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The Flintstones (1994)

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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Fred Flintstone
... Wilma Flintstone
... Barney Rubble
... Betty Rubble
... Cliff Vandercave
... Miss Stone
... Pearl Slaghoople
... Mr. Slate
... Hoagie
... Joe Rockhead (as Irwin '88' Keyes)
... Grizzled Man
... Dictabird (voice)
Elaine Silver ... Pebbles
Melanie Silver ... Pebbles
... 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 it! See more »

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Comedy | Family | Fantasy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for some mild innuendos | See all certifications »

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27 May 1994 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

The Flintstones: The Live-Action Movie  »

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Budget:

$46,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$130,512,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,000,000
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1.33 : 1
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Mitch Markowitz was hired to write the script. His version was said to be a cross of The Grapes of Wrath (1940). Markowitz commented that "I don't even remember it that well, but Fred and Barney leave their town during a terrible depression and go across the country, or whatever that damn prehistoric thing is, looking for jobs. They wind up in trailer parks trying to keep their families together. They exhibit moments of heroism and poignancy." This was apparently too sentimental for Richard Donner. See more »

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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!
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Crazy Credits

The film is book-ended with live-action versions of The Flintstones (1960) opening and closing credits:
  • Fred Flintstone knocks off from work and picks up his family and the Rubbles and takes them all to the drive-in cinema
  • the Flintstones and Rubbles return home and go to bed, but when Fred puts the cat out it locks him out of his house.
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Featured in Animation Lookback: Hanna-Barbera Part 3 (2010) See more »

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WALK THE DINOSAUR
Written by Don Was, David Was, and Randy Jacobs
Performed by Was Not Was
Courtesy Chrysalis Records, Inc.
A Division of ERG Under License from CEMA Special Markets
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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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