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Barney's Great Adventure (1998)

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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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Storyline

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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An adventure as big as your imagination. See more »

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Adventure | Family

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G | See all certifications »

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3 April 1998 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Barney's Great Adventure: The Movie  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$15,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$2,585,292 (USA) (3 April 1998)

Gross:

$11,144,518 (USA) (26 June 1998)
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Trivia

Originally planned as a Direct-to-Video release. See more »

Goofs

When the family arrives in Merrivale, one of the kids is suddenly wearing sunglasses when he wasn't in the previous scene. See more »

Crazy Credits

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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We're Gonna Find a Way
Written by David Friedman and Barbara Rothstein
Published by Shimbaree Music (ASCAP)
Performed by Bob West (uncredited), Diana Rice (uncredited), Kyla Pratt (uncredited), and Trevor Morgan (uncredited)
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Oh goodness
15 January 2009 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I can consider the fact that children are children and they will love what they love because it entertains them. I know this is a kid's film and all, based on a somewhat treasured children's show and I am actually cutting it slack by rating it a 2, honestly, because once you have seen the film, you will understand why so many realize how terrible it really is and why they feel the need to criticize it so hardly.

First of all, I wasn't expecting it to be anywhere near good anyway, but I wasn't thinking this would be the worst movie ever either, and it wasn't, because surprisingly I have seen worse, but it is pretty freaking bad. I found myself laughing at it's utter stupidity, and that's really not the good kind of enjoyment when it boils down to the main point, and I was criticizing all the characters just for the heck of it; they were so bland and annoying that I balled my hands into fists at times. The story plot is stupid, characters are stupid, entertainment level is anything but low, just because you're so interested in how horrible it is, but bad, crappy, terrible, horrible and horrendous still all perfectly describe this movie.

Stick to the Walt Disney's for your sake, because children are bound to enjoy one of them at least a little, and it will relieve you of the horror that is Barney, because I feel so sorry for you if your kid asks you to watch this with them.


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