Back to the Future Trilogy Original and Limited Edition Art (1985, 1989, 1990)
Marty McFly is a teenager living with a grim and bleak family in Hill Valley, California. His father, George McFly, is constantly bullied by his supervisor, Biff Tannen, and his slobbish overweight mother, Lorraine Baines McFly, has a drinking problem. On the morning of October 25, 1985, his friend, scientist Dr. Emmett "Doc" Brown, calls him and asks to meet at 1:15 am the following morning at Twin Pines Mall. Marty and his band audition to perform at the school dance, but are rejected. Marty's girlfriend, Jennifer Parker, encourages him to pursue the dream of being a rock musician. At dinner that night, Lorraine recounts how she and George first fell in love when her father hit him with his car. Marty meets Doc as planned. Doc reveals a DeLorean DMC-12 which he has modified into a time machine, powered by plutonium which generates 1.21 gigawatts of power into a device he calls the "flux capacitor." Doc also explains that the car travels to a programmed date upon reaching 88 miles per hour. However, before Doc can make a trip twenty five years into the future, the Libyan terrorists he stole the plutonium from show up and gun him down. Marty attempts to escape in the DeLorean but, in the process, reaches the speed of 88 miles per hour and is transported back to November 5, 1955, a date Dr. Emmett Brown entered as an example to Marty as the date he invented his flux capacitor. In 1955, Marty runs into his father, George, as a teenager who is being bullied by Biff. As George is about to be hit by Lorraine's father's car, Marty pushes him out of the way and takes the impact. As a result, Lorraine becomes infatuated with Marty instead of George. Marty is disturbed by her flirtations and leaves to find Doc. Marty convinces Doc that he is from the future and asks him to help him return to 1985. Doc is aghast by the fact the time machine requires 1.21 gigawatts of power, telling Marty that the only possible source of that amount of power is a bolt of lightning. Marty remembers that lightning will strike the courthouse clocktower the following Saturday at 10:04 PM. Doc also deduces that Marty has prevented his parents from meeting. He tells Marty he must find a way to get them together or he will never exist. Marty plans to have George appear to rescue Lorraine from Marty's overt sexual advances on the night of the school's "Enchantment Under the Sea" dance. However, a drunk Biff unexpectedly shows up, pulls Marty from the car, and forces himself on Lorraine. George arrives as planned to rescue Lorraine from Marty, but finds Biff instead. Biff subjugates George, but George punches Biff in the face, knocking him out. A smitten Lorraine follows George to the dance floor where they kiss for the first time, assuring Marty's existence. Meanwhile, Marty writes Doc a letter to warn him of his murder in 1985, but Doc indignantly tears up the letter without reading it, for fear he will alter the future. The lightning strikes at 10:04 PM successfully sends Marty back to 1985, but he is too late to prevent Doc from being shot. However, Doc reveals he was wearing a bulletproof vest and had taped the letter back together. Doc drops Marty off at home and leaves in the time machine for the future. Marty awakens the next morning to find his home and family significantly improved and happier. Lorraine is physically fit, George has become a self-confident and successful science fiction author, Marty's brother Dave is now a businessman and his sister Linda no longer has troubles finding boyfriends. Most notably, George and Lorraine now have the close relationship they never had. Biff has become an auto-detailer and is now very deferential towards George. Just as Marty reunites with Jennifer, Doc arrives, insisting that they accompany him to the future to sort out a problem with their (Marty and Jennifer's) kids. With Doc at the wheel once again, Marty and Jennifer get in the updated time machine, now a flying DeLorean hovercar powered by nuclear fusion, and blast off into the future.
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