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Blast from the Past (1999)

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Written by
Hugh Wilson Hugh Wilson
(screenplay)
Bill Kelly Bill Kelly
(story)


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An average movie

9 years, 7 months ago at Mar 8 12:55
I wasn’t really sure what to expect from this flick but, to be honest, I have to admit it that it was actually not bad at all after all. Indeed, there were actually some pretty good things in this movie. Obviously, the fact that there was Christopher Walken was involved was a major improvement. Indeed, the guy is always a treat and he pretty much stole the show as usual. On top of that, the idea... read more
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In the early 1960s, America was in the grip of Cold War paranoia. Calvin Webber was more paranoid than most and built his family a huge bomb shelter. Mistaking a plane crash for a nuclear attack, he moved his family to the shelter, where son Adam was born and spent the first 30 years of his life. When Adam finally emerges, he knows nothing of the contemporary world. He is a man out of time. Then he meets Eve: young, feisty and cynical, she is definitely a woman of her time. But the more Eve watches Adam's innocence and incomprehension of the strange world around him, the more she begins to find herself falling in love.
Release date: 12 February 1999
UPC: 794043475122
Tags: Comedy (28), Romance (19), Drama (6), 1999 (6), Cold War (6), Romantic Comedy (5), Humor (5), 1990s (4), Funny (4), Fallout Shelter (4), Naive Man (3), Fish (3), Naivety (3), 1960s (3), Kiss (3), Jealousy (3), Scientist (3), Airplane Accident (3), Nightclub (3), Opposites Attract (3)
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