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Filming Locations: Blast From The Past (1999)

Blast from the Past is a 1999 American romantic comedy film based on a story and directed by Hugh Wilson and starring Brendan FraserAlicia SilverstoneChristopher WalkenSissy Spacek, and Dave Foley (wikipedia).

In 1962 an eccentric scientist who, like so many people at the same, thought that a nuclear war between the U.S. and the Soviet Union was possible, built a bomb shelter in his basement. During the Cuban missile crisis, when he thought things were going escalate took his pregnant wife into the bomb shelter. When a plane flying over lost control, the pilot bailed out and the plane crashed into their house which activated the shelter's locks (designed not to open for 35 years). She gives birth to a boy whom they name Adam. So Adam grows up being taught and exposed to all culture up to 1962. When the locks open, they're shocked to see how the world has changed they decide to stay inside. However their supplies have run out, so Adam goes out to get some more but gets lost and is helped by a girl called Eve. (

7216 to 7222 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park: a strip of storefronts in the Valley, used as the tacky shops encountered by Brendan and his dad when they first emerge from the fallout shelter. "Mom's" diner was probably at 7222 Topanga Blvd., while the adult video store was at 7218 Topanga. (These were mostly empty storefronts at the time - there was no actual porno store in the area.)

Image courtesy T.Hoffarth Flickr
Image courtesy T. Hoffarth Flickr
Image courtesy T. Hoffarth FlickrYou can view the locations above where Brendan Fraser walks out of his bomb shelter and onto the corner of Topanga Cyn Blvd and Sherman Way in the video below:

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9036 Glen Oaks Blvd., in Sun Valley: the Public Storage garage where Eve helps Brendan stash his survival supplies (in unit G-101) after a day of shopping. 
Image courtesy Google Maps
You can view the movie trailer below:

You can view more SFV Filming Locations here.

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Marty Mcfly

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