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Blast from the Past (1999)

A naive man comes out into the world after spending 35 years in a nuclear fallout shelter.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
... Adam
... Eve
... Calvin
... Helen
... Troy
... Soda Jerk
... Mom
Hayden Tank ... Adam age 3½
... Adam age 11
Ryan Sparks ... Adam age 8
Don Yesso ... Jerry
... Young Psycho
Ted Kairys ... Navy Pilot
... Dave
... Betty
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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

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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  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$9,160,263, 12 February 1999, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$26,494,611, 16 May 1999

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,246,517
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In 2015, A Mickey Mantle rookie card sold for over $525,000 in an auction to an anonymous collector. See more »

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When Adam and Eve are driving and talking about finding a wife for Adam the passenger side mirror of the truck is set so it is unusable by the driver; then just before the scene changes the mirror completely changes position, and is still unusable. See more »

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Adam: Oh my lucky stars! A Negro!
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It's the End of the World As We Know It
Written by Michael Stipe, Peter Buck and Mike Mills (as Michael Mills)
Performed by R.E.M.
Courtesy of IRS Records
Under license from EMI Music Special Markets
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Terrific fun time-hopping fish out of water tale.
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See the movie to find out why, but Brendan Fraser's crazy dad has had him underground for thirty years in an elaborate bomb shelter, so that when Brendan finally goes upstairs in the 90's to get more supplies for his parents, he's in for a bit of a shock.

Christopher Walken is wonderful as the crazy, atomic-age inventor. Alicia Silverstone deserves to be on screen more - she's cute and sassy as the love interest, but still pulls funny faces with her mouth. Brendan Fraser was a perfect choice for the biggest fish out of water ever. His fresh-faced naivety is so convincing. He's larger than life, and sometimes so naive its corny, but he's consistent, so it works. Depending on what mood you're in, Sissy Spacek's part adds psychological depth to the movie or detracts a tad from the fun.

This movie is not at all implausible. There were many people as scared as Christpher Walken during the 60's. In 1962, during the Cuban Missile Crisis, Kennedy and Khruschev were one button press away from blowing us all to smithereens (see Thirteen Days for a historically accurate portrayal of this). And Walken's character is set up as crazy enough to build and stock his shelter with 30 years worth of supplies.

8/10. Terrific fun time-skipping romantic comedy buoyed by the personality of Fraser - perfect to watch with a sweetheart, or with family on a warm weekend in.


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