Encino Man (known as California Man in Europe) is a 1992 comedy film directed by Les Mayfield and starring Brendan Fraser, Sean Astin, and Pauly Shore. The plot revolves around two geeky teenagers from Encino, Los Angeles, California, played by Astin and Shore, who discover a caveman in Astin's backyard frozen in a block of ice. The caveman, played by Fraser has to learn to live in the 20th century. Along the way, he teaches them about life. It was followed by a TV movie spin-off, Encino Woman, in 1996.
Deux copains, Stoney et Dave, découvrent un homme des cavernes prisonnier d'une épaisse couche de glace, qui a maintenu intactes ses fonctions vitales. Baptisé Link, l'homme de Néandertal leur apprend la cool attitude, clef du succès avec les filles.