It was an unexpected Back to the Future reunion for costars Michael J. Fox and Christopher Lloyd, who recently attended an annual poker tournament benefiting the Michael J. Fox Foundation for Parkinson’s Research. Fox launched the foundation in 2000 after publicly announcing in 1991, at the age of 29, he was diagnosed with Parkinson’s Disease.
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Fans of the hit ’80s sci-fi flick were delighted to see a picture of the two actors on both of their respective social media accounts.
“All in with @mrchristopherlloyd at @michaeljfoxorg Poker Night,” Fox captioned his post.
Lloyd, who shared a slightly different picture, posted his with an homage to Back to the Future, writing, “Going 88mph for the @michaeljfoxorg Poker Night!” The speed at which the DeLorean time machine must go in order to time-travel in the movie.
Lloyd played Emmet “Doc” Brown in the film, while Fox starred opposite as Marty McFly, who manned the time-traveling DeLorean. Back to the Future followed McFly, a high school student, who gets lost in 1955 by an accident, 30 years back in time. With the help of his friend Brown, he desperately tries to find his way back to the future in the year 1985. The movie was first released on July 3, 1985 and grossed more than $381 million. Back to the Future also received three Academy Award nominations, five BAFTA nods, and four Golden Globe nominations.
The two have remained lifelong friends after appearing in three different Back to the Future movies between 1985 to 1990.