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Back To The Future - Classic 80's Movie

Updated on October 10, 2013

Marty McFly

I have to say "Back To The Future" is probably one of my most favourite movies from the 80's. I have lost count how many times I have driven my family mad by insisting that we sit and on watch. I think itâs very clever how they use Marty McFly and the Doc in the three films to cover over 100 years of experiences for the McFly family; from when they first settled in the USA thru to (what was then) the far future - 2015.

The question has to be â Did anyone really think / hope that the world would be like the one set in the second film? So to answer that very question I have actually set that very question below. It will be very interesting to see how the results develop.

For me, I will always remember going to the cinema with my first girlfriend (now wife) to see it. However that was not my only memory of the 'Trilogy'. In the early 1990's we went on holiday to Orlando and visited "Universal Studios".

The very first ride that we went on was the "Back To The Future" ride, which was totally different to anything we had back in the UK at that time. Even till this day, that ride still sticks in my mind!

I still remember standing in the queue, slowly walking up the slopes of the ride, waiting to get, not knowing what was going to happen.

Now obviously, when I sat down to write this article I knew there are numerous sites around on the web dedicated to this subject alone. However I just wanted to talk about a few of the aspects of the movie that I love and are fanatical about.


Did you think, we could live like the movie in 2015?

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Back to the future

Now as someone who loves both the classic 80's movie and cars, I'm sure it's no great surprise to you, that I first wanted to mention the famous DELOREAN car or to give the car its official title: DeLorean DMC-12.

Converted by Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown (Christopher Lloyd) into a Time Machine with the use of the now famous "flux capacitor" and powered by plutonium which Marty McFly uses to escape from Doc Brown's killers. Hitting 88mph automatically propels Marty back in time to 1955 and so the Adventure Begins.

In fact in future movies we get to see the car converted (Hover Conversion) to be able to fly, which would be used by both Marty and the Doc to travel to backwards and forwards in time.


Back in the mid 80's I actually worked as a decorator in North London (UK) and remember painting the exterior of a house and sat next door on the neighbors drive was an actual DeLorean. Trust me as a young guy who had only recently passed his driving test, seeing the real thing was fantastic. (Admittedly without the Doc Brown modifications).

Even to this day I try to watch Back To The Future whenever it is shown on TV, even though as you may of guessed I have the full DVD SET.

Back To The Future - Movie Trailer

No article about the movie would be complete without the trailer to the original movie. So please enjoy.............

Back To The Future Cars

I thought it would be a great opportunity to show to links to some great examples of the DeLorean.

A fantastic opportunity to own your own 1:24 scale models

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Which is the BEST! Back To The Future Film?

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I wonder what you would do IF you had a time machine?

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      Shinichi Mine 4 years ago from Tokyo, Japan

      I also liked the first one best. I did watch all of them though as I was a huge fan of this movie.

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      hptouchupdate 4 years ago

      yeah dude first was the best. thanks for the lens, gave me some good memories as a kid.

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      josietook 4 years ago

      First one's definitely the best!!

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      @BritFlorida: I have to agree with you

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      Jackie Jackson 4 years ago from Fort Lauderdale

      I've seen all three but the first was the best!

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      goldenrulecomics 4 years ago

      I only saw the first movie, which I really liked.

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      @Camerabuff LM: thank you

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      Camerabuff LM 4 years ago

      My favorite by far was the first. Sequels loose some thing. Good lens.

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      stanger66 4 years ago

      Just watching Part 2 at this very moment in time on Sky TV

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      Takkhis 4 years ago

      My favorite one is "Back To The Future" :)

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      ismeedee 4 years ago

      Just watched one and two with my son who'd never seen them but heard of them and wanted to watch them! He loved it and has been playing 'plutonium' and 'hoverboard' ever since... watching number three next week!

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      wleon63 4 years ago

      Good lens this one. I well remember when this film was shown in England. The anticipation and excitement was palpable. I agree with the comment below, in that it needs more of your input into it. Other than that, this article brought back good memories for me.

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      RedHairedRockHead 4 years ago

      Hi! This lens could use some more! By more I mean more of your take on it and your experiences, and some more about the other two movies. Keep going!