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Still shot from the movie: Blast From The Past.

Blast From The Past

In 1962, fearing a nuclear holocaust (that never happens), a man and his expectant wife (Christopher Walken and Sissy Spacek) seek refuge in an underground bomb shelter. But when they emerge 35 years later, the outside world has been transformed in more frightening ways than they had ever imagined. In need of new supplies, the couple reluctantly sends their now adult son (Brendan Fraser) to brave the hostile city above. Get the movie review and more. »

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Overall: B-
Violence: B
Sexual Content: C
Language: D
Drugs/Alcohol: C
Run Time: 112
Theater Release: 11 Feb 1999
Video Release: 26 Jul 1999
MPAA Rating: PG-13
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After watching a movie with your children or students, we encourage parents and teachers to look for education opportunities to teach with movies. Here are a few discussion topics that can help with lesson plans or teaching in the home.

In “Blast from the Past”, Adam seems to be the only person on Earth who is polite and considerate of others. Why do you think there are fewer people like Adam today than thirty years ago? Have things really changed, or do the “good old days” just seem better in our memories? Would a return to some of these values make our world a better place?

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