History Film / TheFlintstones

25th Mar '17 7:18:43 PM ngh93
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** After Cliff's schemes are revealed, Cliff then crosses the line by [[spoiler: kidnapping Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm and trapping them on a giant mining machine. Even turning it on when Fred surrenders the Dictabird to him Finally, Cliff resorts to trying to shoot Fred, but not before Miss Stone knocks him out with a money bag]].

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** After Cliff's schemes are revealed, exposed, Cliff then [[MoralEventHorizon crosses the line line]] by [[spoiler: kidnapping Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm and trapping them on a giant mining machine. Even turning it on when Fred surrenders the Dictabird to him him.]] Finally, Cliff resorts to trying [[spoiler:trying to shoot Fred, but not before Miss Stone knocks him out with a money bag]].
25th Mar '17 7:16:49 PM ngh93
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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Cliff Vandercave's ultimate fate is being encased in concrete.]]

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* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Cliff Vandercave's ultimate fate is being encased in concrete.]]]] In other words, his fate has been sealed--''literally!''
19th Mar '17 9:11:33 AM sampacm
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A non criminal example: After Fred fires Barney, he asks why he's being fired after so many years of loyal service; Fred tries to consolate him by saying he's a good friend, a caring husband and loving father, and specially, a great bowling player; but unfortunatley none of this counts for an aptitude exam.

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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A non criminal example: After Fred fires Barney, he asks why he's being fired after so many years of loyal service; Fred tries to consolate him by saying he's a good friend, a caring husband and wonderful husband, a loving father, a hard worker, and specially, one heck of a great bowling player; bowler; but unfortunatley none of this counts for an aptitude exam.
14th Mar '17 12:14:18 PM sampacm
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* ArsonMurderAndJaywalking: A non criminal example: After Fred fires Barney, he asks why he's being fired after so many years of loyal service; Fred tries to consolate him by saying he's a good friend, a caring husband and loving father, and specially, a great bowling player; but unfortunatley none of this counts for an aptitude exam.
8th Mar '17 5:47:28 PM KingLyger
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* ManipulativeBastard: Cliff Vandercave. HHe forces Fred to fire Barney for getting the lowest exam score (Barney switched with Fred, but both Cliff and Fred didn't know that). Then Cliff tricks Fred into signing firing notices for all the workers in the quarry, and frames Fred for embezzlement, making Fred's life miserable.

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* ManipulativeBastard: Cliff Vandercave. HHe He forces Fred to fire Barney for getting the lowest exam score (Barney switched with Fred, but both Cliff and Fred didn't know that). Then Cliff tricks Fred into signing firing notices for all the workers in the quarry, and frames Fred for embezzlement, making Fred's life miserable.
8th Mar '17 5:45:18 PM KingLyger
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the cartoon, Wilma's mother was a heavyset version of her. In the film, she's played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, of all people.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Aside from the obvious with Fred and Wilma, Fred also deeply cares about his friend Barney enough to help him adopt Bam-Bam. There's also Fred untying Dino first before and instead of Wilma's Mother, despite earlier threatening to have him fixed if he didn't stop hassling him.
* AlternateContinuity: The story of Bamm-Bamm's adoption is different here than it was in the original series.
** Likewise the prequel which re-tells how Fred and Barney met Wilma and Betty. Even throwing in the Great Gazoo for good measure.
** It's more like their version of the adaption really. They pretty much just condensed some of the mythos for the film. Everything else is still pretty faithful.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Cliff Vandercave's ultimate fate--being encased in concrete.]]
** In other words, his fate has been sealed--''literally!''
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Cliff wanted the machine to go bust. ''He got his wish''. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard He just got way the hell more than he bargained for, seeing how its destruction ultimately led to his very own. He brought it upon himself.]]]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Wilma and Betty help [[spoiler:stop Fred and Barney's lynching by ramming their car into the tree]].
* BigDamnMovie

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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the cartoon, Wilma's mother was a heavyset version of her. In the film, she's played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, of all people.
who is most decidedly not heavy-set.
* AwLookTheyReallyDoLoveEachOther: Aside from the obvious with Fred and Wilma, Fred also deeply cares about his friend Barney enough to help him adopt Bam-Bam. There's also Fred untying Dino first before and instead of Wilma's Mother, mother, despite earlier threatening to have him fixed if he didn't stop hassling him.
* AlternateContinuity: The story of Bamm-Bamm's adoption is different here than it was in the original series.
** Likewise
series. Likewise, the prequel which re-tells how Fred and Barney met Wilma and Betty. Even throwing in the Great Gazoo for good measure.
** It's more like their version of the adaption really. They pretty much just condensed some of the mythos for the film. Everything else is still pretty faithful.
Betty.
* AndIMustScream: [[spoiler: Cliff Vandercave's ultimate fate--being fate is being encased in concrete.]]
** In other words, his fate has been sealed--''literally!''
* BeCarefulWhatYouWishFor: [[spoiler: Cliff wanted the machine to go bust. ''He He got his wish''. wish. [[HoistByHisOwnPetard He just got way the hell more than he bargained for, seeing how its destruction ultimately led to his very own. He brought it upon himself.own.]]]]
* BigDamnHeroes: Wilma [[spoiler:Wilma and Betty help [[spoiler:stop stop Fred and Barney's lynching by ramming their car into the tree]].
* %%* BigDamnMovie



** Betty when Bamm-Bamm destroys the plates in the store that Betty and Wilma were shopping in.
** Cliff [[spoiler:when the concrete begins to fall upon him.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall:

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** Betty when Bamm-Bamm destroys the plates in the store that Betty and Wilma were shopping in.
in, complete with slow-mo.
** Cliff [[spoiler:when [[spoiler:Cliff, when the concrete begins to fall upon him.]]
* BreakingTheFourthWall:BreakingTheFourthWall: The Dictabird addresses the audience directly just before an apparent risk to his life.



* TheCavalryArrivesLate: Wilma and Betty lead the police to the quarry, but they don't arrive until immediately ''after'' the climax, leaving it up to Fred and Barney to be the heroes.
* ChekhovsGun: The dicta bird.
** They also made Fred's bowling skills a Checkov for the climax. As Cliff tries to run away from Fred, Fred picks up a round small boulder and then uses his tippy-toe technique and rolls the boulder and ''hits Cliff like a bowling pin'', knocking him to the ground.

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* TheCavalryArrivesLate: Wilma and Betty lead the police to the quarry, but they don't arrive until immediately ''after'' after the climax, leaving it up to Fred and Barney to be the heroes.
* ChekhovsGun: ChekhovsGun:
**
The dicta bird.
Dictabird. [[spoiler:Cliff didn't consider his presence important, and when he fires Fred, Cliff neglects to do anything about the bird. It's only when Wilma and Betty steal the Dictabird that Cliff realizes what it could mean.]]
** They also made Fred's bowling skills a Checkov for the climax. skills. As Cliff tries to run away from Fred, Fred picks up a round small boulder and then uses his tippy-toe technique and rolls the boulder and ''hits technique, hitting Cliff like a bowling pin'', pin and knocking him to the ground.



* ComicBookAdaptation: Creator/HarveyComics published a notable one for this movie. The comic'm contained the film's story drawn in both the live-action style (printed in red ink) and the original cartoon's style (printed in blue ink), and it came with a pair of "Doublevision" glasses. The reader would have to look through one lens of the glasses to read the story drawn in one of the two styles (the red lens for the cartoon style and the blue lens for the live-action style).
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Cliff Vandercave.

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* ComicBookAdaptation: Creator/HarveyComics published a notable one for this movie. The comic'm comic contained the film's story drawn in both the live-action style (printed in red ink) and the original cartoon's style (printed in blue ink), and it came with a pair of "Doublevision" glasses. The reader would have to look through one lens of the glasses to read the story drawn in one of the two styles (the red lens for the cartoon style and the blue lens for the live-action style).
* CorruptCorporateExecutive: Cliff Vandercave.Vandercave, who has a plan to steal Mr. Slate's company from under his nose and blame some "ignorant stooge" for all of it.



* CutLexLuthorACheck: Had Cliff presented his ideas in a legitamite fashion, he could have made the company millions. But he just had to be a jerk about it.



'''Cliff:''' Why are they taking the[=--=]
* FridgeLogic: In-Universe

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'''Cliff:''' Why are they taking the[=--=]
the[=--=] Son of a brachiosaurus!
* FridgeLogic: In-UniverseIn-Universe.



* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Sharon Stone, who realizes that Fred is a genuinely nice guy and devoted husband halfway through the first movie, and tells him to get away before the police arrive once Fred catches onto her and Cliff's scheme. Later, when she finds that Cliff only bought a single plane ticket to "Rockapulco," she correctly guesses that he plans to double-cross her, and later saves the day during the quarry battle by knocking Cliff out with a bag full of cash. She's arrested, but Fred promises to tell the officers about her good deeds as she's led away.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Cliff is [[spoiler:buried alive by the concrete from the machine he invented]].
* HoldYourHippogriffs: "Please mark all test answers with a well sharpened #2 [[labelnote:chisel]]pencil[[/labelnote]]."

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* HeelFaceTurn: [[spoiler: Sharon Stone, who realizes that Fred is a genuinely nice guy and devoted husband halfway through the first movie, and tells him to get away before the police arrive once Fred catches onto her and Cliff's scheme. Later, when she finds that Cliff only bought a single plane ticket to "Rockapulco," Rockapulco, she correctly guesses that he plans to double-cross her, and later saves the day during the quarry battle by knocking Cliff out with a bag full of cash. She's arrested, but Fred promises to tell the officers about her good deeds as she's led away.]]
* HoistByHisOwnPetard: Cliff [[spoiler:Cliff is [[spoiler:buried buried alive by the concrete from the machine he invented]].
* HoldYourHippogriffs: "Please mark all test answers with a well sharpened #2 [[labelnote:chisel]]pencil[[/labelnote]].chisel."



-->'''Fred:''' Alright, Wilma, enough of this charade! Come back now and I'll forgive ya! ''(Wilma steps inside the taxi)'' Oh, you're bluffing, Wilma Slaghoople! ''(the taxi drives off)'' You're not going home to your mother's! Once around the block, you'll realize you're folly of your ways, AND YOU'LL COME ''CRAWLING'' BACK! ''(the taxi is long gone)'' Please...

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-->'''Fred:''' Alright, Wilma, enough of this charade! Come back now and I'll forgive ya! ''(Wilma steps inside the taxi)'' Oh, you're bluffing, Wilma Slaghoople! ''(the taxi drives off)'' You're not going home to your mother's! Once around the block, you'll realize you're folly of your ways, AND YOU'LL COME ''CRAWLING'' CRAWLING BACK! ''(the taxi is long gone)'' Please...



* LaserGuidedKarma: At the end, Cliff tries to escape the cops... only to look up and see [[AndIMustScream a huge amount of molten concrete as it buries him alive, turning him into a solid statue]]

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* LaserGuidedKarma: At the end, Cliff tries to escape the cops... only cops, [[spoiler:only to look up and see [[AndIMustScream a huge amount of molten concrete as it buries him alive, turning him into a solid statue]]statue]].]]



* ManipulativeBastard: Cliff Vandercave: He makes Fred do whatever he says whether it's by tricking him or threatening him. He forces Fred to fire Barney for his exam score (Of course, Barney switched with Fred, but Cliff is completely unaware of that.). Then Cliff tricks Fred into signing firing notices for all the workers in the quarry, and frames Fred for embezzlement, making Fred's life miserable
** Once the Dictabird [[spoiler: reveals Cliff's plan to the workers]] Cliff then [[MoralEventHorizon crosses the line]] by [[spoiler: kidnapping Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm and trapping them on a giant mining machine. Even turning it on when Fred surrenders the Dictabird to him.]] Then Cliff tries to [[spoiler: shoot Fred, but not before Miss Stone knocks him out with a money bag]].

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* ManipulativeBastard: Cliff Vandercave: He makes Fred do whatever he says whether it's by tricking him or threatening him. He Vandercave. HHe forces Fred to fire Barney for his getting the lowest exam score (Of course, Barney (Barney switched with Fred, but both Cliff is completely unaware of that.). and Fred didn't know that). Then Cliff tricks Fred into signing firing notices for all the workers in the quarry, and frames Fred for embezzlement, making Fred's life miserable
miserable.
** Once the Dictabird [[spoiler: reveals After Cliff's plan to the workers]] schemes are revealed, Cliff then [[MoralEventHorizon crosses the line]] line by [[spoiler: kidnapping Pebbles and Bamm-Bamm and trapping them on a giant mining machine. Even turning it on when Fred surrenders the Dictabird to him.]] Then him Finally, Cliff tries resorts to [[spoiler: trying to shoot Fred, but not before Miss Stone knocks him out with a money bag]].



** Fred gets this moment when he realizes that he laid off all of his friends.
** And later, Wilma has one when she realizes that she wouldn't have abandoned her husband.

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** Fred gets this moment when he realizes that he laid off all of his friends.
friends, and he's been tricked.
** And later, Wilma has one when she realizes that she wouldn't shouldn't have abandoned her husband.husband after a TV portrayal of him suddenly gives her an idea about how Fred could have been framed.



** "The Bedrock Twitch"

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** "The Bedrock Twitch"Twitch" at the beginning of the movie is lifted straight from a ''Flintstones'' episode. Fred and Barney even look delighted as the song comes on the radio.



-->'''Fred:''' You're fired, Barney.\\

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-->'''Fred:''' You're fired, Barney.fired.\\



* PlotHole: How did Cliff manage to capture Bamm-Bamm and why didn't Bamm-Bamm break through his bonds?
* PrecisionFStrike: A PG variaton. When Betty's card is declined by the clothing store clerk, she asks what's wrong and he bellows at her "It's no damn good!"

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* %%* PlotHole: How did Cliff manage to capture Bamm-Bamm and why didn't Bamm-Bamm break through his bonds?
* PrecisionFStrike: A PG variaton. When Betty's card is declined by the clothing store clerk, she asks what's wrong and he bellows at her "It's no damn good!"



* PowersuitMonkey: One of Fred's co-workers.
* ReadTheFinePrint: Fred signs a bunch of forms without reading them, and they turn out to be firing notices for all his friends. The dictabird even tells him, "Only an idiot signs something before reading it."
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: During the argument, Betty calls the Flintstones a bunch of snobs whose done nothing to help the Rubbles.

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* PromotedToScapegoat: The real reason for Cliff's test was to find someone to be the fall guy for his schemes. When Fred gets the job, Miss Stone convinces Cliff to take Fred on anyways, because he's so ignorant that it'll make Cliff's plan even easier.
* PowersuitMonkey: One of Fred's co-workers.
co-workers is a monkey wearing a tie.
* ReadTheFinePrint: Fred signs a bunch of forms without reading them, and they turn out to be firing notices for all his friends. The dictabird even tells him, "Only him "only an idiot signs something before reading it."
* TheReasonYouSuckSpeech: During the argument, Betty calls the Flintstones a bunch of snobs whose who have done nothing to help the Rubbles.



* UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain.

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* UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain.UglyHeroGoodLookingVillain: It comes from Fred working for years in the quarry. When Cliff first sees Fred in the offices, he even notes Fred is looking around in awe.



* WorldOfHam: Everyone acts appropriatedly cartoonish.

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* %%* WorldOfHam: Everyone acts appropriatedly cartoonish.
25th Feb '17 9:54:15 PM fusilcontrafusil
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* AdaptationalAttractiveness: In the cartoon, Wilma's mother was a heavyset version of her. In the film, she's played by Creator/ElizabethTaylor, of all people.
11th Feb '17 10:46:59 AM ngh93
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'''Barney:''' Think about it Fred!\\

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'''Barney:''' Think about it it, Fred!\\



* PlotHole: When Barney shows up at Fred's lynching, trying to serve snow cones, none of the coworkers recognize him.

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* PlotHole: When Barney shows up at Fred's lynching, trying How did Cliff manage to serve snow cones, none of the coworkers recognize him.capture Bamm-Bamm and why didn't Bamm-Bamm break through his bonds?



** Halle Berry's character is named Sharon Stone (the role was originally meant for actress Sharon Stone, but she turned it down due to scheduling conflicts).

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** Halle Berry's character is named Sharon Stone Creator/SharonStone (the role was originally meant for actress Sharon Stone, but she turned it down due to scheduling conflicts).
1st Feb '17 8:45:07 AM NWolfman
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* PrecisionFStrike: A PG variaton. When Betty's card is declined by the clothing store clerk, she asks what's wrong and he bellows at her "It's no damn good!"
12th Jan '17 3:17:04 PM infernape612
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TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', distributed by [[Creator/{{Universal}} Univershell Pictures]] in 1994 and presented by [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielrock]]. Notably the first LiveActionAdaptation of a Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon, it was directed by Brian Levant and stars JohnGoodman as Fred Flintstone, Creator/RickMoranis as Barney Rubble, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone, and Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble

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TheFilmOfTheSeries of ''WesternAnimation/TheFlintstones'', distributed by [[Creator/{{Universal}} Univershell Pictures]] in 1994 and presented by [[Creator/StevenSpielberg Steven Spielrock]]. Notably the first LiveActionAdaptation of a Creator/HannaBarbera cartoon, it was directed by Brian Levant and stars JohnGoodman Creator/JohnGoodman as Fred Flintstone, Creator/RickMoranis as Barney Rubble, Elizabeth Perkins as Wilma Flintstone, and Rosie O'Donnell as Betty Rubble
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