4.8/10
65,019
90 user 36 critic

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.

Director:

Reviews
Popularity
3,403 ( 117)

Watch Now

From $2.99 (SD) on Amazon Video

ON DISC
6 wins & 10 nominations. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Family | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.6/10 X  

In this live-action prequel to the 1994 comedy hit, the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller.

Director: Brian Levant
Stars: Mark Addy, Stephen Baldwin, Kristen Johnston
Adventure | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The Szalinski family is back, this time hilarious disaster strikes when an experiment causes their new toddler son to grow many stories tall.

Director: Randal Kleiser
Stars: Rick Moranis, Marcia Strassman, Robert Oliveri
The Flintstones (1960–1966)
Animation | Comedy | Family
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

The misadventures of two modern-day Stone Age families, the Flintstones and the Rubbles.

Stars: Alan Reed, Mel Blanc, Jean Vander Pyl
Action | Adventure | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Wayne Szalinzki, a wacky, absent-minded inventor, is back again but only this time he decides to use his infamous shrink machine just one more time. His wife Diane asks him to get rid of ... See full summary »

Director: Dean Cundey
Stars: Rick Moranis, Eve Gordon, Bug Hall
Edit

Cast

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

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>

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

Yabba-dabba-doo it! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild innuendos | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

27 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Flintstones: The Live-Action Movie  »

Filming Locations:

 »

Edit

Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$130,512,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,000,000
See more on IMDbPro »

Company Credits

Show more on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

|

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

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

If Bamm-Bamm is supposed to be the world's strongest kid, how did he allow himself and Pebbles to be tied up and captured? Couldn't he have knocked out Vandercave, or at the very least, broken the rope he was tied up with? See more »

Quotes

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

Crazy Credits

There are several statements in the closing credits:
  • No dinosaurs were be harmed for the production of this motion picture.
  • The producer would like to thank the people of Bedrock and the Bedrock Film Commission...
  • ...a Steven SpielROCK production.
  • When in Hollyrock, visit Univershell Studios
See more »

Connections

Referenced in Troldspejlet: Matinee (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Dog Pound Hop
from "The Ren & Stimpy show"
Written by John Kricfalusi, Scott Huml, Chris Reccardi, and Jim Smith
The song was played in a bowling scene
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

See more (Spoiler Alert!) »

User Reviews

 
I had fun, enjoy this for what it is, we don't get many family films like this any more
3 April 2004 | by See all my reviews

The Flinstones, next to The Simpsons, it's one of the best known animated shows of all time, we all know the name Fred Flinstone. It's such a great series, I grew up watching it, I still will catch an episode or two on the Cartoon Network and I'm sure it's something that my children will watch too one day. So in 1994, we had the live action version of The Flinstones come into theaters, my family took me to see it, I was 9 years old, it was either this or Pulp Fiction, I'm sure my parents didn't struggle much with that decision. But still as a kid I absolutely loved this movie, I think I wore out the VHS quite a bit. So I grew up and of course caught the movie on HBO, I figured that I would just give the movie another shot to see if it was still as fun as I remembered and actually I still love it.

Cliff Vandercave, the Executive Vice President of Industrial Procurement at Slate & Co., plans to appoint a Vice President of his division to frame for a crime. To find one, he makes an exam to give to the quarry operators, among whom are Barney Rubble and Fred Flintstone. Fred loans Barney money so he and his wife, Betty can adopt a child. They adopt a caveboy named Bamm-Bamm. Barney appreciates what Fred did for him and is determined to pay him back. While taking the exams, Fred fails it, and is disappointed since he will not be able to give his wife, Wilma the wealthy life she used to have. Barney takes Fred's exam up for him and notices how poorly he did. To pay him back for giving him the money to adopt Bamm-Bamm, he swaps his exam with Fred's and Fred is promoted to Vice President. Cliff orders Fred to fire Barney because of his exam score, and he fires Barney at the Rubbles' surprise party, but does his best to help Barney afterwards with financial problems. But Cliff still has big plans to set Fred up for a big fall and the Rubbles are starting to get sick of the Flinstone's over the top extravagances.

Honestly, I really did enjoy The Flinstones as much as I did when I was a kid, I know the main reason a lot of people complain about this movie is because of the casting, but even with Rosie O'Donnell in it I thought she was adorable, we had a great cast, everyone has their own ideas, but just deal with it and understand who this movie was made for. Granted as an adult I'm not going to go out of my way to watch this movie by myself, but I still wouldn't mind at all showing this to my younger cousins and watching it with them. It has cute jokes, a fun cast, and a good story with tons of fun sets and props. I would recommend this movie to watch with your family if you get the chance, it's a rockin' good time.

7/10


38 of 49 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?
Review this title | See all 90 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

'Star Wars' Creatures We Love

"The IMDb Show" breaks down the origins of some iconic Star Wars creatures. Plus, legendary sword choreographer Tim Weske explains the basics of lightsaber combat.

Watch now