Blast from the Past: Edited

Theatrical Release: January 29, 2002
DVD Release: January 29, 2002
Blast from the Past: Edited


Meet Adam Webber, born and raised in a bomb shelter with his mad scientist father and his sherry-swilling mother. Adam’s simple childhood has been filled with Perry Como records, “The Honeymooners” re-runs and good old-fashioned family values. Now, 35 years later, Adam is about to emerge into a bewildering modern world in search of supplies and a simple, non-mutant girl from Pasadena. Instead, Adam meet Eve, a modern LA woman, jaded about life and burned by love. The result is an “engaging romantic comedy that’s charming, funny and hip!”

Dove Review

The language has been softened for this edited video release. There is still some content which parents will want to be aware of and this is all listed below. The story does portray the life of thirty-five-year-old Adam (Brendan Fraser), who prays at meals and is kind to his parents and to women; he is also very polite. He is an innocent thirty-five-year-old due to being raised in a fallout shelter.

Interestingly enough, a jaded woman named Eve (Alicia Silverstone) meets Adam, and though at first she thinks he is a nut case, his innocence and kindness begin to warm her heart. We award our Dove Seal to this film for ages twelve and above and we suggest parents consult the content listing below.

Content Description

Faith: None
Integrity: None
Sex: Kissing; a transvestite and a gay character are in the story; some sexual innuendos; prostitutes are seen on a street corner.
Language: OG/OMG-9; God-Darn-2; H-9; Cr*p-5; D-3; B-1; Butt-2; Sc*ew You-1; a "pinhead" comment.
Violence: A brief fist fight; a truck runs into a car; a woman in anger slaps a man on the arm.
Drugs: Some scenes with drinking and smoking.
Nudity: Cleavage; a couple of women in bikinis; a woman's thigh is seen.
Other: A man lights candles and meditates. The word "negro" is used when a man comes out of a fallout shelter after thirty five years.


Company: New Line Home Entertainment
Writer: Bill Kelly and Hugh Wilson
Director: Hugh Wilson
Producer: Renny Harlin and Hugh Wilson
Genre: Comedy
Runtime: 98 min.
Starring: Brendan Fraser, Alicia Siverstone, Sissy Spacek, and Christopher Walken
Reviewer: Edwin L. Carpenter