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Bob Gale

Bob Gale is an Oscar-nominated screenwriter-producer-director, best known as co-creator, co-writer and co-producer of Back to the Future (1985) and its sequels. Gale was born and raised in St. Louis, Missouri, and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with a B.A. in Cinema from the University of Southern California in 1973. He has written over 30 screenplays; ... See full bio »

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 2016 Doc and Marty Teach Climate Change (Short) (characters)
 2015 Back to the Future: The Game - 30th Anniversary Edition (Video Game) (characters) / (story consultant)
 2011 Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 5, Outatime (Video Game) (characters) / (story consultant)
 2011 Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 4, Double Visions (Video Game) (characters) / (story consultant)
 2011 Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 3, Citizen Brown (Video Game) (characters) / (story consultant)
 2011 Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 2, Get Tannen (Video Game) (characters) / (story consultant)
 2010 Back to the Future: The Game - Episode 1, It's About Time (Video Game) (characters) / (story consultant)
 2004 Back to the Future Video Slots (Video Game) (creator) / (story)
 2001 Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (Video Game) (concept: Back to the Future)
 1996 Bordello of Blood (story)
 1995 Mr. Payback: An Interactive Movie (Video Game)
 1994 Tattoo Assassins (Video Game) (as Bob 'Koldan' Gale)
 1993 Tales from the Crypt (TV Series) (screenplay - 1 episode)
- House of Horror (1993) ... (screenplay)
 1991-1992 Back to the Future (TV Series) (creator - 26 episodes)
- Verne Hatches a Egg (1992) ... (creator)
- St. Louise Blues (1992) ... (creator)
- Super Doc (1992) ... (creator)
- My Pop's an Alien (1992) ... (creator)
- Hill Valley Brown-Out (1992) ... (creator)
 1992 Trespass (written by)
 1991 Back to the Future Part III (Video Game) (based on characters created by)
 1991 Back to the Future... The Ride (Short) (characters - uncredited)
 1990 Back to the Future Part III (characters) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1989 Back to the Future Part II (characters) / (screenplay) / (story)
 1986 Amazing Stories (TV Series) (teleplay - 1 episode)
- Go to the Head of the Class (1986) ... (teleplay)
 1985 Back to the Future (written by)
 1984 Used Cars (TV Movie) (creator) / (written by)
 1980 Used Cars (written by)
 1979 1941 (screenplay) / (story)
 1978 I Wanna Hold Your Hand (written by)
 1975 Kolchak: The Night Stalker (TV Series) (story - 1 episode)
- Chopper (1975) ... (story)
 1973 A Field of Honor (Short) (uncredited)
 1973 The Discovery (Short) (writer)
 1972 The Annihilator Attacks (Short)
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Other Works:

Writer, "Amazing Spider-Man", Marvel comics, (2008) See more »

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Bob 'Koldan' Gale

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Personal Quote:

[ on 'Back to the Future'] I don't know that part one was necessarily hugely cutting-edge. It was a very good melding of mechanical effects, where you can't tell where one ends and the other begins. So we're proud of that. This was way before we had computers or anything digital to do this stuff.. It holds up really well, and is probably the best time-machine film ever made.


One of his favorite movies is Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb (1964). See more »

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Bob needs to make another movie. blaketothefuture
Happy Birthday Bob Gale! 2010 CSUFfilm
PLEASE READ!! To Anyone Who Has Scripts Written by Bob Gale terrythomas
I want another Back to the Future movie JohnDylan6
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