Back To The Future: Roads? Where we’re going we don’t need roads…
How many times have you watched Back To The Future? Is it a lot? It’s probably a lot.
And that is because the awesome 1985 film about time travel and the coolest kid in school sort of fancying his own mum, is one of those that just gets better and better.
It’s been 30 years since Marty and the gang took us in a DeLorean back through time, so we decided to take a trip to the… future? Present? Um, past again, is it?
This is confusing.
Either way, we’ve put together a gallery of the cast from our favourite childhood film, which includes pictures of them back then, alongside pics of how they’re looking now.
The only character we haven’t included is Einstein, who we couldn’t find now. Because he’s probably living on that luxury animal farm in the countryside, sharing a pile of doggy biscuits with Mrs Einstein.
Let’s not talk about that anymore.
And as if the pictures aren’t THRILLING enough, we’ve also thrown together eight of our favourite ‘did you know’ Back To The Future facts.
Yeah, you don’t have to say it, we know we’re great.
1. Titanic actor Billy Zane is in it!! He’s one of Biff‘s cronies and he’s amazingly missable. But not now you know he’s there…
2. In the original script, Doc and Marty sell pirate videos to raise the money for their time machine. Illegal, you guys.
3. Burger King seems to be a bit of a running theme for the show. It appears as a cameo in the film because the restaurant let crew park their cars in their car park. BK was also relevant to actress Lea (Lorraine), who was in a Burger King advert alongside actress Sarah Michelle Gellar before she was cast in the film. That’s like two cool facts in one.
4. Michael J. Fox is only 5ft 4in, while Christopher Lloyd (Doc) is 6ft 1in. That’s why Doc‘s hunched over a lot of the time – so that the height difference wasn’t quite so obvious.
5. Thomas Wilson (Biff) now works as a comedian, so many of his lines and scenes were improvised – including his classic line, ‘Make like a tree and get outta here’. Brilliant.
6. Christopher Lloyd actually turned the role of Doc down, but his wife persuaded him to take it. Actors John Lithgow, Dudley Moore and Jeff Goldblum were all apparently considered for the role.
7. The film script was rejected 40 times before someone picked it up. Because people are idiots.
8. Crispin Glover (George) later said in an interview that he was so nervous during filming, that in some scenes he was just silently mouthing his lines, and they dubbed his voice in later at a recording studio. Which sounds like a joke, but who can tell?
Right, we’re off home to watch it seven or eight more times.