Back to the Future (1985)

PG   |    |  Adventure, Comedy, Sci-Fi


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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 eccentric scientist Doc Brown.


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4 June 2002 | Big Movie Fan
Time Travel Movies Are Always Brilliant
Time travel movies never disappoint-that is because the concept of time travel is a very interesting one which most people must have thought about at one time or another. What would happen if you went back in time and an innocuous act changed the course of history for better or worse? It's something to think about.

I won't reveal any plot details for this movie because it will spoil it for those who haven't seen it. Let's just say that Michael J. Fox as Marty McFly ends up back in 1955 where a sequence of events inadvertently orchestrated by Marty threaten his very existence. He is aided by Doc Brown played brilliantly by Christopher Lloyd who tries to get him back to 1985 without causing any damage to the fabric of time.

The movie is great-and I feel it can be enjoyed by anyone regardless of their individual tastes in film genres. In fact, I find it hard to believe anyone could dislike a film like this. It has action, adventure, plenty of humour and some cool moments. All the actors involved in the movie play their parts great.

Anyone who watches this movie will love it.

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Trivia

In various interviews, Lea Thompson (Lorraine McFly) has said on screen husband Crispin Glover (George Mcfly) was the most brilliant comedic actor in the whole franchise. And although Glover and the production parted ways; and he ended up suing Zemeckis and company for using his likeness in Part 2 without his permission; Thompson says in spite of the all of the production team including Zemeckis secretly agree with her; that Glover is the #1 comic genius behind the whole series.


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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. That's Statler Toyota in downtown Hill...


Goofs

In 1955, the record shop has Chordettes record sleeve art used on a CD from the 1980s, and Eydie Gormé's album 'Eydie In Dixieland' from 1959. There's also Patti Page's album 'In The Land Of HiFi' (1956) and 'Nat King Cole''s album 'Unforgettable' (1954), the only record released before 1955.


Crazy Credits

For the video release, "To Be Continued" was added before the closing credits. This title has disappeared from the DVD release.


Alternate Versions

Spanish dubbed version also refers to Marty in 1955 as Levi Strauss instead of Calvin Klein.


Soundtracks

EARTH ANGEL (WILL YOU BE MINE)
(1954)
Written by Curtis Williams (uncredited),
Jesse Belvin, (uncredited) and Gaynel Hodge (uncredited)
Performed by Harry Waters Jr. (as Marvin Berry) and (Tommy Thomas, Granville 'Danny' Young,
David Harold Brown, and Lloyd L. Tolbert) (as The Starlighters)
Produced by Bones Howe

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Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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