Back to the Future 1985
On the continuing topic of 1985: Back to the Future was also a 1985 movie (a really great movie which gave rise to two just OK sequels), and in that movie Michael J. Fox (star of the quintessential 80s sitcom Family Ties) goes back in time to 1955 and sees how different the world of his parents was.
I always wondered what a remake would be like if some kid in 2015 went back in time to 1985. But for some reason, Hollywood never proceeded with that project.
Like others, I have a sense that the world changed a lot more between 1955 and 1985 than it did between 1985 and 2015.
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I saw Back to the Future in the theater in 1985 and loved it. I re-watched it again when it was aired at college, and later videotaped it from a premium cable channel (perhaps Showtime) and re-watched the VHS tape many times. I think that VHS tape might still be at my parents’ house.
I did not see St. Elmo’s fire in the theaters. It was not the kind of movie my nerdy Dungeons and Dragons friends would have been interested in seeing. I believe that first time I saw the movie was in 1987 or 1888 when my college roommates rented the VHS tape. My roommate’s girlfriend like it but I didn’t get it. Never saw the movie again until I rented the DVD in the early 2000s and was finally able to get the movie.