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Blast from the Past (1999)

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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Mom
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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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She'd never met anyone like him. He's never met anyone... Period. 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)  »

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Buscando a Eva  »

Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend:

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

Gross:

$26,494,611 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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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 one year old, his mother walks to the service elevator with him to show his father that he can stand up "All by himself". He is picked up by Calvin and doesn't actually stand alone. Also, his mother is heard saying, "Come on, you can do it" but her mouth does not move. See more »

Quotes

Eve: Where are you parked?
Adam: I came on a bus.
Eve: Why does that not surprise me.
Adam: I dunno. Why doesn't that sunrise you?
Eve: Well, I guess because I'm a little psychic. I have this thing.
Adam: Oh, that's nice.
Eve: Yeah, let me guess something. This is your first visit to La-La-Land. You're staying somewhere in Hollywood because like an idiot you thought that would be an exciting place to stay. Am I right so far?
Adam: So far?
Eve: Yes, I'm right?
Adam: Right.
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References The Silence of the Lambs (1991) See more »

Soundtracks

Y.M.C.A.
Written by Jacques Morali, Henri Belolo and Victor Willis
Performed by The Village People (as Village People)
Courtesy of Mercury Records
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music and Scorpio Music
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If there was an Oscar for "best little comedy"...
1 August 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

..."Blast" would have likely won. It boasts excellence in all aspects of the film from story to casting to acting to sets to costumes, music, etc. This tight, creative, unpretentious, and lightly romantic comedy romp between a hip "new millennium" chick and an old fashioned stuck-in-a-fallout-shelter-for-35-years guy is a breath of fresh Hollywood air deserving of it's critical acclaim.


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