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Blast from the Past (1999)

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

Director:

Hugh Wilson

Writers:

Bill Kelly (story), Bill Kelly (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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4,000 ( 302)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Brendan Fraser ... Adam
Alicia Silverstone ... Eve
Christopher Walken ... Calvin
Sissy Spacek ... Helen
Dave Foley ... Troy
Joey Slotnick ... Soda Jerk
Dale Raoul ... Mom
Hayden Tank ... Adam age 3½
Douglas Smith ... Adam age 11
Ryan Sparks Ryan Sparks ... Adam age 8
Don Yesso ... Jerry
Scott Thomson ... Young Psycho
Ted Kairys Ted Kairys ... Navy Pilot
Rex Linn ... Dave
Cynthia Mace ... 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

Plot Summary | Plot Synopsis

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After 35 years in a bomb shelter, Adam Webber is finally going outside to play. See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

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

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Trivia

Donovan Scott and Scott Thomson from the first Police Academy (1984) movie, also directed by Hugh Wilson had small parts on the film. See more »

Goofs

After Wolf 1 ejects from his fighter plane, we see the stick thrown right, but the plane banks and turns to the left. See more »

Quotes

Troy: Eve, a man walks into your life, who's the kindest, most polite, most incredibly rich guy you've ever met...
Eve: And I have him committed.
Troy: Yes. Yes you did.
Eve: Well, at least I fell for him before I knew he was rich. That's new.
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Alternate Versions

In the U.K. the widescreen version of the VHS runs 10 minutes longer than the pan n' scan version. Additional scenes include:
  • When Calvin goes up to the world for the first time in 35 years, he sees a guy looking for food in bins.
  • When Adam and Eve tell his parents to shut the locks for 2 months, the scene goes on where they ask them to at least stay for dinner. Here, we see Calvin telling Adam a joke, Eve helping out in the kitchen, Adam getting a brief explanation about human reproduction and Eve telling Helen that she's from Pasadena.
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Connections

References My Fair Lady (1964) See more »

Soundtracks

I See the Sun
Written by Tommy Henriksen
Performed by Tommy Henriksen
Courtesy of Capitol Records
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If there was an Oscar for "best little comedy"...
1 August 2000 | by =G=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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Details

Official Sites:

New Line

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German | Latin

Release Date:

12 February 1999 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Box Office

Budget:

$35,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$7,771,066, 14 February 1999

Gross USA:

$26,511,114

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$40,263,020
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Technical Specs

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DTS | Dolby Digital | SDDS | DTS (2008 Re-Release)| DTS (Digital DTS Sound)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

2.39 : 1
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