Back to the Future (DVD)

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Description

Teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) just wants to play electric guitar and date girlfriend Jennifer; he is also determined not to end up a loser in life like his own parents. Father George (Crispin Glover) is a weak-willed failure, bullied at work by his former high school tormentor Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson), while mother Lorraine (Lea Thompson) is an alcoholic. Marty's friend and mentor is the eccentric Doctor Emmet Brown (Christopher Lloyd), who has successfully invented his own time machine in the form of a plutonium-powered Delorean sports car. However, after Marty travels thirty years back in time, he discovers that he doesn't have enough fuel to return to 1985. And, after he accidentally prevents the first ever meeting between his own, teenage parents, Marty's own future birth and present existence is placed in jeopardy!

Product Details

Barcode
6009709164680
Department
Movies & TV
Released
2 Jan 2012
Type
Movies
Format
DVD
Genre
Science Fiction
Region
Region 2
Year
1985
Language
English
Subtitles
English
Sound Format
5.1 Dolby Digital
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Studio
Universal Pictures
Runtime
112 min
Age Restriction
PG
Trailer
Supply Source
South Africa

Movie

Title
Back to the Future
Release Year
1985
Language
English
Categories
Comedies / Action / Adventure / Classic / Family Interaction / High School Experiences / Nostalgic / Recommended / Science-Fiction / Theatrical Release / Time Travel
Synopsis
A massive success upon its 1985 release, BACK TO THE FUTURE has since become a bona fide classic--Robert Zemeckis’s time-travel adventure has spawned sequels, theme park rides, and even a mention in Ronald Reagan’s 1986 State of the Union address. Michael J. Fox stars as Marty McFly, a restless '80s teen who takes a ride in Doc Brown’s (Christopher Lloyd) "flux capacitor"-rigged DeLorean and ends up in 1955. Once on the ground, Marty meets his teenaged mother (Lea Thompson) and accidentally wins her affections, thereby threatening the relationship she’s supposed to form with his father (the delightfully geeky Crispin Glover). Now it’s a do-or-never-be-born situation: Marty must get his parents to fall in love before Doc Brown can send him back to the proper decade.

BACK TO THE FUTURE remains one of the rare family films that enjoyed both critical and box office success, and garnered a permanent spot in the pop-culture lexicon thanks to highly-quotable dialogue. The picture garnered both Golden Globe and Oscar nods (though it lost Best Original Screenplay to WITNESS), and continues to rank as one of the top-100 highest grossing films of all time.
Notes
Theatrical release: May 25, 1990.

Estimated budget: $22 million.

BACK TO THE FUTURE grossed more than $80 million at the domestic box office and more than $240 million worldwide.

Michael J. Fox's middle name is Jello. His parents let him pick his own middle name at the age of two.
Cast & Crew
Director
Robert Zemeckis
Star
Michael J. Fox / Crispin Glover / Christopher Lloyd / Lea Thompson / Thomas F. Wilson
Editor
Arthur Schmidt
Movie Critics
New York Times
"...Takes [a] sweet, ingenious premise and really runs with it....[Zemeckis] will be spinning funny, whimsical tall tales for a long time to come..."
Janet Maslin (3 Jul 1985, p.C18)
Total Film
5 stars out of 5 -- "Robert Zemeckis' popcorn classic combines watertight scripting with broad but brilliant performances, all held together by Fox's stumbling charm."
Matt Glasby (27 Sep 2010, )
Variety
"...BACK TO THE FUTURE accelerates with wit, ideas and infectious, wide-eyed wonder..."
Loyn. (26 Jun 1985, )

Awards

Academy Awards
Best Sound Effects Editing
Winner: 1986

Customer Reviews

Fun 80s Classic

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Fun antics mixed with time travel delivers an excellent family classic !