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Back to the Future
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Produced by Bob Gale
Neil Canton
Johnny Colla (uncredited)
Written by Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale
Starring Michael J. Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson
Crispin Glover
Thomas F. Wilson
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Dean Cundey
Edited by Harry Keramidas
Arthur Schmidt
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date
July 3, 1985 (USA)
Running time
116 minutes
Country United States
Language English
Budget US$19,000,000

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction teen comedy adventure movie. It starred Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Crispin Glover. The movie was produced by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. The movie is part of a trilogy of three movies telling the entire story.


In 1985, Doc Emmett Brown shows teenage Marty his new creation: a car which can travel through time. The heart of the time machine is "the flux capacitor," invented by Dr. Brown. The time machine needs plutonium to provide the power for the flux capacitor. Marty uses the car to escape from Libyan terrorists and accidentally goes back to the year 1955. Marty seeks out and meets Dr. Brown in 1955. The time machine is out of Plutonium, and there is no Plutonium available for the time machine in 1955. By chance, Marty knows the time and place of a one-time natural event (Lightning Strike) that can provide the power to transport the time machine and Marty back to 1985.

The situation in 1955 is complicated when Marty meets his own parents as teenagers. When he helps his father, he accidentally changes the events that lead to his parents becoming a couple. Marty's teenage mother becomes interested in Marty instead of Marty's father, George. With the help of the Doc of 1955, Marty will try to undo the damage he has done, and make his mother fall in love with his father. If he can get his parents back together, he has very little time to get back to the time machine/car to use the lightning strike to take the time machine and him (Marty) back to the future. (1985)


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