May 6, 2015, Vancouver Sun (Victoria Ahearn, The Canadian Press) – TORONTO – In his new film “88,” Christopher Lloyd plays a menacing character who is the polar opposite of good-natured Doc Brown from “Back to the Future.”
Yet he found himself thinking of the time-machine inventor when he signed on to the stylish suspense thriller. That’s because the number in the film’s title is the same speed in miles per hour that the “Back to the Future” time machine had to hit. “I said, ’88, what kind of a coincidence is this?'” recalled Lloyd, referring to a chat with director April Mullen of Niagara Falls, Ont., and writer Tim Doiron of Fredericton. “I didn’t say anything about what they might do about it, but it’s just a curiosity that the audience is going to have to come to terms with.