Starring Pauly Shore, Encino Man unearths the biggest laughs in 2 million years! The fun kicks off when two high school buddies dig up a frozen caveman in their backyard! Once the living fossil thaws out, the friends figur... more »e he's their ticket to being cool. But the plan backfires when the newcomer turns everyday life upside down, generating pre-hysterical craziness wherever he roams! Co-starring Sean Astin (Bulworth) and Brendan Fraser (The Mummy), you'll definitely dig Encino Man-- the totally irreverent, totally awesome comedy that shows just how hilariously out-of-control things evolve once the stone age meets the rock age head-on!« less
Barbara F. (SnowBearsCabin) from SIOUX FALLS, SD Reviewed on 5/2/2010...
Great movie to watch...you'll love it!
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Daryl H. (captdisgusting) from RIVERSIDE, CA Reviewed on 11/27/2009...
Not that washed-up hack pauly shore has ever made a good movie, but this movie is an absolute abortion of filmmaking. Brendan Fraser should try to forget he was ever associated with this piece of garbage.
"Long before The Mummy...long before The Lord of the Rings...Brendan Fraser and Sean Astin appeared in a silly movie called Encino Man -- along with crazy perpetual teenager Pauly Shore. And long before I grew up and got married and worried about my career, this was one of my favorite movies.And, as I recently discovered, it still is.Astin and Shore play Dave and Stoney, two high school kids who dig up a frozen caveman (Fraser) while trying to dig a pool in Dave's back yard (in an attempt to graduate from high school as two popular guys...guys who the girls find irresistible...guys who somehow convinced their parents that it was okay to dig a big hole behind their expensive California home). The caveman thaws, and Dave and Stoney turn him into a buff California high school student -- who, as far as anyone knows, is Linkavich (Link, short for Missing Link), an exchange student from Estonia. The plan, as Dave sees it, is to use their caveman to pick up chicks -- especially Robin, the girl of his dreams. But it all backfires when the girls start falling for Link instead...Okay, I'll admit that this movie is unrealistic and totally ridiculous. But that's exactly why I love it. After watching it again -- for the first time in years -- I still laughed so hard that I almost fell off my chair. And I was reminded that many of the silly quotes that I still recite repeatedly originally came from this movie (and, believe me, there are plenty of great lines to choose from). Despite the fact that I've grown up (or at least grown older), I still like it as much as I did eleven years ago -- and I'm proud to say that it's the newest DVD in my collection."
A must see
sheila pickering | toronto canada | 04/22/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"it is an fantastic concept for a movie plot. just how much trouble can a frozen man from the past get in? this man is even less refined than tarzan but has a better sense of humour. if your feeling down and want a pick me up this is a must see."
sheila pickering | 02/12/2001
(5 out of 5 stars)
"This is the best movie. I'm a little partial to Pauly being from his home town, but this movie would be a favorite of mine even I wasn't. You will ROLL on the floor, whether you love him or hate him, he and Brendan Fraser and Sean Austin make a great team!"
Somebody, please make a movie of this.
bookloversfriend | United States | 09/29/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)
"The idea is counterfactual, of course. No surprise. But such ideas are allowed, and this one is full of possibilities, both comic and dramatic. None of those possibilities were explored in this film.
Instead, this is a garden-variety teen flick. It pushes all the teen buttons. The caveman morphs into a California hip teen in less than two minutes, and that's the end of the caveman as such. The three boys do rock dancing, ride the roller coaster, do rock dancing, play arcade games, do rock dancing, roller coaster, rock dancing, arcade games, roller coaster, rock dancing, etc. ad nauseum. To top it off, the caveman is a pacifist who wouldn't hurt a flea, not even to defend himself. Yeah, right.
The social commentary, the psychological insights that could have been evoked by a clever development of this idea! The truly comic situations that the caveman could have gotten into! It's time someone made a grownup movie starting from this idea.
The people who made this film clearly didn't know what to do with this splendid idea. Or, to use a word they would likely understand, they were clueless. "
A Classic Comedy, Bud-dy!
Brett | Ohio | 01/14/2000
(5 out of 5 stars)
"Dave and Stoney, two high school geeks, dig up a cave man in Dave's back yard. Played by Brendan Frazier, 'Link', as they call him goes to school and does normal '90's stuff. Eventually, the truth is revealed about him, and people like him even more! A classic movie, with classic quotes, and two hilarious scenes in a row. The scene at the Food Mart, followed by the scene at Magic Mountain."