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Back to the Future Details

FULL SYNOPSIS

High schooler Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) doesn't have the most pleasant of lives. Browbeaten by his principal at school, Marty must also endure the acrimonious relationship between his nerdy father (Crispin Glover) and his lovely mother (Lea Thompson), who in turn suffer the bullying of middle-aged jerk Biff (Thomas F. Wilson), Marty's dad's supervisor. The one balm in Marty's life is his friendship with eccentric scientist Doc (Christopher Lloyd), who at present is working on a time machine. Accidentally zapped back into the 1950s, Marty inadvertently interferes with the budding romance of his now-teenaged parents. Our hero must now reunite his parents-to-be, lest he cease to exist in the 1980s. It won't be easy, especially with the loutish Biff, now also a teenager, complicating matters. Beyond its dazzling special effects, the best element of Back to the Future is the performance of Michael J. Fox, who finds himself in the quagmire of surviving the white-bread 1950s with a hip 1980s mindset. Back to the Future cemented the box-office bankability of both Fox and the film's director, Robert Zemeckis, who went on to helm two equally exhilarating sequels. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

  • Release date:December 4, 1985

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Huey Lewis Best Song 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Johnny Colla Best Song 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bill Varney Best Sound 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Robert Zemeckis Best Original Screenplay 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Bob Gale Best Original Screenplay 1985 Nominee
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences William B. Kaplan Best Sound 1985 Nominee

Cast

Michael J. Fox
as Marty McFly
Christopher Lloyd
as Dr. Emmett Brown
Crispin Glover
as George McFly
Lea Thompson
as Lorraine Baines
Thomas F. Wilson
as Biff Tannen
James Tolkan
as Mr. Strickland
Claudia Wells
as Jennifer Parker
Wendie Jo Sperber
as Linda McFly
Marc McClure
as Dave McFly
George DiCenzo
as Sam Baines
Boyd "Red" Morgan
as Cop
J.J. Cohen
as Skinhead
Casey Siemaszko
as 3-D
Billy Zane
as Match
Harry Waters, Jr.
as Marvin Berry
Donald Fullilove
as Goldie Wilson
Lisa Freeman
as Babs
Cristen Kauffman
as Betty
Elsa Raven
as Clocktower Lady
Will Hare
as Pa Peabody
Ivy Bethune
as Ma Peabody
Jason Marin
as Sherman Peabody
Katherine Britton
as Peabody Daughter
Jason Hervey
as Milton Baines
Maia Brewton
as Sally Baines
Courtney Gains
as Dixon
Jeff O'Haco
as Terrorist Van Driver
Jamie Abbott
as 2nd Scooter Kid
Norman Alden
as Lou
Read Morgan
as Cop
Sachi Parker
as 1st Bystander
Robert Krantz
as 2nd Bystander
Gary Riley
as Guy
Karen Petrasek
as Girl
George "Buck" Flower
as Bum
Paul Hansen
as Pinhead
Lee Brownfield
as Pinhead
Deborah Harmon
as Newscaster (uncredited)
Lee McCain
as Stella Baines
Richard L. Duran
as Terrorist
Paul Hansen
as Pinhead
George "Buck" Flower
as Bum
Will Hare
as Pa Peabody
Katherine Britton
as Peabody Daughter
Deborah Harmon
as Newscaster (uncredited)
Maia Brewton
as Sally Baines
Norman Alden
as Lou
J.J. Cohen
as Skinhead
Lisa Freeman
as Babs
Jason Hervey
as Milton Baines
Gary Riley
as Guy
Jamie Abbott
as 2nd Scooter Kid
Jason Marin
as Sherman Peabody
Courtney Gains
as Dixon
Harry Waters, Jr.
as Marvin Berry
Lee McCain
as Stella Baines
Lee Brownfield
as Pinhead
Jeff O'Haco
as Terrorist Van Driver
Ivy Bethune
as Ma Peabody
Casey Siemaszko
as 3-D
Elsa Raven
as Clocktower Lady
Cristen Kauffman
as Betty
Karen Petrasek
as Girl
Robert Krantz
as 2nd Bystander
Boyd "Red" Morgan
as Cop
Billy Zane
as Match
Sachi Parker
as 1st Bystander
Donald Fullilove
as Goldie Wilson
Read Morgan
as Cop

Crew

Robert Zemeckis
Director
Bob Gale
Producer
Neil Canton
Producer
Bob Gale
Screenwriter
Robert Zemeckis
Screenwriter
Dean Cundey
Cinematographer
Huey Lewis
Songwriter
Alan Silvestri
Composer (Music Score)
Bones Howe
Musical Direction/Supervision
Harry Keramidas
Editor
Arthur Schmidt
Editor
Todd Hallowell
Art Director
Steven Spielberg
Executive Producer
Frank Marshall
Executive Producer
Kathleen Kennedy
Executive Producer
Joe Hubbard
Set Designer
Cameron Birnie
Set Designer
Deborah L. Scott
Costume Designer
Kevin Pike
Special Effects
Raymond Stella
Camera Operator
Brad Jeffries
Choreography
Jane Feinberg
Casting
Judy Taylor
Casting
Mike Fenton
Casting
Peter Lonsdale
Assistant Properties
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