Blast from the Past Movie Information

Movie Information

Overall Rank: 10255

Average Rating: 2.3/4

# of Ratings: 96

Theatrical Release Date: 02/12/1999

Language: English

Genre: Comedy, Drama

MPAA Rating: PG-13

Director: Hugh Wilson

Actors: Brendan Fraser, Alicia Silverstone, Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, Dave Foley, Joey Slotnick

Plot: Following a nuclear-bomb scare in the early 1960s, eccentric inventor Calvin Webber seals himself and his pregnant wife in a state-of-the-art underground shelter. Thirty-five years later, Calvin's son, Adam emerges. Venturing into the daylight for the first time in search of a potential bride, he soon meets the worldly Eve who takes a shine to him.

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Rating of
2.5/4

Yojimbo - wrote on 06/24/2012

Very likeable fish out of water comedy as Brendan Fraser's 50s throwback experiences the highs and lows of modern day LA. A great cast (Christopher Walken displays a great comic touch as his paranoid father) shore up a flimsy script built on a strong premise and go through the inevitable misunderstandings of the word "gay".

Rating of
2.5/4

Snoogans - wrote on 09/24/2011

Fraser is good and the movie has enough charm to entertain.

Rating of
3/4

Jenna - wrote on 06/30/2011

Historically accurate and thoroughly entertaining and well acted, this is the kind of movie you can see a million times. Fraser at his best. And what could go wrong with Sissy Spacek and Christopher Walken as Fraser's *literally* out of date parents? This film is genuinely funny, with fun music and just enough corny humor. It's truly a classic.

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Rating of
3/4

Not a movie for mutants

TheWolf - wrote on 08/03/2007

The first reason I watched this movie is that I am a huge Christopher Walken fan. So I will watch pretty much any movie he is in. "Blast from the Past" tells the story of Adam Weber. In the 1960's, during the Cuba crisis, his parents locked themselves in the bomb shelter which his eccentric father had constructed for just in case. Having been locked for 35 years, Adam has never seen anything else but the confined space of the shelter. He has never seen anything of the world and has become a very naive man. Now, the doors are unlocked and Adam must venture out into LA to find food and supplies for his family and a non-mutant wife for himself.
Over all this movie has a lot of charisma, the charm of it is that Frasier knows how to play the innocent type of character and he does it well. …

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