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Encino Man (1992)

PG | | Comedy | 22 May 1992 (USA)
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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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Les Mayfield

Writers:

George Zaloom (story), Shawn Schepps (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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 Ellen Blain ... Teena Morgan
Esther Scott ... Mrs. Mackey
Steven Elkins Steven Elkins ... Mr. Beady
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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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Where The Stone Age Meets The Rock Age! See more »

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Comedy

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for mild language and sensuality | See all certifications »

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 May 1992 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

California Man See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

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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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Dolby

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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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 »

Goofs

When Dave and Stoney first discover the block of ice Link is frozen in, Dave knocks on it and it makes a hollow noise. However, the block of ice should be completely solid and therefore, not sound hollow. See more »

Quotes

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?
Stoney: Unh-huh!
[...]
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Crazy Credits

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

Alternate Versions

TV version adds a scene that occurs right before Dave and Stoney find Link in his pool. It's a conversation between Dave and his mother about her plans of opening up a "Homeless Home" in their house and using Dave's room as a place for them to stay. See more »

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Referenced in Jeopardy!: Episode #22.64 (2005) 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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Excellent light hearted fluff.
16 December 2003 | by michaelplonskerSee 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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