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Encino Man -- Two high school buddies dig up a frozen caveman in their backyard!
Encino Man -- When they find a frozen caveman in their backyard, two high school outcasts thaw him out and introduce him to modern day life while he in turn, gets them to actually enjoy life.


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Writers (WGA):
George Zaloom (story) &
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Release Date:
22 May 1992 (USA) See more »
Where The Stone Age Meets The Rock Age! See more »
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Astin ... Dave

Brendan Fraser ... Link

Pauly Shore ... Stoney Brown

Megan Ward ... Robyn Sweeney

Robin Tunney ... Ella

Michael DeLuise ... Matt Wilson

Patrick Van Horn ... Phil, Matt's Thug #1

Dalton James ... Will, Matt's Thug #2

Rick Ducommun ... Mr. Brush

Jonathan Ke Quan ... Kim (as Jonathan Quan)

Mariette Hartley ... Mrs. Morgan

Richard Masur ... Mr. Morgan
Ellen Blain ... Teena Morgan
Esther Scott ... Mrs. Mackey
Steven Elkins ... Mr. Beady
Wanda Acuna ... Maria
Furley Lumpkin ... Science Teacher

Peter Allas ... Officer Sims

Michole Briana White ... Kathleen

Rose McGowan ... Nora

Jack Noseworthy ... Taylor, Skater #1

Christian Hoff ... Boog, Skater #2
Sicily Rossomando ... Señorita Vasquez

Erick Avari ... Raji

Gerry Bednob ... Kashmir

Doug McCallie ... Police Officer (as Douglas McCallie)
R.D. Carpenter ... Truck Driver
Kyle Scott Jackson ... Intimidating Cop (as Kyle-Scott Jackson)
Jeffrey Anderson-Gunter ... Bartender
Noel L. Walcott III ... Rastadude

Mark Adair-Rios ... Peyton (as Mark Adair)
José Luis Lozano ... Charlie

Sandra Hess ... Cave Nug
Deborah Lee Johnson ... Fresh Nug
Julianne Christie ... Fresh Nug
Toni Herkert ... Fresh Nug
Therese Kablan ... Fresh Nug

Renee Allman ... Fresh Nug (as Jerri Reneé Griffin)
Heather Bennett ... Mountain Nug
Melinda Armstrong ... Mountain Nug
Mike Muir ... Infectious Grooves
Stephen Perkins ... Infectious Grooves
Dean Pleasants ... Infectious Grooves
Adam Siegel ... Infectious Grooves

Robert Trujillo ... Infectious Grooves Bassist
Richard Montoya ... Enrique - Culture Clash
Ric Salinas ... Loco - Culture Clash
Herbert Siguenza ... Chuly - Culture Clash
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Tracy Dali ... Mountain Nug (uncredited)
Mark David ... Extra (uncredited)
Ivan Dudynsky ... Student (uncredited)

Joe Frazier ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)

Vince Lozano ... Charlie (uncredited)
Buster Mathis ... Himself (archive footage) (uncredited)
Rana Morrison ... Girl at Prom (uncredited)
Johnny Raimondo ... Extra (uncredited)

Arnold Schwarzenegger ... The Terminator (archive footage) (uncredited)

Directed by
Les Mayfield 
Writing credits
George Zaloom (story) &
Shawn Schepps (story)

Shawn Schepps (screenplay)

Produced by
Hilton A. Green .... executive producer (as Hilton Green)
Michael Rotenberg .... co-executive producer
George Zaloom .... producer
Original Music by
J. Peter Robinson 
Cinematography by
Robert Brinkmann (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Michael Kelly 
Eric A. Sears  (as Eric Sears)
Casting by
Kathleen Letterie 
Production Design by
James Allen 
Set Decoration by
Cheryal Kearney 
Costume Design by
Marie France 
Makeup Department
Gandhi Bob Arrollo .... key makeup artist
Cydney Cornell .... key hair stylist
Beatrice De Alba .... hair stylist (as Beatrice DeAlba)
Margaret E. Elliott .... makeup artist
Ben Nye Jr. .... makeup artist
Allan A. Apone .... special makeup designer (uncredited)
Adam Brandy .... special makeup effects laboratory technician: special props (uncredited)
Elaina P. Schulman .... hair stylist (uncredited)
Production Management
Frederic W. Brost .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Pamela Cederquist .... dga trainee
Jerry Ketcham .... first assistant director
Roger Mills .... second assistant director
Joy Luczak .... second assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Stuart T. Cowie .... stand-by painter
Michael Davis .... storyboard artist
Steven Curtis Husch .... lead man (as Steven Kurtis Husch)
Glenn Matayoshi .... assistant property master (as Glenn S. Matayoshi)
James F. Orendorff .... construction foreman (as James Orendorff)
Tim Perovich .... property master
Phil Roberts .... movie poster illustrator (uncredited)
George Stokes .... construction coordinator (uncredited)
Joe Ward .... labor forman (uncredited)
Sound Department
Rick Ash .... sound re-recording mixer
Charles R. Beith Jr. .... dialogue editor (as Charles R. Beith)
Bill Bell .... dialogue editor
Bruce Bell .... foley mixer
David E. Campbell .... sound re-recording mixer (as David Campbell)
Tim Chilton .... foley artist
Bob Costanza .... sound editor
Mike Dickeson .... sound editor (as Mike Dickenson)
David C. Eichhorn .... dialogue editor (as David Eichhorn)
Mark Friedgen .... foley supervisor
David Gertz .... adr mixer
David Gertz .... foley mixer
G. Michael Graham .... sound editor
Philip A. Hess .... dialogue editor (as Phill Hess)
Kristi Johns .... supervising sound editor
Ivan Johnson .... pdl
Dan Luna .... sound editor
Gary Macheel .... sound editor
A. David Marshall .... dialogue editor
Joe Melody .... supervising sound editor (as Joseph Melody)
Larry Pitman .... dubbing recordist
Jill Schachne .... foley artist
Scott Sherline .... boom operator
Richard S. Steele .... sound editor (as Rick Steele)
Tim Terusa .... dialogue editor
Rusty Tinsley .... dialogue editor
Scott Warren .... boom operator (as Scott Paul Warren)
Dean A. Zupancic .... sound re-recording mixer
Robert Wald .... production sound mixer (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Dennis Dion .... special effects coordinator
Richard L. Hill .... special effects assistant
Francis Pennington .... special effects assistant
Matt Kutcher .... special effects (uncredited)
Greg Brickman .... stunts
Buzz Bundy .... stunts
Christina Combs .... stunts
Gilbert B. Combs .... stunt coordinator (as Gil Combs)
Gary Davis .... stunts
Chris Durand .... stunts
Spiro Razatos .... stunts
Pat Romano .... stunts
Jimmy N. Roberts .... stunts (uncredited)
John D. Sarviss .... stunts (uncredited)
Raliegh Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
John C. Cole .... dolly grip (as J.C. Cole)
James A. Earley .... grip
Kevin Fahey .... grip
Gregory Irwin .... first assistant camera
Alex Leyton .... camera operator
Brett Mabry .... electrician (as Brett A. Mabry)
Michael A. McFadden .... best boy grip
John Nash .... grip
Daniel Pershing .... grip
Tim Pershing .... key grip (as T. Pershing)
Reinhart 'Rayteam' Peschke .... gaffer (as Reinhart 'Raybeam' Peschke)
Frank Scheidbach .... best boy electric
John Shoemaker .... electrician
Luke Wynne .... still photographer
Brian Bernstein .... Steadicam assistant (uncredited)
Simon Jayes .... camera operator: "b" camera (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor .... additional director of photography (uncredited)
Ronald Vidor .... camera operator (uncredited)
Casting Department
Kora Kariya .... casting associate
Bess Gilbert .... extras casting (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ed Fincher .... costume supervisor
Sharon Rosenberg .... costume supervisor
Editorial Department
Jonathan Chibnall .... first assistant film editor
Lin Coleman .... assistant film editor
Angela Jackson .... assistant film editor
Bob Kaiser .... color timer
David Koeppel .... assistant editor
Katie Mack .... assistant film editor
Theresa Repola Mohammed .... negative cutter
Jonathan Siegel .... additional editor
Laure Brost .... apprentice editor (uncredited)
Music Department
Rolf Johnson .... assistant music editor
Tom Kramer .... music editor
Peter McCabe .... associate music supervisor
Steve Mccroskey .... music editor (as Steve McCroskey)
John Richards .... score mixer
Ralph Sall .... executive music producer
John Beal .... composer: trailer (uncredited)
Steve Jones .... music coordinator (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Jon Carpenter .... transportation coordinator
Jon White .... transportation captain
Other crew
Debbie Austin .... production coordinator
Bob Bardy .... production assistant
Laure Brost .... production assistant
Deborah A. Cornett .... production accountant (as Deborah Anderson)
Nicole Dintaman .... production assistant
Terry J. Erdmann .... unit publicist (as Terry Erdmann)
Nina Foch .... acting coach
Jason Anthony Gaudio .... production assistant
Dan Gillett .... production assistant
Robert Gonzales .... assistant production accountant
Vincent G. Gonzales .... production assistant
Peggy Holmes .... choreographer
Jacqueline Kaptan .... animal trainer
Christopher Landry .... assistant: Mr. Mayfield
Preston Lee .... assistant: Mr. Astin (as Preston Scott Lee)
Melanie Mander .... script supervisor
Nancy A. Newhouse .... legal services
Phill Norman .... title designer
Donald Petersen .... production assistant (as Donald S. Petersen)
Eric Scott .... paleontology consultant
Jim Sgrignoli .... production assistant
Robert Sharman .... assistant: Mr. Shore
Amy Shew .... production assistant
Gabrielle G. Stanton .... assistant: Mr. Zaloom
Tracy Thomas .... production assistant
Veronique Vowell .... location manager
Ivan Dudynsky .... assistant choreographer (uncredited)
Erin Garcia .... assistant production coordinator (uncredited)
Mike Henry .... assistant location manager (uncredited)
Jack E. Herman .... extras set coordinator (uncredited)
Catherine Pittman .... animal coordinator (uncredited)
Crew believed to be complete

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"California Man" - Europe (English title) (alternative title), UK (imdb display title)
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Rated PG for mild language and sensuality
88 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Jim Carrey and Nicolas Cage were both considered for the role of Link before Brendan Fraser was castSee more »
Continuity: 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 »
Dave:Stop! Stop, where did you go? You just took off after school. Do you know how worried I've been?
Stoney:God, Dave, you sound like my Mom.
Dave:God, you can't do that to me.
[looking more closely at Link]
Dave:What's on his Nose?
Stoney:Ya know what, Dave, just Chill, 'cause you know why? Link and I had a Stoney time at the Mountain.
Dave:You took him to Mega Mountain? Are you crazy?
Stoney:Yeah, 'cause they're ridin' The Vapor in reverse.
Dave:They are?
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Movie Connections:
References Gan jin sha jue (1973)See more »
Reality Used to Be a Friend of MineSee more »


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45 out of 56 people found the following review useful.
This movie helped save my life!, 11 December 2000
Author: SyxxNet from United States

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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