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Back to the Future

Back to the Future
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Back to the Future
Back to the Future
  • PG
  • 1h 56m
  • 1985
Certified Fresh96%
Common Sense Media Iconage 10+
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Steven Spielberg presents an irresistible comic fantasy that accelerated beyond the time barrier with wit, imagination and infectious, wide-eyed wonder. Michael J.Fox stars as Marty McFly, a typical American teenager of the Eighties accidentally sent back to 1955 in a plutonium-powered DeLorean " time machine" invented by mad scientist Christopher Lloyd. During his hysterical, amazing trip back in time, Marty must take certain teenage parents'to-be, Crispin Glover and Lea Thompson, meet and fall in love-so he can get back to the future. Directed by Robert Zemeckis, this delightful comedy-adventure will make everyone want to go Back To The Future over and over again.
© 1985 Universal City Studios, Inc. All Rights Reserved.

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Certified Fresh96%
Critics Consensus: Inventive, funny, and breathlessly constructed, Back to the Future is a rousing time-travel adventure with an unforgettable spirit.
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Common Sense Says
'80s time-travel favorite; some violence, bullying, cursing.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that Back to the Future is a 1980s time-travel favorite that includes scenes in which main character Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) and his friends are in physical jeopardy: A bully initiates a mostly off-camera assault on a high school girl, there's a violent attack in which a key character is thought to be killed, a van chases a teen on a skateboard, and more. There are also several episodes of bullying. While the violence is exaggerated and closer in tone to cartoon jeopardy than real danger, some kids will no doubt find it tense. Several scenes show Marty's discomfort when the girl who will eventually be his mother tries to kiss and embrace him. Expect strong language, including a couple of memorable uses of "s--t," as well as "bastards," "damn," "a--hole," and a couple of racial slurs in the 1950s-set scenes. It's worth noting that this is the movie that alerted the public to the concept of product placement, with controversy arising from the near-constant visuals of Pepsi products and other brands.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Sci-Fi, Comedy
  • Release Date:July 3, 1985
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
  • Screen Pass Eligible:Yes
If purchased in:4K
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