KSDK features story behind Mark Gale’s ‘Back to the Future’ link

July 21, 2016

KSDK features story behind Mark Gale’s ‘Back to the Future’ linkA report on St. Louis television station KSDK highlights the story behind longtime Greensfelder, Hemker & Gale attorney Mark Gale’s connection to one of the most popular film franchises of all time.

Gale’s son Bob Gale was a writer and producer on the 1985 hit movie “Back to the Future.” In a segment with reporter Frank Cusumano that aired July 20, Bob Gale shared how his father had inspired a major concept of the movie. Watch the video of the Gales’ father-son interview here.

In the interview, Bob Gale says he was inspired by pondering: “If I’d gone to high school with my dad, would I have been friends with him?” Exploring that question led Gale and co-writer Robert Zemeckis to eventually create the first film in the time-travel trilogy.

Mark Gale’s tenure at Greensfelder pre-dates even the Enchantment Under the Sea dance: He joined the firm in 1947 and is a Washington University School of Law graduate.