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 maverick scientist Doc Brown.

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11 January 2007 | DMP-2
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| Best Part of a the Best Movie Ever
When you talk about Back to the Future, you have to talk about the whole trilogy. Because Zemeckis and Gale didn't make sequels they extended the length of one film, which is very different than a sequel.

The ultimate film must allow the audience feel part of the film and relate to the characters. This film is the best because it takes a fantasy story and makes it adaptable to real-life. I don't know how soon anyone will be able to time-travel, but you can relate to Marty McFly's (Michael J. Fox) reaction to the change. Even if you're not a teenager you can believe it in someway. Back to the Future is the perfect and its been extended into a masterpiece with 2 sequels or extensions as I see it. Definitely a must see, if your pathetic enough not to have seen in at least the last 8 years.

Amazing story by Gale and Zemeckis. Great acting especially by Michael J. Fox, but also great work by Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Tom Wilson. Such an exciting an involved story.

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Trivia

When 1955 Doc Brown sees the videotape of himself explaining the need for 1.21 "jigawatts" of power, he goes back to the house and is seen talking to a picture frame that he refers to as "Tom". When he returns the picture to the mantle we can see that is was Thomas A. Edison, with whom he was speaking. To Edison's left on the mantle are Sir Isaac Newton and Benjamin Franklin, to his right is Albert Einstein, Doc's inspiration for time machine invention.


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Goofs

When Marty writes the letter to Doc warning him of his assassination in 1985, the last sentence is, "Please take whatever precautions are necessary to prevent this terrible disaster." Only the word "disaster" is on the last line, but when he arrives in 1985, Doc shows him the letter, and the last line says "terrible disaster".


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

In February 2002, Turner Classic Movies aired Back To The Future uncut, with none of the editing that pervaded the versions shown after the terrorist attacks of September 2001.


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PLEDGING MY LOVE
(1954)
Written by
Fats Washington (uncredited) and Don D. Robey (uncredited)
Performed by Johnny Ace
Courtesy of MCA Records, Inc.

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Adventure | Comedy | Sci-Fi

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