Back to the Future

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Back to the Future

1985 American comic science fiction film add

Category: Movies & TV (402)

Launched in 1955.

Countries: United States (79%), (17%), Germany (2%)

Main connections: Back to the Future (franchise), Christopher Lloyd, Back to the Future (TV series)

Linked to: American Film Institute, University of Southern California, Whittier High School, NBC

 

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1955

Marty goes in search of the 1955 Doc, asking for his help to get back to 1985 add something


1978

Marc McClure - He starred in the 1978 film "I Wanna Hold Your Hand" and the 1980 film "Used Cars" alongside "Back to the Future" co-star Wendie Jo Sperber


1979

Krups - Back to the Future - In 1979 the Krups Type 223 "Coffina Super" coffee grinder was used as a prop in the film "Alien" as part of the Nostromo spacecraft, and in "Back to the Future" as 'Mr


1980

Christopher Null, who first saw the film as a teenager, called it "a quintessential 1980s flick that combines science fiction, action, comedy, and romance all into a perfect little package that kids and adults will both devour add something

 

During the early 1980s, popular teen comedies were risqué and adult-aimed, so the script was commonly rejected for being too light add something

 

Then we would just totally trash it down and make it all bleak and ugly for the 1980s scenes add something

 

Courtney Gains - Gains achieved success during the 1980s with a variety of roles in films such as "Children of the Corn", "Hardbodies", "Lust in the Dust", "Back to the Future", "Can't Buy Me Love", "Colors", "The 'Burbs" and "Memphis Belle"

 

Lea Thompson - She moved to New York at age 20 and performed in a number of Burger King advertisements in the 1980s along with Sarah Michelle Gellar and Elisabeth Shue, her eventual co-star in "Back to the Future Part II" and "Back to the Future Part III"


1981

The first draft of "Back to the Future" was finished in February 1981 add something


1982

Ernest Cline - Cline, a huge fan of the Back to the Future film series, owns a 1982 DeLorean DMC-12 sports car that has been modified to look like the time-travelling vehicle from the films


1984

Andrew Probert - In 1984, he worked on "Back to the Future", initially drawing storyboards but continuing the design of the DeLorean time machine that had been started by Ron Cobb


1985

Her prosthetic makeup for scenes at the beginning of the film, set in 1985, took three and a half hours to apply add something

 

In the end, the track "Back in Time" was featured in the film, playing during the scene when Marty wakes up after his return to 1985 and during the end credits add something

 

Michael J. Fox, Robert Zemeckis, Bob Gale, Steven Spielberg, Alan Silvestri, "The Making of Back to the Future" , 1985, NBC Zemeckis concurred, dubbing "Back to the Future" "the film that would not wrap" add something

 

The lightning strikes on cue, sending Marty back to 1985 ten minutes before he left it add something

 

"Back to the Future" appeared on Gene Siskel's top ten film list of 1985 add something

 

"Back to the Future" had the fourth-highest opening weekend of 1985 and was the top grossing film of the year add something

 

"'Back to the Future"' is a 1985 American comic science fiction film add something

 

Marc McClure - Besides Jimmy Olsen, McClure's other well known role is in the 1985 hit film "Back to the Future" as Dave McFly

 

Frances Lee McCain - In 1985 she appeared in the hit film "Back to the Future" as Stella Baines, the mother to the character played by Lea Thompson

 

Guess (clothing) - In the 1985 Robert Zemeckis movie, "Back to the Future", Marty McFly wore distinctive Guess denim clothing, reportedly designed specifically for the film

 

Eric Stoltz - Originally cast as Marty McFly for "Back to the Future" in 1985, he was replaced after five weeks of filming, when Michael J. Fox agreed to divide time between the movie and his television sitcom, "Family Ties"

 

Who Framed Roger Rabbit - Robert Zemeckis was hired to direct in 1985, based on the success of "Romancing the Stone" and "Back to the Future"

 

Huey Lewis - The band is perhaps best known for their third album, "Sports", and their contribution to the soundtrack of the 1985 feature film "Back to the Future"

 

Huey Lewis and the News - Their song "The Power of Love" was a number-one U.S. hit and featured in the 1985 film "Back to the Future", for which they recorded the song, "Back in Time"

 

Lea Thompson - Thompson's most famous role was that of Lorraine Baines McFly in the "Back to the Future" trilogy, the first film released in 1985

 

James Tolkan - Tolkan is known for his role in the 1985 film "Back to the Future" as the strict, disciplinarian Hill Valley High School principal Gerald Strickland

 

Billy Zane - Zane's first two screen roles were in the science fiction films "Back to the Future" in 1985 and "Critters" in 1986

 

Michael J. Fox - "Back to the Future" tells the story of Marty McFly , a teenager who is accidentally sent back in time from 1985 to 1955

 

Fox's schedule was opened up in January 1985 when Meredith Baxter returned to "Family Ties" following her pregnancy add something

 

Filming wrapped after 100 days on April 20, 1985, and the film was delayed from May 1985 to August add something

 

Fox lip-synched "Johnny B. Goode" to vocals by Mark Campbell , with the guitar solo played by Tim May 1985 . add something

 

"Back to the Future" was originally scheduled for a May 1985 release and it was late 1984 when it was learned that Fox would be unable to star in the film add something

 

"Back to the Future" opened on July 3, 1985, on 1,200 screens in North America add something

 

"National Lampoon's European Vacation" came out in August 1985 and it kicked us out of number one for one week and we were back to number one add something


1989

James Tolkan - He reprised the role in the 1989 sequel "Back to the Future Part II", where unnamed gang members made a drive-by assault on him in a bleak alternate present -he referred to these criminals as "slackers" as he shot back

 

Billy Zane - In 1989 he reprised his henchman role in "Back to the Future Part II"

 

Michael J. Fox - Two sequels, "Back to the Future Part II" and "Back to the Future Part III", were released in 1989 and 1990 respectively

 

"Part II" was released on November 22, 1989 to similar financial and critical success as the original, finishing as the third highest-grossing film of the year worldwide add something


1990

James Tolkan - In 1990, he played the part of Mr. Strickland's grandfather in "Back to the Future Part III"

 

Lea Thompson - She is known for her role as Lorraine Baines in the "Back to the Future" trilogy and as the title character in the 1990s NBC sitcom "Caroline in the City"

 

Back to the Future (franchise) - "Back to the Future: The Ride" is a simulator ride based on and inspired by the "Back to the Future" films and is a mini-sequel to 1990's "Back to the Future Part III"


1991

St. Louis Auto Show - During the 1991 show, organizers brought three Deloreans used in the filming of Back to the Future and a pre-production model of the Dodge Viper


1997

Back to the Future (franchise) - In July 1997, Universal Studios announced that "Back to the Future" would be one of their first 10 releases to the new format, though it ended up being delayed for five years


1999

Back to the Future (franchise) - In 1999, Varèse Sarabande released "Back to the Future" trilogy soundtrack with eight tracks from the first film, seven from the second, four from the third, and one from the ride


2006

In 2006, the original screenplay for "Back to the Future" was selected by the Writers Guild of America as the 56th best screenplay of all time add something

 

Steven Spielberg - In 2006, Spielberg co-executive produced with famed filmmaker Robert Zemeckis a CGI children's film called Monster House, marking their eighth collaboration since 1990's Back to the Future Part III. He teamed with Clint Eastwood for the first time in their careers, co-producing Eastwood's Flags of Our Fathers and Letters from Iwo Jima with Robert Lorenz and Eastwood himself.


2007

In 2007, the Library of Congress selected it for preservation in the National Film Registry, and in June 2008 the American Film Institute's special AFI's 10 Top 10 designated the film as the 10th-best film in the science fiction genre add something

 

On December 27, 2007, "Back to the Future" was selected for preservation in the United States National Film Registry by the Library of Congress as being "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" add something


2008

In 2008, "Back to the Future" was voted the 23rd greatest film ever made by readers of "Empire" add something

 

Back to the Future (franchise) - On October 21, 2008, BTTF.com broke the story that Universal will be releasing each of the "Back to the Future" films individually


2009

Christopher Lloyd - At a Q&A session at a "Back to the Future" trilogy showing in Hollywood in the summer of 2009, Lloyd was asked which of the "Back to the Future" films was his favorite

 

Back to the Future (franchise) - In 2009, Intrada released a two-CD "Back to the Future" set as "Intrada Special Collection Volume 116"

 

On November 24, 2009, an authorized, limited-edition two-CD set of the entire score was released by Intrada Records add something


2010

Eric Stoltz - This was referenced in a 2010 episode of "Fringe" where, in an alternate universe, a theater marquee reads "Back to the Future" starring Eric Stoltz"

 

In January 2010, "Total Film" included the film on its list of "The 100 Greatest Movies of All Time" add something

 

Christopher Lloyd - Lloyd appeared at a 25th anniversary screening of "Back to the Future" in February 2010 at the Hollywood Blvd

 

Christopher Lloyd - On May 1, 2010, he appeared at an outdoor screening of "Back to the Future" held by the Tampa Theatre at The River Tower Park in Tampa, Florida, where he participated in a question-and-answer session

 

This film received a 25th anniversary theatrical re-release in the U.K. and the U.S. in October 2010 to coincide with the Universal Studios Home Video 25th Anniversary DVD and Blu-ray Disc releases of the trilogy add something


2011

Michael J. Fox - Despite a soundalike, A.J Locascio, voicing his character of Marty McFly in the 2011 "Back to the Future" episodic adventure game, Fox lent his likeness to the in-game version of McFly alongside Christopher Lloyd


2012

Back to the Future (franchise) - In 2012, Hasslein Books released "A Matter of Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Lexicon", written by Rich Handley

 

Christopher Lloyd - On June 5, 2012, Lloyd appeared with Bob Gale for a screening of a digitally restored "Back to the Future" and a Q&A session at the Pollock Theater at UC Santa Barbara


2013

Back to the Future (franchise) - A second volume, "Back in Time: The Unauthorized Back to the Future Chronology", by Greg Mitchell and Rich Handley, was released in 2013


2014

Bob Gale - On 31 January 2014, it was announced that a stage musical adaptation of Gale's first Back to the Future film was in production


2015

A musical theater production, called "Back to the Future", is in development for a debut in London's West End theatre during the film's 30th anniversary in 2015 add something

 

Doc takes Marty home and departs to 2015 add something

 

On October 21, 2015, the futuristic date depicted in "Part II", the entire trilogy was re-released theatrically for one day only in celebration for the film's 30th anniversary add something

 

Huey Lewis - Back to the Future - On October 21, 2015, on an episode of "Jimmy Kimmel Live", Huey Lewis reprised his role from "Back to the Future"

 

Back to the Future (franchise) - Back to the Future - Several video games released downloadable content related to "Back to the Future" to coincide with October 21, 2015, including "Rocket League" and "LittleBigPlanet 3"


2016

DeLorean DMC-12 - Beginning April 20, 2016, the official Back To The Future DeLorean can be viewed at the Petersen Automotive Museum