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Encino Man (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 22 May 1992 (USA)
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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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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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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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California Man  »

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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,693,477 (USA)
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Trivia

Both Jonathan Ke Quan and Sean Astin 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 »

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

Dave: Matt Wilson? I mean, what a jerk! What does she see in him, anyway?
Stoney: Well, he's got the buff spikes chillin' on top of his melon, obviously, right?, - dude, he's checking her cheeks! oh oh! - he's got the serious beak, and his own personal holding company full of fundage, bro, that he weases off of ma... ma...
Dave: [finishing the phrase] ... jor.
Stoney: 18-inch bi's - mine are only 4...
Dave: ...besides that.
Stoney: He walks like this, right?.
[struts in a manly fashion]
Stoney: Just like this, right? The nugs fully loose.
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Before the end credits, the screen shows "THE END" ... and then "BUD-DY" See more »

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References Eegah (1962) 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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My favorite late night movie of all time.
12 June 2002 | by (Chicagooooooo) – See all my reviews

On weekends, after a long day of partying, I feel ready for a laugh. So, I put ENCINO MAN in the VCR and laugh myself silly. I have seen this movie so many times, that I could probably mimic the entire thing. Pauly Shore is a riot. And even better that they have him casted as a high school student. He's about ten years out of high school. But he is what makes the movie. Brendan Fraser wasn't really known all that well when he made this one. It pretty much began his career. See this if you are in a mood where everything seems funny to you. Those are the kinds of moods that make you pass out from laughing too hard. This one is definitely good for a laugh.....5/5.


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