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.
Joseph Barbera - American Animator/Producer
Halle Berry - Oscar winning actress, MONSTER'S BALL
Elizabeth Taylor - Oscar winning actress, GIANT, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Liz Taylor - Oscar winning actress, GIANT, WHO'S AFRAID OF VIRGINIA WOOLF
Colin Wilson - Producer, big budget films, '90s-, LOST WORLD 1 & 2
Sam Raimi - Director, EVIL DEAD
Sheryl Lee Ralph - American Actress
John Goodman - American Film/TV Actor
Kyle MacLachlan - American actor, SEX AND THE CITY, TWIN PEAKS
Jay Leno - Tonight Show host
James Leno - Tonight Show host
Rick Moranis - Canadian comic actor, SCTV
Rosie O'Donnell - Actress/Comedian/Talk Show Host
Irwin Keyes - Actor
Brian Levant - Director/"Beethoven"
David Newman - Composer, SERENITY (2005)
Laraine Newman - Actress, SATURDAY NIGHT LIVE
Elizabeth Perkins - American actress, WEEDS, FINDING NEMO
Harvey Korman - American actor, comedian, THE CAROL BURNETT SHOW (1970s)
Richard Moll - Bailiff Bull Shannon of TV's "Night Court"
Charles Moll - Bailiff Bull Shannon of TV's "Night Court"
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.
"...A bravura, chest-thumping central performance from John Goodman..." - 08/01/1994 Sight and Sound, p.39-40
"...The familiar, likable old Fred is back....A colorful playland..." - 05/27/1994 New York Times, p.C1
"...Goodman centers the movie with his majestic good nature..." -- Rating: B - 05/27/1994 Entertainment Weekly, pp.64-66
"...[Featuring] an adorably hyper Dino..." - 05/27/1994 USA Today, p.1D
"...A live-action cartoon in every sense of the word....Clever, lively..." - 05/27/1994 Los Angeles Times, p.F1
"...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..." - 05/27/1994 Chicago Sun-Times, p.42