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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.

Director:

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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A chillin' new comedy in full Neandervision. See more »

Genres:

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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In the scene where Brendan Fraser is eating out of the dog bowl, he is actually eating Cookie Crisp, a popular breakfast cereal. See more »

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When the teacher writes on the board, he puts a comma between "Cro-Magnon" and "Man". When the chart flips, the comma is gone. See more »

Quotes

Matt Wilson: Robyn wouldn't piss on your gums if your teeth were on fire.
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Crazy Credits

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

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Referenced in Clerks (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

Why'd You Want Me
Words and Music by William Reid and Jim Reid (as James Reid)
Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain (as The Jesus and Mary Chain)
Courtesy of Warner Music UK Ltd.
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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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