Blast from the Past

Blast from the Past

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In 1962, Calvin Webber (Christopher Walken) was a brilliant but somewhat paranoid scientist living with his Donna Reed-esque wife, Helen (Sissy Spacek), in Los Angeles. In the midst of the Cuban Missile Crisis, a plane crashed into the Webber's yard. Mistaking the blast for "the big one," the Webbers moved into their elaborate bomb shelter to wait out the half-life of radioactive fallout. In the shelter, now a sort of time capsule, Calvin and Helen conceived and raised their son Adam (played as an adult by Brendan Fraser). For 35 years, Adam was raised on Jackie Gleason, Perry Como, and stories about life on the surface. Calvin taught his son about science, baseball, and communists while Mom taught Adam about dancing, good manners, and charming young ladies. Just in time, too, as Adam is sent to the surface to gather supplies and find a wife, preferably a nice, non-mutant girl from Pasadena with which to repopulate the world. Once this "fish out of water" story is set up, the fish, Adam, is set adrift in a sea of supermarkets and adult bookstores, but is soon caught by Eve Rustikov (Alicia Silverstone). Completely lost above ground, Adam enlists Eve's help to navigate his new world and find the supplies on his list. The literally sheltered Adam falls for this bitter, cynical, street-smart woman who grew up in a bleak Los Angeles with little use for love. Living with her gay roommate, Troy (Dave Foley), Eve has had her hopes chipped away by a long line of dead-end jobs and loser boyfriends. When the throwback Adam enters her life with his sunny disposition, seersucker jacket, and joy at seeing the sky, she can't help but fall in love.

Product Details

Release Date: 11/09/2010
UPC: 0794043143908
Original Release: 1999
Rating: PG-13
Source: New Line Home Video
Region Code: 1
Presentation: [Full Frame]
Time: 1:52:00
Sales rank: 9,950

Special Features

Closed Caption; "The Love Meter" game: how do you rate?; Theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Brendan Fraser Adam
Alicia Silverstone Eve
Christopher Walken Calvin
Sissy Spacek Helen
Dave Foley Troy
Joey Slotnick Soda Jerk
Dale Raoul Mom
Harrison Young Bum
Scott Thomson Young Psycho
Nathan Fillion Cliff

Technical Credits
Hugh Wilson Director,Producer,Screenwriter
Jose Luis Alcaine Cinematographer
Ted Berner Art Director
Mark Bridges Costumes/Costume Designer
Don Brochu Editor
Denise Chamian Casting
Louis D'Esposito Asst. Director
Steve Dorff Score Composer
Renny Harlin Producer
Mary Kane Co-producer
Bill Kelly Original Story,Screenwriter
Mark Hopkins McNabb Sound Mixer
Sunil Perkash Executive Producer
Claire Rudnick Polstein Executive Producer
Adam Shenkman Choreography
Amanda Stern Executive Producer
Michael Taylor Set Decoration/Design
Steve Tyrell Musical Direction/Supervision
Bob Ziembicki Production Designer

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Blast from the Past
1. The Party [3:37]
2. It's Time [4:29]
3. Going Under [4:26]
4. 35 Year Lock [7:58]
5. Happy Birthday [2:51]
6. Just Open the Door and Go Up [2:04]
7. I Come in Peace [4:07]
8. Beware the Adult Bookstore [4:56]
9. Adam Meets the Mutants [4:31]
10. Grocery Shopping [2:10]
11. Adam Encounters Eve [5:57]
12. Welcome to the Holiday Inn [5:34]
13. Eve For Hire [1:09]
14. Two Weeks to a Non-Mutant Wife [3:31]
15. Brining Adam Home [5:29]
16. Getting Up-to-Date [2:07]
17. You Have to See it to Understand [4:20]
18. Wife Hunting [10:09]
19. Adam Tells the Scary Truth [8:39]
20. Off to the Funny Farm [4:41]
21. Searching For Mr. Poute [7:16]
22. Rebuilding [2:52]
23. The New House [4:16]
24. Credits [4:44]

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Blast from the Past 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 9 reviews.
goodgirl2 More than 1 year ago
Very good movie. a feel good movie that puts you in a good mood.
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This Movie has a good story, but is a bit silly at times. It's funny yet seriuos. Anyone who remembers the days of the bomb shelters will like this feature. It contains some innuedo & language.
Guest More than 1 year ago
This movie is funny Adam Weber lived in a fallout shlter for 35 years Now he sees the real world He's 35 meets Eve played by Alica Sliverstone This movie is cool The plot to this movie is finally getting out and seeing how amazing the world can be
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