The 1985 film “Back to the Future” has gone down in history as an instant classic. As one of the most successful franchises of the 80-90s, “Back to the Future” spawned sequels in 1989 and 1990. However, as popular as these films are, there may be a thing or two you didn’t know about “Back to the Future.”
The film’s original script is entirely different. Doc’s name was Professor and he lacked his signature catchphrase. Meanwhile, Marty bootlegs ‘X’ rated films. Additionally, the film’s climax involved Marty and Prof (Doc) breaking into a military nuclear testing site. Screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale undoubtably needed to head back to the drawing board before studios would back the film. Even if Steven Spielberg was vouching for Zemeckis.
Once Zemeckis and Gale wrote a few more drafts, the film was green-lit and the rest was cinematic history. However, there still remains tons of obscure fun facts about the film. Luckily, the YouTube channel CineFix has a video full of “Back to the Future” trivia! For instance, who originally played Marty for the first month of filming? What was the time machine supposed to be before it was the iconic DeLorean? And which famous stars had their film debuts in the “Back to the Future” franchise?
For the answer to all these questions and more check out the video above. If you can still can’t get enough Marty and Doc trivia don’t worry. You can watch CineFix’s follow up video here, where they provide even more fun facts about the beloved franchise.