Back To The Future

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(out of 5)


This first instalment in the popular science-fiction trilogy is still by far the best of the bunch, and one of the most delightful time-travel movies ever made. plays a teenager who is taken back in time by a kooky scientist () to the 1950s. When he gets there, he meets a teenaged version of his mother () who accidentally falls in love with him, and then by sheer mishap he prevents his father from meeting his mother, thus negating his own existence. What he must do to ensure his own birth and then travel back to the present is a whirlwind adventure that isn’t dull for a second. Lloyd is terrific as the loopy experimenter, and Robert Zemeckis’s script (co-written with Bob Gale) is one of the year’s best.


Universal Pictures, Amblin Entertainment

USA, 1985

Directed by

Screenplay by Robert Zemeckis,

Cinematography by

Produced by , Bob Gale

Music by

Production Design by

Costume Design by

Film Editing by ,

Academy Awards 1985

Golden Globe Awards 1985

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