Flintstones - The Flintstones

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German title Flintstones - The Flintstones
Original title The Flintstones
Country of production United States
original language English
Publishing year 1994
length 87 minutes
Age rating FSK without restriction
Director Brian Levant
script Tom S. Parker , Jim Jennewein , Steven E. de Souza
production Joseph Barbera , Bruce Cohen , William Hanna
music David Newman
camera Dean Cundey
cut Kent Beyda

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The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Flintstones - The Flintstones ( The Flintstones ) is an American comedy film of Brian Levant from 1994. The main roles are John Goodman and Rick Moranis to see. The film refers in title, protagonists and plot to the well-known cartoon series Flintstones .


Fred Feuerstein and Barney Rubble are friends and work colleagues in the quarry of the company Slate & Co. Both take part in an aptitude test in their company to find a new manager: Thanks to Barney's help, Fred wins, while Barney dismissed himself as a supposedly incapable employee becomes. Fred is clearly comfortable in his new role as manager and brags about his wealth, while Barney has to keep his family afloat with odd jobs.

It turns out that Fred is only being used as a scapegoat for the board's dark financial dealings, Cliff Vandercave. Among other things, the entire workforce of the quarry was laid off. Barney helps him, although the relationship became cooler after Fred's promotion, to expose Vandercave, which eventually succeeds.


  • The film was seen in German cinemas by around 6.259 million people, making it the second most successful feature film of 1994 after The Lion King . In the US, the film grossed around $ 130.5 million, making it the fifth most successful film of the year.
  • The production of the comedy cost 46 million US dollars . In 2000, the prequel The Flintstones was filmed in Viva Rock Vegas .


role actor Voice actor
Fred Flintstone John Goodman Helmut Krauss
Barney Rubble Rick Moranis Michael Nowka
Wilma Feuerstein Elizabeth Perkins Christel Merian
Betty Rubble Rosie O'Donnell Dagmar Biener
Kisela stone Halle Berry Melanie Pukass
Cliff Vanderfels Kyle MacLachlan Torsten Michaelis
Mr. Slate Then Florek Eberhard Prüter
Pearl Slaghoople Elizabeth Taylor Dagmar Altrichter
Bamm-bamm Hlynur Sigurdsson Robert Stadlober
Hoagie Richard Moll Wolfgang Kühne
Mrs. Pyrite Sheryl Lee Ralph Heike Schroetter
Susan Rock Larraine Newman Marianne Gross


The lexicon of international films wrote that the series "with its lovable anachronisms" experienced "an aesthetically congenial implementation" in the real film version. The "remarkable use of equipment and actors" seems to be "given away in view of the unimaginative plot".

Roger Ebert wrote in the Chicago Sun-Times , "This is a great-looking movie, a triumph of set design and special effects that create a fantasy world somewhere between suburbs and prehistoric cartoon." ("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. ")

Kenneth Turan wrote in the Los Angeles Times of May 27, 1994 on page F1: “Like the Addams Family before it, this is one of those clever, vibrant, and ultimately tiresome pieces of flashy Hollywood machinery where a lot of creativity goes into optics flowed and only leftovers for the story and dialogues. ”(“ Like "The Addams Family" before it, this is one of those clever, lively and ultimately wearying pieces of showy Hollywood machinery where a glut of creativity has gone into the visuals with only scraps left over for the plot and the dialogue. ")


The film won the Golden Screen in 1994 and received four nominations for the Saturn Award in 1995 , including “Best Fantasy Film”. In 1995 he received the Golden Raspberry twice : on the one hand for the "worst script" and on the other hand Rosie O'Donnell received it for the "worst supporting actress". She outperformed Elizabeth Taylor , who was also nominated in this category. Bruce Cohen received a nomination for Worst Remake or Sequel.

Halle Berry was nominated for the MTV Movie Award in 1995 . Rosie O'Donnell won the Kids' Choice Award in 1995 .

Individual evidence

  1. Enter under decade "1990s"
  2. a b boxofficemojo.com
  3. Flintstones - The Feuerstein family in the German dubbing index
  4. Flintstones - The Flintstones Family. In: Lexicon of International Films . Film service , accessed March 2, 2017 .Template: LdiF / Maintenance / Access used 
  5. ^ Review by Roger Ebert
  6. Critique by Kenneth Turan ( Memento from July 7, 2012 in the web archive archive.today )

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