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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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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 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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The Flintstones: The Live-Action Movie  »

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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 story Betty reads to Bamm-Bamm before Barney leaves with Fred for bowling in a parody of Cinderella, apparently entitled "Cinderocka". See more »

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Wilma's fingers squeeze the briefcase Barney gives Fred at the party. See more »

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[first lines]
Foreman: Hey, back to work! You guys had a break two days ago!
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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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PREHISTORIC DAZE
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Rocky
2 August 2013 | by (Lincolnshire, UK) – See all my reviews

Maybe a live action version of the old cartoon could have worked, but on this evidence, probably not. Over the years the screenplay had been worked over by almost every screenwriter alive, which has left us with an overly complicated plot involving corporate shenanigans and embezzlement but not many jokes; it's hard to get enthusiastic about the recreation of the famous title sequence and other references, or gags about 'Steven Spielrock'.

A game (and, Rosie O'Donnell aside, spot on) cast certainly try their best but this is thin - not to mention pointless - stuff. It doesn't help that Bedrock has been brought to the screen as a kind of day-glo, polystyrene theme park; I know this isn't exactly a documentary but it would help if the rocks looked like rocks. Oh, who cares?


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