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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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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

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$35,000,000 (estimated)

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

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$26,494,611 (USA) (14 May 1999)
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Near the end of the film when Eve and Troy go into the Adult Book Store, to keep the PG rating, all the pornographic images on the video covers have been blurred out. See more »

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Eve storms out of the house leaving the door open. Moments later, when she and Adam enter the house, she opens the door. See more »

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Eve: [to Adam, about Troy] He's gay, by the way.
Adam: [thinking she means that Troy is happy] Well, good for you!
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References Die Hard 2 (1990) See more »

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A Little Belief
Written by Celeste Prince
Performed by Celeste Prince
Courtesy of Java/Capitol Records
By Arrangement with Lorne Saifer Entertainment
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It certainly is one of the more original romantic comedies
23 June 2005 | by (Tessenderlo, Belgium) – See all my reviews

It has never happened, but during the Cold War many people feared that they would be the victim of a nuclear war between the West and the USSR. A lot of those people had visions of living in an atomic shelter for the next three to four decades, perhaps even longer and not being able to see the daylight ever again. Well, it may never have happened, but this romantic comedy shows us what it must be like.

"Blast from the Past" tells the story of Adam Weber. In the 1960's, during the Cuba crisis, his parents locked themselves in the bomb shelter which his eccentric father had constructed for just in case. Having been locked for 35 years, Adam has never seen anything else but the confined space of the shelter. He has never seen anything of the world and has become a very naive man. Now, the doors are unlocked and Adam must venture out into LA to find food and supplies for his family and a non-mutant wife for himself...

Romantic comedies can be found in many forms, but this sure was one of the more original ones. And I must say that I liked it. The acting for instance is more than OK. I liked Brendan Fraser as the naive Adam and together with Alicia Silverstone he forms a nice couple in this movie. Even though the entire story could have used a little bit more developing, overall it looks good and offers some good laughs and plenty of fun for the people who like romantic comedies. I give it a 7/10, perhaps even a 7.5/10.


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