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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


She'd never met anyone like him. He's never met anyone... Period. 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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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 »


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Adam: I love Lucy.
Troy: Who doesn't? She's hilarious.
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That Old Black Magic
Written by Harold Arlen and Johnny Mercer
Performed by Louis Prima and Keely Smith
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Gives a whole new meaning to time capsules
19 February 2000 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

I thought this was a very funny comedy. The sets used were very realistic, looked just like some of the furniture we used to own back then. The acting was right on target, the dialogue was interesting and amusing, and the story was well done. Made me wonder if this could happen, only not on such a large or lengthy scale. 3 stars.

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