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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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Release Date:

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?


John Goodman bought his then three or four year old daughter onto the set, expecting her to be overwhelmed and exited, she apparently was not even bothered. See more »


When Fred is eating with Wilma and Betty in the Cavern on the Green, the bottle in the bucket alternates from being straight or upside down. It even disappears in some shots. See more »


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

The producer would like to thank the people of Bedrock and the Bedrock Film Commission... See more »


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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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