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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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A chillin' new comedy in full Neandervision. 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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$9,866,150 (USA) (24 May 1992)

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$40,693,477 (USA)
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The actors playing the parents both previously appeared in films with a similar theme of suspended animation and revival. Mariette Hartley appeared in Genesis II (1973), about a man in suspended animation revived in the distant future after being buried by an earthquake; and Richard Masur appeared in The Thing (1982), as part of a team of scientists who revive a frozen, buried alien from the past. 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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Dave: The only thing you ever cared about Stoney was nugs, chillin' and grindage.
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Stone Cold Crazy
Words and Music by Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Freddie Mercury
Performed by Queen
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and EMI Records
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12 September 2000 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

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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