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An appreciation of ‘Back to the Future’ from Jennette McCurdy and Sam Witwer

“Back to the Future” has die-hard fans all around the world (a fact probably more evident today, on the long-awaited October 21, than on any other day). And the beloved comedy sci-fi flick has no shortage of famous fans.

Among those famous fans are “Being Human” and “Battlestar Galactica” actor Sam Witwer, “Hatchet” writer-director Adam Green and “iCarly” alum Jennette McCurdy, whose latest project is the Netflix series “Between.” All three told HitFix a bit about why they adore the 1985 movie about a 17-year-old kid and his tale of temporal displacement.

McCurdy watches “Back to the Future” on her birthday every year, and one year she had an Enchantment Under the Sea-themed birthday party.

“I even play the soundtrack in my car if I”m driving around on my birthday,” she said.

The 23-year-old actress has a slew of “Back to the Future” collectables, including Marty and Doc bobbleheads, a DeLorean keychain, the Lego DeLorean and Marty McFly”s Jr.”s cap.

Here”s more of what McCurdy had to say about “Back to the Future”:

McCurdy, on the first time she watched the movie:
“I didn”t see it until pretty late. My brothers liked it a lot when I was younger, but I don”t have any vivid memories of being a child watching it. I remember going on the ride at Universal Studios, going to Doc Brown”s Chicken Restaurant, but when I was 14 I watched it. I cried during it. I felt this swell of emotion. Something about those really epic, fun, action-y sci-fi movies gets me, so I was enthralled.”

On her favorite moments in the film:
“I love when Marty”s riding his skateboard at the beginning and ‘Power of Love” is playing. That”s just a really fun moment. So that scene”s one of my favorites, and the scene with Lorraine and Marty in the bedroom with her coming onto him is probably when I laughed the hardest. Michael J. Fox is just amazing in it.”

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