Back to the Future

July 3rd, 1985

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Back to the Future

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In 1985, Doc Brown invents time travel; in 1955, Marty McFly accidentally prevents his parents from meeting, putting his own existence at stake.

Release Year: 1985

Rating: 8.5/10 (288,989 voted)

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Stars: Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future.

Writers: Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale

Michael J. Fox - Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd - Dr. Emmett Brown
Lea Thompson - Lorraine Baines
Crispin Glover - George McFly
Thomas F. Wilson - Biff Tannen
Claudia Wells - Jennifer Parker
Marc McClure - Dave McFly
Wendie Jo Sperber - Linda McFly
George DiCenzo - Sam Baines
Frances Lee McCain - Stella Baines
James Tolkan - Mr. Strickland
J.J. Cohen - Skinhead (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
Casey Siemaszko - 3-D
Billy Zane - Match
Harry Waters Jr. - Marvin Berry

Taglines: He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born. [UK]


Official Website: Official DVD site | Official site |

Release Date: 3 July 1985

Filming Locations: 1711 Bushnell Avenue, South Pasadena, California, USA

Box Office Details

Budget: $19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend: $11,332,134 (USA) (7 July 1985) (1550 Screens)

Gross: $350,600,000 (Worldwide) (1986)

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Did You Know?

On June 2, 2008 a massive fire broke out in the back-lot destroying two archive video vaults and the New York set used for Spider-Man 3, which is right across from the Hill Valley Clock tower, which was minorly scorched by the time the fire was out.

Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): When Marty stays at the Baines house he asks where Doc Brown lives. Mister Baines tells him the directions. Marty then refers to the "John F. Kennedy Drive". Mr. Baines replies "Who the hell is John F. Kennedy?", even though JFK was already a prominent heir, a WWII Naval hero, and a US Senator from Massachusetts. Apparently Mr. Baines is not into politics.

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1985 radio announcer: October is inventory time, so right now, Statler Toyota is making the best deals of the year on all 1985 model Toyotas. You won't find a better car at a better price with better service anywhere in Hill Valley...

User Review

How could anything be more fun than this?

Rating: 10/10

Back To The Future is such an inventive and exciting piece of filmmaking that it is impossible to forget about it. The casting of every character involved was absolutely perfect, and the performances were spectacular. I first saw this film when I was six years old, and it is the only movie that I know of that I don't think I could ever get sick of.

One of the best things about Back To The Future is that it really makes you think. You can have in-depth conversations about the plausibility of the story-line and spend hours discussing the film. The story is awesome, it is delivered cleverly and entertainingly, and the movie as a whole is just so much FUN that it can be forgiven whatever number of time-travel discrepancies that may be found in the plot.

I cannot recommend this movie enough. I have never found a movie other than this one that provides such a huge dose of great fun, and it has the desirable quality where you are able to see something new each time you see it. The only problem is that they stopped at part III.

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