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Encyclopedia > Back to the Future Part II
Back to the Future Part II

Back to the Future Part II film poster
Directed by Robert Zemeckis
Produced by Neil Canton
Bob Gale
Written by Robert Zemeckis
Bob Gale
Starring Michael J. Fox
Christopher Lloyd
Lea Thompson
Thomas F. Wilson
Music by Alan Silvestri
Cinematography Dean Cundey
Editing by Harry Keramidas
Arthur Schmidt
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) November 22, 1989
Running time 108 minutes
Country  United States
Language English
Budget $40,000,000
Gross revenue $331,950,002
(worldwide)
Preceded by Back to the Future
Followed by Back to the Future Part III
Allmovie profile
IMDb profile

Back to the Future Part II is a 1989 film and the first sequel to the 1985 film Back to the Future. Like the previous film, it was directed by Robert Zemeckis and written by Zemeckis and Bob Gale. Part II and the third installment of the trilogy, Back to the Future Part III, were filmed back-to-back and released six months apart. Although released in 1989 and 1990, both films continued to portray 1985 as the present. Image File history File links Question_book-3. ... This work is copyrighted. ... Robert Lee Bob Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... Neil Canton is an American film producer from New York City. ... Bob Gale (May 25, 1951, University City, Missouri), born Michael Robert Gale, is an Academy Award nominated American screenwriter who, amongst other things, co-wrote Back to the Future with writing partner Robert Zemeckis and also wrote the two sequels for the film. ... For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... Lea Thompson in Back to the Future. ... Thomas F. Wilson in the Back to the Future trilogy as Biff Tannen. ... Alan Silvestri (b. ... Dean Cundey is a celebrated cinematographer born 12 March 1946 in Alhambra, California, USA. He has worked on some of the most influential special effects films in history and has collaborated extensively with directors John Carpenter and Robert Zemeckis. ... This article or section does not cite its references or sources. ... This article is about the American media conglomerate. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The English language is a West Germanic language that originates in England. ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... For the video game based on this film, see Back to the Future Part III (video game). ... // Actress Kim Basinger and her brother Mick purchase Braselton, Georgia for $20 million. ... For other uses, see Sequel (disambiguation). ... // Back to the Future, starring Michael J. Fox, Christopher Lloyd and Lea Thompson Rambo: First Blood Part II, starring Sylvester Stallone Rocky IV, starring Sylvester Stallone The Color Purple, starring Whoopi Goldberg, Danny Glover, Oprah Winfrey, Margaret Avery, Rae Dawn Chong, Adolph Caesar Out of Africa, starring Meryl Streep and... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Robert Lee Bob Zemeckis (born May 14, 1952) is an Academy Award and Golden Globe-winning American movie director, producer and writer. ... Bob Gale (May 25, 1951, University City, Missouri), born Michael Robert Gale, is an Academy Award nominated American screenwriter who, amongst other things, co-wrote Back to the Future with writing partner Robert Zemeckis and also wrote the two sequels for the film. ... The Back to the Future trilogy is a science fiction film trilogy written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... For the video game based on this film, see Back to the Future Part III (video game). ... Layne Back to Back Flack (born 1969 in Rapid City, South Dakota) is an American professional poker player, residing in Montana and Nevada. ... Present redirects here. ...


Part II follows the continued adventures of Marty McFly and "Doc" Emmett Brown as they use their time-traveling De Lorean, which is now capable of flight, to travel to a retro-futuristic version of 2015, an alternate 1985 and the principal setting of the first film in 1955. The film ends with a cliffhanger that is resolved in Part III. Martin Seamus Marty McFly is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Michael J. Fox in the three films and voiced by David Kaufman in the animated series. ... Dr. Emmett Lathrop Doc Brown is a fictional character, one of the lead characters in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Christopher Lloyd in the three films and the live action sequences of the animated series. ... In the Back to the Future trilogy, the De Lorean time machine is the fictional time travelling vehicle used by Doc Emmett Brown (Christopher Lloyd) and Marty McFly (Michael J. Fox) to travel through the history of their hometown of Hill Valley, a fictional city located in Northern California. ... The jet pack, an icon of the future, appearing on an August 1928 issue of Amazing Stories science-fiction magazine. ... For the video game developer, see 2015, Inc. ... Alternative history or alternate history can be: A History told from an alternative viewpoint, rather than from the view of imperialist, conqueror, or explorer. ... This article is about the year. ... Year 1955 (MCMLV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays the 1955 Gregorian calendar). ... For other uses, see Cliffhanger (disambiguation). ...

Contents

Plot

Marty McFly, "Doc" Brown and Jennifer Parker arrive in 2015. After recovering from her initial shock, a consequence of time travel, Jennifer begins asking many questions about her future. Doc tranquilizes Jennifer, who is not necessary for his plan, explaining that he brought her along only because she saw the time machine. After landing in Hill Valley, Marty and Doc leave Jennifer in an alley, expecting her to remain unconscious while they attend to the crisis involving Marty's children. Doc explains that Marty's son is about to be approached by Griff Tannen, Biff's grandson, and his gang, who will offer him the chance to take part in a robbery. According to Doc, this event leads to the ruin of the entire McFly family. Marty impersonates his future son and tells Griff he will not join the robbery; however, his self-control breaks violently when he is accused of being a "chicken". The resulting confrontation leads to a hoverboard chase that damages the nearby courthouse. Griff and his gang are arrested and the planned robbery never occurs. Jennifer Jane Parker is a fictional character, a character in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actress Claudia Wells in the first film, actress Elisabeth Shue in the 2 sequels, and voiced by Cathy Cavadini in the animated series. ... For the video game developer, see 2015, Inc. ... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... A time machine is a device for traveling through time. ... Martin Seamus Marty McFly Jr is a fictional character in the Back to the Future movies, played by actor Michael J. Fox. ... Griff Tannen is a fictional character, an important character in Back to the Future Part II, played by actor Thomas F. Wilson, who played all of the Tannen family members in different time periods of the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Biff Tannen is a fictional character and an antagonist in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played in the three films and the ride, and voiced in the animated series by Thomas F. Wilson. ... A Hoverboard (or hover board) is a fictional futuristic hovering deck, resembling a skateboard without wheels or trucks. ... In most counties in the United States the local trial courts conduct their business in a centrally located courthouse which may also house the offices of the county treasurer, clerk and recorder and assessor. ...


Before reuniting with Doc, Marty notices a sports almanac in a store window which lists sports statistics through the year 2000. Imagining the potential for financial gain in 1985, Marty buys the book. Doc discovers the almanac and throws it away, chiding Marty for the selfishness and danger of his plan, insisting that the purpose of inventing a time machine was for scientific (rather than financial) gain. Meanwhile, Jennifer, still tranquilized, is found by the police, who mistake her for her future self after thumbprint identification, and take her to her future home, waking her up just as they arrive. Confused, she hides in a closet, witnessing the Marty of 2015 being fired from his job after he is caught in an illegal scheme that his colleague, Douglas Needles, goads him into joining (again by taunting him he is too 'chicken' to try it). Travelling to the house, Doc leaves Marty with the DeLorean, finds Jennifer and sneaks her out of the house. Along the way, she encounters her older self, with the shock causing her to pass out again. Unable to carry her himself, Doc calls Marty for help, leaving the DeLorean unguarded. A sport consists of a physical activity or skill carried out with a recreational purpose: for competition, for self-enjoyment, to attain excellence, for the development of a skill, or some combination of these. ... An almanac (also spelled almanack, especially in Commonwealth English) is an annual publication containing tabular information in a particular field or fields often arranged according to the calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... This article is about human fingerprints. ...


While Doc and Marty rescue Jennifer, Biff (Age 78), having overheard Doc and Marty talking about time travel, recovers the discarded sports almanac and steals the De Lorean. He returns the car just before Marty and Doc prepare to leave for their own time, stumbles away in pain and collapses, apparently stabbed by his own, broken walking stick. A deleted scene from the film reveals that the alterations he has made in history have removed this version of Biff from existence. Upon arrival in 1985, Marty and Doc find that Hill Valley has become a dilapidated, crime-ridden slum lorded over by a middle-aged Biff, who is now immeasurably rich and powerful thanks to decades of successful sports betting. Biff has also married Marty's widowed mother, Lorraine, after secretly killing her husband George. Doc deduces that the Biff of 2015 must have given the almanac to his younger self sometime in the past. Marty confronts Biff and finds out that he received the almanac on November 12, 1955, the date of the lightning storm that Marty used to get back to the future. The set of the Hill Valley courthouse at the Universal Studios backlot Hill Valley is a fictional Californian town that serves as the setting of the Back to the Future trilogy and its animated spin-off series. ... Slums in Delhi, India. ... Much of the recent sociological debate on power revolves around the issue of the constraining and/or enabling nature of power. ... is the 316th day of the year (317th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ...


Marty and Doc travel back to 1955 to prevent Biff from getting the almanac. Marty, after a long and complicated series of events involving his multiple attempts to recover the almanac while making sure that he does not undo all the help he rendered in the previous film to his parents, eventually manages to steal the book from the 1955 Biff with the help of Doc in the flying DeLorean, and burns it, restoring history to its proper course. As Doc attempts to land the De Lorean to pick Marty up, the car is struck by lightning, causing it to disappear, the time machine having been activated by the strike. A few minutes, later a Western Union delivery man appears with a letter, which he explains was sent seventy years ago with the explicit instructions that it be delivered to Marty "at this exact location, at this exact minute, November 12, 1955". Marty opens the letter, which is from Doc, explaining that he is now trapped in 1885. Knowing he has only one source of help, Marty runs to the clock tower to find the Doc of 1955, just as lightning strikes to send the previous film's Marty back to the future. Seeing the new Marty, whom (he thinks) he has just sent back to 1985, Doc faints. The film ends as Marty bends over Doc, trying to revive him. This article is about the study of the past in human terms. ... Not to be confused with lighting. ... Western Union (NYSE: WU) is a financial services and communications company based in the United States. ...


Cast

The characters of George McFly and Jennifer Parker were played by actors different from those of the original film, requiring some previous scenes to be reshot. For other persons named Michael Fox, see Michael Fox (disambiguation). ... Martin Seamus Marty McFly is a fictional character and the main protagonist in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Michael J. Fox in the three films and voiced by David Kaufman in the animated series. ... For other persons named Christopher Lloyd, see Christopher Lloyd (disambiguation). ... Doctor Emmett Lathrop Doc Brown is a fictional character, one of the lead characters in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actor Christopher Lloyd in the three films and voiced by Dan Castellaneta in the animated series. ... Lea Thompson in Back to the Future. ... Thomas F. Wilson in the Back to the Future trilogy as Biff Tannen. ... Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actress. ... James Tolkan (born June 20, 1931 in Calumet, Michigan) is an American character actor. ... This page has character biographies on some of the minor recurring characters from the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Jeffrey Weissman is an American actor, best known for his portrayal of George McFly in Back to the Future Parts II and III. Category: ... For the Scarling. ... William George Billy Zane, Jr. ... This biographical article or section needs additional references for verification. ... This page may meet Wikipedias criteria for speedy deletion. ... Michael Peter Balzary (born October 16, 1962 in Melbourne, Australia), better known by his stage name Flea, is the bassist for the alternative rock band Red Hot Chili Peppers. ...


Production

The original script for Back to the Future Part II had Marty and Doc Brown go back to 1967 instead of 1955, had Mr. Fusion destroyed, with Marty and Doc Brown having to fly the De Lorean over the Grand Canyon.[citation needed]


Replacement of Crispin Glover

As Bob Gale states in the DVD commentary, actor Crispin Glover was asked to reprise the role of George McFly in this film. Glover indicated interest, but demanded a salary the producers felt was unreasonable. Glover reportedly refused to budge, so he was dropped from the picture. Glover later insisted in a 1992 interview on The Howard Stern Show that he and Zemeckis had had some "creative disagreements" over the character, and felt that the director simply wanted an actor who was more pliable. He also said that the salary offered was "really low" (reportedly around $50,000), and that he was certain they never really wanted him back.[citation needed] Bob Gale (May 25, 1951, University City, Missouri), born Michael Robert Gale, is an Academy Award nominated American screenwriter who, amongst other things, co-wrote Back to the Future with writing partner Robert Zemeckis and also wrote the two sequels for the film. ... For the Scarling. ... Year 1992 (MCMXCII) was a leap year starting on Wednesday (link will display full 1992 Gregorian calendar). ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ...


In the BTTF FAQ, Gale and Zemeckis state that Glover was uninterested in doing the sequels and was asking for the same salary as Michael J. Fox, and therefore was written out of the story.[1]


As a result, the filmmakers found inventive ways of avoiding showing the character's face in the movie, despite the fact that George McFly was in certain key scenes and dialogue. During all scenes in which the George McFly character appears in both this film and Back to the Future Part III, he is played by Jeffrey Weissman and seen wearing sunglasses, from the back, upside-down, or out of focus in the background. This was to prevent audiences from realizing that George McFly was played by a different actor. However, producers also recycled unused footage from the original Back to the Future that included Crispin Glover's portrayal of George McFly. Glover sued Universal for compensation, on grounds that his contract for the first film did not allow subsequent uses of his portrayal of George McFly in new films. The day before the lawsuit went before a judge, Universal quietly settled the case, paying the actor an undisclosed sum. Glover would not reveal the amount during his Howard Stern Show appearance, but did suggest the real reason for the settlement was that Universal was reluctant to "open up their accounting books to the public" during the trial. The Screen Actors Guild later rewrote their rules regarding the derivative use of actors' works in films or TV series, requiring the studios and networks to give appropriate payment and credit to the actors. For the video game based on this film, see Back to the Future Part III (video game). ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... This article is about the radio show hosted by Howard Stern. ... The Screen Actors Guild (S.A.G.) is the labor union representing over 120,000 film actors in the United States. ...


Replacement of Claudia Wells

Claudia Wells' scene at the end of Back to the Future (top) was reshot with Elisabeth Shue for the beginning of Back to the Future Part II (bottom).
Claudia Wells' scene at the end of Back to the Future (top) was reshot with Elisabeth Shue for the beginning of Back to the Future Part II (bottom).

Claudia Wells, who had played Marty McFly's girlfriend Jennifer Parker in the original Back to the Future, reportedly had personal problems and opted to drop out of acting in 1987.[citation needed] The producers reluctantly cast Elisabeth Shue for the part, which required reshooting the closing scenes of Back to the Future for the beginning of Back to the Future Part II. A comparison of both films reveals that Shue appears to be considerably older than Wells (and slightly taller than Michael J. Fox). Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Claudia Wells (born July 5, 1966) is an American actress. ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... Year 1987 (MCMLXXXVII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link displays 1987 Gregorian calendar). ... Elisabeth Judson Shue (born October 6, 1963) is an Academy Award-nominated American film actress. ...


It was nearly 10 years before Claudia Wells returned to Hollywood, with a starring role in the 1996 independent film Still Waters Burn. She is one of the few actors not to make an appearance during the 2002 "behind the scenes" documentaries on the Back to the Future trilogy documentaries on DVD. The year 1996 in film involved some significant events. ... The Back to the Future trilogy is a science fiction film trilogy written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis and distributed by Universal Pictures. ...


Trailer

With both films being made back to back, "BTTF part II" ends with a teaser trailer for Back to the Future Part III. The only difference in this teaser trailer is the "Summer 1990" font is omitted for the home video release. Trailer has the following definitions: Trailer is an unpowered vehicle pulled by one with an engine A movie trailer or theatrical trailer is an advertisement for an upcoming cinematic feature Teaser trailer are truncated movie trailers used to generate hype on big-budget movies. ... For the video game based on this film, see Back to the Future Part III (video game). ...


Rumors and urban legends

As a joke, Robert Zemeckis said during a television interview that the hoverboards (flying skateboards) used in the movie were real, yet not released to the public due to parental complaints regarding safety. A surprising number of people thought he was telling the truth and demanded them at toy stores. After the release of Part III, Zemeckis had the opportunity to explain in another interview that all of the flying scenes were accomplished by a variety of special effects techniques. There was even a high demand for the Nike Sportshoes Marty wears with automatic shoe-laces, which fans thought to be real. A Hoverboard (or hover board) is a fictional futuristic hovering deck, resembling a skateboard without wheels or trucks. ...


After the Florida Marlins beat the Cleveland Indians in the 1997 World Series, and again in 2003, when the Marlins defeated the Cubs in the NLCS, rumors circulated that the movie predicted the Series' results;[2] however, this was not the case. In the film's future news broadcast, it is announced that the National League Chicago Cubs beat an American League team based in Miami, which has an alligator logo, in the 2015 World Series. Aside from the incorrect year, the mascot of the team mentioned does not match that of either current Florida-based team. Major league affiliations National League (1993–present) East Division (1993–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 5, 42 Name Florida Marlins (1993–present) Other nicknames The Fish Ballpark Dolphin Stadium (1993–present) a. ... For other uses, see Cleveland Indians (disambiguation). ... Dates October 18, 1997 – October 26, 1997 MVP Liván Hernández (Florida) Television network NBC Announcers Bob Costas, Joe Morgan and Bob Uecker Umpires Ed Montague (NL), Dale Ford (AL), Joe West (NL), Greg Kosc (AL), Randy Marsh (NL), Ken Kaiser (AL) The 1997 World Series is regarded as... The 2003 National League Championship Series was a Major League Baseball playoff series played from October 7 to October 15 to determine the champion of the National League, between the Central Division champion Chicago Cubs and the wild-card qualifying Florida Marlins. ... National league can refer to: National Basketball League, in the United States and Canada, which merged with the rival Basketball Association of America to form the National Basketball Association National Football League, the major American football league in the United States National Hockey League, the major ice hockey league in... Major league affiliations National League (1876–present) Central Division (1994–present) Current uniform Retired Numbers 10, 14, 23, 26, 42 Name Chicago Cubs (1902–present) Chicago Orphans (1898-1901) Chicago Colts (1890-1897) Chicago White Stockings (1870-1871, 1874-1889) (a. ... The American League (or formally the American League of Professional Baseball Clubs) is one of two leagues that make up Major League Baseball in the United States of America and Canada. ... For the video game developer, see 2015, Inc. ...


Release

Promotional poster of Back to the Future Part II featuring the De Lorean DMC-12.
Promotional poster of Back to the Future Part II featuring the De Lorean DMC-12.

Back to the Future Part II earned $27 million in its first weekend of U.S. release (November 22, 1989) and $118 million total US gross – $332 million worldwide. However, this was still short of the first film's gross, and the film experienced a drop of over 50% in its second weekend, a steep figure at the time. The same fate occurred in Part III, which Universal Studios released only six months later. On December 17, 2002 the studio released all three movies in a three disc DVD and three tape VHS boxed set which sold extremely well when it was released, despite having widely discussed widescreen framing problems, which had led to a less widely publicized product recall.[3] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (956x1500, 171 KB) Summary Promotional poster of Back to the Future Part II featuring the De Lorean DMC-12. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (956x1500, 171 KB) Summary Promotional poster of Back to the Future Part II featuring the De Lorean DMC-12. ... The De Lorean DMC-12 is a sports car that was manufactured by the De Lorean Motor Company for the American market from 1981 to 1983 in Northern Ireland. ... USD redirects here. ... is the 326th day of the year (327th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1989 (MCMLXXXIX) was a common year starting on Sunday (link displays 1989 Gregorian calendar). ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... DVD (also known as Digital Versatile Disc or Digital Video Disc) is a popular optical disc storage media format. ... Bottom view of VHS cassette with magnetic tape exposed Top view of VHS cassette with front casing removed The Video Home System, better known by its abbreviation VHS, is a recording and playing standard. ...


Home video release history

Note: The DVD features a deleted scene of Marty's brother in the alternate 1985, as a drunken bum on the streets. The scene was cut mainly because it was confusing without showing Marty's sister, as well (who didn't appear because Wendie Jo Sperber was pregnant at the time).[citation needed] is the 77th day of the year (78th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... This article is about the year. ... Fox Video is formed. ... is the 185th day of the year (186th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... Not to be confused with disk laser, a type of solid-state laser in a flat configuration. ... is the 342nd day of the year (343rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1991 (MCMXCI) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display the 1991 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 82nd day of the year (83rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1995 (MCMXCV) was a common year starting on Sunday. ... is the 158th day of the year (159th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1998 (MCMXCVIII) was a common year starting on Thursday (link will display full 1998 Gregorian calendar). ... is the 132nd day of the year (133rd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Events of 2008: (EMILY) Me Lesley and MIley are going to China! This article is about the year. ... For other uses, see THX (disambiguation). ... is the 190th day of the year (191st in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday. ... For other uses, see THX (disambiguation). ... is the 74th day of the year (75th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Also see: 2002 (number). ... is the 127th day of the year (128th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Deleted scene is a commonly-used term in the entertainment industry, especially the film and television industry, which usually refers specifically to scenes removed from or replaced by another scene in the final cut, or version, of a film (including television serials). ... Wendie Jo Sperber (September 15, 1958 â€” November 29, 2005) was an American actress, best known for her performances in the films Back to the Future and I Wanna Hold Your Hand and the television sitcom Bosom Buddies. ...


Reception

Awards

The movie won a Saturn Award for Best Special Effects for Ken Ralston (the special effects supervisor), a BAFTA Film Award for Ken Ralston, an internet-voted 2003 AOL Movies DVD Premiere Award for the trilogy DVDs, a Golden Screen, and a Young Artist Award. It was nominated in 1990 for an Academy Award for Visual Effects. The following are a list of Saturn Award winners for Best Special Effects: ... Ken Ralston is a leader in the special effects field. ... Special effects (abbreviated SPFX or SFX) are used in the film, television, and entertainment industry to create effects that cannot be achieved by normal means, such as depicting travel to other star systems. ... BAFTA Award The British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA), is a British organisation that hosts annual awards shows for film, television, childrens film and television, and interactive media. ... The Academy Award for Visual Effects is an Oscar given to one film each year that shows highest achievement in visual effects. ...


Most visual effects nominations were due to the development of a new computer-controlled camera system, called VistaGlide, which was invented specifically for this movie — it enables one actor to play two or even three characters in the same scene while the boundary between the sections of the split screen and the camera itself can be moving. An example of split screen used in the sitcom That 70s Show. ...


Cultural Impact

George McFly's tombstone in 1985A.
  • A Simpsons episode titled "Bart to the Future" has an Indian sachem showing what Bart's future may look like 30 years from now. The bully Nelson is a nightclub owner with a dark suit, turtleneck, and better styled hair than he had as a child. The future Nelson's appearance and business ownership was a nod to the powerful Biff of 1985A.
  • In the Family Guy episode "Meet the Quagmires," Peter goes back in time and ends up not marrying Lois. In the altered timeline, Brian draws a time-line similar to Doc Brown's and adds, among the things different, "for some reason, we now have a chalkboard in the living room." This episode was also a spoof of the first Back to the Future film.
  • In the 2007 Doctor Who episode "Blink", minutes after the disappearance of character Cathy Nightingale, her grandson delivers a letter to Sally Sparrow, a letter entrusted to him 20 years previously, explaining Cathy's disappearance to the year 1920 and her subsequent life, despite having only left Sally moments earlier. This clearly echoes the scene in Back to the Future Part II, when Marty receives a letter written in 1885 just moments after Doc's departure (see Plot Synopsis) and the lines of the respective characters are almost identical in places.
  • The plot of Cinderella III: A Twist in Time centered around the antagonist, Lady Tremaine, finding out about Cinderella's Fairy Godmother and stealing the magic wand so that she can change the timeline to her own gain, similar to what Biff does. In an article about Disney sequels written for the Progressive Boink website, staff member Mike Fireball noted the similarity by jokingly referring to the film as "Alternate 1985 Cinderella".
  • In the 2007 movie Knocked Up makes reference to BttF in the scene where Ben, Alison, Pete and Debbie are having dinner at a restaurant and Ben and Pete are joking about their future by Ben saying "Where we're going we don't need roads.", followed by Pete's "I'm gonna throw you in my DeLorean and gun it to 88." There are also some references to Doc Brown.
  • At the end of the Kappa Mikey episode Easy Come, Easy Gonard, the Lilymu sequence shows Mikey being thrown off a roof by Gonard, but a split second later, Mikey is shown standing on the Lilymu team jet while it is elevating him back to the top, which is a spoof of a scene from the movie.
  • "Phil of the Future" features a family who is from 2121. The series finale is called "Back to the Future."
  • In the background of one of the mall scenes in the episode "A Fishful of Dollars" of the television series Futurama, a self-adjusting jacket can be seen on sale.
  • In an episode of Stargate Atlantis, Major Shepherd suggests you would need a "really nice De Lorean" to travel through time.

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See also

The Back to the Future trilogy is a science fiction film trilogy written by Bob Gale and Robert Zemeckis, directed by Zemeckis and distributed by Universal Pictures. ... The Back to the Future film trilogy presents a detailed local history of the fictitious city of Hill Valley and the genealogies of its residents. ... The grandfather paradox is a paradox of time travel, first described by the science fiction writer René Barjavel in his 1943 book Le Voyageur Imprudent (The Imprudent Traveller).[1] The paradox is this: Suppose a man traveled back in time and killed his biological grandfather before the latter met the... Time travel is a concept that has long fascinated humanity—whether it is Merlin experiencing time backwards, or religious traditions like Mohammeds trip to Jerusalem and ascent to heaven, returning before a glass knocked over had spilt its contents. ... This article is about the first film in the Back to the Future trilogy. ... For the video game based on this film, see Back to the Future Part III (video game). ...

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:: rogerebert.com :: Reviews :: Back To The Future Part II (xhtml) (750 words)
"Back to the Future Part II" is an exercise in goofiness, an excursion into various versions of the past and future that is so baffling that even the characters are constantly trying to explain it to each other.
"Back to the Future Part II" is the story of how the heroes of the first movie, Marty McFly and Doc Brown, try to manipulate time without creating paradoxes, and how they accidentally create an entirely different future - one in which Marty's beloved mother is actually married to his reprehensible enemy, Biff Tannen.
What's entertaining about "Back to the Future Part II" is the way Christopher Lloyd, as Doc, breathlessly tries to figure out what's happening as he flies through time trying to patch everything together again.
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