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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1 June 2000 | Anonymous_Maxine
10
| How could anything be more fun than this?
Back To The Future is such an inventive and exciting piece of filmmaking that it is impossible to forget about it. The casting of every character involved was absolutely perfect, and the performances were spectacular. I first saw this film when I was six years old, and it is the only movie that I know of that I don't think I could ever get sick of.

One of the best things about Back To The Future is that it really makes you think. You can have in-depth conversations about the plausibility of the story-line and spend hours discussing the film. The story is awesome, it is delivered cleverly and entertainingly, and the movie as a whole is just so much FUN that it can be forgiven whatever number of time-travel discrepancies that may be found in the plot.

I cannot recommend this movie enough. I have never found a movie other than this one that provides such a huge dose of great fun, and it has the desirable quality where you are able to see something new each time you see it. The only problem is that they stopped at part III.

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The rights to the film and its sequels are owned by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. In a 2015 interview, Zemeckis maintained that no reboot or remake of the franchise would be authorized during his or Gale's lifetime.


Quotes

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

When Doc is at the Twin Pines mall and tests the DeLorean with Einstein, it appears that the car runs with an automatic transmission: Doc doesn't move any shifter mechanism or clutch on the remote. When Marty gets into the car shortly thereafter and for the rest of the movie, the DeLorean has a manual transmission.


Crazy Credits

The character Marty McFly is credited as a performer on the song "Johnny B. Goode". It is actually sung by Mark Campbell with a guitar solo by Tim May.


Alternate Versions

In 1955, Marty's mother calls him "Calvin Klein" because of the name found on on his underwear. The Italian version changes the name to "Levi" (as in Levi's jeans) because at the time of the film's release, the Calvin Klein brand was still not very well known outside the United States. In the French version, the name was changed to "Pierre Cardin" for the same reason.


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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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