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The Flintstones (1994)

PG  |   |  Comedy, Family, Fantasy  |  27 May 1994 (USA)
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In this live-action feature of the cartoon show, Fred Flintstone finally gets the job he's always wanted, but it may just come at a price.


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Cast overview, first billed only:
Joe Rockhead (as Irwin '88' Keyes)
Dictabird (voice)
Elaine Silver ...
Melanie Silver ...
Hlynur Sigurðsson ...
Bamm-Bamm (as Hlynur Sigurdsson)


The Flintstones and the Rubbles are modern stone-age families. Fred and Barney work at Slate and Company, mining rock. Fred gives Barney some money so he and Betty can adopt a baby. When Fred and Barney take a test to determine who should become the new associate vice president, Barney returns the favor by switching his test answers for Fred's, whose answers aren't very good. Fred gets the executive position, but little realizes that he's being manipulated by Cliff Vandercave to be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Rated PG for some mild innuendos | See all certifications »

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27 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Flintstones: The Live-Action Movie  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)


£19,723,140 (UK) (9 September 1994)

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1.33 : 1
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Did You Know?


When Fred flies into his car at the beginning of the movie, after sliding off the Bronto-crane, John Goodman was actually lifted by a crane out of the car and the footage was just shown in reverse. This actually explains why the roof of Fred's car appears shorter during this scene, than it does for the rest of the movie. As a shorter roof would be necessary to shoot such a scene. See more »


Fred's ears/hat when he and Barney are drinking beside the grill. See more »


[first lines]
Foreman: Hey, back to work! You guys had a break two days ago!
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Well-made live action imitation...
12 January 2003 | by (Evansville, Indiana USA) – See all my reviews

1st watched 1/12/2003 - 7 out of 10(Dir-Brian Levant): Well-made live action imitation of the popular Hanna-Barbera cartoon series. Maybe it's because Hanna & Barbera were involved and were two of the executive producers of the movie as well as having small roles in the production. Besides this, this classic tale of life in the stone age had tremendous casting in the way of John Goodman(Fred Flintstone), Rick Moranis(Barney Rubbel) and the entire group for that matter. The movie starts with the Rubbel family adding a new member in the adopted Bam-Bam and then the rest of the movie matches pretty much the way the two families lived their lives & worked together as neighbors in the prehistoric town of Bedrock. Of course there is evil-a-foot within a demented man in a higher position in the stone quarry who tries to frame Fred and the rest of the movie is a culmination of all this. What is great about the movie & the series the Flintstones is that no matter what trouble they got in, the families always patched it up in the end showing us what true friends our made of. And besides all this the movie was funny & visually appealing too !!

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