In this live-action prequel to The Flintstones (1994), the Flintstones and the Rubbles go on a trip to Rock Vegas, where Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston) is pursued by playboy Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson).
When his parents have to go out of town, Dennis stays with Mr. and Mrs. Wilson. The little menace is driving Mr. Wilson crazy, but Dennis is just trying to be helpful. Even to the thief who's arrived in town.
The Flintstones are at it again. The Flintstones and the Rubbles head for Rock Vegas with Fred (Mark Addy) hoping to court the lovely Wilma Slaghoople (Kristen Johnston). Nothing will stand in the way of love, except for the conniving Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson), who is the playboy born in Baysville, but who has made it in the cutthroat town of Rock Vegas. Will Fred win Wilma's love?Written by
an Urban Achiever
An upcoming stone age ride called "Jurassic Park" (another movie made by Universal Pictures) is seen in the carnival. See more »
In the first Flintstones movie, Fred stated that he met Wilma after she cleaned him off in an eating contest. In this movie, they met at a carnival after a date swap when Fred met Betty at a fast food restaurant, and Betty introduced Wilma as a date for Barney. See more »
After the credits, the standard "When in Hollywood Visit Universal Studios" card is replaced with the prehistoric equivalent "When in Hollyrock visit Univershell Studios". See more »
TV airings add the following scenes:
-Betty dumping her boyfriend at the burger joint, after seeing he's cheating on her
-A few lines of additional dialogue between Fred and Betty as they race to the roller coaster
-A scene where Fred and William are eating out and Barney asks if they've seen Betty before she runs into McJagger
-Barney confronts Fred about Betty as he gambles at the slots
-An extended scene where Chip talks about Fred's unpaid credit and Fred proposes to pay him off with his paychecks
-Longer version of Willma's mother trying to convince her to marry Chip while his dad goes off to "assemble the troops"
-The goons meet up with Chip as the security mentions of Fred and Barney's escape
-Barney and Willima rekindling after knocking McJagger out See more »
Seven Nights to Rock
Written by Buck Trail, Louis Innis, Henry Glover
Performed by Nick Lowe & His Cowboy Outfit
Courtesy of Riviera Global Record Productions, Ltd.
By arrangement with Ocean Park Music Group See more »
A Sequel That Is a Prequel That Is Not Equal to the Original
Like its predecessor, "The Flintstones in Viva Rock Vegas" tries to be likeable. However, this film is not quite up to par with the original. This version deals with the way the Flintstones came into existence. Young dino-crane operators Fred Flintstone (Mark Addy) and Barney Rubble (Stephen Baldwin) find true love in fast-food waitresses Wilma (Kristen Johnston) and Betty (Jane Krakowski). They take an expense-paid trip to Rock Vegas, but the evil Chip Rockefeller (Thomas Gibson) has a plan to get rid of Fred so he can have Wilma for himself. That is about it for the near invisible plot. Once again the production values are high, but that does not save this film from being a dud. The casting is impressive, but there is nothing for the cast to work with. Basically the first film with a different situation and different actors in the key roles. 2 out of 5 stars.
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