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Allanah Faherty

It's hard to believe but it's been exactly 30 years since Back to the Future screamed into our lives at 88 miles per hour. The Robert Zemeckis' directed film, which of course went on to become a beloved trilogy, gained a special place in our hearts with not only its imaginative storyline and endearing characters, but also by answering a question a lot of us have wondered at one stage or another - what if I could travel back in time? Well, as it turned out, much like Doc Brown promised, we saw some serious shit!

Not only is 2015 a special year for the original Back to the Future movie, but also for part 2 in the trilogy: October 21st, 2015 marks the date that Marty travelled forward to from 1985! It also means that in just a few months we should expect the release of Jaws 19, hover-boards, self-lacing Nikes and dehydrated pizza. However, while all of that is still a few months away, for now we can enjoy what the cast of the 1985 classic, Back to the Future look like now:

Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox)

Fun fact: According to Michael J. Fox , the interior of the DeLorean was so tight due to the added props, that every time he had to shift gears, he would hit his forearm on the handle that turns on the time circuits and rap his knuckles against the time display board. If you pay close attention during the car chase with the terrorists, you can hear these hits every time Marty uses the gear stick:

Dr. Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd)

Fun fact: Apparently Ronald Reagan was so amused by Doc Brown's disbelief that the actor would later become President that he had the projectionist stop and replay the scene! Reagan was obviously a huge fan of the film and series, quoting the film directly in his 1986 State of the Union address, famous saying "As they said in the film Back to the Future, 'Where we're going, we don't need roads.'"

Lorraine Baines (Lea Thompson)

Fun fact: It took three hours in make up to turn 23-year-old Lea Thompson into 47-year-old Lorraine McFly.

George McFly (Crispin Glover)

Fun fact: Despite the film's cult status and mammoth success, Crispin Glover claims to have only seen the film once, shortly after its release.

Biff Tannen (Thomas F. Wilson)

Fun fact: Biff Tannen's famous catchphrases "make like a tree and get outta here" and "butthead" were improvised by Thomas F. Wilson!

Jennifer Parker (Claudia Wells)

Fun fact: Claudia Wells was replaced by Elisabeth Shue for Back to the Future Part II and Part III after Wells gave up the role when her mother was diagnosed with cancer.

Dave McFly (Marc McClure)

Fun fact: Weirdly, Marc McClure appears in two films that feature the song "Earth Angel" by The Penguins: Superman III and Back to the Future. Both of these films also coincidentally feature music written by Chuck Berry: "Roll Over, Beethoven (sung by The Beatles) and "Johnny B. Goode."

Linda McFly (Wendie Jo Sperber)

Sadly Wendie Jo Sperber passed away in November 2005 after a long battle with breast cancer, she was 47-years-old.

Fun fact: In real life Linda McFly aka Wendie Jo Sperber was actually three years older than Lea Thompson who played her mother and six years older than Crispin Glover who played her father!

Mr. Strickland (James Tolkan)

Fun fact: James Tolkan was the first person in mind for the role of the strict high school principal Gerard Strickland, whom he played for all three Back to the Future films.

Source: IMDB


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