Skateboarding teen Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) travels from the ‘80s back to 1955 in the souped-up DeLorean built by his mad scientist friend Doc Brown (the always nutty Christopher Lloyd). Before finding his way back in time, though, he has to fend off amorous advances from his mother (Lea Thompson), turn his dad (Crispin Glover) into a super-cool sci-fi stud, stymie that bully Biff, and invent rock and roll.
“The picture packs a wonderful wallop.” – Richard Corliss, Time Magazine
Sound tough? No sweat! It’s all in a day’s work for our time-tripping teen hero, who returned for more excitement in two sequels. This endlessly watchable adventure, a film so iconic it made down vests and Huey Lewis cool, was the biggest movie of 1985, and it still holds up today as one of the most hilarious, joyous, and thrilling action comedies of all time. Sprung from the minds of popcorn flick producer extraordinaire Spielberg and director Robert Zemeckis (Who Framed Roger Rabbit?), Back to the Future is 1.21 jigowatts of pure summer movie fun! (Dir. by Robert Zemeckis, 1985, USA, 116 min., Rated PG)