Classic Cinema: Back to the Future 3 (1990) – By Jason S. Lockard


This month as we conclude our look back at the Back to the Future trilogy we look also at our star of the month Doc Brown himself Christopher Lloyd.

Christopher Lloyd was born in Stamford, Connecticut, on October 22, 1938, the youngest child of Samuel R. Lloyd, a lawyer, and his wife Ruth, a singer and sister of San Francisco mayor Roger Lapham. After taking classes and doing stage work. His first movie role was in One flew over the cuckoo’s nest and than played “Reverend” Jim Ignatowski in the classic TV show Taxi, but his most famous role of Lorraine Baines-McFly in the Back to the Future trilogy.

In the final film of the trilogy Doc Brown is trapped in 1885 where he works as a blacksmith Marty sets out from 1955 to go back in time and rescue Doc and bring him back to the future. Soon after Marty arrives he evokes the wrath of Biff’s ancestor Bufford “Mad Dog” Tannen. So Doc and Marty plan to leave for the future before the fight. Sounds simple right! Not so fast, enter Clara Clayton the new school teacher that Doc has fallen in love with. Will Marty and Doc ever make it home? You’ll have to watch the trilogy to find out!

Christopher Lloyd after this trilogy went on to play many iconic and amazing parts. Starting with Klingon Commander Kruge in Star Trek III as well as Professor Plum in the movie version of the classic board game Clue, The villain Judge Doom in Who framed Roger Rabbit, Uncle Fester in the movie adaptions of The Addams Family and Martin in the movie adaption of My Favorite martian.

From stage to screen to Emmy award winning tv star Christopher Lloyd is a legend! And for me he made the Back to the Future trilogy a must see. I can’t imagine anyone not having seen this trilogy, but incase you haven’t; treat yourself to a time travel adventure that has it all! Music, romance, comedy, action, adventure! There truly is something for everyone in this trilogy.

Until next month when we check out another classic this is Jason S. Lockard reminding you if you want to see a great film check out a classic.

Moral Rating: violence and adult language
Audience: teens and adults
Genre: Adventure / Sci-fi / Comedy
Length: 118 Minutes
Released: 1990
Rating: A-