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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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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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Trivia

Stoney (Pauly Shore) has an obsession with Jeopardy! (1984). 'Jeopardy!' played a major role in Shore's later movie Jury Duty (1995). See more »

Goofs

When the bully is writing "EAT ME" on Dave's forehead, in the first shot the ink is really light. In the next shot, "EAT ME" is very dark and visible. See more »

Quotes

Stoney: Look, Dave, you're gonna have to just mellow out, bro, on this whole Robyn thing, she always shines you.
Dave: You don't understand; we have history.
Stoney: Hey, you had history: pre-freshman history. Could've had her back then, man.
Dave: She hadn't hit babehood yet!
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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 Futurama: The Cryonic Woman (2000) See more »

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Reality Used to Be a Friend of Mine
Words and Music by Prince Be (as Attrell Cordes)
Performed by PM Dawn
Courtesy of Gee Street/Island 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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