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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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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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Comedy | Fantasy

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

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$40,693,477 (USA)
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Film debut of Rose McGowan. See more »

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When Link and Stoney are in the convenience store and steal the Squishy from the machine, Link has it all down his shirt when they leave. When Link returns the shirt has no marks on it at all. See more »

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Dave: The only thing you ever cared about Stoney was nugs, chillin' and grindage.
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Words and Music by Domingo Samudio (as Sam Samudio)
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My favorite late night movie of all time.
12 June 2002 | by (Chicagooooooo) – See all my reviews

On weekends, after a long day of partying, I feel ready for a laugh. So, I put ENCINO MAN in the VCR and laugh myself silly. I have seen this movie so many times, that I could probably mimic the entire thing. Pauly Shore is a riot. And even better that they have him casted as a high school student. He's about ten years out of high school. But he is what makes the movie. Brendan Fraser wasn't really known all that well when he made this one. It pretty much began his career. See this if you are in a mood where everything seems funny to you. Those are the kinds of moods that make you pass out from laughing too hard. This one is definitely good for a laugh.....5/5.


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