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Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Alan Fawcett ...
Dad
Jane Wheeler ...
Mom
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Marcella
Diana Rice ...
Abby
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Cody
David Larouche ...
Baby Fig
Edouard Larouche ...
Baby Fig
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Grandpa
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Grandma
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Bob West ...
Barney (voice)
Jeff Ayers ...
Julie Johnson ...
Baby Bop (voice)
Renee Madeline Le Guerrier ...
Mildred Goldfinch (as Renée Madeleine Le Guerrier)
Rock Jutras ...
Mr. Millet / Teeter Board Spotter (as Roch Jutras)
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Mom and dad dump son Cody, daughter Abby, her best friend Marcella and a baby on the farm with Grandpa and Grandma. Purple dinosaur Barney soon appears to entertain kids, and when a large colorful egg deposited on a farm by a shooting star is accidentally carted off, Barney and kids start their chase for it. Written by Anonymous

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Barney's First Movie Ever! See more »

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Adventure | Family

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30 March 1998 (USA)  »

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Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£101,260 (UK) (26 June 1998)

Gross:

£2,190,931 (UK) (4 September 1998)
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Trey Parker was offered the chance to direct, but declined. See more »

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Barney and his friends visit a carnival midway which is just being set up, and talk to employees. The general public isn't there yet. Suddenly there's a rainstorm which forces the group to take shelter in a tent. When the storm ends, they go back outside to find a midway packed with people...all of whom must have arrived during the storm, and all of whom are bone dry (and standing in bright sunlight). See more »

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No dinosaur was harmed during the making of this film. See more »

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Referenced in Jersey Girl (2004) See more »

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Pick 'em Up
Written by John Beal and Stephen Paul
Published by Shimbaree Music (ASCAP)
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Michael Jackson's dream come true.
20 April 2008 | by (UK) – See all my reviews

The entire concept of a huge fat talking dinosaur visiting children during schooltime hours to give them a way to pass the time is the typical American response to short attention spans. Apparently recess isn't good enough for kids from the States so they have to be entertained by a purple rubber suit.

Nevertheless it spawned hundreds of millions in revenue and for a few years (mainly the early-to- mid-nineties) Barney the Dinosaur (TM) (C) (R) was THE children's representative. The show was a runaway success and the merchandise sold stupendously well.

Unfortunately (or rather fortunately) by the time this film rolled around in 1998 Barney had already hit the slippery slide downwards and the movie generally flopped in theaters. The hype was low and the response was decent, if that.

I remember reading some OK reviews of the film back in '98 but I rest assured that those critics were merely smoking crack. This is one of the most terrible films ever made and even as kids' entertainment it is intellectually insulting.

The acting is atrocious (it's got the kid from Jurassic Park 3 in it when he had even less acting skills) and the whole idea of some big, fat, annoying guy in a dinosaur costume playing with kids for two hours strikes me as a bit Michael Jackson-ish. Victor Salva probably went to see this a few times when it came out, too.


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