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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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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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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

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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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Trivia

The wheels for the Flintstone's car were actually steel oil drums covered in something to look as though they're made of stone. See more »

Goofs

Fred and Barney's test slabs are (not) chipped and broken. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Foreman: Hey, back to work! You guys had a break two days ago!
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Crazy Credits

Even before the Universal logo (which has been altered) shows, there is a shot-for-shot re-enactment, in live action, of the opening to the original cartoon. See more »

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Referenced in Chairman of the Board (1998) See more »

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ROCK WITH THE CAVEMAN
Written by Tommy Steele
Performed by Big Audio Dynamite
Courtesy of Columbia Records
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Far from the best movie I have ever seen, but it is far from awful.
11 May 2009 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I liked this movie. Yes, the plot is predictable and weak, and in some cases over-familiar. Yes, the script is a bit weak in places. Yes, it is a little lacklustre, and doesn't quite capture the feel good nature of the show. But it is far from the worst movie ever. I really don't know what people were thinking when they gave this film such a low rating. Some of the worst movies I've ever seen, are Home Alone 4, Thomas and the Magic Railroad, Cat in the Hat, Disaster Movie, Epic Movie, Pokemon the First Movie and Batman and Robin, but this film doesn't deserve to belong to this category. On the most part, due to the enthusiastic performances of the cast, it was quite entertaining. John Goodman was born to play Fred. He looks the part, and put a lot of much-needed enthusiasm into the role. Rick Moranis is fine as Barney, very like what I imagine him. The prequel is probably better, but Mark Addy and Stephen Baldwin don't quite fit the bill as Goodman and Moranis. I also liked Elizabeth Perkins and Rosie O'Donnell as Wilma and Betty. As the villains, Kyle McLachan and Halle Berry play their clichéd characters more than adequately. I do miss Elizabeth Taylor when she was pretty, but she was game as Wilma's mother, though not quite in the same league as Joan Collins in the prequel. The sets and costumes are spot on, and the design of Dino was superb. All in all, I liked this movie, it's not perfect, but it is far from the worst movie I have ever seen. 6/10 Bethany Cox.


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