Encino Man

Hollywood Pictures Released 1992




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Movie Summary

Les Mayfield

Teenage California buddies groom a thawed-out caveman and pass him off as a cool transfer student.

Metacritic Score

  • 75

    The Globe and Mail (Toronto)

    The bottom line for this genre is that the guys are goofy and likable, the pacing is quick and there are a lot of laughs. In a dumb-California-kids movie, that's all you really nee...

  • 50

    Chicago Sun-Times

    Perhaps if Encino Man boasted a looser cannon than block-jawed newcomer Fraser or gave more focus to the sleepily funny Shore, who comes across like Mork from Woodstock by way of t...

  • 38

    The Seattle Times

    I was hoping to miss the preview of Encino Man by scheduling some other, more entertaining diversion like, say, a few hours of unnecessary oral surgery. No such luck...There is a s...

Trivia, Notes, Quotes and Allusions


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    • Production budget - $7,000,000
      Domestic gross - $40,693,477 (38th)

      Domestic adjusted for 2013 - $80,014,162

    • Filming Locations:
      Santa Clarita, California
      Los Angeles Mission College, Sylmar, Los Angeles, California
      Six Flags Magic Mountain, Valencia, California
      West Hills, Los Angeles, California

    • Taglines:
      1. A chillin' new comedy in full Neandervision.
      2. Where The Stone Age Meets The Rock Age!

    • Music:
      Reality Used to Be a Friend of Mine
      Words and Music by Prince B.
      Performed by PM Dawn
      Words and Music by Edgar Winter
      Performed by The Edgar Winter Group
      Let's Get Rocked
      Words and Music by Phil Collen, Joe Elliott, Robert John Lange and Rick Savage
      Performed by Def Leppard
      American Way
      Words and Music by Wiley Arnett and Phil Rind
      Performed by Sacred Reich
      Zip a Dee Doo Dah
      Words by Ray Gilbert
      Music by Allie Wrubel
      I'm Too Sexy
      Words and Music by Fred Fairbrass, Richard Fairbrass and Rob Manzoli
      Performed by Right Said Fred
      Words and Music by Mandawuy Yunupingu, Paul Kelly,
      Gapanbulu Yunupingu, Mikayngu Mununggurr, Stuart Kellaway, Cal Williams, Peter Garret and H. Bohannon
      Performed by Yothu Yindi
      Leave My Curl Alone
      Words and Music by Hi-C and T. Alvarez
      Performed by Hi-C
      Written by Ray Ransom, Reginald Hargis and Jimmy Brown
      Performed by Brick
      Wild Thing
      Words and Music by Chip Taylor
      Performed by Cheap Trick
      Stone Cold Crazy
      Words and Music by Brian May, Roger Taylor, John Deacon and Freddie Mercury
      Performed by Queen
      Mama Said Knock You Out
      Words and Music by Marley Marl and LL Cool J
      Performed by Scatterbrain
      Young and Dumb
      Words and Music by Ward Welch, Almer Brandt, Brandon Matheson and John Berstein
      Performed by The Scream
      Drive the Hell Out of Here
      Written and Performed by Steve Vai
      You Turn Me On
      Words and Music by Ian Whitcomb
      Performed by Crystal Waters
      Joy to the World
      Words and Music by Hoyt Axton
      Wooly Bully
      Words and Music by Domingo Samudio
      Performed by The Smithereens
      Luxury Cruiser
      Words and Music by Dan Arlie
      Performed by T-Ride
      Rhythm Is a Mystery
      Words and Music by Russ Morgan, Carl Thomas, Paul Roberts and Andrew Williams
      Performed by K-Klass
      Feed the Monkey
      Words and Music by Mike Muir, Robert Trujillo and David Dunn
      Performed by Infectious Grooves
      Music from The Terminator
      Composed and Performed by Brad Fiedel
      Cool Hand Loc
      Words and Music by Tone Loc, Def Jef, Michael Ross and Matt Dike
      Performed by Tone Loc
      Is It My Body
      Written by Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Dennis Dunaway, Neil Smith and Glen Buxton
      Performed by Alice Cooper
      Chandelier Waltz
      Written by Ib Glindemann
      Keep Yourself Alive
      Words and Music by Brian May
      Performed by Queen
      You're Invited (But Your Friend Can't Come)
      Words and Music by Vince Neil, Jack Blades, and Tommy Shaw
      Performed by Vince Neil
      Why'd You Want Me
      Words and Music by William Reid and Jim Reid
      Performed by The Jesus & Mary Chain


More Info About This Movie


Comedy, Fantasy


90s, Prehistoric