In a parallel modern-day Stone Age world, a working-class family, the Flintstones, are set up for an executive job. But they learn that money can't buy happiness.

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Brian Levant
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Cast overview, first billed only:
John Goodman ... Fred Flintstone
Elizabeth Perkins ... Wilma Flintstone
Rick Moranis ... Barney Rubble
Rosie O'Donnell ... Betty Rubble
Kyle MacLachlan ... Cliff Vandercave
Halle Berry ... Miss Stone
Elizabeth Taylor ... Pearl Slaghoople
Dann Florek ... Mr. Slate
Richard Moll ... Hoagie
Irwin Keyes ... Joe Rockhead (as Irwin '88' Keyes)
Jonathan Winters ... Grizzled Man
Harvey Korman ... Dictabird (voice)
Elaine Silver Elaine Silver ... Pebbles
Melanie Silver Melanie Silver ... Pebbles
Hlynur Sigurðsson ... Bamm-Bamm (as Hlynur Sigurdsson)
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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 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>

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Yabba-Dabba-Doo! See more »

Genres:

Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild innuendos | See all certifications »

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Trivia

Dudley Moore was considered to play Barney Rubble. See more »

Goofs

The noose around Barney's neck in the lynching scene. See more »

Quotes

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

The Universal Pictures logo appears in Bedrock fashion: it features a prehistoric Earth with the single continent of Pangaea and reads "UNIVERSHELL".

It is also accompanied by the 1960s theme music from Revue Productions (which Universal owned), which is fitting for a 1960s cartoon adaptation. See more »

Alternate Versions

When aired on USA, the movie featured scenes cut from the final releases and made for TV viewing, as Universal often does.
  • A scene of Fred activating the garage door and pedaling the Flintmobile inside;
  • Wilma cutting the tail off his zebra suit he wore on his first day of being an executive followed by him saying they're gonna go find the biggest steak in the world and that Wilma would cook it;
  • Extra dialogue from Cliff when he threatens to fire Fred unless Fred fires Barney;
  • Wilma, Betty and the kids walking to the clothing store;
  • Barney at an unemployment office;
  • Extra dialogue in the meeting room where Fred says that the model factory could never build full sized houses;
  • Wilma pretending her car broke down at the gates of Slate & Company in order to knock out the guard so she and Betty could go in and get the Dictabird.
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Connections

Spoofed in The Flintstones: A XXX Parody (2010) See more »

Soundtracks

I Showed a Caveman How to Rock
Written by Mel Simpson (as Simpson), Geoff Wilkinson (as Wikinson), and Def Jef (as Forston)
Performed by Us3 (as US 3) featuring Def Jef
Courtesy of Blue Note Records
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Great special effects

This movie is a must for any fan of the great cartoon series from the 60's. The special effects and the sets are incredible, they have put a lot of work into making that. Every little detail, that can be seen in the cartoon, is also in this movie, for example a lizard like dinosaur running on a wheel to pull an elevator. However, less work has been done to write the plot, which is somewhat week and full of cliches. John Goodmann makes a great Fred, but Rick Moranis' Barney does not really resemble Mel Blanc's from the cartoon. I think his laugh is missing, also the general way Mel Blanc's Barney speaks is different. Rosie O'Donnel's Betty, on the other hand, is good. This movie is still a must for any Flinstones fan. The plot is not the most important part of this movie, the way Steven Spielberg made drawings come to live is.


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

27 May 1994 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Flintstones: The Live-Action Movie See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$29,688,730, 29 May 1994

Gross USA:

$130,531,208

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$341,631,208
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Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby SR

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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