Iconic Back to the Future clock tower scene recreated in Belfast

Marty (Dan Gordon) and the Harp Angel, pictured alongside their Belfast-built time machine at The Gasworks Clock, Belfast.  

THE ICONIC clock tower scene from Back to the Future has been recreated in the city that built the famous DeLorean cars immortalised by the films.

Doc Brown's legendary zip line ride from the clock tower of the fictional town Hill Valley was staged in Belfast to mark "Back to the Future Day".

October 21 2015 is the date Doc Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J Fox) travelled forward to in the second instalment of the movie trilogy.

While the film's vision of the future has not wholly materialised, fans of the movies are marking the day in the style.

In Belfast, where the silver gull-wing DeLorean cars were manufactured, two local actors have re-imagined the zip line scene, with a comic twist, at the clock tower in the Gasworks area of the city centre.

Gerard McCabe took on the role of the Doc, with his character whizzing from the Gasworks clock tower down to Belfast's own Marty McFly Dan Gordon waiting in the DeLorean below.

At the start of the 1980s, controversial US industrialist John DeLorean brought his car manufacturing plant to Dunmurry in west Belfast with the lure of significant government financial support.

Although the factory initially injected some much needed optimism in Troubles-era Northern Ireland, its stay was short-lived and ultimately ended in failure.

When the first Back to the Future film was released in 1985, the DeLorean plant had already been closed for three years. Fewer than 9,000 cars had rolled off the production line at the Dunmurry plant.

The film stunt was created by Northern Ireland lager brand Harp.


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