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Encyclopedia > Seamus and Maggie McFly
Back to the Future character

Seamus McFly

Maggie McFly, with son William
Seamus and Maggie McFly
Name Seamus and Maggie McFly
Date of birth 1860s
Age (1885) Mid-twenties (approx)
Age (1895) Mid-thirties (approx))
Gender Seamus: Male
Maggie: Female
Hair color Seamus: Redish-brown
Maggie: Brown
Eye color Seamus: Blue
Maggie: Brown
Played by Seamus: Michael J Fox
Maggie: Lea Thompson
Voiced by n/a

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Seamus and Maggie appear to be in their mid-twenties to early-thirties, placing their birthyear in the late 1850s/early 1860s. They were from Ballybowhill, Ireland and emigrated to the USA, where they live and work in a farmhouse 14 miles outside of Hill Valley, California, together with their son William who was born in April 1885. He was "the first McFly to be born in America". The couple work hard on their farm, often going into town - where Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen aside, they are liked by all the townspeople. // Events and Trends Technology Production of steel revolutionised by invention of the Bessemer process Benjamin Silliman fractionates petroleum by distillation for the first time First transatlantic telegraph cable laid First safety elevator installed by Elisha Otis Science Charles Darwin publishes The Origin of Species, putting forward the theory of evolution... // Events and trends Technology The First Transcontinental Railroad in the United States is built in the six year period between 1863 and 1869. ... The set of the Hill Valley courthouse at the Universal Studios backlot. ... Official language(s) English Capital Largest city Sacramento Los Angeles Area  - Total   - Width   - Length    - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 3rd 158,302 sq mi  410,000 km² 250 miles  400 km 770 miles  1,240 km 4. ... For other uses, see April (disambiguation). ... 1885 (MDCCCLXXXV) is a common year starting on Thursday. ... Buford Mad Dog Tannen is a fictional character in Back to the Future Part III — he is a town outlaw in Hill Valley, California, United States in the year 1885. ...


Seamus is an optimist, who usually looks on the bright side of life - he will, however, walk away from a fight rather than being goaded into one. This is not because he is a coward, but because he knows it does not matter what other people think of him.


Seamus also likes unusual hats, one of which he gives to "Clint Eastwood" (in reality, his future great-great-grandson Marty McFly). Martin Seamus Marty McFly is a fictional character, the lead character 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. ...


Maggie is a no-nonsense woman, not prepared to take any mess from anyone, and is also a very practical woman. Despite this, she loves her husband and their son William dearly and is a caring woman, ready to help those in need.


Maggie, despite looking like Lorraine Baines McFly, is not directly related to Lorraine but merely looks a bit like her (due to actress Lea Thompson playing both roles). It has been suggested that the McFly men are always attracted to who look like Lea Thompson. Lorraine Baines McFly is a fictional character, a lead character in the Back to the Future motion picture trilogy, played by actress Lea Thompson. ...


Pre-Back to the Future

Seamus, Maggie and Seamus' brother Martin left Ballybowhill, Ireland in the early 1880s with hopes of a better life. They gradually headed west, eventually ending up in Hill Valley, although it is unkown exactly when they arrived there. Since William is a few months old by September 1885, and the townspeople know the McFlys quite well, they may have been living in Hill Valley for a couple of years by 1885. Look up September in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


They either lived in, or passed through, Virginia City, Nevada before arriving in Hill Valley. It was there that Martin McFly lost his life - whilst trying to prove that he wasn't a chicken, he was stabbed in a saloon with a bowie knife. This had an effect on Seamus as well, who remembers his brother and tries not to make the same mistake. Seamus encourages others to learn from Martin's mistake and not let what other people think of them take over their lives. Virginia City is a city located in Storey County, Nevada. ... Official language(s) None Capital Carson City Largest city Las Vegas Area  - Total  - Width  - Length  - % water  - Latitude  - Longitude Ranked 7th 286,367 km² 519 km 788 km 0. ...


After settling into Hill Valley, local outlaw Buford Tannen took a dislike to Seamus for some unknown reason, and tells Seamus not to step into the Palace Saloon. Seamus however does not appear to take much notice of Buford.


Back to the Future Part III

Seamus and Maggie are first seen in the film when Marty McFly, who has time travelled back from 1955 (and is originally from 1985!) crashes into their fence whilst running from a bear. Seamus found Marty unconscious and he and Maggie took him in, putting him in their bedroom whilst he recovered.


After Marty woke up, he discovered who his great-grandparents were. As he couldn't tell them his real name, he called himself "Clint Eastwood". Seamus in particular had a feeling about Marty, that they should look after him - especially after seeing Marty hold William, who normally hates strangers. Seamus and Maggie let "Clint" stay in their barn overnight, after telling him about his friend Doc Brown being the local blacksmith in town. The next morning, Seamus gave "Clint" a lift to the railroad tracks into Hill Valley. 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 the live action sequences of the animated series. ...


They went into town themselves 2 days later for the Hill Valley festival, which was celebrating the arrival of the new Courthouse clock. There, they met "Clint" again (who had found Doc by this stage). Buford Tannen showed up and after trying to shoot Doc, challenged Marty to a duel by calling him chicken. Seamus and Maggie overheard this and afterwards told Marty the story of his namesake Martin in Virginia City, suggesting to Marty that he start thinking about his future.


Seamus met Marty for the final time on Monday, September 7, as he arrived into town to watch the duel between Marty and Buford. His "funny feeling" had returned, making him feel he had to be there - "as if my future had something to do with it". Whilst the other bar patrons are trying to get Marty to go out and fight Tannen, because otherwise he will be a coward, Seamus encourages Marty to make his own decision. Marty realises that it doesn't matter what people think of him, and decides not to fight Tannen.


Marty has to end up in a duel with Tannen anyway, this time to save Doc rather than prove he's not a coward, and he defeats Tannen by using his mind instead. Afterwards, Marty gives Seamus his unused gun - "worth $12, never been used" - and Seamus decides to trade it for a new hat!



Back to the Future Characters
The McFly Family: Marty McFly | George McFly | Lorraine Baines McFly | Jennifer Parker | Seamus & Maggie McFly | Marty McFly, Jr
The Brown Family: Dr Emmett "Doc" Brown | Clara Clayton Brown | Jules Brown | Verne Brown
The Tannen Family: Biff Tannen | Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen | Griff Tannen

 
 

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