ArticleFrom the Academy Award®-winning filmmakers Steven Spielberg and Robert Zemeckis comes Back to the Future - the original, groundbreaking adventure that sparked one of the most successful trilogies ever! Starring Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, the phenomenally popular Back to the Future films literally changed the future of the adventure movie genre. Powered by innovative special effects, unforgettable songs and non-stop action, Back to the Future is an unrivaled adventure that stands the test of time. Back to the Future immerses you in all the breathtaking action, groundbreaking comedy and sheer movie-making magic of one of the most brilliantly inventive, wildly entertaining motion picture triumphs in Hollywood history!
A worldwide cultural phenomenon, Back to the Future was executive produced by Steven Spielberg and directed by Robert Zemeckis. Starring Michael J. Fox as time-traveler Marty McFly, the film was shot at night to accommodate the actor's daytime commitment to TV's Family Ties. The highest grossing film of 1985, Back to the Future launched one of the most successful franchises in Universal's history, including two theatrical sequels, an animated television series, a theme park ride, toys, comic books, video games and apparel.
Following a year-long grassroots effort initiated by this site, the U.S. Library of Congress announced in December 2007 the preservation of the original Back to the Future film by its addition to the National Film Registry as one of 25 elite films annually deemed "culturally, historically or aesthetically significant" and of enduring importance to popular American culture. Its preservation ensures that this timeless classic will be enjoyed by future audiences throughout the rest of time.