DVD 112 mins IMDB
PG-13 (Parental Guidance)
Blast From The Past
New Line Home Entertainment (1999)
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Comedy, Drama, Romance
USA  /  English

Brendan Fraser Adam Webber
Alicia Silverstone Eve Rustikoff
Sissy Spacek Helen Thomas Webber
Dave Foley Troy
Christopher Walken Calvin Webber
Dale Raoul Mom
Joey Slotnick Soda Jerk/Archbishop Melker
Douglas Smith Adam (11)
Ryan Sparks Adam (8)
Hayden Tank Adam (3)

Director Hugh Wilson
Producer Renny Harlin; Hugh Wilson
Writer Bill Kelly

During the height of the cold war, paranoid scientist Calvin Webber (Christopher Walken) has constructed an elaborate fallout shelter underneath his family's home. As the Cuban Missile Crisis begins, Webber and his pregnant wife, fearing the worst, enter the shelter. Simultaneously, a nearby jet has engine problems, forcing the pilot to eject. When the plane crashes into the Webbers' home, the explosion is mistaken for a nuclear blast, causing Webber to seal the shelter in panic. They live there for the next 35 years, raising their son, Adam (Brendan Fraser) below ground. After years in seclusion, the family is running low on food, and so Adam is sent to the surface to attempt to purchase supplies. Upon emerging, Adam finds that the city is remarkably intact. He meets and befriends several individuals with his naive charm, including Eve (Alicia Silverstone), who he enlists to help him purchase supplies. During their shopping excursions, the two fall in love, and she learns of Adam's sheltered life. After eventually discovering that there was no nuclear holocaust, Adam returns to the shelter to introduce Eve to his parents and to attempt to ease them back into a normal life.

Edition Details
Distributor New Line Home Video
Barcode 794043475122
Region Region 1; Region 4
Release Date 7/27/1999
Packaging Snap Case
Screen Ratio Theatrical Widescreen (2.35:1)
Subtitles English; English (Closed Captioned)
Audio Tracks Dolby Digital 5.1 [English]
Dolby Digital Surround [English]
Layers Single Side, Single Layer
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1

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