Having gotten a taste of college life, a drastically changed farm girl returns home for Thanksgiving break with her best friend, a flamboyant party animal who is clearly a fish out of water in a small farm town.
When jobless Tommy Collins discovers that sequestered jurors earn free room and board as well as $5-a-day, he gets himself assigned to a jury in a murder trial. Once there, he does ... See full summary »
Stoney and Dave find a caveman (Link) trapped in ice, thaw him out, and show him around town. Although Link is slow to catch on to basic concepts of 20th century life, he has no trouble impressing all the girls and helping Stoney and Dave find the coolness they've been searching for.Written by
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At 6'3", Brendan Fraser was actually too big for the clothing that costume designer Marie France had originally purchased for him. Since Fraser's outfits were supposed to look baggy on him, France had to specially make all of them. See more »
The convenience store where Stony and Link stock up on junk food says Food 7 Mart on the exterior shot. Inside, you can clearly see it is a Circle K, most notably, the wall ads for "Thirstbusters" as well as the wallpaper near the ceiling. See more »
Before the end credits, the screen shows "THE END" ... and then "BUD-DY" See more »
TV version adds a scene that occurs right before Dave and Stoney find Link in his pool. It's a conversation between Dave and his mother about her plans of opening up a "Homeless Home" in their house and using Dave's room as a place for them to stay. See more »
I just saw this movie again after many, many hundreds of years, and bugger me if it hasn't IMPROVED with age! (er, by that I mean it HAS...)
I was a bit like the Sean Astin character when I was at school. If only I'd had a caveman of my own to help me pull chicks, how differently things might have turned out...
Okay, so the movie has no basis in reality, but who would expect it to? Cavemen aside, it's a TEEN movie, and they NEVER depict real people or situations. At least, not on any planet I've ever been to.
This movie doesn't pretend to be anything outstanding. It's intended purely as entertainment, and that's what it is.
It appears to have been promoted as one of those frightful "Pauly Shore movies", but it's not. He's really just a supporting player (and is nowhere near as annoying in small doses, it turns out). This is Brendan Fraser's flick. If anyone else had played Link, I can't imagine the movie being as good as it is.
My one beef is that Sandra Hess ("Cave Nug") wasn't given enough screen time (but then, as far as I'm concerned, she's NEVER given enough screen time).
I never knew Scatterbrain had covered "Mama Said Knock You Out", either. That's cool.
Okay, I'm going for a lie down now.
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