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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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Mom
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Dave
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Betty
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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 was a woman of the world. He had never been around the block. 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

When Adam is breaking the news to his father about the Soviet Union's collapse, Calvin refers to the USSR as "an evil empire". The phrase wasn't used to describe the Soviet Union until the Reagan presidency, in 1983. See more »

Quotes

[the doors have unlocked, and Helen and Adam are thrilled; Calvin slightly less so]
Adam: Do we just go on up?
Calvin: No, son. Now is the time we must be at our most cautious. We wait for night.
Helen: Oh, shit!
[Helen, realizing Adam has heard her, immediately covers her mouth]
Calvin: Helen Thomas Webber! Maybe we have been down here a little too long. Pardon her French, son.
Adam: "Shit" is French?
Calvin: [uncomfortably] Well, it's archaic French. It's a sixteenth century colloquialism, meaning, roughly, good.
Helen: Your father's right.
Adam: ...
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Soundtracks

That Old Black Magic
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Performed by Louis Prima and Keely Smith
Courtesy of Capitol Records
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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If there was an Oscar for "best little comedy"...
1 August 2000 | by (Orange County, CA USA) – See all my reviews

..."Blast" would have likely won. It boasts excellence in all aspects of the film from story to casting to acting to sets to costumes, music, etc. This tight, creative, unpretentious, and lightly romantic comedy romp between a hip "new millennium" chick and an old fashioned stuck-in-a-fallout-shelter-for-35-years guy is a breath of fresh Hollywood air deserving of it's critical acclaim.


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