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

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,693,477 (USA)
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The group that is playing at the Prom is funk-metal supergroup Infectious Grooves; featuring Mike Muir of the heavy metal band Suicidal Tendencies with vocals, Dean Pleasants on guitar, Adam Siegel of Excel on lead guitar, 'Stephen Perkins (I)' of Jane's Addiction on drums, and Robert Trujillo of Suicidal Tendencies, who currently plays bass with Metallica. See more »

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Before Matt breaks into Dave's room, Dave and Stoney are sitting by the pool, drinking beer, with a keg behind them. After they hear the break-in, the keg and beer glasses are gone, and there is a bowl of tortilla chips on the table. The glasses reappear during the earthquake tremor. See more »

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Raji: No weezing the ju-uice!
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American Way
Words and Music by Wiley Arnett and Phil Rind
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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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