Encino Man

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Encino Man ★★ California Man 1992 (PG)

Two, like, totally uncool Valley dudes dig up a 10,000-year-old caveman in the backyard. After giving him a makeover and teaching him the necessities like the four basic food groups (Milk Duds in the dairy group, Sweet Tarts in the fruit group), they use the gnarly caveman as their ticket to popularity and dates to the prom. Juvenile humor appealing to teens; strictly brain candy. 88m/C VHS, DVD . Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore, Megan Ward, Robin Tunney, Ric(k) Ducommun, Mariette Hartley, Richard Masur, Michael DeLuise; D: Les May-field; W: Shawn Schepps; C: Robert Brinkmann. Golden Raspberries '92: Worst New Star (Shore).