• Blast From the Past (1999)

Blast From the Past

Release Date: February 12th, 1999

DVD Release Date: July 27th, 1999

PG-13 |1 hr 51 min

Plot Summary

Adam Webber (Brendan Fraser) has lived his entire life in confinement in a fallout shelter in Pasadena, Calif. When the Webber family's rations of food and supplies grow thin, Adam's eccentric father, Calvin (Christopher Walken), sends him on a dangerous restocking mission. When Adam emerges from the Webber family's subterranean refuge for the first time, he finds that rumors of a nuclear apocalypse were totally false -- and meets gorgeous Eve Rustikov (Alicia Silverstone).

Cast: Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley, Joey Slotnick, Dale Raoul, Scott Thomson

Director: Hugh Wilson

Genres: Romantic comedy

Production Co: New Line Cinema

Distributors: New Line Cinema

Keywords: 1960s , Growing up , 1990s , House , Love , Los Angeles , Father , Charming , Hilarious , Mother , Heartwarming

Ratings & Reviews

  • 75
    Roger EbertChicago Sun-Times

    The movie is funny and entertaining in all the usual ways, yes, but I was grateful that it tried for more: that it was actually about something, that it had an original premise, that it used satire and irony and had sly undercurrents. show more

  • 75
    Bob GrahamSan Francisco Chronicle

    It would be nice to say that Blast From the Past is, but it ain't exactly. Half-blast is more like it. show more

  • 75
    San Francisco Examiner

    Spacek and Walken are pure comic energy. show more

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