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Back to the Future

Back to the Future is a 1985 film by Robert Zemeckis, written by Robert Zemeckis and Robert Gale, and starring Michael J. Fox. The movie opened on July 3, 1985. After its success, two sequels were filmed together, Back to the Future Part II and Back to the Future Part III, forming a trilogy.

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Plot synopsis

Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) helps out his friend Doctor Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd), and ends up being taken back in time by Doc's time-machine which is a modified DeLorean automobile. Marty, a boy of 1985, has to come to grips with being in 1955 and get his parents to fall in love to set straight the damage his presence has done to the events of the past. Source: IMDB: Back to The Future


The series was very popular in the 1980s, even making fans out of celebrities like ZZ Top (who appeared in the third film) and President Ronald Reagan, who used the movie's title as a catch phrase in his speeches and considered accepting a role in the third film as the 1885 mayor of Hill Valley.

Production of the film began on November 26, 1984 with actor Eric Stoltz portraying "Marty McFly", because Fox's schedule with Family Ties initially prevented him from accepting the role. After filming began, the filmmakers realized that Stoltz was not right for the part and they needed to try again to cast Fox. By that time, Fox's schedule allowed him to sign on. Shooting was completed on April 20, 1985.

A Universal Studios executive nearly retitled the film Space Man from Pluto, because he didn't think that anyone would care to see a movie about time travel. Zemeckis contacted Steven Spielberg for help, who wrote the executive a letter. Spielberg's letter thanked the executive for the joke and said that they all really had a good laugh about it, knowing that the executive would be too proud to admit that he was serious. The issue was then dropped and never brought up again.

See Also: List of movies - List of actors - List of directors - List of Hollywood movie studios

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