Back to the Future

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Overview

High schooler Marty McFly Michael J. Fox doesn't have the most pleasant of lives. Browbeaten by his principal at school, Marty must also endure the acrimonious relationship between his nerdy father Crispin Glover and his lovely mother Lea Thompson, who in turn suffer the bullying of middle-aged jerk Biff Thomas F. Wilson, Marty's dad's supervisor. The one balm in Marty's life is his friendship with eccentric scientist Doc Christopher Lloyd, who at present is working on a time machine. Accidentally zapped back ...
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Overview

High schooler Marty McFly Michael J. Fox doesn't have the most pleasant of lives. Browbeaten by his principal at school, Marty must also endure the acrimonious relationship between his nerdy father Crispin Glover and his lovely mother Lea Thompson, who in turn suffer the bullying of middle-aged jerk Biff Thomas F. Wilson, Marty's dad's supervisor. The one balm in Marty's life is his friendship with eccentric scientist Doc Christopher Lloyd, who at present is working on a time machine. Accidentally zapped back into the 1950s, Marty inadvertently interferes with the budding romance of his now-teenaged parents. Our hero must now reunite his parents-to-be, lest he cease to exist in the 1980s. It won't be easy, especially with the loutish Biff, now also a teenager, complicating matters. Beyond its dazzling special effects, the best element of Back to the Future is the performance of Michael J. Fox, who finds himself in the quagmire of surviving the white-bread 1950s with a hip 1980s mindset. Back to the Future cemented the box-office bankability of both Fox and the film's director, Robert Zemeckis, who went on to helm two equally exhilarating sequels.
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Special Features

Looking Back to the Future: explore the legacy of Back to the Future in this 9-part retrospective documentary; Back to the Future night: go on the set of Back to the Future and Back to the Future Part II in this rare tv special; The Making of Back to the Future; Making the trilogy: chapter one; Q&a with director Robert Zemeckis and producer Bob Gale; Enhanced conversation with Michael J. Fox; Feature commentary with producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton; Deleted scenes; Outtakes; Universal animated anecdotes; Original makeup tests; Production archives; Excerpts from the original screenplay
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Editorial Reviews

All Movie Guide
Back to the Future is Robert Zemeckis/Steven Spielberg storytelling at its best, with humor, action, special effects and a Huey Lewis soundtrack rolled together in a package that proves "Fun" and "PG" are not antonyms. Michael J. Fox, then known mostly for his role on TV's Family Ties, is a teenage everyman who fulfills the dream of escaping his go-nowhere home life and dorky parents, only to find them transformed by his own hand. Supporting him is Christopher Lloyd, let loose to do what he does best -- act like a complete nut -- in the role of mad scientist Doc Brown. The film makes the most of the notion that Fox's Marty McFly can change the future, and successfully pays off on an astounding number of plot angles. Marty not only assures his own continued existence but changes the makeup of his family and community by helping his dad grow a backbone or if you're watching carefully altering the name of the local mall. More than just a series of anachronisms, Back to the Future has a real heart. You suffer along with Marty's teenaged dad, George, at the depredations of his tormentor, Biff, and get a genuine surge of adrenaline and pride when George finally takes his stand. Could this event lead to a changed life? In Back to the Future it does, believably. In fact, the film has more in common with the sentimental fantasy of It's a Wonderful Life than with the often-mindless action of the science fiction pictures that followed, proving that bigger budgets and more elaborate special effects didn't exactly lead to a higher-quality summer blockbuster.
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Product Details

  • Release Date: 2/10/2009
  • UPC: 025195004268
  • Original Release: 1985
  • Rating:

  • Source: Universal Studios
  • Region Code: 1
  • Presentation: Special Edition / Wide Screen
  • Sound: Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound
  • Language: Français
  • Time: 1:56:00
  • Format: DVD
  • Sales rank: 884

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Michael J. Fox Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd Dr. Emmett Brown
Crispin Glover George McFly
Lea Thompson Lorraine Baines
Thomas F. Wilson Biff Tannen
James Tolkan Mr. Strickland
Claudia Wells Jennifer Parker
Wendie Jo Sperber Linda McFly
Marc McClure Dave McFly
George DiCenzo Sam Baines
Jamie Abbott 2nd Scooter Kid
Norman Alden Lou
Ivy Bethune Ma Peabody
Maia Brewton Sally Baines
Katherine Britton Peabody Daughter
David Harold Brown Starlighter
Lee Brownfield Pinhead
J.J. Cohen Skinhead
Jeffrey Jay Cohen Skinhead
Robert de Lapp Pinhead
Richard L. Duran Terrorist
Elizabeth Chambers
George "Buck" Flower Bum
Lisa Freeman Babs
Donald Fullilove Goldie Wilson
Courtney Gains Dixon
Paul Hansen Pinhead
Will Hare Pa Peabody
Deborah Harmon Newscaster (uncredited)
Jason Hervey Milton Baines
Johnny Green 1st Scooter Kid
Cristen Kauffman Betty
Robert Krantz 2nd Bystander
Jason Marin Sherman Peabody
Lee McCain Stella Baines
Boyd "Red" Morgan Cop
Read Morgan Cop
Huey Lewis and the News High-School Band Judge
Jeff O'Haco Terrorist Van Driver
Sachi Parker 1st Bystander
Karen Petrasek Girl
Elsa Raven Clocktower Lady
Gary Riley Guy
Casey Siemaszko 3-D
Lloyd L. Tolbert Starlighter
Tommy Thomas Starlighter
Harry Waters Jr. Marvin Berry
Granville "Danny" Young Starlighter
Billy Zane Match
Technical Credits
Robert Zemeckis Director, Screenwriter
Arthur Schmidt Editor
Cameron Birnie Set Decoration/Design
Neil Canton Producer
Ken Chase Makeup
Johnny Colla Score Composer
Dean Cundey Cinematographer
Jane Feinberg Casting
Mike Fenton Casting
Bob Gale Producer, Screenwriter
Hal G. Gausman Set Decoration/Design
Todd Hallowell Art Director
Chris Hayes Songwriter
Bones Howe Musical Direction/Supervision
Joe Hubbard Set Decoration/Design
Brad Jeffries Choreography
Kathleen Kennedy Executive Producer
Harry Keramidas Editor
Huey Lewis Songwriter
Frank Marshall Executive Producer
Marjorie Stone McShirley Set Decoration/Design
Lawrence G. Paull Production Designer
Kevin Pike Special Effects
Walter Scott Stunts
Deborah L. Scott Costumes/Costume Designer
B. Tennyson Sebastian II Sound/Sound Designer
Alan Silvestri Score Composer
Steven Spielberg Executive Producer
Raymond Stella Camera Operator
Judy Taylor Casting
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Scene Index

Disc #1 -- Back to the Future
1. Main Titles [:26]
2. Late for School [1:49]
3. The Slacker [1:56]
4. The Family McFly [:57]
5. A Time Machine? [1:29]
6. Escape From the Past [:07]
7. 1955 [1:54]
8. Dad the Dork [2:02]
9. Calvin & Lorraine [1:01]
10. Future Boy & Doc [2:19]
11. Marty's Problem [1:44]
12. The Matchmaker [1:26]
13. Skateboard Hero [:48]
14. The Big Date [1:53]
15. The Real George [1:29]
16. Johnny B. Goode [3:30]
17. Back to the Future [3:15]
18. Doc's Decision [3:18]
19. Future Shock [7:09]
20. Roads? (Credits) [2:41]
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Menu

Disc #1 -- Back to the Future
   Play
   Scenes
   Bonus Materials
      The Making of Back to the Future
      Making the Trilogy: Chapter One
      Q&A With Director Robert Zemeckis and Producer Bob Gale
      Enhanced Conversation With Michael J. Fox
         Play
      Feature Commentary With Producers Bob Gale and Neil Canton
      Deleted Scenes
         Peanut Brittle
         "Pinch Me"
         Doc's Personal Belongings
         "She's Cheating"
         Darth Vader (Extended Version)
         "Hit Me, George"
         "You Got a Permit?"
         The Phone Booth
         Play All
         Commentary: On/Off
      Outtakes
         Deleted Scenes
            Peanut Brittle
            "Pinch Me"
            Doc's Personal Belongings
            "She's Cheating"
            Darth Vader (Extended Version)
            "Hit Me, George"
            "You Got a Permit?"
            The Phone Booth
            Play All
            Commentary: On/Off
         Play Outtakes
      Did You Know That? Universal Animated Anecdotes
         Anecdotes On
         Anecdotes Off
      Original Makeup Tests
      Production Archives
         Marty McFly Photo Album
         Behind-the-Scenes Photographs
         The DeLorean Designs
         Time Travel Designs
      Excerpts From the Original Screenplay
      Theatrical Teaser Trailer
      Cast & Filmmakers
         Michael J. Fox As Marty McFly
         Christopher Lloyd As Dr. Emmet Brown
         Lea Thompson As Lorraine Baines
         Crispin McGlover As George McFly
         Thomas F. Wilson As Biff Tannen
         Executive Producer - Steven Spielberg
         Executive Producer Kathleen Kennedy
         Executive Producer - Frank Marshall
         Produced by Bob Gale
         Produced by Neil Canton
         Directed by Robert Zemeckis
      Production Notes
      DVD-ROM Features Including Total Axess
      Recommendations
      Special Announcements
   Languages
      Spoken Languages
         English 5.1 Dolby Digital
         Français 5.1 Dolby Digital
      Captions and Subtitles
         English
         None
         Español
Disc #2 -- Back to the Future
   Bonus Features
      Back to the Future: The Ride
         Lobby Monitor
         The Ride
      Looking Back to the Future
         Play All
         The Script
         Casting Marty McFly
         Christopher Llloyd Reflects on Doc Brown
         The DeLorean As the Time Machine
         Building Hill Valley
         Prepping for the "Johnny B. Goode" Scene
         The Score
         Rushing the Cut
         The Legacy
      Back to the Future Night
      Michael J. Fox Q & A
         How He Got the Role
         The Character of Doc
         Working on a Film and a TV Series at the Same Time
         Shooting BTTF 2 and 3 Together
         Deloreans
         Special FX and Stunts
         The Appeal of BTTF
         Shooting BTTF 1
   Subtitles
      English SDH
      Español
      Off
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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 14, 2013

    This movie is the greatest movie I've ever seen. It's been my #1

    This movie is the greatest movie I've ever seen. It's been my #1 for 16 years and has never stopped since. 

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    I loved it. My parents were just married when this movie came out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 1, 2010

    i love this movie!

    one of my favorite movies of all time makes you belive that time travel is possible really cool movie

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