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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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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$118,500,000 (USA)
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Trivia

Flea was touring with the Red Hot Chili Peppers and according to him, flew really far away to film his scenes and had slept for two hours the night before. Flea shot his scenes in one day and then flew back to the tour that night. Flea said that much of the time was a blur, save for having lost a sweater his grandmother knitted for him on the way to shooting his scenes and that other than seeing them premiere, he hasn't seen the trilogy since. See more »

Goofs

The audience assumes that Biff's gun is a standard six-shooter like in all the old Westerns, but in fact, Biff's revolver is a Smith & Wesson Model 60, which has a five-round cylinder. Biff clumsily blasts away at Marty five times while chasing him through the mansion, so there is no way he could have gotten off another shot when confronting Marty on the roof ("Jump off the roof, or you'll die of lead poisoning!") without reloading. See more »

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[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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The DVD version (Regions 1 and 2) has "To Be Concluded" followed by the teaser for Part III just before the start of the credits. See more »

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Excess with good reason, good skill, and great results!
9 June 2000 | by (Luoyang, China) – See all my reviews

Marty McFly is back, and this time he has to travel back to 1955 after an unfortunate incident which took place in 2015 so that he can prevent the destruction of the peaceful society of Hill Valley (what a great fictional name!). The film provides two hours of absolutely wonderful and fun entertainment.

Every paradox and logical problem of time-travel is explained very well in the film itself, and those that are left out are easily overlooked due to the creativeness of the rest of the film. Who cares that if Marty leaves 1985 in a time machine to 2015, there would be no Marty left in 1985 to grow to up into the 47 year old Marty in 2015? This movie is so much fun that things like this are gladly forgotten about in order to accept the huge amount of satisfaction delivered by the film.

The Back To The Future trilogy is a perfect example of the need to be willing to abandon at least a tiny bit of logic in order to fully enjoy a movie. This suspension of disbelief is necessary for a person to be able to truly experience the effectiveness of all three Back To The Future films, and this experience truly is a great one.

It is so rare that a film or a series of films comes along that is so well written and perfectly acted and directed as the Back To The Future movies are. Although I realize that another sequel would probably be disastrous to the credibility of the series as a whole, I have to admit that I have always been disappointed that they stopped at the third film. All three are so much fun that they leave you wishing that the story left room for a few more sequels.


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