Back To The Future 1985

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Teenager Marty McFly just wants to play electric guitar and date girlfriend Jennifer; he is also determined not to end up a loser in life like his own parents. Father George is a weak-willed failure, bullied at work by his former high school tormentor Biff Tannen, while mother Lorraine is an alcoholic.

Starring:
Billy Zane,Claudia Wells
Runtime:
1 hour, 51 minutes

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Back To The Future

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Genres Science Fiction, Action & Adventure, Comedy
Director Robert Zemeckis
Starring Billy Zane, Claudia Wells
Supporting actors Lea Thompson, Christopher Lloyd, Crispin Glover, James Tolkan, Thomas F. Wilson, Michael J. Fox
Studio NBC Universal
BBFC rating Parental Guidance
Rental rights 48 hour viewing period. Details
Purchase rights Stream instantly and download to 2 locations Details
Format Amazon Instant Video (streaming online video and digital download)

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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on 13 Jun. 2000
Format: VHS Tape
At first glance, and according to some reviewers, 'Back to the Future' is a kids story about time travel. But of course, if you've ever watched it as an adult, you'll know there's far more to it than that.
The storyline is intricately thought out (as with the sequels) and every event and scene contribute heavily. The best thing about BTTF is that you can watch it over and over - and see new things every time you watch it. For example, did you notice that 'Twin Pines Mall' at the start of the film is known as 'Lone Pine Mall' at the end, because Marty in 1955 killed one of the pines? 'Back to the Future' is packed with little things like this, and you have to watch carefully to see them.
As the for the acting and directing - it's first rate stuff. Steven Spielberg produces, and Robert Zemeckis directs. Michael J Fox and Christopher Lloyd provide the rollercoaster of emotion involved, and Lloyd's portrayal of the lovable, eccentric Doc Brown is perfect.
The reason for owning 'Back to the Future' on video is simple - there'll always be a time when you want to see it again.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By J. Lukancic on 12 Jun. 2006
Format: DVD
From the time when i was a kid to the present day, i've probably seen this movie over a hundred times, literally! Yet, there's still something that drives me back to it again and again. There are various new little details i discover each time i watch it. Simply fantastic.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Ben Elliss on 15 Mar. 2000
Format: VHS Tape
I was tempted to dismiss this as a kid's film, but I watched it again recently and realised that I was only thinking that because I saw it when I was a child! Michael J Fox proves himself to be a skilled comedy actor playing Marty McFly in this tale of time travel. Propelled back in time by his mad friend Doc Brown, Marty needs to guarantee that his parents actually get together - and then he needs to rig up an impromptu lightning-powered generator in order to send himself back to the future (i.e. the present) in his converted-DeLorean time machine. The action is fast and funny, and there are some amusing situations where Marty has to stop his mother hitting on him! A classic adventure.
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10 of 11 people found the following review helpful By D. B. Calpin on 15 Feb. 2009
Format: DVD
If you could go back in time and meet your parents as teenagers, what would you do? This is the basic premise of the 1985 classic 'Back to the Future'.
Marty McFly(Michael J Fox) is a typical teenager from small-town America who loves typical teenage things like music, girls and skateboarding. His best friend is eccentric inventor 'Doc' Emmet Brown(Christopher Lloyd) who builds a time-machine out of a sports car which inadvertently sends Marty back to 1955. Through a series of mishaps, Marty stumbles upon his teenage mother Lorraine(Lea Thompson), and father George(Crispin Glover), and accidently prevents them from meeting and falling in love. Having to put history straight and work out a way to return to his own time, Marty seeks out the 1950's version of his friend 'Doc' Brown in the hope that, between them, they can get Marty 'Back to the Future'.

Spanning not one but two sequels, 'BTTF' was a blockbuster hit on its release in 1985. The basic plot was conceived when director Robert Zemeckis was looking through his parents old school yearbook and wondered what it would be like to meet them when they were teenagers. Eventually, Steven Spielberg came on board and the rest, excuse the pun, is history.
Michael J Fox is perfectly cast as the All-American teenager dreaming of success with his band and his girl. Opposite Fox, Christopher Lloyd looks as though he is having the time of his life playing the near-insane 'Doc' Brown. The supporting cast also do a wonderful job, with Thomas F. Wilson hamming it up nicely as the almost pantomime villain, Biff Tannen. The dynamic between Fox and Lloyd is fantastic, keeping the energy needed to carry the tension of the plot, while simultaneously providing comedic and tender moments to lighten the load.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Customer on 18 Dec. 2005
Format: DVD
1985 - Back to the future is released to the world and i was 8.
Fastforward a few years and BTTF is shown on TV on xmas day. So i watch and record it on my parents VCR. So started a sequence of events that would shape my sister and my saturday evenings for over a year. EVER saturday night we would watch this MARVELLOUS film and never were we bored with it. There is so much to watch for in this film that much of it we missed on the first, second, third showings. Approx 2 hours of hollywood at it's best.
Micheal J Fox is amazing as Marty McFly and Robert Zemecks (of Forrest Gump fame) is excellent as director. Steven Spielberg even had an input (I think he was a producer)
What is particularly good is that this film will appeal to such a wide variety of people. It's funny, exciting, thought provoking and has given me more hours of enjoyment than any other film.
If you haven't seen it, give serious thoughts to renting or buying as you're missing out on what i can only describe as a classic
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By "calejourn" on 16 Dec. 2003
Format: DVD
First of all, I wasn't born when this film was made and yet it (and it's siblings, Part 2 + 3) have gone on to become my favourite films of all time.
No-one needs to know the plot by now but sufficient to say that the story is one that seems as fresh and new each time you watch it. Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale have created a writing partnership that will go down in history for it's attention to detail and it's all round cleverness.
Having said that, no film is complete without a brilliant cast and Back To The Future has a team of actors that do the script complete justice. Special mentions should go to Christopher Lloyd as the wild-eyed and wind-swept 'Doc Emmett Brown' and Thomas F. Wilson who puts in a superb turn as 'Biff Tannen'.
An outstanding and unbeatable film that can never be overtaken as one of THE classics.
A must buy DVD!
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