back to the future

From The Australian: Back to the Future: That’s the power of love

Trivia has a way of separating everyday fans from the tragics. Take Back to the Future, the 1985 film starring Michael J. Fox, and the two sequels.

Not everyone would be aware, for instance, that the time travelling device initially was conceived as a fridge instead of a DeLorean. More widely known may be the fact Eric Stoltz was first cast as Marty McFly, how it wasn’t until five weeks into filming that producers decided to start over with a new actor, someone who had a better feel for comedy, the young guy from Family Ties. (A few Stoltz scenes can be found on YouTube.) Johnny Depp and John Cusack were some of the early contenders for that part, too.

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