Blast from the past full movie
Blast from the Past by Ben EltonReady to follow Nick Hornsby and Helen Fielding as the next big thing from Cool Britannia to hit America is Ben Elton. Already known to a wide public television audience as the funnyman behind Blackadder, The Young Ones, and The Thin Blue Line, Elton, author of Popcorn, lights up the literary sky with Blast from the Past.
Part noir thriller, part hilarious send-up of the politics of extremism, Blast from the Past is the new novel from English comedy phenomenon (stand-up, playwright, television writer, and author) Ben Elton--a name soon to be known in all circles once Joel Schumachers film of his book Popcorn reaches the silver screen.
In the early 80s, when Polly was a seventeen-year-old ideological peace protestor and Jack was a U.S. Army captain stationed at Englands Greenham Common, the two had a secret and very unlikely affair. No two people could have had more to argue about, save that they couldnt live without each other, yet one day Jack came to the conclusion that he loved soldiering more than Polly and sacrificed their love to be a career army man.
Now, sixteen years later, Polly is a lonely thirty-something social services employee and Jack is a four-star general who has returned to Britain to find her, his only true love. With only one night to resolve their differences, and a knife-wielding stalker lurking in the shadows, for everyone concerned this will be a night like no other.
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Blast From The Past
Sign in. Stars on the purple carpet at the Emmys decide which TV show characters would make great superheroes or supervillains , and more. Watch now. Title: Blast from the Past Hopeless dweeb Elliot Richards is granted seven wishes by the Devil to snare Allison, the girl of his dreams, in exchange for his soul.
The film focuses on a naive year old man, Adam Webber, who spent his entire life living in a fallout shelter with his parents watching reruns of I Love Lucy and The Honeymooners and listening to Perry Como and Dean Martin. His father is relatively content to stay, while his mother copes by trying to cobble together atomic era cocktails. When Adam has to come out of the shelter to get more supplies, his old-fashioned attitudes and manners make him a hit with everyone he meets, and attracts the attentions of Eve Rustikoff. In , Dr. Calvin Webber Christopher Walken is an eccentric scientist who, like so many people at the time, thinks that a nuclear war between the U. He has built a large, fully functional fallout shelter in his backyard deep underground.
In a quasi-reprisal of his role in Encino Man , Brendan Fraser plays a man from the past who's forced to adjust to life in contemporary California. But instead of being frozen in ice for centuries before emerging to befriend badly permed costar Pauly Shore, Fraser has, since his birth there at the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis, been raised in a bomb shelter before emerging to befriend badly permed costar Alicia Silverstone. The first 20 minutes of Blast From The Past , in which the film actually does something with its central concept, aren't that bad. Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek are amusing as Fraser's parents, and some of the contrasts between their time-capsule-like existence and the world above them register a bit. But once Fraser reaches the surface and begins romancing the pouty, charmless Silverstone, all that falls by the wayside.