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Back to the Future Part III (1990) Poster

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Follows 

Followed by 

Back to the Future (1991) (TV Series)
Back to the Future Video Slots (2004) (Video Game)

Edited into 

Spin-off 

Back to the Future (1991) (TV Series)

References 

The Wizard of Oz (1939)
Doc Brown wears clothes based on Professor Marvel
My Darling Clementine (1946)
Folks dance on a building foundation, when the tune "My Darling Clementine" is performed.
The Lone Ranger (1949) (TV Series)
The Gene Autry Show (1950) (TV Series)
Pat Buttram, co-star of "The Gene Autry Show," is one of the saloon regulars in "Back to the Future Part III." When Marty McFly walks into the saloon, Buttram's character makes a rude comment about Marty's shirt, a shirt which looks similar to one worn by one of the many characters on "The Gene Autry Show."
High Noon (1952)
Revenge of the Creature (1955)
Drive-in theater billboard
Ma and Pa Kettle at Waikiki (1955)
Drive-in theater billboard
Abbott and Costello Meet the Mummy (1955)
Drive-in theater billboard
Francis in the Navy (1955)
Drive-in theater billboard
Tarantula (1955)
Movie poster seen at the Hill-Valley drive-in
Doctor Who (1963) (TV Series)
A Fistful of Dollars (1964)
Marty McFly uses a boiler plate as a bullet proof vest.
The Mysterious Island (1973)
Is mentioned by Doc Brown
Taxi Driver (1976)
The scene when Marty looks himself in the mirror and repeats "You Talkin' me?"
The Outlaw Josey Wales (1976)
The scenes when Marty goes into the bar is something of an homage to the Clint Eastwood movie "The Outlaw Josey Wales." Actor Matt Clark plays the bartender in both movies. In Back to the Future Marty (aka Clint Eastwood) asks for water to drink and the bartender says they only serve whiskey. In Josey Wales (played by Clint Eastwood) first asks for whiskey to drink and the bartender tells him they don't have any whiskey.
Goin' South (1978)
Sudden Impact (1983)
Marty looks in the mirror and says "Go ahead, make my day".
Pale Rider (1985)
The train station used in Back to the Future Part III is the same one that was used earlier in Pale Rider.

Referenced in 

Wogan: Episode dated 13 July 1990 (1990) (TV Episode)
Lloyd and Steenburgen were promoting this film at the time
Saturday Night Live: Michael J. Fox/Black Crowes (1991) (TV Episode)
Title mentioned in Elevator Fans
Showbiz Today: Episode dated 1 May 1991 (1991) (TV Episode)
Mentioned in Back To the Future the Ride coverage
Parker Lewis Can't Lose: Rock 'n' Roles (1991) (TV Episode)
In his cameo appearance, Robert Zemeckis wears a "Back to the Future III" hat.
Army of Darkness (1992)
Ash is stuck in the past with a car that no longer works. Steam power is used to fix this car. The car (and Ash) is sealed in a cavern so that it may be preserved for the future. These are all things which mirror major plot points in BTTF III
Addams Family Values (1993)
After meeting the woman of his dreams, Christopher Lloyd's character (Uncle Fester) says, "What a beautiful name!", just as he does as Doc Brown in BTTF3, when he meets Clara Clayton.
Time Machine: The Journey Back (1993) (Video)
Rod Taylor refers to the film.
Troldspejlet: Dennis Jürgensen (1995) (TV Episode)
Jakob Stegelmann mentions the Back to the Future films in his review of Camp Nowhere (1994)
Honey, I Shrunk the Kids: The TV Show: Honey, They Call Me the Space Cowboy (1997) (TV Episode)
Wayne and Diane refer to the film when discussing their time travel back to the Old West.
Seinfeld: The Frogger (1998) (TV Episode)
VHS seen in Jerry's apartment
The Making of 'The Frighteners' (1998) (Video)
mentioned once
Spin City: Back to the Future IV - Judgment Day (1999) (TV Episode)
title reference
Toy Story 2 (1999)
Shanghai Noon (2000)
The Kid (2000)
God Is Great and I'm Not (2001)
Francois mentions Escape From the Future Part III [sic] when Michelle is watching the documentary
The Tick: Couples (2001) (TV Episode)
Friendly Fire invites the Tick and Arthur to a film festival of all three "Back to the Future" movies.
Universal Studios Theme Parks Adventure (2001) (Video Game)
One of Winnie Woodpecker's questions in her trivia game askes how did Marty find his way to the 1885 Hilly Valley.
(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)
Most of the Wild West sequence.
The Polar Express (2004)
The slightly elevated close-up shot of the locomotive's cow-catcher coming to a halt just inches from the viewer, the hero quotes Doc Brown about wanting to pull a train whistle, etc.
5th World (2005)
in dialogue
Looking Back at the Future (2006)
Documentary references this film.
Knocked Up (2007)
Ben Stone and Paul Rudd's character discuss Back to the Future, the car and specific lines that Doc Brown says during a nice dinner including lines and references from all three films
Drew Struzan: An Appreciation of an Artist (2008) (Video)
artwork courtesy of Drew Struzan
The Middleman: The Manicoid Teleportation Conundrum (2008) (TV Episode)
References are made to characters Buford 'Mad Dog' Tannen & Clara Clayton.
Chuck: Chuck Versus the DeLorean (2008) (TV Episode)
Lester says that Morgan, who has just purchased a DeLorean - the same car turned into a time machine in the "Back to the Future" trilogy - "could be in the Old West."
The Deconstructor: Time Travel (2008) (TV Episode)
Features selected themes and characters
True Jackson, VP: ReTRUEnion (2009) (TV Episode)
Justin: If I was a slacker, would I know how to recalibrate a flux capacitor? Ryan: That's from Back to the Future, it was on last night!
Frequently Asked Questions About Time Travel (2009)
When the trio is recreating the steps to travel through time, they all check their watches while holding imaginary sunglasses or hats. This mimics the gesture seen on posters for the Back to the Future trilogy. The pose was also used in posters and promotional material for the film.
Leisure Suit Larry: Box Office Bust (2009) (Video Game)
Larry's cowboy costume is the same costume Doc Brown gives to Marty
Family Guy: Business Guy (2009) (TV Episode)
One of Carter Pewterschmidt's video wills is in case the train couldn't push the DeLorean up to 88mph and he is stuck in 1885.
Ask That Guy with the Glasses: Ask That Guy #58 (2011) (TV Episode)
"I would stop the kid from Back to the Future III pointing at his penis"
Rango (2011)
When Rango walks into the bar in Dirt, the bartender is wiping the bar the same way the bartender is when Marty walks into the old west version.
Scooby-Doo! Mystery Incorporated: The Wild Brood (2011) (TV Episode)
The dramatic scene on the train near the end references the climax to this movie; Fred clinging onto the side of the train is similar, and the shot of the locomotive plunging into the gorge and exploding among impact is very similar to the crash of Engine 131.
Supernatural: Frontierland (2011) (TV Episode)
Dean introduces himsef as "Clint Eastwood" like Marty McFly in Back To The Future III
You Know What's Bullshit: DVD and Blu-Ray Cases (2011) (TV Episode)
The Blu-Ray is seen
Argh! Det gjorde jeg bare ikk': Nina fra Glostrup (2011) (TV Episode)
The Soundtrack from the film is used
Chuck: Chuck Versus the Business Trip (2011) (TV Episode)
DVD given to Morgan
Supernatural: Time After Time (2012) (TV Episode)
Mentioned by Dean
The Cinema Snob: The Terror of Tiny Town (2012) (TV Episode)
"That was close, he saved her from crashing into tiny Clayton Revene."
Community: Introduction to Finality (2012) (TV Episode)
Evil Abed tells Britta: "You're VH1, 'RoboCop 2,' and 'Back to the Future III.'"
Family Guy: Internal Affairs (2012) (TV Episode)
Marty McFly appears in the desert in front of a train
The Cinema Snob: Sleepaway Camp III: Teenage Wasteland (2012) (TV Episode)
This and the second one are back-to-back sequels the Snob prefers.
Nostalgia Critic: The Top 11 Awesome Movie Themes (2012) (TV Episode)
Theme music is number 1.
Parks and Recreation: Ms. Knope Goes to Washington (2012) (TV Episode)
Andy looks at a train at the Smithsonian and asks, "Is this the train from 'Back to the Future III'?"
The Lone Ranger (2013)
Rebecca falls off the train, when it is speeding, in a similar fashion that Clara was thrown off the train.
The Cinema Snob: The Legend of the Lone Ranger (2013) (TV Episode)
"Butch (Christopher Lloyd) can make it to the train by scaling it on a hoverboard."
Golden Copper (2013) (Short)
Emmet and Clara are also the names of another couple in Back To The Future.
DVD-R Hell: Cavemen (2013) (TV Episode)
"You look more like Marty McFly's Clint Eastwood."
The Big Bang Theory: The Hofstadter Insufficiency (2013) (TV Episode)
Sheldon has a nightmare about Leonard mixing up his "Back to the Future" Parts II and III DVDs and cases.
The Cinema Snob: Jack the Ripper Goes West (2013) (TV Episode)
"The train has been hijacked by a local blacksmith and Clint Eastwood."
James & Mike Mondays: Universal Studios Theme Park Adventure: Part 2 (2014) (TV Episode)
James mentions the Time Machine Delorean that was hid inside a mine shaft for 70 years.
A Million Ways to Die in the West (2014)
Albert finds Doc Brown from Back to the Future Part III (1990) in a barn with the DeLorean.
Decisions (2014) (Video)
The Inceptions uses the line: "Your future is whatever you make it!"

Features 

The Howdy Doody Show (1947) (TV Series)

Featured in 

Into the West (1992)
Troldspejlet: Episode #28.8 (2002) (TV Episode)
DVD box-set release of the trilogy reviewed + footage used
The Angry Video Game Nerd: Back to the Future (2006) (TV Episode)
Clips are played
Cinemassacre's Monster Madness: Creature from the Black Lagoon (2007) (TV Episode)
James points out that a poster of Revenge of the Creature was shown at the drive in theater scene.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: Repo Men/The Bounty Hunter/The Runaways (2010) (TV Episode)
"Time Travel Movie" segment.
The Rotten Tomatoes Show: The Best of Science Fiction Movies (2010) (TV Episode)
Clips shown as part of Brett's Time Travel movie
Forget About It: Back to the Future (2011) (TV Episode)
Clips from the move is shown as Panda "forgets about it"
Nostalgia Critic: Baby Geniuses (2011) (TV Episode)
An excerpt of Doc Brown saying "this is heavy"
The Tonight Show with Jay Leno: Episode #19.179 (2011) (TV Episode)
Clip of train going off bridge edited into clip from "The Bachelorette"
CineMaverick TV: Episode #1.14 (2012) (TV Episode)
clips shown
The Blockbuster Buster: My Favorite Martian (2014) (TV Episode)
recalling another Christopher Lloyd love scene

Spoofs 

Taxi Driver (1976)
Wild Gunman (1984) (Video Game)
Back to the Future III has a bad guy named Mad Dog, which is a character spoof of the Mad Dog from Wild Gunman (1984) (VG).

Spoofed in 

Duke Nukem: Time to Kill (1998) (Video Game)
In a mining level, you find a buried DeLorean as uncovered by Marty in BTF:III
Resident Evil 3: Nemesis (1999) (Video Game)
When arriving at the gas station, a DeLorean is standing right in front of the entrance, half covered by a canvas.
Dark Cloud 2 (2002) (Video Game)
Around the World in 80 Days (2004)
After meeting the Wright brothers, the Back to the Future theme can be heard as a train blowing red smoke heads towards a ravine.
(T)Raumschiff Surprise - Periode 1 (2004)
A train destroys the time machine.
Drawn Together: Captain Girl (2006) (TV Episode)
When Wooldoor drives off in the WoolDelorean, it disappears into flames and leaves behind a spinning license plate that reads "OATTIME" and leaves behind a version of Wooldoor that has a voice a lot like Michael J. Fox and is dressed in Marty McFly's 1885 clothes.
Mega64: What the Hell Happened to Mega64? (2006) (TV Episode)
"THE END" appears at the end of the episode in the same font and orange-yellow gradient as the ending to the Back to the Future series, with a song about time travel playing over it.
Big Money Rustlas (2010)
In both films, an undertaker immediately takes the hero's measurements after he challenges the villain.
The Aquabats! Super Show!: Cowboy Android! (2012) (TV Episode)
The Aquabats show up for a shootout armored with hubcaps
Nostalgia Critic: To Boldly Flee: Part VIII (2012) (TV Episode)
The conversation between Dr. Insano and the remaining critics is a take on Marty and Doc's final conversation.

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