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"Back to the Future"

Screenplay | Script

Written By: Robert Zemeckis & Bob Gale

Revised Pink | 10.21.1984

July 3, 1985 | Universal Pictures

When teenager Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) is blasted to 1955 in the DeLorean time machine created by the eccentric Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd), he finds himself mixed up in a time-altering chain reaction that could vaporize his future — and leave him trapped in the past.

You built a time machine -- out of a DeLorian?

pg. 19 : scene: 19

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Born May 14, 1951, Chicago, Illinois, USA. Robert Zemeckis is a producer, director and writer known for Back to the Future (1985), Forrest Gump (1994).

Born: May 25, 1951. Bob Gale is a producer, director and writer known for Back to the Future Back to the Future Part I, II & III (1985 - 1990).

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Notable Cast
Michael J. FoxMichael J. Fox...Marty McFly
Christopher LloydChristopher Lloyd...Dr. Emmett Brown
Lea ThompsonLea Thompson...Lorraine Baines
Crispin GloverCrispin Glover...George McFly
Thomas F. WilsonThomas F. Wilson...Biff Tannen
Claudia WellsClaudia Wells...Jennifer Parker
Marc McClureMarc McClure...Dave McFly
Wendie Jo SperberWendie Jo Sperber...Linda McFly
George DiCenzoGeorge DiCenzo...Sam Baines
Frances Lee McCainFrances Lee McCain...Stella Baines
James TolkanJames Tolkan...Mr. Strickland
J.J. CohenJ.J. Cohen...Skinhead
Casey SiemaszkoCasey Siemaszko...3-D
Billy ZaneBilly Zane...Match
Harry Waters Jr.Harry Waters Jr....Marvin Berry
Donald FulliloveDonald Fullilove...Goldie Wilson


Notable Wins
National Film Preservation Board, USA (2007)...National Film Registry
Charles L. Campbell, Robert R. Rutledge...Best Effects, Sound Effects Editing
Michael J. Fox...Best Actor
Kevin Pike...Best Special Effects

Box Office

(1985) U.S. Dollars
Budget ... $19,000,000
Opening weekend ... $11,152,500
Gross (US & Canada) ... $211,406,762
Gross (World) ... $381,109,762


U.S. Version


Additional Content
Cast Photos...IMDb
Box Office...IMDb Pro
Poster...Official Site
Awards...The 58th Academy Awards
Awards...13th Saturn Awards
Studio...Universal Pictures

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