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The Flintstones (1994)

 -  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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Bamm-Bamm (as Hlynur Sigurdsson)
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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)  »

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$45,000,000 (estimated)

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£19,723,140 (UK) (9 September 1994)
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Though other actors were considered, there really was nobody else in the running for the role of Fred Flintstone. Steven Spielberg had worked with John Goodman before and had already noticed the actors striking resemblance to Fred Flintstone. He actually told Goodman then and there that he (Goodman) was 'going to play Fred' for him. See more »

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When Cliff Vandercave is cutting his toenails, he pulls his hands back but in the next shot he is pulling his hands back again. See more »

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[first lines]
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Pre-Historic Fun That Is As Good As It Can Be
26 July 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"The Flintstones" is a film that tries hard to be likeable and succeeds for the most part, but with that said this is only a fair film at best. The cartoons come to real live and the nostalgia carries some of the film. However, the paper-thin plot destroys any chance that the film has to be a complete success. Naive Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) has been promoted and is now a big-time businessman. Of course the villains, Halle Berry and Kyle MacLachlan, are just using Fred to steal from Mr. Slate's company. Wilma (Elizabeth Perkins) quickly becomes jealous of Berry, but overlooks everything because Fred is raking in the cash. Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis) meanwhile is unemployed because he had the lowest score on an IQ test (he actually switched tests with Fred because Fred had lent him money to adopt Bamm-Bamm). Throughout his financial crisis, Betty (Rosie O'Donnell) stands beside him. Fred finally becomes wise to what is going on, but MacLachlan has a devious scheme up his sleeve. All in all "The Flintstones" is a good looking film with high production values, but ultimately the screenplay and direction cannot save this film. The characters play well on television, but are somewhat out of their element on the big screen. The cast is hard-working in spite of the fact the material is just not present. 2.5 out of 5 stars.


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