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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

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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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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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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$46,000,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$130,512,915

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$228,000,000
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Geena Davis, Faith Ford and Catherine O'Hara were all considered for the role of Wilma Flintstone. See more »

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Fred and Barney's test slabs are (not) chipped and broken. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
Foreman: Hey, back to work! You guys had a break two days ago!
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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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BEDROCK ANTHEM
Performed by 'Weird Al' Yankovic
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A hearty attempt, but it just doesn't work...
6 October 2002 | by See all my reviews

Live-action adaptation of Hanna-Barbera's TV cartoon brings prehistoric blue-collar family man Fred Flintstone to life with the help of John Goodman, exceptional in the role. The world of Bedrock is excitingly captured, all the surrounding details look right, but unfortunately the script is a pale, shapeless mess. Also, who cast Rosie O'Donnell as neighbor Betty Rubble, the Snow White of the Sabertooth set? O'Donnell is far too brash and distracting as Betty, who was mostly around in the TV show as a foil for Fred's wife Wilma (adequately played by Elizabeth Perkins). O'Donnell should have instead played Fred's mother-in-law, although Elizabeth Taylor is game for this loudmouthed harridan. There are some laughs here--although not big ones--while the "plot" is weaker than any of those written for television. ** from ****


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