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A romantic comedy about a naive man who comes out into the world after being in a nuclear fallout shelter for 35 years.

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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

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She was a woman of the world. He had never been around the block. See more »


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

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12 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buscando a Eva  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

£266,625 (UK) (2 April 1999)

Gross:

$26,494,611 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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Trivia

The jet that crashes into Calvin and Helen's house is a North American F-86 Sabre. See more »

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After Wolf 1 ejects from his fighter plane, we see the stick thrown right, but the plane banks and turns to the left. See more »

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[Adam is rehearsing Troy's advice as he approaches a young woman whom Troy thinks looks "sweet."]
Adam: Surprising, yet funny.
[Adam recalls his father's silly joke]
Adam: Well, I know a duck who bought some lip balm.
Adam: [nods to himself] Lie.
[he approaches Miss Sweet]
Adam: Hi.
[she looks him up and down, appraising, but replies disdainfully]
Miss 'Sweet', at Club 40: Yes?
Adam: I was wondering if you could help me? I, um...
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Relax and enjoy a trip to the past!
4 April 2004 | by (Lebanon, Pa.) – See all my reviews

Need an escape? Here's your ticket! This is a delightful movie depicting life in the past and the shock one can get when fast forwarding to the future. There's something about gong back in time! For those of us who lived thru the 60s as teens, it's a reminder of a more innocent time. Seeing the past come alive in the form of music, baseball cards and even the furniture makes you feel like a window has been opened and you're actually watching family life in the early 60s. Watching the reactions of a full grown man who has been in a fallout shelter with his parents, now coming above ground for the first time is hilarious! Seeing him search for a "non-mutant" girl friend while he learns all about life above ground, is just as funny. You have two choices. You can watch the movie as a critic and look for things that you think "don't work" in the movie.....or, you can relax and enjoy the trip, the jokes, the characters and the trip back to the present! That's what I do, every chance I have to see this "Blast From The Past."


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