Going "Back to the Future" seems to have paid off for both Michael J. Fox and Lea Thompson: 25 years after the time-travel comedy became a worldwide sensation and the highest-grossing movie of 1985, the stars are still amazed by the impact the film had back then... and still has today.
At a recent event to celebrate the release of the "Back to the Future" Trilogy 25th Anniversary Collection on DVD and Blu-ray, Fox told MTV News that while he doesn't remember "large chunks" of making the film -- he was also starring in "Family Ties" at the time and was thus working 20-hour days -- he does remember what happened when the movie hit theaters. "I was away in England when it opened," he said. "And I was getting these calls from the States saying, 'You have no idea how big this is.' And when I came back, it was a different world."
Thompson, meanwhile, marveled that she's now getting recognized by a whole new generation of fans. "It's kind of crazy, you know. I see these kids and they're like, 'Oh my God -- you're Lorraine McFly! And you're so hot!' And I'm like, 'You were -10 when I made this movie. That's so cool!'"
As for the movie's continued appeal, Thompson said: "I think that it endures like this and that people still love it keeps being a surprise to me, year after year. The younger and younger kids still seeing this movie and recognizing me because they aged me to my age. I have to go, 'I'm Lorraine old AND young.'"
Where does "Back to the Future" rank on your list of all-time favorite movies? And did you see it in the theater or discover it on VHS or DVD? Tell us in the comments!