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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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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$40,693,477 (USA)
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Pauly Shore was considered for the role of Link before the producers met Brendan Fraser and decided that he was better suited for the part. However, they liked Shore so much that they created the role of Stoney just for him. Most of Stoney's lines were ad-libbed by Shore because they were never in the original script. See more »

Goofs

During the first scene lots of things fall down during the earthquake, but a full ten seconds after the shaking stops, the ICEE falls. In addition, there is a basketball seen later on the shelf above his bed, which, being round, should have easily fallen down, but is not seen. See more »

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Matt Wilson: Robyn wouldn't piss on your gums if your teeth were on fire.
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Before the end credits, the screen shows "THE END" ... and then "BUD-DY" See more »

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References Gan jin sha jue (1973) 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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Excellent light hearted fluff.
16 December 2003 | by (Melbourne, Australia) – See all my reviews

Excellent light hearted comedy with Brendan Fraser giving an excellent performance and well supported by Pauly Shore. Brendan seems to handle these caveman type roles well, see George of the Jungle, Monkeybones. Good family fun.


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