PG | | Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi
Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
When Lorraine follows Marty back to Doc's house, she and Doc exchange an awkward greeting. This marks the only on-screen dialogue that Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson ever have, though they have appeared together in six movies.
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Initially, the car becomes covered in ice after traveling through time, but then stops showing that effect. This is explained in the audio commentary of later DVD versions. The activation of the Flux Capacitor by "Mr. Fusion" supposedly results in a different chemical reaction than the one caused by plutonium. In addition to allowing for sequels where the search for plutonium would not have to be central to the plot, the filmmakers explain how they came up with their idea for this later invention so they wouldn't have to have to keep adding ice to the car every time. This effect had proved to be extremely time consuming and expensive.
$11,332,134 (USA) (7 July 1985)
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