Back to the Future

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Back to the Future
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Genre: Comedy Adventure
Photography: Color
Running Time: 116 minutes
Country: United States
Release Date: July 3, 1985
Directed by: Robert Zemeckis
Written by: Robert Zemeckis
Bob Gale
Distributed by: Universal Pictures
Starring: Michael J. Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson
Chrispin Glover
Next film: Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction adventure comedy film written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, who was also the director. It was released on July 3, 1985. The film sparked a franchise, with two sequels, Back to the Future Part II (1989) and Back to the Future Part III (1990), as well as an animated series, theme park ride, several video games and even a musical.


In 1985, small-town California teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is thrown back into 1955 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.

Why It Rocks

  1. The movie presents a clever and well-written story focused on time travels for comedy purposes that still don't affect the sci-fi/fantasy feeling of the movie.
  2. A lot of funny dialogue.
  3. The idea of traveling back in time gives very interesting topics such as what it would be like to meet your own parents when they were younger.
  4. A great protagonist duo by Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd who have excellent chemistry.
  5. A pretty good choice for the actors who portray very interesting characters. Thomas F. Wilson especially plays a great villain with Biff Tannen, but the movie offers nice performances by Crispin Glover as George McFly and Lea Thompson as Lorraine McFly too.
  6. The movie features the DeLorean (an actual car) time machine which became an iconic vehicle in the movie industry and a pop culture icon.
  7. Memorable musical score by Alan Silvestri.
  8. Awesome songs by Huey Lewis and The News among many other artists.