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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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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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California Man  »

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Budget:

$7,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,866,150, 24 May 1992, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$40,693,477
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Jim Carrey and Nicolas Cage were both considered for the role of Link before Brendan Fraser was cast. See more »

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Before Matt breaks into Dave's room, Dave and Stoney are sitting by the pool, drinking beer, with a keg behind them. After they hear the break-in, the keg and beer glasses are gone, and there is a bowl of tortilla chips on the table. The glasses reappear during the earthquake tremor. See more »

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Link: Betty nugs.
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Before the end credits, the screen shows "THE END" ... and then "BUD-DY" See more »

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Let's Get Rocked
Words and Music by Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Robert John Lange (as Robert John 'Mutt' Lange) and Rick Savage
Performed by Def Leppard
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Special Markets
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This movie helped save my life!
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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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