BACK TO THE FUTURE (Theatrical Release USA 1985)

Ben Meyers’ rating: 4.7|5.0 Starsìììì

Back to the Future—revolutionary for 1985—is a real game changer for the movie industry. The casting department pairs Michael J. Fox (character Marty McFly) with Christopher Lloyd (character Emmet “Doc” Brown) and, oddly enough, that choice turns into perfect onscreen chemistry. While Michael J. Fox seems ready for his part from the beginning, it seems to take Christopher Lloyd a little longer to work into his character; but, by the time Einstein, the dog (Uncredited), travels through time and arrives safely, Christopher Lloyd is off and running at his usual high speed of terrific acting.

Storyline

Marty McFly lives the typical high school good life complete with girlfriend/fellow classmate Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells). On the side, Marty McFly keeps company with scientist Dr. Emmet “Doc” Brown. When Dr. Emmet “Doc” Brown asks Marty McFly to meet him in a shopping mall parking lot, he finds that “Doc” has built a DeLorean time machine powered with plutonium. Minutes later “Doc” is killed and Marty McFly escapes the murderers in the time machine and arrives in the past without fuel to return to his future.

Additional Thanks

Best Work for Director Robert Zemeckis. Thank you to Executive Producers Kathleen Kennedy, Frank Marshall, and Steven Spielberg for making the film possible. Additional characters/cast include: Lorraine Baines (Lea Thompson), George McFly (Crispin Glover), Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson), Dave McFly (Marc McClure), Linda McFly (Wendie Jo Sperber), Sam Baines (George DiCenzo), Stella Baines (Frances Lee McCain), and Mr. Strickland (James Tolkan).



Buy a ticket? Yes? No? Maybe?

Yes. It’s a winner for the teenage and adult audience. The film contains some language.

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