Back to the Future

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Back to the Future
Directed byRobert Zemeckis
Produced byBob Gale
Neil Canton
Johnny Colla (uncredited)
Written byRobert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
StarringMichael J. Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson
Crispin Glover
Thomas F. Wilson
Music byAlan Silvestri
CinematographyDean Cundey
Edited byHarry Keramidas
Arthur Schmidt
Distributed byUniversal Pictures
Release date
July 3, 1985 (USA)
Running time
116 minutes
CountryUnited States

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction adventure movie directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Bob Gale. It stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Crispin Glover. It is the first movie for the Back to the Future trilogy.

Release dates[change | change source]

Country Premiere
 United States 3 July 1985
 Greece 5 August 1985
 Australia 15 August 1985
 West Germany 3 October 1985
 Italy 18 October 1985
 Taiwan 25 October 1985
 France 30 October 1985
 Spain 2 December 1985
 United Kingdom 4 December 1985
 Ireland 4 December 1985
 Israel 6 December 1985
 Japan 7 December 1985
 Iceland 12 December 1985
 Netherlands 12 December 1985
 Denmark 13 December 1985
 Hong Kong 14 December 1985
 Sweden 18 December 1985
 Norway 19 December 1985
 Peru 19 December 1985
 Finland 20 December 1985
 Brazil 25 December 1985
 Mexico 25 December 1985
 Uruguay 25 December 1985
 Argentina 26 December 1985
 Colombia 10 July 1986
 Poland August 1986
 India 9 December 1986
 Portugal 19 December 1986
 Turkey February 1987
 South Korea 17 July 1987
 Hungary 15 October 1987
 Russia 27 December 1991
 Czechoslovakia 20 February 1992
 Latvia 21 October 2015

Plot[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 tries 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 car to use the lightning strike to take the time machine and him (Marty) back to the future (i.e. 1985).

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