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Back to the Future Part III (1990)

PG  |   |  Action, Adventure, Comedy  |  25 May 1990 (USA)
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Enjoying a peaceable existence in 1885, Doctor Emmet Brown is about to be killed by Buford "Mad Dog" Tannen. Marty McFly travels back in time to save his friend.

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Stranded in 1955, Marty McFly receives written word from his friend, Doctor Emmett Brown, as to where can be found the DeLorean time machine. However, an unfortunate discovery prompts Marty to go to his friend's aid. Using the time machine, Marty travels to the old west where his friend has run afoul of a gang of thugs and has fallen in love with a local schoolteacher. Using the technology from the time, Marty and Emmett devise one last chance to send the two of them back to the future. Written by Vampire Sharpshooter

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They've saved the best trip for last... But this time they may have gone too far.


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$40,000,000 (estimated)

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$87,666,629 (USA)
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Trivia

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As the train carrying Clara is leaving the station, the rail underneath the locomotive drive wheels appears to be wet, causing the wheels to slip. However the rail could have been wet from the boiler's water tank. Or it could be oil on the rails, since the locomotive engineer puts oil on the moving parts of the wheels and drive mechanisms before leaving the station. See more »

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[first lines]
Marty McFly: Doc! Doc! Doc!
Young Doc: [not paying attention] What?
Marty McFly: Doc!
Young Doc: What?
Marty McFly: Doc!
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Marty McFly: Okay, relax, Doc, it's me! It's me, It's Marty!
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Marty McFly: Oh, I know you did send me back to the future. But I'm back, I'm back *from* the future.
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Power of Love
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A must see!
17 August 2000 | by (Long Island, NY) – See all my reviews

I think this movie makes a great end for the Back To The Future trilogy. I didn't think that I would like it much because it was about the old west, but I loved it! Michael J. Fox shows off his talents again, by playing Marty McFly, and his old relative in the west. The only part I didn't like was the ending. I'd really like to find out what happens to all the characters years later. But overall, an awesome film!


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