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Encino Man [DVD] [1992]

Release Date:01/18/2000
Les Mayfield directs Brendan Fraser in the fish-out-of-water comedy Encino Man. The film comes to DVD with a widescreen transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.85:1. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Surround and a French soundtrack has been recorded in Dolby Digital Stereo. There are no subtitles, but the English soundtrack is closed-captioned. Supplemental materials include the theatrical trailer and a making-of featurette. This is a fine, if unremarkable release from Disney/Buena Vista.

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    Overall Customer Rating:
    89% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (17 out of 19)

    Special Features

    • Production featurette
    • Theatrical trailer
    • French-language track
    • 2.0 Dolby Surround
    • Widescreen [1.85:1]


    Encino Man
    A clueless caveman meets his intellectual match in the form of Pauly Shore in this teen-oriented comedy. Dave Morgan (Sean Astin) is a high school student in Encino, California, where he spends most of his time with his dazed-and-confused buddy Stoney Brown (Shore) and tries to figure out why his girlfriend Robyn (Megan Ward) left him for thick-headed jock Matt (Michael DeLuise). Hoping to boost his low status in the High School pecking order, Dave wants to put in a swimming pool at his family's home for a massive post-prom party. While Dave and Stoney are digging the pit, an earthquake strikes that unearths a frozen caveman (Brendan Fraser). To Dave and Stoney's surprise, the frozen Neanderthal soon comes to life, and after a bath, a shave, and a new set of clothes, the boys are passing off their dim-witted-but-friendly companion "Link" as an exchange student from Estonia. Link soon becomes the most popular guy at school, and Dave is determined to use Link's social success as a way to win back Robyn and foil Matt. Encino Man marked the directorial debut of Les Mayfield, who previously produced the critically acclaimed documentary Hearts of Darkness: A Filmmaker's Apocalypse. ~ Mark Deming, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Sean Astin
      Sean Astin - Dave Morgan
    • Pauly Shore
      Pauly Shore - Stoney Brown
    • Brendan Fraser
      Brendan Fraser - Link
    • Mariette Hartley
      Mariette Hartley - Mrs. Morgan
    • Megan Ward
      Megan Ward - Robyn Sweeney

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