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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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Cast overview, first billed only:
... Dave
... Link
... Stoney Brown
... Robyn Sweeney
... Ella
... Matt Wilson
... Phil, Matt's Thug #1
... Will, Matt's Thug #2
... Mr. Brush
... Kim (as Jonathan Quan)
... Mrs. Morgan
... Mr. Morgan
Ellen Blain ... Teena Morgan
... Mrs. Mackey
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 »

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

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22 May 1992 (USA)  »

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California Man  »

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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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1.85 : 1
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At 6'3", Brendan Fraser was actually too big for the clothing that costume designer Marie France had originally purchased for him. Since Fraser's outfits were supposed to look baggy on him, France had to specially make all of them. See more »

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The ICEE stain on Link's shirt when he returns the stolen pair of sunglasses. See more »

Quotes

Stoney: Look, Dave, you're gonna have to just mellow out, bro, on this whole Robyn thing, she always shines you.
Dave: You don't understand; we have history.
Stoney: Hey, you had history: pre-freshman history. Could've had her back then, man.
Dave: She hadn't hit babehood yet!
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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 The Nanny: Material Fran (1994) See more »

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from The Terminator (1984)
Composed and Performed by Brad Fiedel
Courtesy of Screen Television and Media Publishing, Inc.
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stoneage cutie
4 February 2001 | by See all my reviews

I really like this movie. Maybe its ending is a little predictable, still it's good fun, easygoing and one of these movies you can watch over and over again. The characters are brilliant, Brendan Fraser's performance as an unfrozen stoneage guy in modern California is simply great. my absolute favourite scene is the one in the bathroom - no matter how often i watch it, it always makes me laugh.


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