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Back to the Future (1985)

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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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Storyline

Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean "time machine" invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love - so he can get back to the future. Written by Robert Lynch <docrlynch@yahoo.com>

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Meet Marty McFly. He's broken the time barrier. Busted his parents' first date. And, maybe, botched his chances of ever being born. See more »


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3 July 1985 (USA)  »

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Box Office

Budget:

$19,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$11,332,134, 7 July 1985, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$210,609,762

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$381,109,762
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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

During his time on the film, and being a method actor, Eric Stoltz refused to answer to any other name, but that of his character, Marty Mcfly. When Christopher Lloyd was told that Stoltz was to be replaced, he asked 'Who's Eric?" and after further explanation added "Oh, I really thought his name was Marty". See more »

Goofs

Despite Doc Brown's calculations, at 88mph the timing only has to be a tenth of a second out, and the DeLorean will miss the lightning wire by 13 feet. See more »

Quotes

[first lines]
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 Valley.
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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. See more »

Connections

Referenced in Zapped (2014) See more »

Soundtracks

THE BALLAD OF DAVY CROCKETT
(1954)
Music by George Bruns (uncredited)
Lyrics by Thomas W. Blackburn (uncredited)
Performed by Fess Parker
Courtesy of Disneyland-Vista Records
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One of the best movies I have ever seen
9 March 2013 | by See all my reviews

Back to the future is probably one of the best movies if not the best movie I have ever seen. This movie is just fantastic, awesome and flawless. The action and suspense of this movie still excites to this day. You can watch this movie over and over again and still be thrilled. Most likely This is easily one of the best movies ever made. A must watch movie for anybody, any age, even if they aren't a very big movie person. Not much more to say.The movie has almost no flaws at all, and will not disappoint anybody who views it. A true classic that will endlessly entertain anyone. Overall a truly entertaining, memorable and amazing movie with very few flaws. Ten out of Ten stars.


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