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Encino Man (1992)

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

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California Man  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

Gross:

$40,693,477 (USA)
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Both Jonathan Ke Quan (Data) and Sean Astin (Mikey) appeared on-screen together briefly in this movie. It marks the first and only time any original cast members of The Goonies (1985) appeared on screen together again. See more »

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The high school-aged characters are seen drinking in a bar and from a keg of beer. Since the reversal of Prohibition, the legal drinking age in California has always been 21. However, no one checks their IDs and it is possible for high school kids to get their hands on alcohol through fake IDs or other means. See more »

Quotes

Stoney: Far too much responsibility for me, anyways, I'm already popular!
Dave: Yeah, you travel in large groups of one, Stoney.
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Spoofs Iceman (1984) See more »

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Luxury Cruiser
Words and Music by Dan Arlie
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Encino man is brilliantly witty and funny and sums up an era, Fraser is adorable as Link and Pauly Shores humour keeps you giggling throughout the duration of the movie. It's one to watch. It certainly shows the typical life of the early 90's teen, trying to be cool and realising life ain't about that.


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