Blast from the Past script
Synopsis: Adam Webber (Brendan Fraser) has lived his entire life in confinement in a fallout shelter in Pasadena, Calif. When the Webber family's rations of food and supplies grow thin, Adam's eccentric father, Calvin (Christopher Walken), sends him on a dangerous restocking mission. When Adam emerges from the Webber family's subterranean refuge for the first time, he finds that rumors of a nuclear apocalypse were totally false -- and meets gorgeous Eve Rustikov (Alicia Silverstone).

ANGLE - CALVIN

as his guests sample their Rob Roys.

CALVIN:

How's that?

GUEST:

Just what the doctor ordered!

Calvin gives the man his patented thumbs-up sign.

ANGLE - BETTY AND RUTH

over by the patio doors. We can see Calvin's shop through

the window.

BETTY:

With all his money they could have

moved to Beverly Hills, but they

decided to stay in the Valley. Calvin

spends all his time tinkering out

there in his workshop. If you ask me

it's all very strange.

WOMAN GUEST #1

(chiming in)

He dug a huge hole out there for a

swimming pool. Then he decided he

didn't want it and filled the thing

in. And what's that big, high fence

for?

The women look at Calvin.

ANGLE - CALVIN

with guests (one is called Harold) at the bar.

CALVIN:

There currently exists a type of neon

light that lasts five years. But you

won't see it on the market. Same is

true of batteries. I could take your

simple yacht battery and rig it to

last a decade, easily.

HAROLD:

Well, what the heck kind of a

marketing system can't get great new

products like that out to the public?

CALVIN:

(intense)

A veeeery good one, Harold. Free

market capitalism may not be a perfect

order, but it's the best we've got, or

will ever have. And why? Three

reasons!

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Hugh Wilson

Hugh Hamilton Wilson (born August 21, 1943) is an American movie director, writer and TV showrunner. He is best known as the creator of the TV series WKRP in Cincinnati and Frank's Place, and as the director of the popular movie comedies Police Academy and The First Wives Club. more…

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