"Flintstones! Meet the Flintstones! They're the modern Stone Age fa-mi-ly."
"I should have signed with Disney. They'd never allow this sort of thing to happen."
Sight and Sound - 08/01/1994
"...A bravura, chest-thumping central performance from John Goodman..."
New York Times - 05/27/1994
"...The familiar, likable old Fred is back....A colorful playland..."
Entertainment Weekly - 05/27/1994
"...Goodman centers the movie with his majestic good nature..." -- Rating: B
USA Today - 05/27/1994
"...[Featuring] an adorably hyper Dino..."
Los Angeles Times - 05/27/1994
"...A live-action cartoon in every sense of the word....Clever, lively..."
Chicago Sun-Times - 05/27/1994
"...This is a great looking movie, a triumph of set design and special effects, creating a fantasy world halfway between suburbia and a prehistoric cartoon. The frame is filled with delightful and inventive notions..."
Yabba dabba doo! That modern stone-age family is back and on the big screen in this live-action version of the beloved cartoon series. When Fred Flintstone (John Goodman) generously loans his pal Barney Rubble (Rick Moranis) enough money to adopt a child, Barney wants to return the favor. So he helps Fred on his IQ test at the quarry... which gets Fred an executive position. But what Fred doesn't know is he's the sap meant to take the fall for a bunch of corporate con-men out to rook the company. The all-star cast is rounded out by Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone and Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble, with special appearances by Halle Berry, Elizabeth Taylor, Jay Leno, and the B-52's.
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Sharon Stone was initially asked to play the quarry temptress, Ms. Stone, before Halle Berry.
The voice of the original Wilma, Jean Vander Pyl, seventy-four years old, was cast behind Dino in the congo line.
Alan Reed, the original voice of Fred Flintstone, invented the phrase, "Yabba-dabba-do!"
THE FLINTSTONES grossed a record-breaking $37.5 million in its first weekend, Memorial Day, on its way to a total haul of $130 million.
Flintstonian fast food was offered at over 15,000 McDonald's world-wide.
Copyright 1994 Universal City Studios, Inc. and Amblin Entertainment, Inc.
"The Flintstones" and Flintstones characters copyright and trademark Hanna-Barbera Productions, Inc.
Rated BBFC U by the British Board of Film Classification.