Sometimes when I watch a movie I'm surprised by its similarities to an older movie. I'm not talking about remakes here, just movies that borrow some inspiration and/or pay homage to an older classic. Case in point: Back to the Future has a lot of little things in common with The Absent-Minded Professor.
Both feature a man working out of his garage:
With a cute furry dog companion:
Creating a flying car:
There's also a kid around named Biff:
And the general stereotype of the wacky genius.
Coincidence? I think not. Let's not call it stealing. Let's call it classic inspiration.
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