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Blast From the Past [1999] (1 disc)

Director:Hugh Wilson
Writer:Bill Kelly
Hugh Wilson
Composer:Steve Dorff
Length:112 minutes
(1 hour 52 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG-13
Suggested Event Use:Valentines Day
Sorting Category:RomCom
IMDB Rating:6.3/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:54%
Amazon Rating:4.5/5 stars
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Synopsis: A boy is raised inside a bomb shelter for thirty years with no one but his parents as company. His first time to the surface is quite memorable.

Reaction: This is a very charming movie that will make you just fall in love with Brendan Fraser and Alicia Silverstone.

Personal Rating: 7/10

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Hugh Wilson => Director / Writer
Bill Kelly => Writer
Steve Dorff => Composer
Alicia Silverstone => Eve
Brendan Fraser => Adam
Christopher Walken => Calvin
Dale Raoul => Mom
Danny Zorn => Bellboy
Dave Foley => Troy
Douglas Smith => Adam age 11
Fidel Castro => Himself (uncredited) (archive footage)
Hayden Tank => 2 / Adam age 3 1
Joey Slotnick => Soda Jerk
John F. Kennedy => Himself (Reveals Existence of Cuban Missiles) (archive footage)
Nathan Fillion => Cliff
Nikita Khrushchev => Himself (Shakes Fist at the U.N.) (archive footage)
Ryan Sparks => Adam age 8
Sissy Spacek => Helen

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  • When Mr Webber first goes back up after 35 years he meets a transvestite prostitute who says to him "Like the song says, a country boy can survive". The song he was referring to was {A Country Boy Can Survive} by [?] Hank Williams Jr..