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The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas

Brian Levant (2000)

87min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
It's yabba-dabba-two time as Fred and Barney first meet Wilma and Betty in a belated prequel to 1994's live-action original. The first half is cuter and more child-friendly, with the trademark retro gizmos including a nifty Jurassic theme park where the roller coaster comprises interlocked apatosaurus necks. By contrast, the more plot-driven second half could tax pre-adolescent patience as Fred seeks to see off competition for well-off Wilma's hand by striking it rich in Vegas. The casting is variable: The Full Monty's Mark Addy looks the part as Fred, but underplays it; as Barney, Stephen Baldwin is too gormless and two feet too tall. The girls, though, are great, with Ally McBeal's Jane Krakowski a nicely traditional Betty and Third Rock from the Sun's Kristen Johnston an unexpectedly voluptuous Wilma.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Fred Flintstone Mark Addy
Barney Rubble Stephen Baldwin
Wilma Slaghoople Kristen Johnston
Betty O'Shale Jane Krakowski
Pearl Slaghoople Joan Collins
Chip Rockefeller Thomas Gibson
The Great Gazoo / Mick Jagged Alan Cumming
Col Slaghoople Harvey Korman
Octopus masseuse at hotel Rosie O'Donnell
Director Brian Levant
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: UIP Available on: Available on video and DVD Released on: 28 Jul 2000

Comedy Childrens Drama

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