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Back to the Future Part II (1989)

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After visiting 2015, Marty McFly must repeat his visit to 1955 to prevent disastrous changes to 1985...without interfering with his first trip.



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Marty McFly has only just gotten back from the past, when he is once again picked up by Dr. Emmett Brown and sent through time to the future. Marty's job in the future is to pose as his own son to prevent him from being thrown in prison. Unfortunately, things get worse when the future changes the present. Written by FilmFanUk

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Release Date:

22 November 1989 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

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Box Office


$40,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$27,835,125, 26 November 1989, Wide Release

Gross USA:


Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$213,500,000, 31 December 1990
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Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


There's a popular film theory that Marty actually originally died in the tunnel when Biff was chasing him down. Originally, Marty was run down by Biff in Biff's '46 Ford. Doc found Marty, then decided to travel a few minutes into the past. That is how Doc knew to be at the end of the tunnel with the "rope" to save Marty. See more »


When Doc holds up the news paper showing the article about Marty Jr. getting arrested, underneath it is an article about how cholesterol could be the cure to cancer. However, both articles talk about Marty Jr. stating "Protesting that he was "put up to the whole thing" by a local gang, Martian McFly Junior (17) was arrested today...". Then, the article reappears in the newspaper about Griff. In addition, at the bottom of the paper, it says "Coming: McFly insists that the gang..." on both copies. See more »


[first lines]
Young Jennifer: How 'bout a ride, mister?
Marty McFly: Jennifer! Oh, man, are you a sight for sore eyes; let me look at you.
Young Jennifer: Marty, you're acting like you haven't seen me in a week.
Marty McFly: I haven't.
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Crazy Credits

The theatrical version had a teaser for Back to the Future Part III (1990). Some later versions do not have a teaser at all, only showing "To Be Concluded", and skip to the credits. Some have "To Be Concluded" followed by "Back To The Future III". Some cable versions retain the teaser for Back To The Future Part III, but, of course, do not say "Coming Summer 1990". It was, however, added back to the film for its digital download and Blu-Ray versions. See more »


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User Reviews

Best time travel adventure!
29 March 2005 | by See all my reviews

As a huge BTTF fan, I have to admit that this is the best BTTF flick ever made. It has all the ingredients to please all audience of any age. I personally like the 50's stuff in it, but I am also a huge 80's fan (the present in the movie) and the future is just hilarious. Of course...it has been almost two decades since this movie came out, and now we know that the future that is shown in BTTF 2 is a bit funny, but hey...do you remember Total Recall? Now THAT is also a future that would never see daylight, but at least the BTTF 2 future is amusing.

I have seen this movie over a dozen times, and I tried to find things that don't match, movie mistakes etc. (yes..I am a pain in the ..)but the thing is, I KNOW that there are mistakes (like reflections in window glass) but this movie keeps your mind drifting away, enchanted by the great story and great moments. Of course Spielberg never intended to have more ingredients then the past (50's), the present and the future. But almost 20 years later...it is also a (another) great movie to see what the 80's were all about. (so another great moment for people of my age, born in the late 70's)

I recommend this movie to ANYONE, but watch BTTF(the first movie) first, because you can't watch part 2 or 3 without watching it in the right sequence.

Have fun! (I recommend the trilogy box, you can purchase it anywhere)

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