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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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Phil, Matt's Thug #1
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Will, Matt's Thug #2
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Mr. Brush
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Kim (as Jonathan Quan)
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Mrs. Morgan
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Teena Morgan
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Mrs. Mackey
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Mr. Beady
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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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22 May 1992 (USA)  »

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California Man  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,866,150 (USA) (24 May 1992)

Gross:

$40,693,477 (USA)
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Trivia

At 6'3", Brendan Fraser was actually too big for the clothing that costume designer Marie France had originally purchased for him. Since Fraser's outfits were supposed to look baggy on him, France had to specially make all of them. See more »

Goofs

The napkin on Encino Man's shirt disappears and reappears throughout his dinner with the family. 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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Before the end credits, the screen shows "THE END" ... and then "BUD-DY" See more »


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Frankenstein
Words and Music by Edgar Winter
Performed by The Edgar Winter Group
Courtesy of Epic Records
By Arrangement with Sony Music Licensing
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This movie helped save my life!
11 December 2000 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I Mean that literally!

I was going through a rough time in my life, and Encino Man was the only thing that could make me laugh!

Brendan Fraser was terrific, and I even learned how to like Pauly Shore after this movie...who up to this point I couldn't stand!

I saw it 8 (yes, that's EIGHT) times at the theatre in a four week period when it was out, and have watched it dozens of times since on video. Despite it's absurd premise, the movie worked for me, in the relationships that developed between Link, Dave, and Stoney, and the little family the three of them made.

It's goofy, it's at times stupid..and it's all around FUNNY! Just one of those little movies that if you will allow yourself to put reality on hold for 90 minutes, it can and will charm the socks off of you.


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