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.
When Doc Brown first sends Einstein "one minute" into the future, the time elapsed between when the DeLorean disappears and reappears is actually one minute and twenty-one seconds, just as the reappearance occurred at 1:21 a.m., and the flux capacitor required 1.21 gigawatts of electricity.
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...
In the "save the clocktower" scene, the can for donations makes the sound of a few noisy coins inside, but when Marty donates a quarter, it makes the sound of only one coin dropping into an empty can.
For the video release, "To Be Continued" was added before the closing credits. This title has disappeared from the DVD release.
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.
$11,332,134 (USA) (7 July 1985)