

                 It requires you to keep a distance of
                 one thousand yards from this house.
                 You've got about nine hundred and
                 ninety-nine yards to go - catch my
                 drift?

                               GOMEZ

                        (in disbelief)
                 I am restrained - from my own house!?

                               TULLY

                 Not your house, moustache! Not any
                 more! It belongs to the eldest living
                 descendant, the older of the brothers
                 -- Fester Addams!

                               GOMEZ

                 But - this is lunacy!

                               MORTICIA

                 Fester adores Gomez!

                               TULLY

                 He's afraid of him. Seeing the
                 twins brought it all back.
                        (to Gomez)
                 You're bitter rivals, Gomez - always
                 were, always will be!

                                                   (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/15/91                       89A.


124   CONTINUED:                                             124


                             GOMEZ

               It's not so! Those girls meant nothing
               - he knows that! I demand to see
               Fester!

                             TULLY

               Sorry - no can do. He's very hurt -
               it's not a good time. Leave it alone.
               Or better yet - just leave.

                                               (CONTINUED)





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/22/91                          90 .


124    CONTINUED:                                                  124

       Wednesday comes forward, rubbing the sleep from her eyes.

                               WEDNESDAY

                 But he isn't even Uncle Fester.
       Gomez and Morticia turn to look at her.

                               GOMEZ

                        (to his family)
                 Do not fear - justic shall
                 prevail. The courts will decide!
                        (fervently)
                 They say a man who represents
                 himself has a fool for a client.
                 Well, with God as my witness -
                 I am that fool!

                                                            CUT TO:


125    OMITTED                                                     125


A126   OMITTED                                                     A126





126    INT. COURTROOM - DAY                                        126


       C.U. GAVEL --

       hammers on the Judge's bench.
       PULL BACK to reveal --

       JUDGE WOMACK

       is the presiding judge.   He hammers the bench again, then
       reads his decision.




                                                   (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/26/91                          91 .


126   CONTINUED:                                                  126


                              JUDGE WOMACK

                Given applicable standards of
                proof, the attempts to impugn this
                man's character or question his
                identity have been woefully
                inadequate. It is with no small
                amount of personal satisfaction
                that I declare Fester Addams legal
                executor of the Addams estate and
                rightful owner of all properties
                and possessions contained herein.
                Gomez Addams...
                       (He holds up a golf ball)
                I believe this is yours.




                                                CUT TO:


127   EXT. ADDAMS MANSION - DAY                                   127

      The family members TROOP to the car with their few
      possessions.

      GOMEZ

      already sits in the passenger seat of the Duesenberg, his
      coat draped over his shoulders as if he were an invalid,
      his head thrown back.
      Morticia carries out Cleo, her carnivorous plant. Granny
      carries her favorite cauldron, Wednesday one of her Marie
      Antoinette dolls, Pugsley his chemistry set. Lurch uproots
      his favorite tree and joins the procession. Thing follows,
      dragging a toy wagon packed with his rings, his glove.

                                                CUT TO:





128   OMITTED                                                     128


129   EXT. ADDAMS OVERGROWN DRIVEWAY - LATER                      129

      The Duesenberg eases out of the driveway and onto the
      street, WEIGHED DOWN by Lurch's tree, sticking out of
      the trunk.

      FESTER

      standing at a second story window, watches the car drive
      off.

                                                CUT TO:





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/28/90                          92 .


130   EXT. WAMPUM COURT - LATER.                                   130

      A two-story NEON ARROW points the way to this bungalow
      court -- Bright and awful ersatz western. LOG CABINS OF
      SIMULATED WOOD surround the TEEPEE-SHAPED OFFICE.
      The Addams' Duesenberg is parked in front of the furthest
      cabin. The asphalt has been ripped up in big chunks and
      Lurch's tree is parked next to the Addams' new home.

                                                  CUT TO:


131   INT. BUNGALOW - SAME TIME                                    131


      C.U. DRESSING TABLE MIRROR

      Morticia leans into frame. With an icepick and a hammer,
      she deftly makes a large spidery CRACK in the round mirror.
      Sighing deeply, she stands back to admire her handiwork.
      Granny joins her.

                                GRANNY

                I like it.
      Her mother pats her consolingly.

                              MORTICIA

                Just as long as we're together,
                n'est pas, mon cher?
      As she turns to Gomez, we see the interior of the bungalow
      -- all ersatz cowboy and Indian mixed with chrome-plated
      plastic and orange shag carpet.

      GOMEZ

      sits slumped in a   chair made from wagon wheel and nauga-
      hyde. It's as if    all of his insane, vibrant energy has
      been leeched from   him. He's a broken man. He looks back
      at her as if he's   never heard French.

                                GOMEZ

                Huh?
      Wednesday tends to him.    She and her mother exchange a
      worried look.

      PUGSLEY

      comes from the bathroom, nibbling a wrapped bar of motel
      soap.

                              PUGSLEY

                This place isn't so bad. They even
                put candy in the bathroom.

                              MORTICIA

                That's the soap, dear.

                                                  (CONTINUED)





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/20/90                           93 .


131    CONTINUED:                                                    131


                              PUGSLEY

                 Oh.
       He takes another greedy bite.
       Wednesday pats her father's arm.

                               WEDNESDAY

                 Do you want a cigar, Father?

                               GOMEZ

                        (in a monotone)
                 They're very bad for you.

                               WEDNESDAY

                        (very worried)
                 Father?
       Wednesday exchanges a panic-stricken look with Morticia.
       The family moves closer to Gomez.

                               GOMEZ

                 But maybe I'll have one of those...
       He takes a bar of soap from Pugsley.     Gomez unwraps it
       and morosely eats.

                                                    CUT TO:


132    OMITTED                                                       132


132A   INT. ADDAMS MANSION - MIDWAY TO THE VAULT                     132A

       C.U. on three hands, as they reach up to pull three of
       the countless chains.




                                                    CUT TO:


A133   EXT. ADDAMS YARD - MIDNIGHT                                   A133


       THE COAL CHUTE ON THE SIDE OF THE HOUSE --

       drops open, dumping out Fester, Abigail, and Tully - all
       of them wet and bedraggled and gasping for air.

                               ABIGAIL

                        (to Fester)
                 You're doing this on purpose.

                                                    (CONTINUED)





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/20/90                          94 .


A133   CONTINUED:                                                   A133

       They all struggle to their feet and march grimly back
       toward the door.

                                                   CUT TO:


133    INT. WAMPUM COURT BUNGALOW - MORNING                         133

       Gomez is STRETCHED OUT on the naked box springs of his
       bed -- the mattress pushed aside. A damp cloth covers
       his eyes. Thing MASSAGES his aching head. A bowl of
       MOTEL SOAPS is beside him.
       In contrast, Morticia squarely faces the crisis. She
       addresses the family from the head of the breakfast
       table, the want ads open on the table before her.




                              MORTICIA

                We are Addamses, and we will not
                submit. Who recalls the fable of
                the tortoise and the hare? The
                swift, yet lazy little cottontail,
                and his slow but determined companion?
                What does that story teach us, as
                Addamses?

                              GRANNY

                Kill the hare. Skin it.   Boil it.

                              WEDNESDAY

                Put the tortoise on the highway.

                              PUGSLEY

                During rush hour.

                              MORTICIA

                Yes! We will survive! Poison us,
                strangle us, break our bones -
                we will come back for more.
                And why?

                              GRANNY

                Because we like it!

                                                   (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/12/90                        94A.


133   CONTINUED:                                             133


                               PUGSLEY

                 Because we're Addamses!
      Gomez tries to rouse himself.

                               GOMEZ

                        (out of it)
                 We're Addamses...
      He burps -- soap bubbles floating from his mouth.

                                                CUT TO:


134   OMMITTED                                               134





135   OMITTED                                                135





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/28/90                           95 .


136   EXT. SIDEWALK IN FRONT OF THE WAMPUM COURT - DAY              136

      Wednesday and Pugsley have set up a LEMONADE STAND, their
      contribution to the Addams' financial well-being. An
      array of POISONS are lined up on their rickety table.
      They've slashed their prices to a nickel per cup. The
      pitcher on the table before them steams.
      Cars speed by.
      Carrying a SAMPLE VACUUM CLEANER and a bucket, Lurch comes
      out of the motel courtyard. Pugsley offers him a cup of
      punch.

                               PUGSLEY

                Here, Lurch.   On the house.



      Lurch downs it in a gulp and heads off.
      Feeling the effects of the lemonade, Lurch BURPS -- a
      tongue of flame shoots from his mouth and INCINERATES A
      WOODEN INDIAN advertising the Wampum Court.

                                                   CUT TO:


137   OMITTED                                                       137


138   INT. EMPLOYMENT AGENCY                                        138

      Morticia is being interviewed by a PERSONNEL OFFICER, a
      relentlessly perky gal with a clipboard.

                              PERSONNEL OFFICER

                We have so many homemakers re-entering
                the work force - your domestic skills
                can be very valuable. College?

                              MORTICIA

                Private tutors.

                               PERSONNEL OFFICER

                Major?

                              MORTICIA

                Spells and Hexes.

                              PERSONNEL OFFICER

                       (knowingly)
                Liberal Arts. Have you been a
                volunteer, PTA, service organizations?

                              MORTICIA

                Well, one day each week I visit Death
                Row at our local prison, with my
                children.

                                                   (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 4/03/91                          96 .


138   CONTINUED:                                                  138


                             PERSONNEL OFFICER

                      (perplexed)
               With your children?

                             MORTICIA

               Autographs.

                             PERSONNEL OFFICER

               Well, what about your husband? Is
               he currently employed?

                             MORTICIA

               He's... he's going through a bad patch
               at the moment. But it's not his fault.




                             PERSONNEL OFFICER

                      (with some bitterness)
               Of course not. What is he - A
               loafer? A hopeless layabout? A
               shiftless dreamer?

                             MORTICIA

                      (wistfully)
               Not anymore.
      The Personnel Officer shoots Morticia a doubtful glance,
      and begins rifling through her card file.

                                                 CUT TO:


139   INT. ADDAMS LIVING ROOM - DAY                               139

      Abigail and Fester are seated at opposite ends of the
      couch. Fester stares off into space. Abigail is going
      through a stack of colorful travel brochures.




                             ABIGAIL

               The Mediterranean, the Riviera - once
               we find the money, we'll go everywhere.
               We'll try again, right after lunch.
               Gordon - where should we go first?

                             FESTER

                      (sadly)
               I don't know...

                             ABIGAIL

               Acapulco? Cancun?
                      (she snaps her fingers
                       in the air, castanet-
                       style, trying to be
                       festive)
               Ariba! Ariba!

                             FESTER

               You choose.

                                                 CUT TO:








       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 4/03/91                         A96A.


A140   EXT. WAMPUM COURT - LATER THAT DAY                      A140

       Wednesday and Pugsley are at their lemonade stand. They
       are negotiating with a PRISSY LITTLE GIRL IN A GIRL SCOUT
       UNIFORM. The girl scout carries several boxes of Girl
       Scout cookies.

                              GIRL SCOUT

                       (with grave doubts)
                Is this made from real lemons?

                              WEDNESDAY

                Yes.

                              GIRL SCOUT

                I only like all-natural foods and
                beverages. Organically grown, with
                no preservatives. Are you sure
                they're real lemons?

                              PUGSLEY

                Yes.

                                                 (CONTINUED)





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/26/91                          96A.


A140   CONTINUED:                                                A140


                                 GIRL SCOUT

                 Well... I   tell you what. I'll buy
                 a cup, if   you buy a box of my
                 delicious   girl scout cookies. Do
                 we have a   deal?

                               WEDNESDAY

                 Are they made from real girl scouts?

                                                  CUT TO:


140    EXT. SUBURBAN HOUSE - DAY                                 140

       White clapboard. Geraniums in the flower boxes.
       Surrounded by a white picket fence.



       Carrying his SAMPLE VACUUM CLEANER AND BUCKET, the tools of
       his new trade, Lurch carefully opens the little white gate.

       AT THE DOOR,

       he rings the doorbell, afraid he might break something.
       A BLONDE HOUSEWIFE in tennis whites, obviously in a hurry,
       opens the door -- only to be greeted by a BUCKETFUL OF
       SLOP thrown past her, onto her peach Oriental rug. She
       SCREAMS in horror, turns to challenge the perpetrator of
       this atrocity and, seeing Lurch, SCREAMS again.
       In a panic, she tries to slam the door on Lurch, but, like
       the salesman's manual undoubtedly advised, he STICKS his
       foot in the way. The door partially RIPS off its hinges.
       Lurch steps inside and shuts the door as best he can.
       A moment passes. The door swings open and Lurch exits,
       jauntily waving a check.

                                                  CUT TO:


141    OMITTED                                                   141


142    OMITTED                                                   142


&                                                                &


143                                                              143


A144   OMITTED                                                   A144


B144   OMITTED                                                   B144





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/22/91                         97 .


144   INT. DAYCARE CENTER - DAY                                  144

      Morticia is telling a story to a group of TODDLERS, who
      have gathered in a circle around her, sitting on carpet
      squares. The room is sunny and cheerful, with crayon
      drawings taped to the walls.

                             MORTICIA

               ... and so the witch lured Hansel
               and Gretel into the candy house,
               by promising them more sweets. And
               she told them to look in the oven,
               and she was about to push them in,
               when, low and behold, Hansel pushed
               the poor, defenseless witch into the
               oven instead. Where she was burned
               alive, writhing in agony. Now,
               boys and girls, what do you think
               that feels like?
      After a beat, all the toddlers begin to CRY and WAIL.

                                                CUT TO:





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/20/90                        98 .


145    OMITTED                                                    145

thru                                                              thru

147                                                               147


148    OMITTED                                                    148

thru                                                              thru

152    OMITTED                                                    152


A153   EXT. WAMPUN BUNGALOW - DAY                                 A153

       Granny holds a club behind her back as she stalks
       something.

                               GRANNY

                 Here kitty, kitty, kitty...

                                                 CUT TO:





153    INT. WAMPUM BUNGALOW - SAME TIME                           153

       Eating compulsively form a box of Mallomars, Gomez is
       still stretched out on the naked box springs. He stares
       vacantly at a game show on TV. "Jeopardy" is on.

                               ALEX TREBEK

                        (reading from
                         the card)
                 Monsters Of History for $200. "He was
                 known as the Butcher of Bavaria."

                               GOMEZ

                        (shouts)
                 Grandfather Addams!
                        (smacks his forehead,
                         hard)
                 Damn! Not in the form of a question!

                                                 CUT TO:





A154   EXT. BUNGALOW - SAME TIME                                  A154

       Granny, running now, club raised, hurries past the open
       window of the bungalow.
       She stops at the sight of Gomez inside, standing on the
       bed, staring at the television.
       C.U. on the TV set - Gomez is now watching Geraldo Rivera,
       hosting his tabloid style show.

                               GERALDO

                 Voodoo zombies - the stuff of
                 legend, or a living nightmare? Do
                 zombies really exist? How are they
                 made? Where can we find them?
                 Call in with your comments.

                                                 (CONTINUED)





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/20/90                           99 .


A154   CONTINUED:                                                    A154

       A CALL-IN NUMBER is flashed on the screen.    Gomez reaches
       for the phone.

                                                    CUT TO:


154    INT. ADDAMS MANSION DINING ROOM - DAY                         154

       Abigail and Gordon are seated at opposite ends of the
       table, having lunch. It is very quiet.

                              ABIGAIL

                After lunch, we'll try again.

                              FESTER

                       (very flat)
                Yes, Mother.

                              ABIGAIL

                We'll find the money. And meanwhile,
                we have this little nest. Quiet and
                cozy. Without that dreadful family.

                                FESTER

                Yes, Mother.

                              ABIGAIL

                Just the two of us, away from the
                world. Our dream come true.

                                FESTER

                Yes, Mother.
       As Fester repeats "Yes, Mother", in his drone, Abigail
       mimics him, silently.

                                                    CUT TO:





A155   INT. BUNGALOW - AN HOUR LATER                                 A155

       C.U. on the TV screen.   Geraldo is talking to a woman in
       the studio audience.

                              GERALDO

                So your son was brainwashed by voodoo
                slave masters and forced to recruit
                others. Let's take a call.

                              GOMEZ

                       (on the studio PA system)
                Geraldo...

                              GERALDO

                       (cutting him off)
                Mr. Addams, please stop calling.
                We don't know where they meet.

                                                    (CONTINUED)





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/20/90                          100.


A155   CONTINUED:                                                  A155

       PULL BACK to the motel room. Gomez lets the phone drop.
       Morticia, seated on the edge of the box spring, tries to
       comfort him. Pugsley, Wednesday and Lurch are seated
       nearby, very worried about Gomez, as at a death watch.
       Gomez is now surrounded by junk food, and a mountain of
       junk food wrappers, bags and styrofoam containers.
       Ritually, as handmaidens, Morticia brings Gomez the
       remote control for the TV, and Wednesday brings him a
       copy of TV Guide.
       Pugsley brings Gomez a bag of "Doritos", and Lurch brings
       him a canister of "Pringles".



       Gomez uses the remote to switch channels.   An episode of
       "The Cosby Show" comes on.

                               GOMEZ

                Re-run.
       He switches off the set and stares at the blank screen.

                              PUGSLEY

                I don't understand. All he does
                is watch TV and eat.

                              MORTICIA

                I know - Gomez, let's go for a drive.
                The whole family.

                              GOMEZ

                       (not even turning)
                A drive? And miss "Matlock"?
       Granny opens the door and sticks her head in.




                              GRANNY

                Dinner's going to be late.
       She slams the door.   We hear her whistling.

                               GRANNY (O.S.)

                Here, boy.   Here, boy.

                                                   CUT TO:





        THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/7/91                            100A.


A155A   INT. WAMPUM COURT - LATER                                 A155A*

        Morticia is putting Wednesday to bed.

                               WEDNESDAY

                 If that man isn't Uncle Fester,
                 then who is he, mother?

                               MORTICIA

                 I don't know, darling.   I wish
                 I did.

                               WEDNESDAY

                 Why is that lady doing all this?

                               MORTICIA

                 It's hard to say. Sometimes people
                 have had terrible childhoods. And
                 sometimes they just haven't found
                 their special place in life. And
                 sometimes they're dogs from hell
                 and must be destroyed.
        Morticia kisses Wednesday and she closes her eyes to go
        to sleep.

                                                    CUT TO:





        THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 4/03/91                           101.


B155    INT. WAMPUM - MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT                        B155

        The family sleeps - all but Morticia. She sits up in
        bed beside Gomez. She looks around at her family.
        Wednesday sleeps in the same bed as Granny. Lurch is flat
        out on the floor. Pugsley uses him for a mattress, and
        Thing uses Pugsley. Pugsley snores the inhale part of a
        snore, Lurch groans the exhale part, and Thing punctuates
        by wiggling.
        Morticia stares down at Gomez - for a long beat. She
        strokes his hair lovingly. Full of resolve, she gets
        out of bed.

                                                  CUT TO:





AC155   INT. FESTER'S BEDROOM - NIGHT                            AC155*

        Fester is lying in bed, the covers around his chin.
        Abigail sits on the bed beside him, tucking him in.

                               ABIGAIL

                 I know why you've been so glum.
                 It's because it's taking us a
                 little longer than we'd hoped to
                 find the gold. Isn't that right?
        Fester turns away, depressed.

                               ABIGAIL

                 Of course it is. Well, don't you
                 worry - we're right on the verge.
                 Tomorrow, for certain, my darling.
                        (she kisses him on the
                         forehead, and stands.
                         She goes to the door,
                         and turns)
                 You know, some people might think
                 it's strange, for a mother and son
                 to be so close. I think it's
                 beautiful. Don't you, Gordon?
        Fester mumbles something, under his breath.

                                ABIGAIL

                         (very stern)
                 What?

                               FESTER

                        (dutifully)
                 Yes, mother. It's beautiful.

                                                  (CONTINUED)





        THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 4/03/91                         102.


AC155   CONTINUED:                                               AC155


                                ABIGAIL

                         (instantly very sweet,
                          dabbing her eye with
                          a fingertip)
                  Look - I'm weeping.
        Abigail exits. The minute the door shuts, Fester gets
        out of bed. He is fully clothed. He goes to the window,
        and begins to climb out.

                                                  CUT TO:





C155    EXT. BUNGALOW - LATER                                    C155




        Morticia, fully dressed, wearing her cloak, heads off
        down the walk. Unseen by her, Thing trails after.

                                                  CUT TO:


D155    EXT. GATE - A LITTLE LATER                               D155

        Morticia, just outside Gate, struggles to get it open,
        Thing clutching the bars, also attempting to block her
        way.

                                MORTICIA

                  Stop it, you two.
        Morticia breaks free of Thing.

                                                  CUT TO:


E155    EXT. ADDAMS MANSION - A LITTLE LATER                     E155

        Tully opens the front door. He smiles maliciously at
        the sight of Morticia on the stoop.

                                MORTICIA

                  I would like to speak with Fester.
        Tully steps aside.

                                TULLY

                  We've been expecting you...
        Morticia crosses the threshold.

                                                  CUT TO:


F155    OMITTED                                                  F155





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/19/91                         103.


155   EXT. INTERSECTION AT THE FOOT OF THE ADDAMS HILL - NIGHT 155

      Thing does his damnedest to flag down any of the few
      oncoming cars. He waves to no avail, DANCES AROUND in
      frustration, then tries HITCHHIKING, sticking out his
      thumb. A passing car splashes him with mud.
      Screwing up his courage, in a kamikaze leap, he GRABS
      ahold of the bumper of the next car that comes along and
      hangs on for dear life as the car SPEEDS down the street.

                                                CUT TO:


156   INT. STUDY - A LITTLE LATER                             156

      Morticia is now stretched out on the torture RACK. Fester
      and Tully are securing her hands and feet, under Abigail's
      supervision. Fester seems torn, agitated, upset.

                             MORTICIA

                      (to Abigail, graciously)
               You are a desperate woman, consumed
               by greed and infinite bitterness.
                      (a beat)
               We could have been such friends.

                             ABIGAIL

               I don't think so. The vault,
               Mrs. Addams - any thoughts?

                             MORTICIA

                      (sweetly, to Abigail)
               Despite everything, I don't hate
               you. I pity you. Persecution,
               fiendish torture, inhuman depravity -
               sometimes it's just not enough.

                             ABIGAIL

               Gordon - let's get started.

                             FESTER

               But, Mother...

                             ABIGAIL

               Stop stalling!

                             FESTER

               I'm not stalling! Stop badgering me!

                             ABIGAIL

                      (pushing Fester aside)
               Tully, take over! Tighten it!

                                                (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/19/91                           103A.


156   CONTINUED:   (2)                                         156


                             TULLY

               I'd love to, you know that, but -
               I've got this stomach thing. When I
               torture people. It's just me.

                                ABIGAIL

                         (shoving Tully toward
                          the rack)
               Do it!

                             TULLY

                      (to Morticia,
                       politely)
               Where's your bathroom?




                               ABIGAIL


               NOW!

      Tully shuts his eyes and tightens the rack. Morticia's
      bones make a horrible POPPING, STRETCHING SOUND. She
      MOANS, rather sensually.

                               ABIGAIL

               Again!
      Tully tightens the rack again. More BONE-POPPING NOISES.
      Morticia MOANS again, even more orgasmically.

                               ABIGAIL

               Tighter!
      Tully tightens the rack a third time. BONE-POPPING NOISES.
      Morticia MOANS, very voluptuously. She opens her eyes.
      She sighs, in afterglow. She glances at Tully.

                             MORTICIA

                      (to Tully, flirtatiously)
               You've done this before.

                                                  CUT TO:





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/19/91                            104.


157   EXT. WAMPUM COURT - NIGHT                                  157

      A hand possessed, Thing RACES up the driveway, raising
      dust as he goes.

158   EXT. BUNGALOW - NIGHT                                      158

      Thing leaps dramatically onto the porch, then stops dead
      to knock on the cabin door.
      After a beat:

                                GOMEZ (O.S.)

               Who is it?     We're paid through
               Thursday.
      He opens the door.    Thing rushes in.




                                                   CUT TO:


159   INT. BUNGALOW - MINUTES LATER                              159

      Thing skitters on the kitchen counter, frantically
      signing. In the background, the rest of the family
      sleeps.

                                                   (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/26/91                           105.


159   CONTINUED:                                                  159


                              GOMEZ

                       (whispers)
                Slow down, Thing! It's terrible
                when you stutter!
      Frustrated, Thing grabs a SPOON and begins tapping out

      MORSE CODE.


                              GOMEZ

                Morticia in danger... stop!    Send
                help at once ... stop!
      Thing flops down in exhausted triumph.    Gomez grabs him
      and heads off.




                                                  CUT TO:


160   OMITTED                                                     160


161   INT. GOMEZ'S STUDY - A FEW MINUTES LATER                    161

      Morticia is now lashed to an ENORMOUS TORTURE WHEEL.
      Tully and Abigail are tending the stick BRANDING IRONS
      stuck in the roaring fire.

                              FESTER

                       (to Abigail)
                You can't! Not with red-hot pokers!

                              TULLY

                       (queasy)
                Is this gonna smell?

                              MORTICIA

                       (graciously, with
                        understanding)
                Tully Alford - charlatan. Deadbeat.
                Parasite. How Gomez adored you.

                              TULLY

                Well, not enough.

                              FESTER

                Morticia, please...

                              MORTICIA

                Dear Fester - or whomever you are.
                Which is the real you - the loathsome,
                under-handed monster you've become?
                Or the loathsome, underhanded monster
                we came to love?

                              FESTER

                       (desperately)
                Don't ask me...

                                                  (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 4/03/91                         105A.


161   CONTINUED:                                              161


                             MORTICIA

               Fester - I saw you tonight, at my
               window. I know it was you.

                             ABIGAIL

                      (furious)
               Gordon?

                             FESTER

                      (very upset)
               I was... restless! I couldn't sleep.

                             ABIGAIL

               Gordon, I have a thought. Just a
               notion, top of my head. Tell me what
               you think. Since you and Mrs. Addams
               are so very close...
      Abigail takes a red-hot POKER out of the fire and hands it
      to Fester.

                             ABIGAIL

               ... be my guest.

                                                CUT TO:





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/17/90                          106.


162    OMITTED                                                   162

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164                                                              164


A165   INT. DUESENBERG - NIGHT                                   A165

       Gomez cuts the engine. The car glides silently through
       Gate -- who opens uncharacteristically without a creak.
       Gomez stops the car and skulks out. Thing skulks after
       him.
       Gomez sees the reflections of the roaring fire through
       the study window.

                                                 CUT TO:


165    INT. STUDY - SAME TIME                                    165




       As Fester takes the poker and approaches Morticia -
       GOMEZ CRASHES THROUGH THE WINDOW, in a back-flip.
       Thing JUDO-FLIPS in after Gomez.

                                                 (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/15/91                            107.


165   CONTINUED:                                                  165


                              GOMEZ

               Cara mia!

                              MORTICIA

               Mon cher!

                              ABIGAIL

               Addams!
      Thing tosses Gomez a saber off the study wall.
      Tully also grabs a saber, and approaches Gomez from behind.

                             MORTICIA

               Darling, take care!



      Without even looking, Gomez parries Tully's blow from
      behind. Then he whirls on Tully.

                             GOMEZ

               Dirty pool, old man.      Never again!

                             TULLY

               This is for keeps, Gomez!      Not
               just doubloons!
      Tully feints, then slashes - shredding the front of Gomez's
      jacket.

                             GOMEZ

               One for you, Tully, and...
      Gomez ATTACKS - HIS BLADE FLASHING LIKE LIGHTNING. In a
      blur of action, Tully's sword is knocked from his hand and
      he's sent tumbling backwards, finally landing on his knees.




                             GOMEZ

               ... one for me!
      Tully looks up at Gomez with cowardly, pleading eyes.

                             TULLY

               Gomez... it's Tully. I'm your
               lawyer. I'm on retainer.

                              ABIGAIL (O.S.)

               Let him up!
      Gomez turns to see...

                                                    (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 12/3/90                              108.


165   CONTINUED:    (2)                                             165


      ABIGAIL -

      who now has a pistol aimed at Morticia.       One shot and
      Morticia will die horribly.
      Gomez throws aside his sword.      Tully scrambles to his
      feet.

                                ABIGAIL

                         (to Gomez)
                  That's right! Now get moving -
                  Addams, take him to the vault.
                  And if you're not back in one
                  hour...
                         (the pistol aimed
                          at Morticia, and
                          using her accent)
                  I displace her.
      Gomez is near enough now to take Morticia's hand, on the
      torture wheel.

                                GOMEZ

                  Tish - seeing you like this.   My
                  blood boils.

                                  MORTICIA

                  As does mine.

                                GOMEZ

                         (touching the
                          torture wheel)
                  This wheel of pain...

                                  MORTICIA

                  Our wheel.



      CU on Fester, confused at watching this emotional
      display.

                                GOMEZ

                         (to Morticia)
                  To live without you - only that
                  would be torture.

                                                      (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/15/91                            109.


165   CONTINUED:   (3)                                            165


                               MORTICIA

                        (to Gomez)
                 A day alone - only that would be
                 death.
      Gomez kisses Morticia's hand.

                                 ABIGAIL

                 Knock it off!    The vault, Addams -
                 right now!

                               FESTER

                 But, Mother can't we...
      Gomez reaches for the book that will open the secret
      panel:

                               ABIGAIL

                 Can it, Gordon! Stop dragging your
                 feet! You disgust me - you're nothing
                 but a useless, snivelling baby! A
                 stone around my neck! What was I
                 thinking - I should've left you where
                 I found you!
      At Abigail's final words, Fester suddenly LEAPS FORWARD.

                               FESTER

                 No tricks, Gomez! That's the wrong
                 book!

      CLOSE UP

      Gomez's hand is on the right book, "Greed," but Fester
      stops him from pulling it.




                                 FESTER

                 Allow me...
      Gomez looks into Fester's eyes -- realizing what he's
      about to do.

                               GOMEZ

                        (murmuring)
                 Good show, old man...
      Fester reaches for a DIFFERENT BOOK -- "Hurricane Irene:
      Nightmare from Above."
      Seeing the title of the book, Tully suddenly panics:

                                                    (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 3/18/91                          110.


165   CONTINUED:   (4)                                          165


                             TULLY

               Put that book down, Gordon! You
               don't know what it can do! It's
               not just literture!

                             FESTER

                      (advancing on Tully)
               Oh, really?

                             TULLY

               I'm your friend, Gordon - think
               of the doubloons!

                             FESTER

               They're not yours, Tully!     Back off!



      ANGLE on Gomez, releasing Morticia from the torture wheel.

                             MORTICIA

               Quickly, my darling!
      He helps her down from the wheel.

                             GOMEZ

               Leather straps, red-hot pokers...

                             MORTICIA

               Later, my dearest.
      ANGLE on Fester, facing off with Abigail, as Tully cowers.

                             ABIGAIL

               Keep the book closed, Gordon -
               listen to mother!

                             FESTER

               I'll never listen to you - not
               ever again!

                             ABIGAIL

               I had to be strict with you -
               because I cared! Put it down!

                             FESTER

               You never really loved me!
      ANGLE on Gomez and Morticia, nearing the bookcase.

                             GOMEZ

               Come, my love - to safety!

                             MORTICIA

               But what of Fester?

                                                  (CONTINUED)





       THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/28/91                          110A.


165    CONTINUED:   (5)                                          165


                               GOMEZ

                        (calling out, to Fester)
                 Old man, this way!
       ANGLE on Abigail and Fester.

                               ABIGAIL

                 Stop whining, you little good-
                 for-nothing! Be a man!

                               FESTER

                 You're a terrible mother!   There,
                 I said it!
       Fester opens the book, and blasts Tully out of the window.
       Then he blasts Abigail out as well.
       ANGLE ON GOMEZ, who has now pulled the right book, "Greed",
       to open the bookshelf. Amid the storm, he is leading
       Morticia behind the bookshelf. He tries to hold the
       bookshelf open for Fester to follow, fighting the gale
       force winds.

                               GOMEZ

                        (calling out to Fester)
                 Old man! This way!
       ANGLE ON THING, across the room, struggling across the
       floor toward the bookshelf. Thing fights the wind,
       which pelts him with papers and other flying debris.
       Gomez can no longer fight the storm, and the bookshelf
       slams shut. Fester desperately tries to close the book to
       quell the storm, but a HUGE BOLT OF LIGHTNING ZAPS HIM.
       He falls to the floor, with electricity coursing through
       him.



       MOVE IN on the storm raging within the pages of the book,
       then -

       FADE TO BLACK


                                                   FADE IN ON:


166    OMITTED                                                   166

thru                                                             thru

169                                                              169


170    OMITTED                                                   170


171    OMITTED                                                   171

thru                                                             thru

173                                                              173





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/28/91                           110B.


174   EXT. ADDAMS MANSION, NEXT OCTOBER - NIGHT                174

      A group of little CHILDREN approach the front door. There
      is a hand-lettered sign on the door reading "HALLOWEEN
      OPEN HOUSE." The children are dressed in traditional
      Halloween costumes - there's a witch, a ghost, a skeleton,
      etc., and they all carry trick-or-treat bags. They giggle
      and chatter. One of the children is pushed forward, and
      he KNOCKS on the front door. As the door opens, the
      children CHANT:

                             CHILDREN

               Trick or...
      They freeze in mid-chant. We do not see who has opened
      the door, but the children do. After a beat, they SCREAM
      IN HORROR and run, terrified, back toward the street.




                                                  CUT TO:





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 12/3/90                           111.


175   INT. FRONT HALL - SAME TIME                               175

      Lurch is closing the front door, looking puzzled.
      The family is busily decorating the house for their annual
      Halloween festivities. All the decorations are elegant
      yet ancient, dusty and faded. The crystal gloves in the
      chandeliers have been replaced by miniature jack o-
      lanterns. Skeletons, each wearing a top hat, hang from
      the sconces by the nooses around their necks. There are
      clusters of black and orange balloons, covered with
      cobwebs. Uncle Fester and Thing are draping the banisters
      and stairway railings with a garland made from crepe
      paper, dead branches and spanish moss. Skulls, each
      holding a candle, are scattered about, on the stairs and
      the furniture. A stuffed, life-size scarecrow leans
      against the stairway, with a pitchfork through its throat.
      A banner on the wall reads "HAPPY HALLOWEEN", and the
      letters drip with blood.
      Gomez hangs upside down from the balcony.   Morticia hands
      him a decoration.
      Granny appears from the kitchen, carrying a tray of food.

                             GRANNY

               Well, it's their loss. I even
               made finger sandwiches.
      Perched on Fester's shoulder, Thing shakes in fear.

                             FESTER

                      (petting Thing)
               Oh, calm down.

                               PUGSLEY (O.S.)

               Here we come!



      Wednesday and Pugsley come down the stairs. Wednesday
      is dressed in her usual style, but Pugsley is dressed as
      a tiny version of UNCLE FESTER, COMPLETE WITH BALD HEAD AND
      GREATCOAT. The adults are delighted. Gomez flips down
      onto his feet.

                             GOMEZ

               Pugsley, old man!

                             MORTICIA

                      (delighted)
               Look at you.

                             PUGSLEY

                      (to Uncle Fester)
               How do you like it?
      Fester is very touched; he picks Pugsley up.

                                                  (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/15/91                         111A.


175   CONTINUED:                                               175


                             FESTER

               What can I say? He's going to
               break hearts.

                             GOMEZ

               Let's get a picture!     Lurch?

                             MORTICIA

               Oh yes - in the den.

                                                 (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 11/20/90                           112.


175   CONTINUED:                                                175

      Everyone starts to move toward the den. There is a KNOCK
      on the door. Everyone turns. Lurch opens the door.
      Standing outside are Margaret and Cousin It. Margaret is
      dressed as a fairy princess, complete with wand. Cousin
      It wears a cowboy hat, a bandanna and a holster. Margaret
      is radiant, obviously very much in love.

                             MARGARET

               Trick or treat!

                             COUSIN IT

               Ooot oot glibber.

                             GOMEZ

               Look, everyone! We have guests!

                             MORTICIA

               Hello, Margaret. Cousin It - I
               almost didn't recognize you.

                             MARGARET

               Isn't he handsome? Everyone keeps
               asking where he bought his costume.

                             GOMEZ

                      (admiringly)
               It is a wonderful hat.

                             MARGARET

                      (to Wednesday)
               And what are you, darling?   Where's
               your costume?

                             WEDNESDAY

                      (solemnly)
               This is my costume. I'm a homicidal
               maniac. They look just like everyone
               else.

                                                 CUT TO:


176   INT. DINING ROOM - A FEW MINUTES LATER                    176

      Fester and Pugsley are posed at one end of the room.
      Lurch has set up an easel and canvas; he is painting
      Fester and Pugsley's portrait.
      Gomez and Wednesday are sitting on the floor amid
      newspapers, carving a pumpkin.
      Morticia is knitting. Margaret and Cousin It sit together,
      holding hands. Granny brings people cups of steaming
      punch, from a punch bowl.

                                                 (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/19/91                          113.


176   CONTINUED:                                                176


                             FESTER

               Halloween - it's such a special
               time. Ghosts and goblins. Witches
               on broomsticks.

                             WEDNESDAY

               Children begging in the streets.

                             FESTER

               I'm so glad I can share this night
               with my family - my real family.
               Now that I've got my memory back.

                             MORTICIA

               That unfortunate woman. Filled with
               evil.
                      (shaking her head,
                       sadly)
               But not enough.

                             PUGSLEY

                      (to Fester)
               She wasn't your mother.     She just
               said that.

                             COUSIN IT

               Ooot oot gleep.

                             GOMEZ

                      (to It)
               You remember, old sport - she really
               did find him tangled in a tuna net,
               twenty-five years ago. With amnesia.

                             WEDNESDAY

               From the Bermuda Triangle.




                               COUSIN IT

               Ooot oot oot.

                              MORTICIA

               How true.   Stranger things have
               happened.

                             MARGARET

               I'm sorry, and I'm not bitter,
               but I blame Tully.

                             COUSIN IT

               Ooot blipper gleep.

                             MARGARET

                      (the coquette)
               Oh, stop. I'm blushing.

                                                  (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/19/91                       113A.


176   CONTINUED:                                             176


                             GRANNY

                      (to Fester)
               Thank God for that lightning.
               Knocked some sense into you.

                             PUGSLEY

               Please, Uncle Fester?

                             GOMEZ

                      (jovially)
               Pugsley...

                                               (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 2/19/91                             114.


176   CONTINUED:   (2)                                           176


                             PUGSLEY

               For the picture?
      Fester pops a light bulb into his mouth.   It lights.
      Pugsley giggles.
      Gomez stands up, having finished the pumpkin. He places
      it on a table, and lights the candle inside. The pumpkin
      glows. It has ONE EYE IN THE MIDDLE OF ITS FOREHEAD.
      Everyone oohs and ahhs.

                             FESTER

               You know, all the old sayings are
               true. There's no place like home.
               And blood is thicker than water.




                             MORTICIA

               And just as refreshing.

                             GOMEZ

               All right, everybody - time for a
               game! What shall it be - bobbing
               for apples?

                             MARGARET

               Charades?

                             COUSIN IT

               Ooot glibber glip.

                             MORTICIA

               Of course - "Wake The Dead."

                             FESTER

                      (delighted, to Gomez
                       remembering this childhood
                       favorite)
               "Wake The Dead"!

                             GOMEZ

                      (equally excited)
               "Wake The Dead"! Out to the cemetery!
               Come on, everyone!
      Everyone starts to exit, chattering happily.

                             MARGARET

                      (to Granny)
               I've never played this before -
               how does it go?

                             GRANNY

               Did you bring a shovel?

                                                 (CONTINUED)





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 3/18/91                            114A.


176   CONTINUED:   (3)                                          176


                             PUGSLEY

               Uncle Fester, will you be on my team?

                               WEDNESDAY

               No, mine!

                             FESTER

                      (to Wednesday)
               I tell you what - we'll give you a
               head start. Three skulls and a
               pelvis - how's that?
      Pugsley and Wednesday cheer and run out.   Fester faces
      Gomez.




                             FESTER

               My own dear brother - who could be
               more precious?

                             GOMEZ

               Blood is thicker than water, old man.

                             MORTICIA

                      (touched by the
                       brothers devotion)
               And just as refreshing.
      Gomez offers his hand.   Fester takes it, in a manly
      handshake.

                             GOMEZ

               Let us never be parted.

                             FESTER

               Let us always be as one.



      Fester flips Gomez in a JUDO FLIP.
      Gomez LANDS -
      At the foot of a glass display case. The camera pans up
      the case. It contains ABIGAIL AND TULLY, EXPERTLY

      MOUNTED AND STUFFED.

      Fester rises, dusting himself off.

                             FESTER

                      (joyfully, to Gomez
                       and Morticia)
               Come on!

                             MORTICIA

               We'll catch up.
      Fester runs out.

                                                 CUT TO:





      THE ADDAMS FAMILY - 3/18/91                           115-117.


177   OMITTED                                                    177





178   INT. FRONT HALL                                            178

      Everyone is gone. Morticia and Gomez have drifted into
      the front hall; they are moving toward the front door.

                              MORTICIA

                       (deeply satisfied)
                Our family... what are they?

                              GOMEZ

                Oh, Tish - what a night. Everyone
                -- together at last. What more
                could we ask?




                             MORTICIA

                Gomez?
      Morticia holds up the garment she's been knitting - it's
      a BABY JUMPER WITH THREE LEGS.

                              GOMEZ

                       (ecstatic)
                Cara mia... is it true?

                              MORTICIA

                       (shaking her head
                        "yes")
                Oui, mon cher...
      They embrace, as the front door SWINGS OPEN, of its own
      accord.

                                                CUT TO:


179   EXT. ADDAMS MANSION - SAME TIME                            179




      Morticia and Gomez are silhouetted in the doorway. There
      is a FULL MOON. In the distance, a wolf HOWLS. Wispy
      GHOSTS flit through the night sky. A human SCREAM is
      heard, followed by Granny's CACKLE. In the cemetery,
      torches are seen, like fireflies.




                                                FADE OUT.


                              THE END



Addams Family, The



Writers :   Charles Addams  Caroline Thompson
Genres :   Comedy  Fantasy  Horror  Family


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