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.
The set for Kingston Falls in Gremlins (1984) is the same one used for this movie. Both movies were filmed in the Universal Studios backlot. Additionally, Francis Lee McCain (who played Lorraine's mother Stella Baines) also played Billy's mother, Lynn Peltzer, in Gremlins (1984).
1985 Radio Announcer:
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The guitar Marty plays in 1955 is a Gibson ES-345 with a retrofitted Bigsby vibrato (you can still see the studs on which the original stop tailpiece had been fitted); both the guitar and vibrato were introduced after 1955. The ES-345 was first produced in 1958 and it uses humbucker pickups invented by Seth Lover of Gibson in 1957.
For the video release, "To Be Continued" was added before the closing credits. This title has disappeared from the DVD release.
The VHS release added a "To Be Continued..." title card at the end, to promote Back to the Future Part II (1989). This was not in the original theatrical release, nor is it on the DVDs.
$11,332,134 (USA) (7 July 1985)
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