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Encino Man (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 22 May 1992 (USA)
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When they find a frozen cave-man 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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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

Jim Carrey and Nicolas Cage were both considered for the role of Link before Brendan Fraser was cast See more »

Goofs

When Link and the guys first enter the school, the cameraman is reflected in the glass door that Link runs into. See more »

Quotes

Stoney: I'm not a geek, I'm a unique weasel.
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Before the end credits, the screen shows "THE END" ... and then "BUD-DY" See more »

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References Fist of Fear, Touch of Death (1980) See more »

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Drive the Hell Out of Here
Written and Performed by Steve Vai
Courtesy of Relativity 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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