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 eccentric scientist Doc Brown.
The test audience, to whom the movie was initially screened, was not told that the movie was intended to be a comedy. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale recalled that the atmosphere in the cinema started to get really tense during the scene where Einstein the dog is sent through time, because the audience was expecting that something gruesome had happened to the dog.
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When the lightning is shown traveling down the wire attached to the clock tower, the result is visually spectacular but scientifically inaccurate. The massive electrical current would pass instantaneously along the cable rather than at the relatively slow and steady speed shown.
For the video release, "To Be Continued" was added before the closing credits. This title has disappeared from the DVD release.
Another deleted scene shows Marty peeking in on a class in 1955 and seeing his mother cheating on a test.
$11,152,500 7 July 1985
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