Back to the Future (1985)
Front Cover Actor
George DiCenzo Sam Baines
Thomas F. Wilson Biff Tannen
Crispin Glover George McFly
Michael J. Fox Marty McFly
Wendie Jo Sperber Linda McFly
Frances Lee McCain Stella Baines
Christopher Lloyd Dr. Emmett Brown
Marc McClure Dave McFly
Lea Thompson Lorraine Baines
James Tolkan Mr. Strickland
Claudia Wells Jennifer Parker
Movie Details
Genre Adventure; Comedy; Sci-Fi
Director Robert Zemeckis
Producer Neil Canton; Bob Gale
Writer Robert Zemeckis; Bob Gale
Language English
Audience Rating PG
Running Time 116 mins
Country USA
Color Color
IMDb Rating 8.0
Contemporary 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. — Hal Erickson
Personal Details
Seen It Yes
Index 18
Collection Status In Collection
Links All Movie Guide
Product Details
Format DVD
Region Region 2
Screen Ratio 1.85 Anamorphic Wide Screen
Release Date 2002
Subtitles English for the hearing impaired
Audio Tracks English
Nr of Disks/Tapes 1
Extra Features
'The Making Of Back To The Future '. Making The Trilogy: Chapter One. Commentary with writer/director Robert Zemekis and writer/producer Bob Gale. Outtakes. Deleted scenes. Original make-up tests. Did You Know That? Universal's Animated Anecdotes. Production archives. Storyboards. Theatrical trailer.