Encino Man

1992 PG 1h 28m DVD

Encino Man

1992 PG 1h 28m DVD
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High school misfits Stoney (Pauly Shore) and Dave (Sean Astin) discover a long-frozen primeval man from the past in their back yard. But the thawed-out Link (Brendan Fraser), as the boys have named him, quickly becomes a wild card in the teens' already zany Southern California lives. After a shave and some new clothes, Link's presence at school makes the daily drudgery a lot more interesting in director Les Mayfield's fish-out-of-water comedy.
Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward, Robin Tunney, Michael DeLuise, Patrick Van Horn, Dalton James, Rick Ducommun, Jonathan Ke Quan, Mariette Hartley, Richard Masur, Ellen Blain, Esther Scott, Steven Elkins
Les Mayfield
Widescreen 1.85:1
French: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround, English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Surround
PG - Some material may not be suitable for children. Parents urged to give parental guidance. May contain some material parents might not like for their young children.
age 13+
Common Sense rating OK for kids 13+
age 13+

Common Sense Note

Parents need to know that this silly teen sex comedy is heavy on objectifying girls' bodies, showing them in skimpy clothes and talking about girls' body parts. Characters also do some things that parents wouldn't want their kids to do: They lie to their parents, they use their friends to become more popular, they steal a car, they go to a bar, they break into school, and break into a house. There's also some swearing and comic violence.

Sexual Content

Some making out, butt-grabbing, and a lot of talk about almost grabbing girls' "gazongas." Plus one veiled masturbation joke and some girls in skimpy clothes.


Minor pratfalls and a punch. The guys watch professional wrestling and boxing on TV.


Some salty language, including "bulls--t," "piss," "dips--t," "hell," and several words for breasts, including "gazongas" and "honey cones." Matt calls someone a "fag."

Social Behavior

Dave tries to use Link to become more popular and doesn't care about him. He also tries to abandon him. Matt breaks into the school and later breaks into Dave's house. Matt calls someone a "fag."


Several products are mentioned or visible, including the TV show Jeopardy!, The Terminator, David Letterman, Milk Duds, SweetTarts, Icees, and Wonderbread. Stoney also uses the catch phrase, "Milk does a body good."

Drugs / Tobacco / Alcohol

Stoney drinks tequila and gets drunk. The gang goes to a bar even though they are underage.

  • Age appropriate
  • Not an issue
  • Depends on your child and your family
  • Parents strongly cautioned
  • Not appropriate for kids of the age

This information for parents is provided by Common Sense Media, a non-profit organization dedicated to improving kids' media lives.

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