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Blast from the Past (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  12 February 1999 (USA)
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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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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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Release Date:

12 February 1999 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Buscando a Eva  »

Box Office


$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

$9,160,263 (USA) (12 February 1999)


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

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Donovan Scott and Scott Thompson from the first Police Academy (1984) movie, also directed by Hugh Wilson had small parts on the film. See more »


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Troy: [pointing to Sophie's sizeable breast implants] So, Sophie, when you fly to Paris, do you check these or are they carry-on?
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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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