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.
Michael J. Fox had always been the first choice for Marty, but he was unavailable due to scheduling conflicts with his work on Family Ties (1982). As "Family Ties" co-star Meredith Baxter was pregnant at the time, Fox was carrying a lot more of the show than usual. The show's producer Gary David Goldberg simply ... ...
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Marty is wearing a watch when he arrives at Doctor Brown's house at the opening of the film, yet he still doesn't know what time it is, depending instead on the clocks inside the house. Given his propensity for being late to school, perhaps we can deduce he doesn't make much use of his watch in the first place. During the beginning of the movie, Marty wiggles his watch, a sign that there is a problem with his watch (either it has a dead battery or broken).
For the video release, "To Be Continued" was added before the closing credits. This title has disappeared from the DVD release.
$11,332,134 (USA) (7 July 1985)
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