July 3, 1988 – “Back to the Future” released, features 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

July 3, 1988 – “Back to the Future” released, features 1981 DeLorean DMC-12

On this day in 1985, the blockbuster action-comedy “Back to the Future”–in which John DeLorean’s iconic concept car is memorably transformed into a time-travel device–is released in theaters across the United States.

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June 20, 1975 – Jaws Released

June 20, 1975 – Jaws Released

The ominous tones of the now-famous “shark theme” (composed by John Williams and performed by tuba player Tommy Johnson) mark the arrival of Hollywood’s first major summer blockbuster on this day in 1975, when the director Steven Spielberg’s thriller Jaws debuts in U.S. theaters.

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June 11, 1986 – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” released; features 1961 Ferrari

June 11, 1986 – “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off” released; features 1961 Ferrari

The hit John Hughes-directed teen comedy “Ferris Bueller’s Day Off,” released on this day in 1986, stars a young Matthew Broderick as a popular high school student in suburban Illinois who fakes an illness in order to score a day off from school, then leads his best friend and his girlfriend on a whirlwind day through Chicago.

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