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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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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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Trivia

All of the "valuable" baseball cards in Adams collection are actually inexpensive modern reprints from the 1980's and 90's. See more »

Goofs

At the swing bar, Adam and Eve's drinks keep switching sides on the table. 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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References Edward Scissorhands (1990) See more »

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Pretty Babies
Written by Scot Alexander, Rodney Browning, J.R. Richards, George Pendergast and Gregory Kolanek
Performed by Dishwalla
Courtesy of A&M Records, Inc.
By Arrangement with PolyGram Film & TV Music
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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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