Blast from the Past

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Blast from the Past is a 1999 American romantic comedy science fiction film. The film is about a college professor and his pregnant wife take refuge in their fallout shelter during the Cuban Missile Crisis. During their time in the shelter, a son named Adam is born and 35 years later, Adam goes to the surface under the impression he is dealing with a post-nuclear apocalypse.

Directed by Hugh Wilson from a screenplay by Wilson and Bill Kelly. Starring Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone.
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Calvin Webber[edit]

  • A duck goes into a pharmacy wanting some lip balm. The druggist asks if that will be cash or credit, and the duck replies "Put it on my bill!"

Adam Webber[edit]

  • [calling Eve but is left to leave a message on her answering machine] This is Adam. Look, I just wanted to thank you for everything you did for me. And... I wanted to tell you that I, that, uh... that I--that I wish so many good things for you. I wish so hard that all of your dreams come true. And... and that- and that's all I... And that's all.


[Child Adam is being homeschooled]
Calvin: These are stock certificates. They denote ownership in a company.
Adam: Those look pretty. May I see them?
Calvin: Sure. They are yours. Your mother and I bought these for you before you were born to give you some money to help you out in your adult years. Unfortunately, they are all worthless now.

[in 1997, the Mom's Malt Shop has fallen into disrepair]
Archbishop Melcher: All of these things, Alcoholics Anonymous, Narcotics Anonymous, Heroin Anonymous..
Drunk: There is a Heroin Anonymous?
Melcher: Will you please...shut up?
Drunk: Sorry.
Melcher: All of these things ask you to believe in something greater than yourself. Well, I have turned my eyes skyward a time or two, and I have seen nothing, except an airplane or two, which I cannot afford to get on!
[Ground rumbles]
Drunk: Earthquake!
Melcher: Let it be. [Drunk runs for cover. Floor breaks and Calvin, wearing a radiation suit rises]
Calvin Webber: Welcome! [shines flashlight at Archbishop Melcher, who just hid nearby] Leave my elevator alone.

[In 1997, Calvin explores the world outside the fallout shelter, anticipating either a world of radioactive waste or a Soviet conquest. Even that attitude has not prepared him for 1997 Los Angeles, as there are drive-by shootings]
Transvestite hooker: Got a light, honey?
Calvin: Were you a victim of the blast?
Transvestite hooker: Honey, I have been a victim of the blast, the clap, you name it. As the song goes, a country boy can survive.
Calvin: Did you say you were a country boy?
Transvestite hooker: Cute little old man, if you want a boy I can be a boy. If you want a girl I can be a girl.
Calvin: [horrified to what he thinks is a mutant] No thank you, good day. [gets inside adult bookstore; scream heard offscreen] AAAUGH!

[Calvin returns to the shelter and reports to his family]
Calvin: Son, stay out of the adult bookstore.
Adam: How come?
Calvin: Poison gas is in there.

[after Eve has Adam committed to the asylum, Eve and Troy police his hotel room - and discovers a huge load of personal effects from the 1960s.]
Troy: Eve, look what I found in the suitcase. It's stock certificates. I mean, it's got, like-- [Eve leaves the bedroom] It's got, like, IBM and AT&T and Polaroid and... "Ipana"? I remember this brand. I didn't know they still made this. Oh. Look at this. [shows Eve something] It says "Trademark 1961."
[Troy calls up a stockbroker]
Stockbroker: Purchased in 1958 and '59... ten thousand shares of each? They'd be worth millions. Hell, I don't know. Millions upon millions...
Troy: Upon millions. The stocks, the baseball cards... the clothes... the toothpaste. The guy's on the level. [has Eve faces him] 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, you did.
Eve: Well at least I fell for him before I found out he was rich.

Eve: I made some champagne cocktails, like you requested. Funny, I only thought hookers drank these things.
Adam: I know Mom sure likes them.

[Adam brings his parents to a place out in the country, to a house that exactly looks like their old house in LA, to help them acclimatize with the outside world. He also introduced Eve to them]
Adam Webber: Dad, I don't know how to tell you this and I was gonna wait for a while to do it, but... Dad, there was no bomb. A plane crashed in our backyard. I looked it up in old newspapers.
Calvin Webber: You sure?
Adam: Positive. The Soviet Union collapsed without a shot being fired. The Cold War's over.
Calvin: That's what everybody believes?
Adam: Yes, sir. It's true.
Calvin: What, the Politburo one day say "we give up"?
Adam: Yes. That's kind of how it was.
Calvin: Uh-huh. [finally realizes that World War III didn't come to pass] My gosh, those Commies are brilliant! You've got to hand it to 'em! "No, we didn't drop any bombs! Oh yes, our evil empire has collapsed! Poor, poor us!" I bet they've even asked the West for aid! Right?
Adam: Um, I think they did.


  • Comes the Story about a guy in his 30's stuck in the 60's Looking for the Love in the 90's.
  • She was a woman of the world. He had never been around the block.
  • She'd never met anyone like him. He's never met anyone... Period.
  • After 35 years in a bomb shelter, Adam Webber is finally going outside to play.


  • Brendan Fraser - Adam Webber
  • Hayden Tank - Adam at 3 1/2 years old
  • Ryan Sparks - Adam at 8 years old
  • Douglas Smith - Adam at 11 years old
  • Alicia Silverstone - Eve Rustikov
  • Christopher Walken - Calvin Webber
  • Sissy Spacek - Helen Webber
  • Dave Foley - Troy
  • Joey Slotnick - Archbishop Melcher/Soda Jerk
  • Dale Raoul as Mom
  • Rex Linn as Dave
  • Bill Gratton as Eve's Boss
  • Nathan Fillion as Cliff
  • Jennifer Lewis as Dr. Nina Aron
  • Hugh Wilson as Levy
  • Cynthia Mace as Betty
  • Harry S. Murphy as Bob
  • Carmen Moré as Sophie
  • Sonya Eddy as Postal Worker
  • Robert Sacchi as Bogart DJ

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