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Blast from the Past (1999)

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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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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

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

In keeping with the theme that the late 90's are a "new world" for the Webbers, the main characters are named Adam and Eve. See more »

Goofs

It has been said that in the restaurant in the 1965 scene, the woman asks her son for a Cherry Coke and that Cherry Coke wasn't created until 1985. However, in the 50's and 60's, a popular drink was a Cherry Coke, using plain Coca-Cola and adding maraschino cherries and (sometimes) cherry juice. See more »

Quotes

Adam: [During his first visit back home] Mom, I think I'm being chased by a Psychiatrist.
Helen: Oh no!
Calvin: That happens.
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Lunatics in the Grass
Written by B-Real, Jack Gonzalez, and Eric Correa
Performed by B-Real (as B. Real) with additional vocals by Jack Gonzalez
Courtesy of Interscope Records
Under license from Universal Music Special Markets
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Blast of fresh air
28 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone are on screen gems in their aptly named characters Adam and Eve. Everything about "Blast From The Past" was superb from the casting of Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek and Dave Foley to the outstanding performances by everyone made this film so enjoyable.

I could not find one thing wrong with this film because it was that good. Everything in this film was a breath of fresh air and I'm glad I saw this film. Through this movie, it has given me respect for Walken, who has become one of my favorite actors in Hollywood.

The performances by the cast were real and honest. Also, everyone seemed to enjoy each other's company as well as performing in this movie and it showed; furthermore, it also showed up in the box office and rental receipts as people couldn't get enough of this great comedy.

"Blast From The Past" is a worthwhile comedy that deserves everyone's attention. Two thumbs WAY up.


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