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Back to the Future

Back to the Future

Robert Zemeckis (1985)

111min
PG Certificate
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Review

Our Score
This irresistible combination of dazzling effects and sly comedy propelled Michael J Fox to stardom and Robert Zemeckis to the front rank of Hollywood directors. And time has not robbed it of any of its vitality. Fox plays the young student who travels back in time to the 1950s and acts as matchmaker for his future parents, who are showing no sign of falling in love. It's beautifully played by the cast (honourable mentions to Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson and Crispin Glover), and makes the most of an ingenious script from Bob Gale and Zemeckis that finds time to poke fun at 50s icons and lifestyles between the bouts of time-travelling. Zemeckis's direction is equally adroit and he never lets the effects swamp the film.

Summary

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Cast & Crew

Marty McFly Michael J Fox
Dr Emmett Brown Christopher Lloyd
Lorraine Baines Lea Thompson
George McFly Crispin Glover
Biff Tannen Thomas F Wilson
Jennifer Parker Claudia Wells
Dave McFly Marc McClure
Linda McFly Wendie Jo Sperber
Sam Baines George DiCenzo
Mr Strickland James Tolkan
Audition judge Huey Lewis
3-D, Biff's gang Casey Siemaszko
Match, Biff's gang Billy Zane
Director Robert Zemeckis
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Other Information

Language: English Colour Theatrical distributor: Universal Guidance: May be edited for language. Available on: Available on video, DVD and BluRay Released on: 1 Oct 2010

Comedy Drama

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