Encino Man

1992 film by Les Mayfield

Encino Man (known as California Man in Europe) is a 1992 American comedy movie. It was directed by Les Mayfield and was produced by George Zaloom, Hilton A. Green, and Michael Rotenberg. Encino Man was released on May 22, 1992. The movie is about two teenagers from Encino, Los Angeles, California, who discover a caveman in their backyard that is frozen in a block of ice. The caveman has to try and learn to live in the 20th century. A television movie spin-off titled Encino Woman was released in 1996.

Encino Man
Directed byLes Mayfield
Produced byGeorge Zaloom
Hilton A. Green
Michael Rotenberg
Written byGeorge Zaloom
Shawn Schepps
StarringSean Astin
Brendan Fraser
Pauly Shore
Music byJ. Peter Robinson
CinematographyRobert Brinkmann
Edited byMichael Kelly
Eric A. Sears
Distributed byBuena Vista Distribution
Release date
May 22, 1992
Running time
88 minutes
CountryUnited States
Budget$7 million[1]
Box office$40,693,477[1]

The movie gained negative reviews from critics and holds a 16% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.[2] Pauly Shore won a Razzie Award for Worst New Star.[3]



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  2. "Encino Man". Rotten Tomatoes. Retrieved 2015-2-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)
  3. "Encino Man - Awards". Internet Movie Database. Retrieved 2015-2-8. Check date values in: |accessdate= (help)

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