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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)  »

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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

At the end of the movie, when Calvin is taking about setting the locks for 10 years, he is standing at the (one and only) door to do so. Adam and Eve appear from farther inside the shelter. But there is no other door. How did they get in? See more »

Quotes

Eve: I'm sick of working for that dickhead.
Adam: What?
Eve: You know, a walking penis capable of intelligent speech. A dickhead!
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Referenced in Texas Chain Saw Massacre: The Shocking Truth (2000) See more »

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Surf City
Written by Jan Berry and Brian Wilson
Performed by Jan & Dean
Under license from Dominion Entertainment, Inc.
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Brilliant comedy
20 July 2000 | by (Sweden) – See all my reviews

What a wonderful film! "Blast from the Past" is charming, sweet, and hilarious. Very funny. The premise is original and interesting, and I thought the film was engrossing and thoroughly entertaining -- I laughed out loud several times. Brendan Fraser is perfectly cast as the goofy, innocent Adam. Alicia Silverstone is better than she's ever been, I'm certainly no fan of her, but she did a more than okay job in this film. But the really ingenious casting decision was to give the roles of Adam's parents to Sissy Spacek and the always brilliant Christopher Walken -- I dare say that the casting of Spacek and Walken in this film is the _opposite_ of type casting, :-).

I really, really liked this film because it is genuinely entertaining, and it is never boring. Brilliant comedy in other words. (8/10)


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