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The Flintstones (1994)

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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Storyline

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 does he know that he's being manipulated by his boss to be the fall guy for an embezzlement scheme. Written by Ed Sutton <esutton@mindspring.com>

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Yabba-Dabba-Doo! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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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$46,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$130,512,915 (USA)
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1.33 : 1
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Trivia

At one point in the film a bird that uncorks bottles claims he hates his job. This is a parody of the cartoon series where the characters use animals and birds to 'act' as household appliances or tools and typically the creatures used would break the fourth wall and speak directly to the audience. See more »

Goofs

When Fred stands up to talk about the model houses, there is a close-up of him. In the next shot his hair and the lighting of the scene are completely different from the previous shot. See more »

Quotes

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

The film is book-ended with live-action versions of The Flintstones (1960) opening and closing credits:
  • Fred Flintstone knocks off from work and picks up his family and the Rubbles and takes them all to the drive-in cinema
  • the Flintstones and Rubbles return home and go to bed, but when Fred puts the cat out it locks him out of his house.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Flintstones: A XXX Parody (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

(MEET) THE FLINTSTONES
Written by William Hanna, Joseph Barbera, and Hoyt Curtin
Performed by The B-52's (as The BC-52's)
Courtesy of Reprise Records
Recorded and Mixed by Tom Durack
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Great fun!
6 March 2001 | by (cincinnati, ohio) – See all my reviews

Making a live-action, feature film out of a cartoon show is definitely not an easy task, but the creators of this film pulled it off. THE FLINTSTONES is one of the most entertaining family films to come along in a good while. The great cast has a ball, particularly Elizabeth Taylor as Fred Flintstone's mother-in-law. Highly recommended!


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