Overall Rank: 14330
Average Rating: 2.2/4
# of Ratings: 115
Theatrical Release Date: 05/22/1992
Genre: Comedy, Fantasy
MPAA Rating: PG
Director: Les Mayfield
Actors: Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward, Robin Tunney, Michael DeLuise
Plot: Two losers become popular when they find a frozen caveman.
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worleyjamers - wrote on 06/28/2013
ENCINO MAN has some fun moments, for sure, but it's a pretty awful film. The plot is ridiculous and Pauly Shore is annoying in the worst way possible.
MovieAddict - wrote on 12/09/2012
While digging a pool in his backyard, two high school dudes Dave (Sean Astin) and Stoney (Pauly Shore) are shocked to find a stone-age man frozen in a big block of ice. They put the guy next to a furnace to thaw him out while they're at school, and soon discovers him to be alive. The two pals realize that the only way to keep him safe is to pass him off as a high-school exchange student – a plan that produces hilarious consequences! It was a little corny but that’s what made it funny….
Yojimbo - wrote on 07/13/2012
This extremely low brow comedy is a hang-over from 80s college flicks such as Weird Science and the like. Brendan Fraser displays his usual goofy charm, and it does exactly what it says on the tin. Just don't expect any kind of intellectual challenge...
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Delorted - wrote on 12/15/2007
Dave Morgan (Sean Astin) and Stoney Brown (Pauly Shore) were two of the most unpopular kids in school until they found a caveman in Dave’s backyard. The two must now hide their new friend, appropriately named Link (Brendan Fraser), in “Encino Man.”
As if waving farewell to the cheesy 80’s comedy, “Encino Man” follows in the footsteps of such films as “Teen Wolf” and becomes a sci-fi comedy that has few redeeming qualities.
What’s really funny about this movie is that Astin, Shore and Fraser are all still generally popular names in film. It’s amazing that after making a movie like this they all kept on going. I shouldn’t knock it too much though, as I did enjoy it quite a bit. What can I say, Shore’s funny.
The whole movie just screams early 90’s, with …
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