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Marty McFly, a 17-year-old high school student, is accidentally sent thirty years into the past in a time-traveling DeLorean invented by his close friend, the maverick scientist Doc Brown.

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Marty McFly
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Dr. Emmett Brown
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Lorraine Baines
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George McFly
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Biff Tannen
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Jennifer Parker
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Dave McFly
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Linda McFly
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Sam Baines
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Stella Baines
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Mr. Strickland
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Skinhead (as Jeffrey Jay Cohen)
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3-D
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Match
Harry Waters Jr. ...
Marvin Berry
Donald Fullilove ...
Goldie Wilson
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Babs
Cristen Kauffman ...
Betty
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Clocktower Lady
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Pa Peabody
Ivy Bethune ...
Ma Peabody
Jason Marin ...
Sherman Peabody
Katherine Britton ...
Peabody Daughter
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Milton Baines
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Sally Baines
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Dixon
Richard L. Duran ...
Terrorist
Jeff O'Haco ...
Terrorist Van Driver
Johnny Green ...
Scooter Kid #1
Jamie Abbott ...
Scooter Kid #2
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Lou
Read Morgan ...
Cop
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Bystander #1
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Bystander #2
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Guy #1
Karen Petrasek ...
Girl #1
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Bum (as Buck Flower)
Tommy Thomas ...
Starlighter
Granville 'Danny' Young ...
Starlighter
David Harold Brown ...
Starlighter
Lloyd L. Tolbert ...
Starlighter
Paul Hanson ...
Pinhead
Lee Brownfield ...
Pinhead
Robert DeLapp ...
Pinhead
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Charles L. Campbell ...
1955 Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
Deborah Harmon ...
TV Newscaster (uncredited)
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Student (uncredited)
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High School Band Audition Judge (uncredited)
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Surgeon (uncredited)
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1985 Radio Announcer (uncredited) (voice)
Ethel Sway ...
Wilbur's Wife (uncredited)
Tom Tangen ...
Student (uncredited)
Arthur Tovey ...
Wilbur (uncredited)
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Pedestrian in town square (uncredited)

Directed by

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Robert Zemeckis

Written by

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Robert Zemeckis ... (written by) &
Bob Gale ... (written by)

Produced by

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Neil Canton ... producer
Bob Gale ... producer
Kathleen Kennedy ... executive producer
Frank Marshall ... executive producer
Steven Spielberg ... executive producer

Music by

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Alan Silvestri

Cinematography by

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Dean Cundey ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Harry Keramidas ... (edited by)
Arthur Schmidt ... (edited by)

Editorial Department

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Donah Bassett ... negative cutter (as Donah J. Bassett)
Barbara Palmer Dixon ... assistant film editor (as Barbara Dixon)
Terry Haggar ... color timer
Roger Jaep ... apprentice film editor
Peter Lonsdale ... assistant film editor (as Peter N. Lonsdale)
Charles Simmons ... apprentice film editor
David Handman ... assistant editor (uncredited)
Ron S. Herbes ... trailer editor (uncredited)

Casting By

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Jane Feinberg
Mike Fenton
Judy Taylor

Production Design by

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Lawrence G. Paull

Art Direction by

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Todd Hallowell

Set Decoration by

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Hal Gausman

Costume Design by

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Deborah Lynn Scott ... (as Deborah L. Scott)

Makeup Department

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Dorothy Byrne ... hair stylist
Ken Chase ... makeup creator
Elizabeth Rabe ... hair stylist (uncredited)
Barry Rosenberg ... hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Jack Grossberg ... unit production manager
Dennis E. Jones ... unit production manager
Arthur F. Repola ... post-production supervisor (as Arthur Repola)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Mitchell Bock ... first assistant director: second unit
Pamela M. Eilerson ... second assistant director (as Pamela Eilerson)
Frank Marshall ... second unit director
David McGiffert ... first assistant director
Concetta Rinaldo-Williams ... dga trainee (as Concetta Rinaldo)

Art Department

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Stan Atkins ... welding forman
Cameron Birnie ... set designer
Ernest Depew ... construction coordinator (as Ernie Depew)
Al Gaynor ... graphic artist / scenic artist
Kirk D. Hansen ... paint foreman
Joseph E. Hubbard ... set designer
Dick Lasley ... production illustrator
Margie Stone McShirley ... set designer (as Marjorie Stone McShirley)
James Passanante ... standby painter (as Jim Passanante)
Joe Pfaltzgraf ... assistant property master
Andrew Probert ... production illustrator
Michael Scheffe ... construction coordinator: DeLorean
Arthur Smedley ... lead person (as Art Smedley)
'Dangerous' Bob Widin ... assistant property master
John Zemansky ... property master
Mario D'Alfonso ... labor foreman (uncredited)
Robert Misetich ... paint foreman (uncredited)
Tim Stadler ... painter (uncredited)
Drew Struzan ... poster artist (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Charles L. Campbell ... supervising sound editor
Larry Carow ... sound editor
Samuel C. Crutcher ... sound editor (as Sam Crutcher)
Janice Hampton ... sound editor
Craig Harris ... processed sound effects
Scott Hecker ... sound editor
Lawrence Jordan ... assistant sound editor (as Larry Fallick)
William B. Kaplan ... production sound mixer
John A. Larsen ... sound editor
Daniel J. Leahy ... re-recording mixer (as Dan Leahy)
Harry B. Miller III ... sound editor
Glenn T. Morgan ... assistant adr editor
Chuck Neely ... sound editor
Alan L. Nineberg ... adr editor (as Alan Nineberg)
Tak Ogawa ... sound designer
Sonny Pettijohn ... apprentice sound editor
Bruce Richardson ... sound editor
John Roesch ... foley
Rod Rogers ... assistant adr editor
Robert R. Rutledge ... supervising sound editor (as Robert Rutledge)
Earl Sampson ... boom operator (as Earl F. Sampson)
B. Tennyson Sebastian II ... re-recording mixer (as Tenny Sebastian II)
Larry Singer ... supervising adr editor
Fred Stafford ... sound editor
Jerry Stanford ... sound editor
Robert Thirlwell ... re-recording mixer
Bill Varney ... re-recording mixer
Darcy Vebber ... utility sound
Gary A. Hecker ... foley artist (uncredited)
Jack Keller ... sound recordist (uncredited)
David Kelson ... utility sound (uncredited)
Greg Orloff ... foley mixer (uncredited)
Elliot Tyson ... re-recording mixer (uncredited)

Special Effects by

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Sam Adams ... special effects
Richard Chronister ... special effects
William A. Klinger ... special effects (as William Klinger)
Kevin Pike ... special effects supervisor
Kimberley Pike ... special effects
Neil Smith ... special effects foreman
Steve Suits ... special effects
David Wischnack ... special effects foreman
Crit Killen ... model maker (uncredited)
David Neil Trifunovich ... special effects buyer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Ellen Lichtwardt Goodchild ... visual effects
Peter Albrecht ... ink & paint: ILM (uncredited)
Donna K. Baker ... rotoscope artist: ILM (uncredited)
Barbara Brennan ... animator: ILM (uncredited)
Donald Clark ... optical camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Mike Cochrane ... modelmaker: ILM (uncredited)
Jeff Doran ... optical technician: ILM (uncredited)
John Ellis ... optical supervisor: ILM (uncredited)
Scott Farrar ... camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Ellen Ferguson ... ink & paint: ILM (uncredited)
Robert Finley Jr. ... stage technician: ILM (uncredited)
Warren Franklin ... general manager: ILM (uncredited)
Michael Fulmer ... modelmaker: ILM (uncredited)
Steve Gawley ... supervising modelmaker: ILM (uncredited)
Tim Geideman ... optical technician: ILM (uncredited)
Ray Gilberti ... assistant camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Ellen Lichtwardt Goodchild ... rotoscope supervisor: ILM (uncredited)
Ralph Gordon ... optical line-up: ILM (uncredited)
Ned Gorman ... production buyer: ILM (uncredited)
Joanne Hafner ... ink & paint: ILM (uncredited)
James Hagedorn ... optical camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Robert Hill ... assistant camera operator: ILM (uncredited) / camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Sandy Houston ... rotoscope artist: ILM (uncredited)
Peg Hunter ... optical line-up: ILM (uncredited)
Ed Jones ... optical line-up: ILM (uncredited)
Randy Jonsson ... assistant camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Ira Keeler ... modelmaker: ILM (uncredited)
Bill Kimberlin ... effects editor: ILM (uncredited)
James Lim ... optical camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Pamela Marcotte ... visual effects (uncredited)
Kim Marks ... camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Ted Moehnke ... pyrotechnician: ILM (uncredited)
Jack Mongovan ... animator: ILM (uncredited)
Michael Moore ... assistant editor: ILM (uncredited)
Charlie Mullen ... animation supervisor: ILM (uncredited)
Phillip Norwood ... visual effects art director: ILM (uncredited)
Terrence Peck ... assistant editor: ILM (uncredited)
Ken Ralston ... supervisor of visual effects: ILM (uncredited)
Peggy Regan ... animator: ILM (uncredited)
Jay Riddle ... animation camera: ILM (uncredited) / animator: ILM (uncredited)
Louis Rivera ... optical technician: ILM (uncredited)
Martin Rosenberg ... assistant camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Thomas Rosseter ... optical line-up: ILM (uncredited)
Wesley Seeds ... modelmaker: ILM (uncredited)
Kenneth Smith ... optical camera operator: ILM (uncredited)
Anthony Stacchi ... visual effects animator (uncredited)
Howard Stein ... supervising visual effects editor: ILM (uncredited)
Peter Stolz ... pyrotechnician: ILM (uncredited)
Wes Takahashi ... animator: ILM (uncredited)
Laurie Vermont ... production coordinator: ILM (uncredited)

Stunts

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Richard E. Butler ... stunts
Charles Croughwell ... stunts (as Charlie Croughwell)
Loren Janes ... stunts
Max Kleven ... stunts
Bernie Pock ... stunts
Spiro Razatos ... stunts
Robert Schmelzer ... stunts
John-Clay Scott ... stunts
Walter Scott ... stunt coordinator
Per Welinder ... stunts
Bob Yerkes ... stunts
Charles Croughwell ... stunt double: Michael J. Fox (uncredited)
Gene Hartline ... stunts (uncredited)
Terry Jackson ... stunts (uncredited)
Danny Rogers ... stunt performer (uncredited)
Eric Stoltz ... stunt driver (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Dic Alexander ... grip
Richard Babin ... dolly grip (as Dick Babin)
Clyde E. Bryan ... first assistant camera
Dan Cooper ... best boy grip
George La Fountaine Jr. ... electrical lighting technician (as George LaFountaine)
'Wild' Will MacLean ... dolly grip
Thomas Marshall ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Thom Marshall)
Steve Mathis ... electrical lighting technician (as Steven R. Mathis)
Ralph Nelson ... still photographer
Michael Orefice ... assistant chief lighting technician (as Michael Paul Orefice)
Michael Salts ... grip
Charles J. Schray ... grip (as Chuck Schray)
Raymond Stella ... camera operator / director of photography: second unit
Steve Tate ... second assistant camera (as Stephen Tate)
Mark Walthour ... chief lighting technician (as Mark D. Walthour)
Anthony Wong ... electrical lighting technician
Ronald Woodward ... key grip (as Ronald T. Woodward)
Ray Gilberti ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Albert Hood ... electrician (uncredited)
Randy Jonsson ... assistant camera (uncredited)
Ron Kunecke ... musco light operator (uncredited)
Michael R. Marquette ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Brian Callahan ... costume supervisor: men
Julie Starr Dresner ... key costumer
Haleen K. Holt ... costume illustrator (uncredited)
Robert Iannaccone ... costume supervisor (uncredited)

Location Management

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Paul Pav ... location manager

Music Department

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Dick Bernstein ... music software
Michael Boddicker ... musician: synthesizer
James B. Campbell ... orchestrator (as James Campbell)
Deborah Cichocki ... assistant music editor (as Deborah Zimmerman)
Bones Howe ... music supervisor
Kenneth Karman ... music editor
Dennis S. Sands ... music scoring mixer (as Dennis Sands)
Jellybean Benítez ... music remixer: Back In Time (uncredited) / music remixer: Power Of Love (uncredited)
Tom Boyd ... musician: oboe soloist (uncredited) / oboe soloist (uncredited)
Chuck Domanico ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Paul Hanson ... guitar coach for Michael J. Fox (uncredited) / musican: guitar (uncredited)
Tommy Johnson ... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Huey Lewis & The News ... musician (uncredited)
James Thatcher ... musician: French horn solos (uncredited)

Transportation Department

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Dave Busick ... set mechanic
Bob Cornell ... transportation captain (as Bob R. Cornell)
John Feinblatt ... transportation coordinator
Tom Garris ... transportation captain: picture cars
Eugene Schwartz ... transportation manager (as Gene Schwartz)
Jack Carpenter ... driver: insert car (uncredited)
Gregory Dultz ... driver (uncredited)

Other crew

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Kate Barker ... assistant: Ms. Kennedy
Richard L. Calkins ... animal handler (as Richard Caulkins)
Jeffrey R. Coates ... production associate
Ron Cobb ... consultant: DeLorean time travel
Robert R. Draney ... assistant accountant
Lynn D. Ezelle ... assistant accountant
Ann Furia ... assistant accountant
Anthony Gibson ... production associate
Babette T. Gorman ... assistant: Mr. Canton
Nancy Hansen ... script continuity (as Nancy B. Hansen)
Diana L. Hayes ... production associate
Brad Jeffries ... choreographer
Leanne Moore ... production accountant
Julie Moskowitz ... assistant: Mr. Spielberg
Gail Oliver ... assistant: Mr. Zemeckis
Eileen Omaye ... assistant: Mr. Gale
Maureen Osborne-Beall ... production coordinator
Ramon Pahoyo ... craft service (as Ramon B. Pahoyo)
Bonne Radford ... production controller
Mary T. Radford ... assistant: Mr. Marshall
Marsha Robertson ... unit publicist
Nina Saxon ... title designer
Steven Spielberg ... presenter
Rob Stevens ... assistant production coordinator
Steven Talmy ... production associate
Judy Thomason ... assistant: Mr. Repola
Robert Weatherwax ... animal handler
Alexander Xavier Ponce-Bonano ... scientific consultant (uncredited)

Thanks

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Mark Campbell ... special thanks
Ron Hitchcock ... special thanks
Gregg Landaker ... special thanks
Steve Maslow ... special thanks
Tim May ... special thanks
Stephen Semel ... special thanks
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Storyline

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Plot Summary

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. Written by Robert Lynch

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Taglines He's the only kid ever to get into trouble before he was born. [UK] See more »
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Also Known As
  • Retour vers le futur (France)
  • Zurück in die Zukunft (Germany)
  • Regreso al futuro (Spain)
  • Retorn al futur (Spain, Catalan title)
  • Paluu tulevaisuuteen (Finland)
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Runtime
  • 116 min
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Box Office

Budget $19,000,000 (estimated)
Opening Weekend United States $11,332,134, 07 Jul 1985
Cumulative Worldwide Gross $381,109,762

Did You Know?

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Trivia The rights to the film and its sequels are owned by Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale. In a 2015 interview, Zemeckis maintained that no reboot or remake of the franchise would be authorized during his or Gale's lifetime. See more »
Goofs When Doc is telling Marty how his time machine works, he says, "Never mind that now, never mind that now." When he says this, Marty has the camera down by his side and isn't filming, yet later in the film when Marty shows the film to Doc in 1955, the film starts out with the camera on Doc saying, "never mind that now, never mind that now..." See more »
Movie Connections Edited into Back to the Future Part II (1989). See more »
Soundtracks THE POWER OF LOVE See more »
Crazy Credits For the video release, "To Be Continued" was added before the closing credits. This title has disappeared from the DVD release. See more »
Quotes Dr. Emmett Brown: If my calculations are correct, when this baby hits 88 miles per hour... you're gonna see some serious shit.
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