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Blast from the Past is Just That!

Updated on October 19, 2013

I'm a big movie fan and have several movies I could watch again and again. Blast from the Past is one of my favorites to watch just about any time. I never tire of this clever storyline and great acting!

The premise of this light-hearted but oh-so-clever movie revolves around a paranoid engineer (Calvin played by Christopher Walken) who takes his family into the nuclear fallout shelter he's had built in the backyard. Set during the cold war, Calvin thinks he and his wife Helen (Sissy Spacek) and their unborn child will be safe from the "Commies" who are surely going to attack any day.

The noise Calvin hears that leads them to lock themselves away turns out to be an airplane crash, but he doesn't know that. His fallout shelter is set to stay locked for 35 years to account for radiation poisoning. Their son is born soon after the couple lock themselves in and is aptly named Adam (Brendan Frasier).

Fast forward 35 years when the door automatically unlocks, and Adam is sent into the world to replenish the family's supplies--generators, batteries, food, vodka for Mom, and so on. Adam's pure naive wonder at the world is so precious and funny. In his travels above ground, Adam meets Eve who helps him rent a truck and a storage locker to store all of the goods he's buying.

Blast from the Past is such a delight that I enjoy it each time I see it.

This 1999 movie stars the following actors:

~ Brendan Frasier as Adam

~ Alicia Silverstone as Eve

~ Christopher Walken as Calvin

~ Sissy Spacek as Helen

~ Dave Foley as Troy

~ Joey Slotnick as the soda jerk


Another fun and mostly innocent movie starring Tobey Maguire and Reese Witherspoon.

Back to the Future
Back to the Future

The best time travel movie ever made (IMHO!).


The chemistry among Christopher Walken, Sissy Spacek, and Brendan Frasier in Blast from the Past makes them a true family. These actors portray the innocence of the 1950s in the big world of the late 1990s. This fact alone makes this movie a pleasure to watch again and again!

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    • Susan Zutautas profile image

      Susan Zutautas 

      5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Blast From the Past is one of my favorite movies. I liked Pleasantville and Back to the Future too.

    • gottaloveit2 profile image


      5 years ago

      Definitely on my 'to watch' list. Would this be a good movie for senior citizens?


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