Great years in film

  (#1)

Start in 1985 and go back 30 years (as Marty McFly does in Back to the Future) and you’re in 1955; go forward 30 years (as Marty McFly does in Back to the Future Part II) and you’re in 2015, this year. So this year we celebrate BTTF2. Expect to be transported back to 1955, and then in Part III to 1885. Great years in film.

On the first movie, from Wikipedia:

Back to the Future is a 1985 American science fiction comedy adventure film directed by Robert Zemeckis, written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale, produced by Gale and Neil Canton, and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Lea Thompson, Crispin Glover and Thomas F. Wilson.

… In the film, teenager Marty McFly (Fox) is sent back in time to 1955, where meets his future parents in high school and accidentally becomes his mother’s romantic interest. Marty must repair the damage to history by causing his parents-to-be to fall in love, and with the help of eccentric scientist Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Lloyd), he must find a way to return to 1985.

  (#2)

Then BTTF2:

Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 American comic science fiction film and the second installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. It was directed by Robert Zemeckis from a screenplay written by Bob Gale, and stars Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Thomas F. Wilson and Lea Thompson. The plot picks up immediately where the original film left off. After repairing the damage to history done by his previous time travel adventures, Marty McFly (Fox) and his friend Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Lloyd) travel to 2015 to prevent McFly’s future son from ending up imprisoned. However, their presence allows Biff Tannen (Wilson) to steal Doc’s DeLorean time machine and travel to 1955, where he alters history by making his younger self wealthy. (link)

And BTTF3:

Back to the Future Part III is a 1990 American science fiction western film and the third and final installment of the Back to the Future trilogy. The film was directed by Robert Zemeckis and starred Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd, Mary Steenburgen, Thomas F. Wilson, and Lea Thompson. The film takes place immediately after the events of Back to the Future Part II. While stranded in 1955 during his time travel adventures, Marty McFly (Fox) discovers that his friend Dr. Emmett “Doc” Brown (Lloyd), trapped in 1885, was killed by Biff Tannen’s great-grandfather Buford. Marty decides to travel to 1885 to rescue Doc. (link)

Very briefly on Fox and Lloyd (as shown in #2, from BTTF):

Michael J. Fox (born Michael Andrew Fox; June 9, 1961) is a Canadian-American actor, author, producer, and advocate [on behalf of Parkinson’s Disease]. With a film and television career spanning from the 1970s, Fox’s roles have included Marty McFly from the Back to the Future trilogy (1985–1990); Alex P. Keaton from Family Ties (1982–1989), for which he won three Emmy Awards and a Golden Globe Award; and Mike Flaherty in Spin City (1996–2001), for which he won an Emmy, three Golden Globes, and two Screen Actors Guild Awards. (link)

(Fox can be seen in the Family Ties cast in this posting about Michael Gross.)

Christopher Allen Lloyd (born October 22, 1938) is an American actor best known for his roles as Emmett “Doc” Brown in the Back to the Future trilogy, Jim Ignatowski in the television series Taxi, Uncle Fester in The Addams Family and its sequel Addams Family Values, and Judge Doom in Who Framed Roger Rabbit. (link)

(Lloyd’s acting is well-known for tending to the deranged.)

Both Fox and Loyd have had very extensive acting careers, Fox in film and tv, Lloyd on stage as well.

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