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Back to the Future (1985)

Director:
Robert Zemeckis

COUNTRY
USA

Genre
Science Fiction
NORWEGIAN TITLE
Tilbake til fremtiden

RUNNING TIME
116 minutes

Producer:
Bob Gale
Neil Canton
Screenwriter:
Robert Zemeckis
Bob Gale


Cast includes:

CHARACTER ACTOR/ACTRESS RATING
Marty McFly Michael J. Fox
Dr. Emmett Brown Christopher Lloyd
Lorraine Baines Lea Thompson
George McFly Crispin Glover
Biff Tannen Thomas F. Wilson
Jennifer Parker Claudia Wells -
Dave McFly Marc McClure -
Linda McFly

Wendie Jo Sperber

-
Sam Baines

George DiCenzo

-
Gerald Strickland

James Tolkan

-
Skinhead

Jeffrey Jay Cohen

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3-D

Casey Siemaszko

-
Match

Billy Zane

-

 

Review

It was an adventure of classic proportions Robert Zemeckis created when he combined clever time-travel writing with a wonderful mixture of 1950s Americana worship and an era-defining depiction of 1980s youth culture a tribute to skateboards and walkmans. Amidst Michael J. Fox' youthful energy, Christopher Lloyd's in-your-face eccentricity and Crispin Glover's wonderful idiosyncrasy, Back to the Future did a magnificent job bridging the generation gap for mid-80s youngsters, whom John Hughes would claim weren't being understood by their parents in The Breakfast Club a few weeks later. In Back to the Future, it's arguably the other way around, but the end-result of Zemeckis' bridge-building is in many ways the same; an insight into the fact that being a hormonal teenager presented many of the same challenges in the 1950s as it did in the 1980s, or the 2020s, for that matter. And Back to the Future also keeps you completely, A-to-Z entertained by throwing impressive visuals and savvy antics at you from start to finish. A perfect film for parents and kids, even today.

Copyright 05.10.2020 Fredrik Gunerius Fevang

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