Back to the Future

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Back to the Future
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Produced by Bob Gale
Neil Canton
Johnny Colla (uncredited)
Written by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
Starring Michael J. Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson
Crispin Glover
Thomas F. Wilson
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Dean Cundey
Editing by Harry Keramidas
Arthur Schmidt
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) July 3, 1985 (USA)
Running time 116 minutes
Country  United States
Language English
Budget US$19,000,000
Followed by Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction teen comedy adventure movie. It starred Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Crispin Glover. The movie was produced by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. The movie is part of a trilogy of three movies telling the entire story.

Plot[change | change source]

The topic of the movie is time travel. It takes place at Hill Valley, a fictional city in California, and shows the adventures of Marty McFly and his friend Doc Emmett Brown. Doc has created a modified version of a car, a DeLorean, which can travel through time. The real present in all 3 movies is October 1985.

Back to the Future: Part I[change | change source]

In 1985, Doc Emmett Brown shows teenage Marty his new creation: a car which can travel through time. The heart of the time machine is "the flux capacitor," invented by Dr. Brown. The time machine needs plutonium to provide the power for the flux capacitor. Marty uses the car to escape from Libyan terrorists and accidentally goes back to the year 1955. Marty seeks out and meets Dr. Brown in 1955. The time machine is out of Plutonium, and there is no Plutonium available for the time machine in 1955. By chance, Marty knows the time and place of a one-time natural event (Lightning Strike) that can provide the power to transport the time machine and Marty back to 1985.

The situation in 1955 is complicated when Marty meets his own parents as teenagers. When he helps his father, he accidentally changes the events that lead to his parents becoming a couple. Marty's teenage mother becomes interested in Marty instead of Marty's father, George. With the help of the Doc of 1955, Marty will try to undo the damage he has done, and make his mother fall in love with his father. If he can get his parents back together, he has very little time to get back to the time machine/car to use the lightning strike to take the time machine and him (Marty) back to the future. (1985)

Back to the Future Part II[change | change source]

At the end of the Back to the Future I, 1985 Doc uses the time machine to go 30 years into the future.(2015) At the beginning of Back to the Future II Doc comes back from the future to 1985 to take 17 year old Marty and his girlfriend Jennifer to 2015 to prevent a disaster with his son Marty Junior. The problem with Marty Jr. is solved, but 17 year old Marty creates another problem that changes events in 1955. They discover this when they go back to 1985. The change in 1955 has turned 1985 into a bad world. Doc and Marty go back to 1955 to undo the damage. At the end of the movie the Doc is struck by lighting in the DeLorean and is sent back to Jan the 1st 1885 at 8 am.

Back to the Future Part III[change | change source]

At the end of Back to the Future II, a lightning bolt sends 1985 Doc and the time machine from 1955 back to 1885. Marty finds the time machine where 1985/1885 Doc hid it. He soon find's out that the Doc is shot by Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen and goes back to 1885 to save Doc from dying.

Other websites[change | change source]

Back to the Future at the Internet Movie Database