Martin “Seymus McFly ”  , better known as Marty McFly, is the protagonist of the fantasy adventure trilogy “ Back to the Future ”, created by Robert Zemeckis in 1985-1990. In the films, the role of Marty was played by the Canadian-American actor Michael Jay Fox . In the 1991 animated series, the character was voiced by David Kauffman , and in a computer game in 2010 - A.J. Lokasio  .
Marty falls into 1955
(photo from the shoot).
|Appearance||Back to the Future|
|Disappearance||The game. Episode 5: Outatime|
|Role performer||Michael J. Fox ,|
David Kauffman ,
|Number of episodes||3 ( trilogy ) |
25 ( animated series )
7 ( comics )
5 ( game )
Sonny Crockett ,
|Date of Birth||June 12, 1968|
|Family||George McFly (father),|
Lorraine McFly (mother),
Dave McFly (brother),
Linda McFly (sister),
Jennifer Parker (wife)
|Children||Marlene McFly (daughter),|
Martin McFly Jr. (son)
|Relations||Emmett Brown (friend)|
Biff Tannen (Enemy)
Marty was born in Hill Valley on June 12, 1968  into a family of Irish descent.
In 1985, Marty is the lead guitarist for the music group The Pinheads  (from the English - “Dumbasses”  ), listening to the band Huey Lewis and the News , Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers and Van Halen . She skates perfectly, shoots accurately at the Wild Gunman slot machine in the local 7-Eleven store  , and knows how to drive a car with a manual gearbox.
October 25, 1985 Marty is 17 years old, although age is not indicated in any part of the trilogy - only on the poster of the first series. However, when Doc says that he wants to go 30 years ahead, Marty says that he will be 47 then. On souvenir driver's licenses, which can be bought at some stores (for example, on eBay ), Marty’s birth date is June 12, 1968 and also its address is indicated: Lyons Drive, 9303.
Family and friends
Marty is the youngest of three children in the family of George and Lorraine McFly. He has brother Dave and sister Linda. His lover's name is Jennifer Parker, and his best friend is Emmett Brown . Brown, whom Marty calls simply “Doc,” is an elderly scientist. It seems that Marty is embarrassed by her family and therefore spends very little time with her. He mainly communicates with Doc, Jennifer and the guys from his musical group  .
The circumstances of the meeting between Marty and Doc are unknown, although in the original scenario it was mentioned that in 1983 Doc hired Marty to clean his garage and the man was ready to pay the boy $ 50 a week, also giving free beer and access to his rare records [7 ] . However, in the end, screenwriters Robert Zemeckis and Bob Gale decided that such a story contradicted the character’s ultimate concept, and simply suggested that friendship arose from the usual curiosity that people experience when they meet such an eccentric person like Doc.
By 2015, Marty is married to Jennifer, they have two children - son Martin McFly Jr. and daughter Marlene, who was born on April 28, 1998  . Children are very similar to their father, in the second film, both characters were played by Michael J. Fox. Be that as it may, the decision not to race with the Needles at the end of the third part could affect the course of events and change the future that viewers saw in Back to the Future 2 .
Traveling in the past, Marty took himself pseudonyms so that he would not be recognized. Once in 1955, he took advantage of the fact that his mother Lorraine read the name of the famous brand “ Calvin Klein ” on his underpants and took this name for himself  . To convince George to invite Lorraine to dance, Marty appeared before him in a radiation suit and called himself Darth Vader from the planet Vulcan  - Darth Vader is the main villain in the Star Wars films, and the planet Vulcan is the birthplace of Spock, one of the characters in the Star Trek universe ". In 1885, he called himself Clint Eastwood  (the authors asked the actor for permission to use his name in the film).
In the game, Marty called himself Michael Corleone - the name of the famous mafia character from the novels and films "The Godfather ". In addition, the player has the opportunity to choose one of several options, including the names of Sonny Crocket (the name of the protagonist of the television series " Miami Police ") and Harry Callahan (the protagonist of the film " Dirty Harry "). In the fifth episode, finding himself in 1931, Citizen Brown sets up Edna Strickland against Marty, calling him a crook named Jacob Smirnoff .
Back to the Future
In the first film, Marty accidentally ends up in 1955 after Doc was shot dead by Libyan terrorists for stealing plutonium from them. Once in the past, Marty finds the young Doc and convinces him that he is from the future, telling how he came up with the concept of time travel. But there is a problem with returning home - it is almost impossible to get plutonium in 1955, but fortunately there is one way - to bring lightning energy to the time machine, providing it with a charge of 1.21 GW needed for moving.
Marty knows that lightning should strike a clock tower a week after the day he was in the past. Doc assumes responsibility for preparing for Marty’s return home, while the young man is trying to correct what he had done — he interfered with the meeting of his parents, and now his existence is in danger. In addition, the local bully Biff Tannen, who in the future became the boss of his father George, is flying over his mother. In the end, Marty manages to instill confidence in George, Lorraine falls in love with him, and Marty successfully moves in time, having also managed to warn Doc about the death that awaits him in 30 years.
Returning to 1985, Marty discovers that everything has changed for the better for his family, and Biff is now working for Makflayev. Marty sees his girlfriend Jennifer, they kiss, but at that moment Doc appears on the time machine and says that Marty should go with him to the future, where serious problems arose in his family.
Back to the Future 2
Travelers find themselves in 2015, where Doc says that Martin Jr., the future son, succumbing to the threats of Biff's grandson Griff, decides to rob the bank, but he is caught and sent to prison. His daughter, Marlene, is trying to escape his brother, but the idea turns out to be a failure and she is also sentenced to imprisonment. Like the events of 1955, Marty confronts Grif and his gang, as a result of which the hooligans spoil municipal property and are arrested. While in 2015, Marty notices a sports almanac in the store, but Doc forbids the young man to take the book with him to the past. An elderly Biff observes this scene - seizing the moment while the heroes rescue Jennifer, who is under the influence of sleeping pills, which the police took to her future home, Biff hijacks DeLorean and gives the book to himself in 1955.
Returning to 1985, the heroes they do not recognize their hometown - in this world Biff became the richest man, killed George McFly and married Lorraine. Learning from Biff from the alternative 1985, when he received the sports almanac, the heroes set off in 1955, where Marty, trying not to meet with himself and prevent Biff's friends from grabbing his other dancing man, gets and destroys the book that caused so many troubles. The reality of the future is changing, but at that moment lightning strikes in DeLorean, and the car, along with Doc, disappears into the unknown. After some time, the postman of the Western Union service approaches Marty, who brings him a letter from Doc, who appeared in the Wild West in 1885.
Back to the Future 3
Marty decides to find Doc again in 1955, who just sent another Marty in 1985. Having convinced that his appearance is not a paradox, Marty shows Doc a letter from himself, where he left instructions for repairing the time machine and a map with which you can Find DeLorean hidden in an abandoned mine by Doc 70 years ago. Near the mine is a cemetery where Copernicus, the dog of Doc, finds the grave of his master. The stove says that Doc was shot dead by the rabid dog bandit Tannen a week after Doc sent Marty a letter. When Doc fixes the car, Marty sets off to rescue his friend in 1885.
There, a barrage of unsuccessful events literally falls upon him - the attack of the Indians, the bear, and salvation from the cavalry. Escaping, Marty falls off a cliff and wakes up already on the farm of his relatives - immigrants from Ireland, who sheltered him at home for the night. The next morning, Marty has a run-in with the Raging Dog, but then Doc appears and saves him. Upon learning of his fate, Doc decides that he will have enough life in the Wild West, but Marty reports that the Indians made a hole in the tank and they do not have gasoline. Emmett explains to Marty that without gas they cannot return home. Then Doc devises a plan in which they hijack a train and accelerate DeLorean to 88 mph. Delving into the details of the plan, Doc and Marty find themselves next to the gorge, where a teacher named Clara Clayton, who arrived in Hill Valley, almost fell off.
From the moment they saw each other, a mutual attraction arises between Doc and Clara. Marty watches in amazement as Doc changes before his eyes, falling in love with charming Clara. Meanwhile, Raging Dog is once again showing itself, threatening to kill Doc at a local festival. Marty intervenes here, and Tannen makes an appointment for him on Monday morning at the saloon, to once and for all put all the points over the “and”. A threat looms over Marty, as Doc’s name has disappeared from the tombstone, and Marty’s name has appeared there. Doc is forced to part with Clara, saying that he must return to the future. The woman, of course, does not believe him. Clara decides to leave Hill Valley with the same train that Marty and Doc were about to steal. Meanwhile, the heroes are trapped inside the saloon while Tannen is waiting for them at the exit. In the end, Marty decides on a risky trick, and in the end he defeats Tannen. A deputy sheriff appears and arrests him. Once on the train, Clara hears two men discussing last night in the saloon, where the drunk "poor fellow healed his heart after he hurt his beloved." Realizing that this is Doc, Clara gets off the train and comes to his forge, where she finds confirmation of Doc's words about the future. She rushes after the train that Doc drives and last minute Emmett and Clara stay in 1885, and Marty moves to the future, where she almost dies under the wheels of the train that destroys DeLorean.
Marty arrives at Jennifer’s house, where the girl wakes up and cannot understand whether what happened to her was a dream or a reality. On the way to the house near Marty, the car of his friend from the school, Needles, stops and he offers to arrange a race. Marty pretends to be involved, but backs up at the last moment. A few seconds later, from the side where Marty's car was supposed to go, a Rolls-Royce appears - the accident could not be avoided. Jennifer finds in her pocket a fax from the future with the disappearing inscription “You are fired” and realizes that their future has changed, and the events of 2015 are true. Marty and Jennifer come to the crash site of DeLorean, where a flying time train suddenly appears - Doc leaves with his wife Clara and children, sons Jules and Verne. Doc tells the young that the future will be the way they make it, and then goes on a journey through time.
After the events of the third part, Marty's life loses some of the meaning. The dock has not appeared in the present for half a year. On May 14, 1986, the sale of Dock's property begins. On the same day, a time machine suddenly appeared in front of the garage with Einstein in the front seat. In the cabin, Marty finds a voice recorder with a message from Doc, who says he is in danger in the past. Marty finds an article in the archives of the local newspaper that a certain Karl Sagan, who turned out to be Doc, was arrested for setting fire to an illegal bar and that he was later killed by the gangster “Kid” Irving Tannen. Marty sets off in 1931, where he finds Doc in a city prison, and also meets the very young Edna, who works as a journalist. Doc tells Marty that only he, that is, young Emmett Brown, will be able to help them in this situation, since during this period of time he was working on a drilling rig. In the course of events, Marty inspires and helps young Emmett finish the drill, but when this happens, it is too late - Doca has already grabbed the “Baby” and is going to kill him. Marty rushes in pursuit and saves a friend. When travelers prepare to move in 1986, Marty has a familiar, unpleasant sensation that he is disappearing from reality.
Doc learns from the changed newspaper that, as a result of their actions, “Baby” was not arrested, as it should have happened. And as a result, Marty’s grandfather, Arthur McFly, an accountant in Tannen, was killed by his minions after Arthur testified against the “Baby”. Now Marty faces a difficult task - to protect his grandfather and convince police officer Danny Parker, grandfather Jennifer, that he should arrest Tannen.
However, as he witnessed a time shift in DeLorean, Parker began to drink a lot, his life and career went downhill. When Marty manages to convince Danny that the "Baby" is only behind bars, the hero faces a different problem - Parker has no substantial reason to put Tannen in prison.
However, it later becomes clear that Arthur and girlfriend Tannen, singer Trixie Trotter, worked together, collecting incriminating evidence for Irving, from which it follows that Tannen is evading taxes. After a series of dangerous adventures, including the closure of the El Kid bar, the abduction of Edna, the shooting of Tannen with the police and the taking of young Emmett Brown hostage, Parker manages to arrest Tannen, and now nothing threatens the life of Arthur and his future family. Marty and Doc go home in 1986.
Caught in an alternative 1986, Marty crashes into DeLorean in a huge poster with a picture of a man. very similar to Doc, and Emmett Brown himself is not in the next seat. Marty later realizes that he was in an alternative reality, where Doc is not a scientist, but became the so-called first Citizen Brown, Marty finds out that the beginning of the novel by Doc and Edna Strickland is to blame for everything. She convinced him to quit science and tackle social problems. As a result, many years later, the couple began to manage a utopian society, where residents of the Citizen + program literally programmed for good behavior.
At first glance, paradise reigns in the city - the streets are clean, the residents are calm and happy, but in fact the atmosphere resembles a dictatorship - almost everything is forbidden here, from drinking alcohol and kisses in public places to chewing gum and science fiction . Marty is having difficulty managing a personal meeting with Citizen Brown, where he soon succeeds in convincing Emmett that everything should have turned out differently. However, the insidious Edna decides that it is time to expose the program to her husband, as he believed in the lies of a young bully. As a result, the security of Edna is enough for Marty and Emmett - Marty is locked in the cell, and Emmett is prepared for the procedure.
Marty is trying her best to destroy Edna’s relationship with Emmett, who is preparing for the Hill Valley exhibition at the time, completing his invention, which was supposed to help Edna Strickland create an “ideal” society.
Finally, Marty manages to recover events and regain the real Doc. At this time, Edna, one of the secrets of which Marty was able to uncover, accidentally turns out to be in 1876 and, without thinking at all about the consequences, burns Hill Valley . And Marty has to correct everything as always, who simultaneously gets acquainted with his great-grandfather and finds out who Trixie Trotter is.
The finale of the game series ends like the first film: three versions of Marty McFly arrive alternately from the future in 1986, each of which assures that serious problems arose in their life in the life of Marty and Jennifer. Caption episodes end with the inscription "To be continued ...".
According to the plot of the animated series Back to the Future , Marty and Jennifer successfully graduated from Hill Valley High School and are now studying at a local university. Marty spends a lot of time in the Browns house, where Doc and Clara live with their sons - together they continue to travel in time, learning a lot about the past and future of his friends and relatives. The young man is still fond of music, and his success is noticeable in this field - in one of the episodes of the series, his group gives a concert on the Hill Valley city scene. Marty’s new adventures are also described in comics created based on the animated series - some of them are adaptation of episodes of the series, and some of the stories were invented specifically for the magazine. In the episode "The Solar System Traveler" ( Eng. Solar Sailors ), when the heroes appear in 2091, it turns out that Marty becomes the same celebrity in music as Elvis Presley . Martha McFly, the great-granddaughter of the hero, pronounces the phrase in the episode: “I wish my grandfather were alive and saw that his music continues to live ...”.
Michael J. Fox - was the main contender for the role of Marty McFly. However, when it became known that Fox would not be able to star in the film, the producers began searching for another actor, because if the shooting did not begin in the near future, the project could be completely closed. As a result, the actor Eric Stoltz took on the role of Marty, but all three - Gail, Zemeckis and Spielberg - realized that this was a mistake. Material was shot in 5 weeks  , almost a third of the scenes with the character. According to Steven Spielberg, Stolz’s dismissal was one of the most difficult decisions in his career - and the point is not only that the future of the film was in jeopardy. He liked Stolz, as an actor, as a person, but the authors realized that the film with him would not be as funny as they expected. Stolz was fired  .
In the role of Marty in Spielberg’s new film (after the box-office success of his paintings Jaws , Indiana Jones: Finding the Lost Ark , Alien , Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom ), all young Hollywood actors dreamed of acting. But the authors knew what they wanted - they returned to the bosses of the series “Family Ties”, who refused to allow Fox to take part in the filming of the film in parallel with the filming of the show, and this time the leaders of the series surrendered, stipulating the fact that the shooting schedule of the picture should be fully adapted to the shooting show.
Impact on Pop Culture
- Marty’s quote “If you put your head in, you can achieve anything” ( Eng. If you put your mind to it, you can accomplish anything ) was on the list of “100 valuable movie tips” in the weekly ShortList magazine  .
- The British group McFly has taken such a name, as vocalist Tom Fletcher is a fan of the trilogy  .
- Relient K wrote a song about Marty called “Hello, McFly”, which appeared on their album “Relient K”  .
- Marty appears twice in the animated series " Family Guy " - in the series " The Courtship of Stewie's Father " (insert) and " The Juice Is Loose ". In addition, episodes from the movie with him are parodied by the main characters in the series “ Perfect Castaway ” (inset), “ Meet the Quagmires ”, “ Road to Germany ”, “ Baby Not on Board ” (inset) and “ The Big Bang Theory ” .
In 2008, Empire magazine placed Marty McFly in 39th place on the list of greatest movie heroes of all time  .
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