Back to the Future Stars 30 Years Later

Back to the Future Stars 30 Years Later

Back to the Future Stars 30 Years Later

I haven't seen the movie back to the future yet, but I might have to make a trip to the Alamo with my son, who did see the film many times over. I think so because of the attention to detail that this classic is infamous for. I think it's telling that sequels to movies are often bad (one of which includes Marty McFly in a cryogenic freezer), whereas sequels to TV shows often live up to the original excitement.


Fox was already well-known for his role on the sitcom "Family Ties" when "Back to the Future" came out, but he became a megastar thanks to the sci-fi franchise's success. Apart from reprising his role as Marty in the film's two sequels, he appeared in mainstream '80s movies like "Teen Wolf" and "The Secret of My Success."

Because her mother was fighting stage-four cancer when "Back to the Future Part II" came around, Wells took a hiatus from acting and told Universal that she would not be able to play Jennifer in the franchise's sequels. Although she was replaced by actress Elisabeth Shue in subsequent films, Wells later reprised the role in the 2011 and 2015 "Back to the Future" video games. (Source: www.insider.com)



Back to the Future was conceived of in 1980 by Gale and Zemeckis. They were desperate for a successful film after numerous collaborative failures, but their idea was rejected over 40 times by studios because it was not considered raunchy enough to compete with the successful comedies of the era. A development deal was secured following Zemeckis' success directing Romancing the Stone (1984). Fox was the first choice to portray Marty, but he was unavailable; Eric Stoltz was cast instead. Shortly after principal photography began in November 1984, Zemeckis determined Stoltz was not right for the part and made the concessions necessary to hire Fox. This included re-filming scenes already shot with Stoltz and adding $4 million to the budget. Back to the Future was filmed in and around California and on sets at Universal Studios. Filming concluded the following April.

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction film directed by Robert Zemeckis. Written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, it stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover, and Thomas F. Wilson. Set in 1985, the story follows Marty McFly (Fox), a teenager accidentally sent back to 1955 in a time-traveling DeLorean automobile built by his eccentric scientist friend Doctor Emmett "Doc" Brown (Lloyd). Trapped in the past, Marty inadvertently prevents his future parents' meeting—threatening his existence—and is forced to reconcile the pair and somehow get back to the future. (Source: en.wikipedia.org)



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