Coming up on the anniversary of the original release date of Back To The Future, released 35 years ago, July 3rd 1985. From reviewing the threads on this forum, this is definitely one of the most beloved and favorite movies among Hoffman members and wider pop culture, at least of my generation. I was 5 years old when it was released, and didn't see it in the theater. I didn't realize the "To Be Continued" at the end was not in the original theatrical release, but only added onto the VHS release once they realized the huge box office success could be parlayed a trilogy. I saw it when it first came out on VHS at 6 years old and remembering being so confused about the time travel plot (my 6 year old brain wasn't ready for it yet), but was so obsessed with Marty McFly. I became obsessed with skateboarding as well, and got a Back To The Future skateboard for my birthday a couple years later. I was already a huge Huey Lewis fan as a young kid, as the Sports Album was my older sisters' favorite. Huey being instrumental in this film only added the appeal. And it had everything to do with 80s pop culture - jeans, nike sneakers, Pepsi Free, Tab, music, walkmans, skateboards, guitars, burger king.... It constantly re-aired on cable TV in the 80s and remember watching it all the time. Crazy to think the script kept getting rejected for about 4 years before it was picked up. And it is one of the iconic 80s movies that has aged really well. It does have the Frank Capra "It's A Wonderful Life" type feel good storybook ending and could be the peak time travel scifi movie. The 5 weeks of wasted shooting with Eric Stoltz and recasting with Michael J Fox (who shot at night due to his daytime Family Ties gig) is well known, but also interesting is that Jon Lithgow was one of the first choices for Doc Brown. Lea Thompson was superb in this film (and I like a lot of young kids had a crush on 80s Lea), and this one a one-hit wonder for Thomas F Wilson as Biff. Great cameos, and said to see Claudia Wells as Jennifer Parker was great (sad to see she had to back out of the rest of the trilogy due to her mother getting cancer). Another great cameos are George DiCenzo as Sam Baines ("He's an idiot. Comes from upbringing. His parents are probably idiots, too. Lorraine, you ever have a kid who acts that way, I'll disown you.") and loved the 50s Marvin Berry & The Starlighters band at the Enchanment Under the Sea dance. This was peak Michael J Fox - he was such a superstar at this point on one of the best TV shows and then the highest grossing movie of the year - he was only around 5' 5" but was believable as the cool/slick/athletic/tough kid but also had the humor and physical comedy down for the Marty McFly role. The success and reverence of this film as only grown over the years. It doubled the next highest grossing films in 1985 (which was Rambo 2 and Rocky IV - shoutout to 80s Stallone, another pop culture icon of that era). In 1985, it was in the #1 box office movie for almost 12 straight weeks in 1985, only to be bounced a couple weeks in to #2 for one week because ET was re-released in theaters that summer July 19, 1985. Robert Zemeckis really knocked this movie out of the park. What are your favorite lines, scenes, moments, memories of this film? Best scene: tough call... for me it is either Marty arrives in 1955 with Mister Sandman playing and him being awestruck about what is happening to him... or the Enchantment Under The Sea dance where Marty if fading when the red-headed guy cuts in and Marty is fading into extinction with Earth Angel also getting drowned out, then George knocks him and cuts to the close up of Marvin Berry belting out Earth Angel louder and George waves to Marty and Marty waves back wiggling his fingers.... Classic! Best quote: this is a tough one but always quote "Say hi to your mom for me" from Biff.... Underrated scene: Marty has dinner with his 1955 grandparents... bringing in the TV and commenting he saw the Honeymooners on a rerun and he has 2 TVs and asking about Doc Brown's address and mentions John F Kennedy drive.... Great underrated Scene!