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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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis


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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Did You Know?


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 »


After the screen reads fall 1991, the scene goes into the bar. In the background, there is a kid playing a Primal Rage arcade game. Primal Rage was not released until 1994. See more »


[Adam has bought rollerblades]
Adam: Eve, can I skate around your block?
Troy: [suggestively] How about it, Eve - can he *skate* around your block?
Eve: No.
Troy: Just a few laps.
Adam: It won't take long.
Eve: No.
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Spoofs Casablanca (1942) See more »


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User Reviews

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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