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Encino Man (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 22 May 1992 (USA)
When they find a frozen caveman in their back yard, two high school outcasts thaw him and introduce him to modern life while he in turn gets them to actually enjoy life.

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Phil, Matt's Thug #1
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Mr. Brush
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Kim (as Jonathan Quan)
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Teena Morgan
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Mrs. Mackey
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Stoney and Dave find a caveman (Link) trapped in ice, thaw him out, and show him around town. Although Link is slow to catch on to basic concepts of 20th century life, he has no trouble impressing all the girls and helping Stoney and Dave find the coolness they've been searching for. Written by Michael Silva <silvamd@cleo.bc.edu>

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A chillin' new comedy in full Neandervision. See more »

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Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,866,150 (USA) (24 May 1992)

Gross:

$40,693,477 (USA)
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Trivia

The band playing at the prom is funk-metal supergroup Infectious Grooves; featuring Mike Muir of the thrash punk band Suicidal Tendencies, with vocals Dean Pleasants on guitar, Adam Siegel of Excel on lead guitar, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction on drums, and Robert Trujillo of Suicidal Tendencies, who currently plays bass with Metallica. See more »

Goofs

After Stoney and Dave clean up the caveman, they take a Polaroid picture of themselves. Their pose when the camera flashes, is clearly different from the actual picture. Most notably, Stoney's face. See more »

Quotes

Stoney: I hope he doesn't gnaw on our beaks.
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Before the end credits, the screen shows "THE END" ... and then "BUD-DY" See more »

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References Jeopardy! (1984) See more »

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Keep Yourself Alive
Words and Music by Brian May
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and EMI Records
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stoneage cutie
4 February 2001 | by (vienna) – See all my reviews

I really like this movie. Maybe its ending is a little predictable, still it's good fun, easygoing and one of these movies you can watch over and over again. The characters are brilliant, Brendan Fraser's performance as an unfrozen stoneage guy in modern California is simply great. my absolute favourite scene is the one in the bathroom - no matter how often i watch it, it always makes me laugh.


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