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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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$7,000,000 (estimated)

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$40,693,477 (USA)
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Trivia

The band playing at the prom is funk-metal supergroup Infectious Grooves; featuring Mike Muir of the thrash punk band Suicidal Tendencies, with vocals Dean Pleasants on guitar, Adam Siegel of Excel on lead guitar, Stephen Perkins of Jane's Addiction on drums, and Robert Trujillo of Suicidal Tendencies, who currently plays bass with Metallica. See more »

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When David jumps into the car that Link is driving, you can see the stuntman's face. See more »

Quotes

Dave: He melted...
Stoney: Dave, it wasn't meant to happen. Come on, I'll go buy you some Ho-Ho's.
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Before the end credits, the screen shows "THE END" ... and then "BUD-DY" See more »

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Words and Music by Mandawuy Yunupingu (as M. Yunupingu), Paul Kelly (as P. Kelly),
Gapanbulu Yunupingu (as G. Yunupingu), Mikayngu Mununggurr (as M. Mununggurr), Stuart Kellaway (as S. Kellaway),
, Cal Williams (as C. Williams), Peter Garrett (as P. Garrett) and H. Bohannon
Performed by Yothu Yindi
Courtesy of Hollywood Records and Mushroom 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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