MOVIEmeter
Top 5000
Up 566 this week

Blast from the Past (1999)

PG-13  |   |  Comedy, Drama, Romance  |  12 February 1999 (USA)
6.5
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.5/10 from 44,160 users   Metascore: 48/100
Reviews: 238 user | 90 critic | 19 from Metacritic.com

A romantic comedy about a naive man who comes out into the world after being in a nuclear fallout shelter for 35 years.

Director:

Writers:

(story), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

Watch Now

From $6.99 on Amazon Instant Video

ON DISC

IMDb Picks: May

Visit our IMDb Picks section to see our recommendations of movies and TV shows coming out in May, sponsored by COVERGIRL.

Visit the IMDb Picks section

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 44 titles
created 30 Sep 2011
 
a list of 36 titles
created 20 Feb 2013
 
a list of 23 titles
created 25 Jan 2014
 
a list of 34 titles
created 30 Jan 2014
 
a list of 31 titles
created 9 months ago
 

Related Items

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Blast from the Past (1999)

Blast from the Past (1999) on IMDb 6.5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Blast from the Past.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Videos

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Action | Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

Emily has always been the rich brat who tries to pull every imaginable stunt to get attention. But one day, as she fakes her own kidnapping and locks herself in the trunk of a car, a thief ... See full summary »

Director: Marco Brambilla
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Benicio Del Toro, Christopher Walken
Bedazzled (2000)
Comedy | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted 7 wishes by the devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.

Director: Harold Ramis
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Elizabeth Hurley, Frances O'Connor
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Two lost souls: she a con-artist in L.A.; he a puppeteer in San Antonio have the same dream linking each with the other. He travels to L.A. to find this woman he has become obsessed with. ... See full summary »

Director: James F. Robinson
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Joanna Going, Lou Rawls
Rock My World (2002)
Comedy | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

A rock band bursts onto the scene and then their frontman disappears on the eve of a European tour.

Director: Sidney J. Furie
Stars: Peter O'Toole, Joan Plowright, Alicia Silverstone
Monkeybone (2001)
Animation | Comedy | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

In a coma, a cartoonist finds himself trapped within his own underground creation and must find a way to get back, while racing against his popular but treacherous character, Monkeybone.

Director: Henry Selick
Stars: Brendan Fraser, Bridget Fonda, John Turturro
Encino Man (1992)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

When they find a frozen cave-man in their back yard, two high-school outcasts thaw him and introduce him to modern life while he in turn gets them to actually enjoy life.

Director: Les Mayfield
Stars: Sean Astin, Brendan Fraser, Pauly Shore
The Crush (1993)
Drama | Romance | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

A journalist becomes the unwanted center of attention for a 14-year-old girl whom proceeds to sabotage his life after he refuses her sexual advances.

Director: Alan Shapiro
Stars: Cary Elwes, Alicia Silverstone, Jennifer Rubin
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

When Suzanne Stein has a genetic analysis done on her unborn child, she discovers that although she has a healthy baby, the child will most likely be born gay, like her brother, David. She ... See full summary »

Director: Ross Kagan Marks
Stars: Garry Marshall, Faye Dunaway, Jill Bernstein
Clueless (1995)
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A rich high school student tries to boost a new pupil's popularity, but reckons without affairs of the heart getting in the way.

Director: Amy Heckerling
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Stacey Dash, Brittany Murphy
Drama | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.1/10 X  

A teenage babysitter is the focus of two boys and a man's separate obsessions.

Director: Guy Ferland
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Jeremy London, J.T. Walsh
Comedy | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Connie Doyle is eighteen and pregnant when her boyfriend kicks her out. She accidentally ends up on a train where she meets Hugh Winterbourne and his wife Patricia who is pregnant. The ... See full summary »

Director: Richard Benjamin
Stars: Shirley MacLaine, Ricki Lake, Brendan Fraser
Drama | Fantasy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.3/10 X  

The tale of two sisters, bound by more than blood, who bring home a man on a dare, only to see the situation spiral out of control.

Director: Stephanie Sinclaire
Stars: Alicia Silverstone, Sienna Guillory, Joe Anderson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
...
Eve
...
...
...
...
...
Mom
Hayden Tank ...
...
Ryan Sparks ...
...
Jerry
...
Young Psycho
Ted Kairys ...
Navy Pilot
...
Dave
...
Betty
Edit

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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

Taglines:

She was a woman of the world. He had never been around the block. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for brief language, sex and drug references | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

 »
Edit

Details

Official Sites:

Country:

Language:

| | |

Release Date:

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)
 »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

| |

Color:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

When Mr Webber first goes back up after 35 years he meets a transvestite prostitute who says to him "Like the song says, a country boy can survive". The song he was referring to was "A Country Boy Can Survive" by Hank Williams Jr.. See more »

Goofs

Adam's father identified the leadership body of the USSR as the Politburo. When the family went into the bunker, the leadership body was called the Presidium. See more »

Quotes

[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.
See more »

Connections

References Underground (1995) See more »

Soundtracks

Happy Birthday to You
Written by Mildred J. Hill and Patty S. Hill
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
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.


23 of 26 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Can anyone explain the Pasadena thing? jahrole
Favorite line or scene? achimwilde
Troy was hysterical! sue-227
How did they get rid of the waste? toots-23
Why 6.4 ? juozas
Dance cherrypie89
Discuss Blast from the Past (1999) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?