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Blast from the Past (1999)

A naive man comes out into the world after spending 35 years in a nuclear fallout shelter.

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Hugh Wilson

Writers:

Bill Kelly (story), Bill Kelly (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Adam
Alicia Silverstone ... Eve
Christopher Walken ... Calvin
Sissy Spacek ... Helen
Dave Foley ... Troy
Joey Slotnick ... Soda Jerk
Dale Raoul ... Mom
Hayden Tank ... Adam age 3½
Douglas Smith ... Adam age 11
Ryan Sparks Ryan Sparks ... Adam age 8
Don Yesso ... Jerry
Scott Thomson ... Young Psycho
Ted Kairys Ted Kairys ... Navy Pilot
Rex Linn ... Dave
Cynthia Mace ... Betty
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Storyline

Adam Weber is the child of an eccentric inventor and his wife. Following a bomb scare in the 1960s that locked the Webers in their bomb shelter for 35 years, Adam Weber must venture out into Los Angeles and obtain food and supplies for his family. He meets Eve, who reluctantly agrees to help him out. Written by Foggy

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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After 35 years in a bomb shelter, Adam Webber is finally going outside to play. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language, sex and drug references | See all certifications »

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Details

Official Sites:

New Line

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Latin

Release Date:

12 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Buscando a Eva See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,160,263, 12 February 1999

Gross USA:

$26,494,611

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,246,517
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Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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Trivia

In keeping with the theme that the late 90s are a "new world" for the Webers, the main characters are named Adam and Eve. Other characters also have mythical names, such as Helen and Troy. The name Weber is German for "weaver," which may suggest the unusual way in which these characters' lives are woven together. See more »

Goofs

When Adam is driving the refrigerated truck and pulls over telling Troy that there was an adult bookstore back there, he never puts the truck into park. He just takes his sunglasses off, unbuckles, and jumps out of the truck. See more »

Quotes

Eve: What kind of wife are you looking for?
Adam: Oh um, well... one who's not a mutant.
Eve: [laughs] No dogs, huh. OK. Cool.
Adam: And if it's possible, I'd like to marry someone from Pasadena.
Eve: [laughs] Um, when do you need her by?
Adam: Two weeks?
Eve: Well, I can probably get you laid in two weeks, but to locate a non-mutant wife from Pasadena takes some time.
Adam: That's what I was afraid of.
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Alternate Versions

In the U.K. the widescreen version of the VHS runs 10 minutes longer than the pan n' scan version. Additional scenes include:
  • When Calvin goes up to the world for the first time in 35 years, he sees a guy looking for food in bins.
  • When Adam and Eve tell his parents to shut the locks for 2 months, the scene goes on where they ask them to at least stay for dinner. Here, we see Calvin telling Adam a joke, Eve helping out in the kitchen, Adam getting a brief explanation about human reproduction and Eve telling Helen that she's from Pasadena.
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References Edward Scissorhands (1990) See more »

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Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
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It's a cute movie
20 May 2004 | by Smells_Like_CheeseSee all my reviews

That's pretty much it. "Blast from the Past" has a decent amount of laughs and fun. Brandon and Alicia are adorable together. And the story is very original and interesting. Adam is a boy who grew up in a bomb shelter with his parents, who fear that a nuclear bomb struck from the cold war. For 35 years they raise Adam to be a perfect gentleman. When he wants to meet a lady and the parents need more suplies for the shelter, they send him up to face the world of the 90's. He meets a girl, Eve. She seems cold at first, but they both fall for each other.

The story lacks a little something in some area. I thought they maybe should've gotten more into the love story, because I felt like it was too quick. But this is a cute and wonderful film. I would recommend for romantic comedy type of lovers. They would more than likely get into the film.

7/10


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