The Flintstones (also known as The Flintstones Movie or The Flintstones: The Live-Action Movie in the working title) is a 1994 American comedy film directed by Brian Levant and written by Tom S. Parker, Jim Jennewein, and Steven E. de Souza. It is a live-action motion picture adaptation of the 1960–1966 animated television series. The film stars John Goodman as Fred Flintstone, Rick Moranis as Barney Rubble, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone and Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble, along with Kyle MacLachlan as a villainous executive-vice president of Fred's company, Halle Berry as his seductive secretary, and Elizabeth Taylor (in her final theatrical film appearance), as Pearl Slaghoople, Wilma's mother. The B-52's (as The BC-52's in the film) performed their version of the cartoon's theme song.
In prehistoric suburban Bedrock, Slate & Co.'s new vice-president Cliff Vandercave and secretary Miss Sharon Stone discuss their plan to swindle the company of its vast fortune and flee, and that they need one of their employees to be responsible for it. Fred Flintstone loans his best friend and neighbor Barney Rubble money so that he and his wife Betty can adopt a little boy named Bamm-Bamm, who can pronounce only his own name. Although he is initially difficult to control because he has super strength, he eventually warms up to his new family and befriends Fred’s daughter Pebbles. Barney vows to repay his friend. Despite his mother-in-law Pearl Slaghoople's objections, Fred's wife Wilma remains supportive of his decision.
|author||Steven E. de Souza|
|genre||action animation comedy live-action|
|keywords||aptitude test arrest bamm-bamm bamm-bamm rubble barney rubble best friend betty betty rubble break in burglarize change of heart fall frame fred flintstone kidnap learn little boy machine morning new family pearl slaghoople pebble pebbles flintstone plan return home stone age super strength tie up vice president wilma wilma flintstone|
|productionCompany||Amblin Entertainment Hanna-Barbera Productions|
|theme||buddy comedy cartoon|