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The original: 

Back to the Future Trilogy (1985-1990) 


Directed by: 

Robert Zemeckis (Who Framed Roger Rabbit? What Lies Beneath, Cast Away, Death Becomes Her, Forrest Gump)


Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, Thomas F. Wilson, James Tolkan, Claudia Wells, Mary Steenburgen and Elizabeth Shue 

What’s it about? 

Marty McFly (Fox) is an 80’s teen who likes skateboards, denim and rock n’ roll. When his friend, eccentric inventor Doc Emmett Brown (Lloyd) builds a time machine out of a DeLorean motor car, Marty is accidentally sent back thirty years, to 1955. 

There he spends a week avoiding sexual advances from his mother, helping his father find a backbone, and changes his own future for the better. 


Exciting, witty, flawlessly constructed and executed, Back to the Future may well be a perfect film. 


With a wonderfully inventive sequel that broke all previous rules for story continuation, daring to take us to a glorious future, a dark alternative present and then back into the events of the past, Part II is simply wonderful. 


Part III took us to the Old West, with more glorious set pieces, deeply loving homages to the genre, and a resolution that while may not be 100% satisfying, still leaves you feeling elated, excited, thrilled and warmed. 


The trilogy’s long-lasting appeal may be the car, it may be the wish fulfillment of stepping into different worlds of past and future, but the true key to its success lies in the chemistry and friendship of the two leads, Marty and Doc.  J.Fox and Lloyd are stunning throughout, but when together they form one of the true classic screen partnerships of modern cinema. 

Add to that one of the best villains of all time in Biff (F.Wilson), and a glorious supporting cast, with characters large and small being played perfectly, ingeniously even. 


Back to the Future and its sequels have stood the test of time.   

They hit the gas, took us to 88, and made heroes, romantics and adventurers of us all. 



“Roads? Where we’re going, we don’t need… roads.” 



“Woah, this is heavy.” 

“There's that word again. ‘Heavy.’ Why are things so heavy in the future? Is there a problem with the Earth's gravitational pull?” 




“My name is Darth Vader. I am and Extra Terrestrial from the planet Vulcan!” 



“Oh. One other thing. If you guys ever have kids, and one of them, when he's eight years old, accidentally sets fire to the living room rug... go easy on him.” 


The pitch: "Come up with a 4th part to the seminal Back to the Future franchise."

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