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Encino Man (1992)

 -  Comedy | Fantasy  -  22 May 1992 (USA)
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When they find a frozen cave-man 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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Storyline

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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Where The Stone Age Meets The Rock Age! See more »

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Comedy | Fantasy

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

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22 May 1992 (USA)  »

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Encino Man  »

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$40,693,477 (USA)
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Trivia

Film debut of Rose McGowan. See more »

Goofs

When Dave and Stoney first discover the block of ice Link is frozen in, Dave knocks on it and it makes a hollow noise. However, the block of ice should be completely solid and therefore, not sound hollow. See more »

Quotes

Matt Wilson: Robyn wouldn't piss on your gums if your teeth were on fire.
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Crazy Credits

Before the end credits, the screen shows "THE END" ... and then "BUD-DY" See more »

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Referenced in Pauly Shore Is Dead (2003) See more »

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Feed the Monkey
Words and Music by Mike Muir (as Michael Muir), Robert Trujillo and David Dunn
Performed by Infectious Grooves
Courtesy of Epic Records
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I LOVE California Man
12 August 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I have loved California Man for a long, long time. Pauly Shore has got to be the favourite, and with his own added 'unique weasel' it just makes the film for me. It seems this is where Brendan Fraser started his usual 'big, dumb, lovable' characters, but still he plays it to perfection. Sean Astin is quite cute in it, but doesn't add that much to the film.

My favourite scene has to be when Stoney and Link go to the Mountain and 'beat up' a guy in a panda costume. Classic.

Of course there's a corny ending but it wouldn't be a teenage feel good movie otherwise.

Do yourself a favour - watch this movie and have a right good laugh.


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