Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent 30 years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.
Jul 3, 1985 | Theatrical Wide (1,815 locations)
Oct 21, 2015 (Back To The Future Day)
Jul 31, 2020 (2020 Re-release)
Oct 21, 2023 (2023 Re-release)
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Oct 21, 2023 (2023 Re-release)
Country of Origin: United States
Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox). Marty D is a friend of scientist, Doc (Christopher Llyod).Doc asks Marty to meet him that night at the Twin Pines Mall at 1:15 a.m.. Marty asks him where he’s been all week.
Marty’s girlfriend Jennifer (Claudia Wells) is his classmate at high school where Marty is always in trouble for being friends with Doc. Marty’s dad George is a big league loser. & puts up with all kinds of nonsense from his supervisor Biff who totally rides rod-shod over George. Marty’s mum Lorraine behaves like a nun & doesn’t allow Marty any kind of freedom with Jennifer. The town clock tower was stuck by lightening 30 yrs ago & has been shut ever since. Marty has brother Dave & sister Linda. Lorraine’s brother Joey was in jail & is just being released. Lorraine also reveals how she met George. George was in a tree, & was hit by Lorraine’s dad’s car who brought him home when he fell. Lorraine asked George to prom out of sympathy & when George kissed him at the dance, she decided to marry him.at 1 am Marty heads to twin pines mall to meet Doc who is with his modified Delorean car. Doc demonstrates that his car is a time machine, works on Plutonium & starts at 88 mph. Doc reveals that he got the Plutonium from Libyan terrorists who wanted a bomb, but Doc delivered a fake. Libyans attack & kill Doc. Marty hide in the car & accelerate to 88 mph & travel back in time to 1955 (the year Doc discovered the time machine formula). Marty realizes he has landed in the past & tries to find Doc. He finds young George being bullied by young Biff. George has a penchant for peeping & falls from a tree on to the path on an oncoming car. Marty pushes him & gets hit himself. The car owner takes Marty home. Marty wakes to young Lorraine looking seductively at Marty.Marty finds Doc & shows him the car to prove that he is from future. Doc promises Marty to get him back to 1985. The car required 1.21 GW, & in absence of plutonium only a lightening bolt will work. MArty remembers that the clock tower was stuck by lightening in 1955 & tells Doc. Doc also tells Marty that his messing with events in 1955 can impact the future. Already Marty can see his brother disappear from his wallet family photo.Marty has to get George & Lorraine together, but Lorraine loves Marty. Marty foiling Biff’s plans to humiliate George only endear Marty even more to Lorraine. Lorraine asks Marty to dance & Marty tells George that he will try to take advantage of Lorraine & George can step in & be a hero. At the night of the dance & the night of the lightening bolt, Marty slips a note into Doc’s coat saying that he was killed by Libyans in 1985.Marty is with Lorraine when Biff pushes Marty & takes Lorraine into his car & starts molesting her. George arrives & starts to rescue Lorraine, but its Biff. George is humiliated again, but summons the strength to knock Biff out.
Marty meets Doc who has hooked a cable from the clock tower to the car to provide the power. Marty drives the car & gets it to 88 mph, just as lightening strikes & gets back to 1985. He finds Doc who is on his back & is distraught. But Doc is OK as he was wearing a bullet proof vest based on Marty’s note.George and Lorraine arrive home from a tennis match, happy and even a bit frisky. Lorraine asks Marty about the camping trip he has planned with Jennifer, to which Marty mentions that the car is wrecked. Everyone starts barking about it until George shows them that Biff is waxing the car (a BMW) in the driveway. Biff comes into the house carrying a box filled with copies of George’s first published book.
Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties, is accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean “time machine” invented by a slightly mad scientist. During his often hysterical, always amazing trip back in time, Marty must make certain his teenage parents-to-be meet and fall in love – so he can get back to the future.