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PG| 1 hr. 56 min.

Plot Summary
In this 1980s sci-fi classic, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into the '50s when an experiment by his eccentric scientist friend Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) goes awry. Traveling through time in a modified DeLorean car, Marty encounters young versions of his parents (Crispin Glover, Lea Thompson), and must make sure that they fall in love or he'll cease to exist. Even more dauntingly, Marty has to return to his own time and save the life of Doc Brown.

Cast: Michael J. Fox , Christopher Lloyd , Crispin Glover , Lea Thompson , Wendie Jo Sperber , Marc McClure , Claudia Wells , Thomas F. Wilson

Director: Robert Zemeckis

Genres: Comedy, Fantasy, Science fiction

Distributor: Universal Pictures

Back to the Future (1985)

Release Date: July 3rd, 1985|1 hr. 56 min.

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  • 75
    San Francisco Chronicle

    I just don't know how all this sweetness and light will go down with a teenaged movie audience presumably gung-ho with Rambo - especially now that he's got the presidential seal of approval. And that's no joke, son! [3 July 1985, p.58] show more

  • 100
    Gene Siskel Chicago Tribune

    So what we have in the middle of Back to the Future, this seeming kids' movie full of screeching cars, special effects and lightning storms, is nothing less than an adult reverie. And if families could be persuaded to see this film together, it might touch off a long night of sharing between parents and children. [03 July 1985] show more

  • 100
    Boston Globe

    The best mainstream film since "E.T.," is an uplifting reminder that Hollywood can still produce truly great entertainment...The plot is so exquisitely developed that divulging anything beyond the basic outline might diminish the joyous surprises that await an audience thirsting for originality in a reactionary medium. [03 July 1985, p.57] show more

  • February 03, 2009 Mycosinsroxx
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    best movie i ever seen i never get tried of watching it. Robert Zemeckis and Steven Speilbergs best

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A 'Back to the Future' Musical Is Heading to the London Stage

Posted by
Drew Taylor on Jan 31st, 2014 1:00PM

Time traveling teenager Marty McFly and his rascally mad scientist best friend Doc Brown are about to go someplace they've never been: the London stage! That's right, "Back to the Future," the...

'Back to the Future' Is Being Retold in Real-Time on Twitter

Posted by
Kelly Woo on Oct 30th, 2013 2:45PM

Universal Roads? Where they're going, they don't need roads. All they need is 140 characters. A group called The Hill Valley Project is retelling the 1985 classic movie "Back to the Future" on...

Tom Wilson: How Biff From 'Back To The Future' Handles Fan Questions

Posted by
Sharon Knolle on May 11th, 2012 4:18PM

Tom Wilson, the guy who played bully Biff Tannen in the "Back to the Future" movies, has come up with a nifty way to handle the most-asked fan questions about the beloved trilogy: by writing all the...

Michael J. Fox at 50: A Look Back at His Movie Career

Posted by
Gary Susman on Jun 9th, 2011 1:10PM

Michael J. Fox turns 50 today, but he remains, like Marty McFly, trapped in time. He still looks boyish, and to watch him as a wily lawyer in recent guest spots on CBS's 'The Good Wife' is to be...

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