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Tully Alford is one of the two main antagonists in the 1991 film The Addams Family, along with Abigail Craven.


Tully Alford served as the Addams family's lawyer. The Addams family was well aware that Tully was a deadbeat and a crook, but they found these traits of Tully to be endearing.

In the beginning of the film, he owed money to a loan shark named Abigail Craven, who had her son Gordon torture him. Tully, seeing that Gordon looks just like Fester Addams, Gomez's missing brother, proposes to Abigail that she have Gordon pose as Uncle Fester so that they can steal the Addams fortune as a way for him to pay off the debts he owed her.

In order to access the Addams family fortune, Tully convinced Judge Womack to grant the mansion to Uncle Fester and issue a thousand-yard restraining order on the rest of the Addams family.

Abigail and Tully's ultimate fates are unknown; when Uncle Fester unleashes a hurricane in the Addams mansion's library, she and Tully are thrown out a window, landing from about fifty feet in two open caskets with their names marked on them in the Addams cemetery, which Wednesday and Pugsley then bury. Pugsley asks if they are dead, and Wednesday counters, "Does it matter?" leaving it unclear whether or not Tully died prior to being buried.

After Tully's ultimate fate and presumed death, his wife (and presumed widow), Margaret Alford, remarried to Cousin Itt.

He also often confronted Gomez in swordfighting, always losing. He never liked the Addamses and considered them morons, and he uneasily tortured Morticia on a torture wheel, stretching her arms, during his and Abigail's penultimate attempt to seize the Addams fortune, though Morticia enjoyed this.


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"Tully Alford. Charlatan, deadbeat, parasite. How Gomez adored you."
-Morticia Addams on Tully

Tully is an incompetent and shady lawyer; he is also a somewhat spineless man. Around the Addams, he has learned to accept their weird behavior, but secretly thinks the family is a bunch of morons and has no loyalty to them.

He wants the Addams fortune to pay off his many debts to Abigail Craven, but also because of his own personal greed.

Despite his crookedness, Tully admits he can't stand torture as it makes him queasy, but he reluctantly agrees to help torture Morticia when Abigail presses him.

Powers / Abilities / Weaknesses[]


As a human, Tully does not have powers.


  • Legal Intelligence: As a lawyer, Tully has some knowledge of how to make use of the law to his advantage.


  • Poor money management: Tully is not a very successful lawyer and has many debts to the loan shark, Abigail Craven. Tully is also easily cowed by those with a stronger will and possesses a greedy heart of his own, which can cloud his judgment.
  • Squeamishness: Tully has a weak stomach and does not like seeing things such as torture.
  • Mortality: As a human, Tully Alford can be killed by ordinary means, such as falling from a great height or being buried alive.


Margaret Alford[]

Tully and Margaret have a very tense relationship, with him frequently insulting and his wife frequently bringing up his lack of success. To avoid dancing with her and focus instead on learning the Addams weak spot, he encourages her to dance with Cousin Itt. This eventually sparks a romance between Margaret and Itt.


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  • He appears in The Addams Family for Turbo CD (1991) and The Addams Family for NES (1992).
  • Tully technically shows up in the NES game as the main antagonist, according to the game's manual. However, within the actual game, Tully instead appears as a sinister clone of Gomez Addams.
  • Tully is the main protagonist of The Addams Family video game for Turbo CD, where he searches for the Addams family fortune, which the Addams take as a game and happily join in. The game ends on a somewhat happier note for Tully, who, after gaining a small portion of the Addams wealth, vacations on a tropical island. But just when Tully thinks he is finally freed from the Addams, he finds out that the Addams decided to vacation with him on the island too.
  • Exclusively in the TurboCD game, Tully can learn to use a magical umbrella and even find a potion to turn himself into a werewolf.
  • In the Turbo CD game, Tully mentions having a mother and at least one brother, as well as that his mother always preferred his brother over him.
  • According to a scene in the final script that didn't make it into the final film, Womack is Tully's brother in law and had disapproved of Margaret marrying him. [1]

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