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Back to the Future [1985]
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Director:Robert Zemeckis
Writer:Bob Gale
Robert Zemeckis
Composer:Alan Silvestri
Length:116 minutes
(1 hour 56 minutes)
MPAA Rating:PG
Sorting Category:Comedy
IMDB Rating:8.2/10
Rotten Tomatoes Rating:95%
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Synopsis: Marty McFly accidentally goes back in time and prevents his parents' meeting.


Reaction: Classic '80s movie. Good fun.


Personal Rating: 8/10

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Robert Zemeckis => Director / Writer
Bob Gale => Writer
Alan Silvestri => Composer
Billy Zane => Match
Christopher Lloyd => Dr. Emmett Brown
Claudia Wells => Jennifer Parker
Courtney Gains => Mark Dixon
Crispin Glover => George McFly
Donald Fullilove => Goldie Wilson
Harry Waters Jr. => Marvin Berry
Huey Lewis => High School Band Audition Judge (uncredited)
James Tolkan => Mr. Strickland
Lea Thompson => Lorraine Baines McFly
Marc McClure => Dave McFly
Michael J. Fox => Marty McFly
Thomas F. Wilson => Biff Tannen
Wendie Jo Sperber => Linda McFly

Random Trivia For This Title:

  • Michael J. Fox is only ten days younger than Lea Thompson, the actress who plays his mother, and is almost four years older than his on-screen dad, Crispin Glover. Similarly, Wendie Jo Sperber, who played Marty's sister Linda McFly, was in fact three years older than Thompson and six years older than Glover.
  • John Lithgow was considered for the role of Doc Brown.
  • In French version, when Marty wake up in 1955 in his young mother bed, she calls him "Pierre Cardin" instead of "Calvin Klein". In Italian version, she calls him "Levi Strauss".
  • The prefix "giga" was formerly more commonly pronounced as jiga, just as Doc Brown pronounces it.
  • When Lorraine follows Marty back to Doc's house, she and Doc exchange an awkward greeting. This marks the only on-screen dialogue that Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson ever have, though they have appeared together in five movies and one TV movie.
  • Reportedly, Ronald Reagan was amused by Doc Brown's disbelief that an actor like him could become president, so much so that he had the projectionist stop and replay the scene.
  • Michael J. Fox had to learn to skateboard for the film.
  • The "main street" is the same one used in Gremlins.
  • Character name of Emmett comes from the word "time," spelled backwards and pronounced as syllables (em-it).